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Bowlers take to the lanes.
See Page 17.
Vol. 19, No. 7 • January 2006
By Kenneth Colen
The Annual Meeting was well attend-
ed and the questions submitted were
well thought-out. The practice of sub-
mitting written questions assures an
orderly means of addressing all matters
that were raised. Many of the questions
dealt with traffic and speed control,
lighting at specific points within On
Top of the World, use of recreational
facilities, and general questions relating
to operations. More than 60 questions
Historically On Top of the World has
never been a community with layers of
committees, subcommittees and bureau-
cracy between residents and your Board.
Your Board listens to and responds to
residents. Some ideas are very practical
and bring broad benefits to residents.
Many activities and programs have been
resident initiated. Your Board is always
open for ways to improve delivery of
services and programs. One important
aspect is consideration of the impact of
new programs and services on the com-
munity services fee.
INSURANCE: Several questions at the
annual meeting were focused on insur-
ance. It is worth additional discussion
in this article. Clearly, recent losses by
Photos by Larry Resnick carriers have put even more pressure
The Glitzy Gals chapter of the Red Hat Society leads the way for the December golf cart parade. on insurance companies coping with
high claims, low investment returns
Holiday Parade, On Top of the World Style Holiday Songs: Making Music Together and a new threat of future losses. Insur-
ance companies mitigate possible risk
BY BETTY THAYER BY CONRAD H. MASSA by reducing limits of coverage, raising
Santa came to On Top of the World on December 14 via the About 250 people arrived at the Health & Recreation Ballroom premiums, and creating certain “carve-
holiday parade. Forty beautifully decorated golf carts dashed on the evening of December 14 to discover that the Decorating outs” for high risk underwriting. With
through the streets of our community spreading holiday cheer. Committee had done its usual splendid job of providing a beauti- over $250,000,000 in insured value, the
If you missed the parade then you missed golf carts decorated so fully decorated space for the sixth annual Holiday Song Program. On Top of the World Community repre-
elaborately you would have thought you were watching a Macy’s The tall elegant tree surrounded by holiday gifts and symbols sents a significant book of business.
parade. provided a focal point at the Under the present policy, each owner
All the carts assembled at the pool side of the Ballroom. A now has an out of pocket expense of
Health & Recreation parking lot huge wreath hung center stage, 2% of the cost of the home in the event
to divide into two groups, each and around the other two walls of wind loss. On a $100,000 property,
group going to their designat- beautiful large wreaths reflected this is an additional $2,000 deductible
ed areas within On Top of the the nature of each of the many for which the owner is now responsible.
World. On Top of the World clubs which Each owner has the option to purchase
Our own On Top of the World had created a wreath: Arts and additional windstorm coverage through
Red Hat ladies came out in style. Crafts, Crescent Ridge, Friend- their individual policy carrier.
There were carts with crowns, ship Park, Great Lakes, Friend- The Association has in place a $2,500
giant red hats, and wrapped ship Club, Italian-American, deductible for any occurrence other than
packages adorning the roofs. Lady Birds, The New Pretenders, wind or hail damage. The Association’s
Every participant did a marvel- Square Dancers, Southern Club, insurance does not cover the contents
ous job of decorating their carts and an individual creation by of your home. All owners must have
in unique holiday styles. Music Rita Miller. an HO6 Unit Owners policy (or similar)
was playing and the spirits of all The evening was a communi- with $2,500 in coverage for deductibles
were high as the ooh’s and aah’s ty-produced event which actually or loss assessments by the Association.
were heard when the carts came began with the now famous Golf Residents are advised to consult their
into the parking lot. Cart Parade led by the Red Hat- insurance agent for specifics regarding
Completely assembled, it was ters and escorted by our Commu- the $2,500 and windstorm deductible.
time to begin dashing through nity Patrol. Lolly Foos, the over- This non-windstorm deductible applies
the streets. With lights flashing, all director, and Kay Chandler of to any damage to a single dwelling, or
music booming and horns honk- the Friendship Social Club were multiple dwellings, and is based on each
ing, each group proceeded on its effusive about the extent of con- occurrence of damage.
It is a good idea to make sure your
Mrs. Claus and Santa Claus (Joan Bolling and Richie insurance carrier has what is called
Continued on Page 14 Continued on Page 14
Roskowsky) already had a red golf cart, of course. “loss assessment” coverage which may
pay in the event of a special assessment
by the Association. In the event an as-
sociation were to levy a special assess-
ment and assess an owner for damage
to a dwelling, the owner’s carrier would
pay a set amount to offset that special
assessment. Many policies automati-
Publication of ‘Served cally include loss-assessment coverage
of $1,000. To consider a hypothetical
With Honor’—Let Us example, using the assumed value of
$200,000 on a home, in the event of
wind damage within this community,
Know Your Preference! the Association’s policy would not cover
the first 2% of value on that home. The
BY TONI TAYLOR Association would then levy a special
loss assessment for repairs not covered
The collection of resident memoirs, “Served With Honor,”
by the Association policy against the
is pending being printed. In order to have an accurate com-
affected property. The property owner
putation on the amount of books we need to order, and know
would be responsible for a $4,000 de-
which type of cover is most popular, we would like to hear
ductible (2% of $200,000), but could be
from those who are interested in obtaining the book as to how
able to recover up to $1,000 of that spe-
many of you are interested in purchasing it, and what your
cial loss assessment from the owner’s
preference is on the type of cover; either a hard-cover or soft-
insurance carrier provided their policy
covers special loss assessment.
“Served With Honor” is a compelling compilation of war-
In any case it is a good time to speak
related stories submitted exclusively by On Top of the World
with your agent and review your insur-
residents. These stories commemorate their personal experi-
ences; in battle or on the homefront, military service or civilian
WINDSOR: January will see the start of
during World War II, the Korean conflict or Vietnam. Some-
the Colonnades’ newest neighborhood
times heart-wrenching, sometimes humorous, the book is al-
of Windsor. Windsor is a distinctive
ways enthralling—cover to cover.
community fronting on two golf cours-
The hard-cover rendition of the book will be available for
es and “book-ended” between the two
purchase at $25 (tax included) and the soft-cover version of
recreation centers. Windsor consists of
the book will be available for $15 (tax included).
248 home sites in the first phase.
Let us know how many books you would be interested in
This newest neighborhood will not
purchasing, and whether you would prefer a hard-cover or soft-
impact either the Tortoise & Hare or
cover rendition by sending in the form on Page 2, contacting
the Links courses to any appreciable de-
Toni Taylor at 854-9488, Ext. 12, or e-mail toni_taylor@otowfl.
gree. Several cart paths along the first
com no later than Friday, January 13.
Continued on Page 5
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2 The World News® January 2006
Golden Oldies Humor by Stan Goldstein
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Index Magic Touch Salon ...............................27 Arbor Club Schedule ............................. 9 Geneaological Society ........................15 Poet’s Corner ............................................ 2
Mane Event .............................................20 Arbor Club Tennis .................................10 German Club ..........................................21 R/C Flyers .................................................26
Advertisers Marion Home Inventory....................... 4 Arthritis Support Group .....................19 Golden Oldies .......................................... 2 R/C Ladybirds .........................................26
A&C Residential Cleaning ..................30 Mason Jar .................................................. 7
A&R Heating & Air ................................30 Artistic Crafts & Gifts ...........................31 Golf Tip of the Month ..........................18 Recreation Center Schedule ............... 8
Mike Scott Plumbing ...........................30 Bandstand Showcase ..........................27 Great Lakes Club ...................................22 Red Hat Society .....................................15
A2Z Pest Control ...................................20 Munroe Regional Medical Center ...32
AAA Blinds ................................................ 6 Billiards .....................................................21 Handicap Committee..........................19 Republican Club...................................... 6
Murthy, M.D.............................................27 Bingo .........................................................29 Harmonichords .....................................27 Rug & Latch Hook .................................31
Affordable Carpet Cleaning ..............31 Ocala Bicycle Center ............................15
Barney’s Garage Doors .......................31 Birders Beat.............................................12 Health & Fitness ...................................... 9 Sewing Bees ...........................................31
Ocala Bone & Joint ...............................16 Bocce ........................................................21 Shuffleboard ..........................................20
B-K-T Alternative Health Services ...22 Ocala Carpet & Tile ................................. 5 In the Spotlight .....................................24
Bucy, DMD ................................................. 8 Bus Schedule ............................................ 5 Indigo East ................................................ 6 Singles Club ............................................11
Ocala Regional Medical Center .......16 Card Clubs & Games ............................28
Budget Blinds.........................................23 Palm Acre Real Estate ..........................25 Irish American Club .............................22 Social Club ..............................................21
Canadian Discount Services .............23 CERT ..........................................................11 Is It Legal? .................................................. 6 Southern Club .......................................23
Patrick’s Heating & Air ........................11 Community Patrol .................................. 6
Candler Hills Golf Club ........................14 Prompt Primary Care ...........................12 Kitti’s Corner ............................................. 9 Square Dancing ....................................10
Candler Hills Restaurant .....................25 Quality Painting of Ocala ...................31 Computer Classes .................................26 Stephanie’s Computer Tip .................26
Castle Carpets ........................................26 Reedy Carpets of Ocala ......................10 Computer Club ........................................ 7 Ladies 9-Hole Golf ................................19 Stitch Witch Quilters ............................31
Catering by Carmichael’s ...................14 Renewed Services ................................30 Congratulations ...................................... 5 Ladies 18-Hole Golf..............................19 Sunshine Singers ..................................31
Classified Ads .........................................30 The Solar Guys .......................................19 Crafty Ladies...........................................31 Lions Club ................................................. 6 Taste Buds ...............................................29
Eagle Buick GMC ..................................... 3 Solar Lights .............................................27 D’Clowns..................................................22 Mah Jongg ..............................................29 Tennis Schedule ....................................10
Family Affair ............................................30 Sonus ........................................................20 Dance Committee .................................. 5 Meeting the Neighbors ......................24 Theater Group .......................................27
Fero & Sons .............................................19 Stagecoach Transportation...............30 Democratic Club ..................................... 7 Travel Toppers ........................................25
Fleigel, M.D. .............................................23 Men’s Golf Association........................18
Steve Grindle Retractable Screens .21 Diabetes Support Group ..................... 8 MGA Results ...........................................18 Travelors...................................................20
Friendship Center Golf Cars ..............18 Suncoast Dermatology.......................11 Director of Golf ......................................18
Gators Barber Shop..............................31 Mini Golf ..................................................20 USPO Advisory Council ......................11
Town & Country Physical Therapy Entertainment Group..........................17 View from the Library ........................... 6
Golf Cart Batteries ................................19 ...............................................................9 & 22 Favorite Recipes Dinner Club ...........29 Movie Club ..............................................27
Harter, Dr. .................................................21 Native Plant Club ..................................16 Welcome New Residents ..................... 4
Universal Waters Plant Operations ......... 22 Fellowship Bible ....................................11
Henderson Carpets ..............................21 Fitness Happenings ............................... 8 Nature Around Us.................................12 Who in the World ..................................12
Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church .......12 Columns Fitness by Lyn ........................................10 NY/NJ Club ..............................................23 Wood Shop .............................................21
LabCorp ..................................................... 4 100 Grandparents .................................. 6 Ocala Clown Express ...........................22 Words from the Pro..............................18
AARP Driver Safety Classes ................. 8 Friendship Amateur Radio ................26
Learning Wheel .....................................29 Friendship Club .....................................11 Opera ........................................................27
Lightning Mobile Auto Painting .....12 Activities ..................................................13 Pennsylvania Club ................................23
Limlingan, M.D. ......................................15 American Jewish Club ........................11 From Debbie’s Desk ............................... 4
And is called “January thaw.” Sharing blessings as it grows.
Wishing you happiness, health and
Winter has six more weeks
Before the birds take wing
As life’s seasons come,
More blizzards and bitter cold
Contentment as each season goes,
Then some signs of spring.
A year, sparkling bright,
My Wish For You As the stars of night,
And good fortune
The temperature is mounting ANNETTE SHARPE ‘Til your cup overflows.
January Ruse Could be 60 degrees or more. I wish you the spirit of a bird in flight, Happy New Year.
HAZEL EHLE A sound like birds chirping The peace of a starlit night,
Too nice to be indoor.
So beautiful the sky today
The sun is shining bright How can this be January
Hope with each dawn, sweeping the
sky Rhyming Sins
It’s like the first day of spring That brings snow and cold With beauty at day’s first light, JOE MADDOX
Something’s not quite right As this day is like magic The warmth of the sun, I have no doubts that my editor dole-
Really something to behold. Renewal with rain, fully grins,
Icycles now starting to melt Gentle grace, like dew on a rose, At the jumbled words I spatter.
Hear them drip from the eaves Knowing it has happened before Compassion, like a tree with sheltering Hopefully she’ll forgive my rhyming
This day is very strange So much like a flaw arms, sins,
Some warmth in the breeze. At least a change from winter
The other kind don’t matter.
Phone Number: _____________________________________________________
Number of Books:
Hard Cover_________ Soft Cover _________
No payment is necessary at this time. Please return reservation slip to the Health & Recreation Center Help Desk, call Toni Taylor at
854-9488, ext 12 or email her at toni_taylor@otowﬂ.com.
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we could at least get your facility request
forms handled this way it would make room
reservations run a lot more efficiently.
For the month of January we have on the
calendar the Sock Hop Happy Hour, which
will be on Friday, January 13, from 5 to 8
p.m. This is the happy hour which it seems
you all enjoy the most as you can come
dressed up in the days of poodle skirts and
saddle shoes along with the blue jeans and
the T-shirts rolled at the sleeves. So grease
back those DAs and do up your best pony-
tail and come and dance at the Hop.
On the calendar for Saturday, January
21, we will be holding our annual Health
and Wellness Expo at the Arbor Confer-
From ence Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This
year the main sponsor is Munroe Regional
Debbie’s Desk Medical Center. MRMC will have 15 tables at
Debbie Clark this event along with many other facilities
and doctors’ offices in the medical profes-
sion. This event always proves to be a huge
Another year has come and gone. Happy success and for the many new residents it
2006 to all! is an opportunity to ask questions of the
I would like to take a few minutes to re- participating doctors, eye doctors and oth-
flect on the past year. First, many thanks er health care facilities to help you make
to all the volunteers who helped with the those tough decisions as to what doctors to
many events and with manning the infor- choose for all your health care needs.
mation booth here at the Health & Recre- Just touching upon a few of the events
ation Building. Also a special thank you to on the calendar for February, we will have
the many residents who graciously give up a Super Bowl Tailgate Happy Hour on Feb-
their rooms at the Arbor Conference Cen- ruary 3, and there will be a Volunteer 200
ter when we hold expos in that building. If I Expo on the 17th of February.
have forgotten anybody I apologize. Maybe In regards to community and facility
I should just say a “big thank you to ev- issues there is one item that I do need to Photo by Larry Resnick
eryone in the community. You are all such mention. In the H&R Ballroom it has been The men belt out a tune at the December Karaoke.
wonderful people and I enjoy being here brought to my attention that some resi-
Karaoke Becoming Popular
to work with every one of you.” We had a dents are either placing powder on the
lot of good events this past year and I look ballroom dance floor or on the bottoms of
forward to bringing you many more in the their shoes. Unfortunately we cannot allow
2006 season. this practice to continue. I realize that it
Now on to the business at hand. First, it
is a new season and for any club that has
not turned in its facility request form for
helps you slide and glide across the floor a
lot easier, but the powder wears the finish
right off of the floor. I really did not believe
Here At On Top of the World
the 2006 season, please make sure you do that this could affect the finish when I was BY LARRY RESNICK 12 from 7 to 9 p.m.
this as soon as possible. Also we are now first made aware of this, but I have seen the All residents are welcome to attend; there
Karaoke evening is becoming one of the
accepting your request for 2007 as we are results and I can see everyone’s feet pat- is no charge or fee and all will be given the
more popular monthly activities here in On
trying to get your room reservations on a terns on the floor. I apologize for any incon- opportunity to sing from the vast library of
Top of The World Communities.
calendar year basis, which would be Janu- venience that this creates, but if you could karaoke CDs that are available.
The December meeting and singing, or
ary through December. I realize for some kindly accommodate this request it will be
should I say songfest, was played to a full This is truly a fun event. Each time this
clubs this may be a little difficult as you ac- greatly appreciated.
house at one of our Arbor Conference Cen- reporter attended this event for the purpose
tually do not run on a calendar year, but if Now let’s go out and have some fun.
ter meeting rooms. of reporting about it and photographing it
Judy Furfaro and George Quaranta, resi- for the World News I get to see and hear a
dent organizers of this activity, report a whole lot of entertainment and laughter and
Submit Articles by E-mail need for more space for all those wishing appreciation from all those attending. We
to otownews@otowﬂ.com to attend, so the January Karaoke songfest have a whole bunch of very talented people
will be held in Suites E and F of the Arbor here in On Top of the World, so come on
Conference Center on the second Thursday down to see some of them. You will be sur-
of that month which happens to be January prised, and you will enjoy.
to On Top of the World
Raymond and Joan Elise Wells, 9273-B SW Mary Vedder, 8900-H SW 97th Lane Road
97th Place Thomas G. Naessig, 9023-C SW 96th Lane
Matthew J. and Florence C. Nazarian, 9701 Virginia R. Stefan, 8760-B SW 98th Street
SW 89th Loop Road
Donald A. and Patricia F. Dertien, 9631 SW John Pukala, 9662-C SW 95th Court
90th Street Joseph and Marianne Scanze, 9157 SW 91st
Michael A. Shapiro, 8681-A SW 93rd Place Circle
Jack C. and Geraldine F. Nardella, 9702 SW Joyce E. Petherwick, 8459-B SW 92nd Street
89th Loop Johnnie Ray Kizer, Jr. and Patricia T. Kizer,
Thomas F. and Carmella Martin, 9485 SW 8719-C SW 92nd Lane
92nd Street Road William and Joanne E. Carlock, 9659-C SW
Joseph C. and Sarah J. Snell, 8470-C SW 95th Terrace
92nd Lane Ines Eddelman, 8450-A SW 90th Place
Fred A. and Claudia D. Robinson 8437-A SW Barbara C. Bergin, 9121-A SW 83rd Court
90th Street Mary L. Nealy, 9053-A SW 83rd Ave.
Jeanette K. Moon-Pease, 8880-E SW 94th Shirley Vandall, 8801-B SW 92nd Street
Street Harold J. and Lilia S. Huddleston, 8582-B SW
Edward C. and Carol L. Willis, 8653-C SW 90th Place
96th Street Madeline Lepore, 9368-D SW 82nd Terrace
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A n n i v e r s a r i e s • B i r t h d a y s • N e w R e s i d e n t s
OTOW Tom Naessig
Community News & Update
On Top of the World
By Kenneth Colen
Publisher Bus Schedule
Continued from Page 1
PICK-UP ROUTE TIME
th th th
and 18th fairways will need to be located. ning again and will continue through the Crescent Ridge 1&2 97 Lane – 99 Ave. – 96 St. 9:02 a.m.
The other concern voiced was storm water. winter months. The tree crew will also be Americana Village 89th Ct. Rd – 85th Terr. Rd. 9:10 a.m.
The majority of run-off will remain internal taking down branches that may be over-
to Windsor with only those homes adjacent hanging dwellings. Although you may have Friendship Village 96th Lane – 84th Terr. – 93rd St. 9:13 a.m.
the 18th fairway contributing minimal flow put in a service request for tree trimming, Friendship Colony 83rd Terr. – 90th St. – 87th Ave. – 97th 9:18 a.m.
to the existing pond. the requests are not being taken in order of
During construction, every effort will service date. The process is being done one St.
be made to not interfere with play. We ask street and neighborhood at a time simply Friendship Park 97th St. – 94th Lane 9:21 a.m.
for your patience should it be necessary to
close the course for a brief period of time
because of the logistics involved (the scaf-
fold lift has a forward speed of 2 mph!). It
Friendship Village 89th Ct. Rd. – 92nd St. Renaissance 9:23 a.m.
while utility connection is made. Beyond makes very good sense and at the end of Williamsburg 90th St. – 91st Cir. East – 91st Cir West 9:26 a.m.
this limited interruption, we do not antici- the process,the management company will Providence 90th St. – SW 96th Terr. – SW 92 Pl. Rd 9:30 a.m.
pate any closure or limitations on play (only have take care of all reported requests.
the weather!). The Water Management District restric- Exit Community 9:45 a.m.
NEW ADDITIONS: With the Candler Hills tions on lawn sprinkling allow lawn water-
golf course growing in very nicely, we are ing of two days per week. Please, no supple-
welcoming our new golf professional, Jeff mental watering of lawns outside of that.
McDonald, and golf superintendent, Andrew Should aquifer levels drop, or we go into OCALA RUN – TUES. WED. TH. FRI. ARRIVE PICKUP
Jorgenson. Both are a great addition to the a prolonged dry spell, the District will re- Lowe’s 9:45 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
golf program at On Top of the World. impose restrictions on use. Conservation
January also is the first anniversary for of water is still the general order. Washing Paddock Mall 9:50 a.m. 11:40 a.m.
the new Candler Hills golf course. The fair- driveways definitely constitutes a waste of Wal-Mart Superstore 10:00 a.m. 11:40 a.m.
ways and tees and greens have been over- water resources! If you truly feel compelled
seeded to make them lush and green during to wash your driveway, resist the urge and
Target 10:15 a.m. 11:40 a.m.
the cooler months. This “world class” course go buy a small electric blower at Lowe’s or K-Mart 10:15 a.m. 11:45 a.m.
was designed by golf course architect Gor- Home Depot; they cost less than $30. Or Gaitway Plaza 10:27 a.m. 11:45 a.m.
don Lewis. We have been overwhelmed by better still, wait a short while and allow
the positive reception this course has re- the maintenance workers to blow it off for Paddock Mall 11:50 a.m.
ceived in its first year. you. Wal-Mart Superstore 11:55 a.m. 1:40 p.m.
EDUCATION UPDATE: Once again I want to Now would be a good time to check for
call your attention to our educational pro- leaky commodes or faucets. Thirty drops Target 12:00 p.m. 1:40 p.m.
gramming. With this paper, you will find per minute waste approximately 54 gallons K-Mart 12:00 p.m. 1:40 p.m.
the latest edition of Master the Possibilities. per month! That may not sound like much,
Please look it over carefully. In it you will but with more than 3,400 homes in the
Gaitway Plaza 12:00 p.m. 1:40 p.m.
find almost all new offerings. We have top- community, it can add up quickly. Please be Paddock Mall (Final Pickup) 1:45 p.m.
ics that came from you. We have new faculty water wise.
who are well qualified and enthusiastic. All
we need is you to take advantage of these
We also have a new option for classes—
you can “charter” one for your group, club Want to Know the Most Referred Name
or neighborhood. Just like a Burger King—
you can have the class “your way.” If you
would like one of our courses exclusively
for Flooring at On Top of the World?...
for your group or if you would like us to
develop a new course to meet your needs
and interests – we can do it! There is more
information regarding this option in Master
GROUNDS UPDATE: The mid-fall weather
has been so delightful and it’s a welcome
change from the late summer. The trim-
ming of dead hanging branches is begin-
Dance Committee Presents
Sweetheart Ball in February
BY MARILYN ROSE
Can you believe it! It is already time to
be thinking about how to tell your favor-
ite person how much you care for them by
planning to attend the Sweetheart Ball. The
dance will be semi-formal and will be held
in the Health & Recreation Ballroom.
The date is Saturday, February 18, and
See our list of satisfied On Top of the World customers,
the band will be Frank Roberts, one of our
or just ask a neighbor...
The dance will be from 7 to 10:30 p.m.
The price is $6. per person, $12 per couple.
There will be snacks and door prizes, and Wood, Carpet, Tile, Vinyl, Cork, Laminate, Stone, Rugs
there will be a cash bar.
There will be a singles table.
Tickets go on sale on Monday, January
30, and will be sold on Mondays, Wednes-
Proud Sponsor of the WRZN AM 720 Birthday and Anniversary Club
days and Fridays from 8 to 10 a.m. in the
H&R Ballroom until all the tickets are gone.
Listen at 8 a.m., noon & 5 p.m.
Remember that this dance is for all On
Top of the World residents and their over-
Be sure to get your tickets early so that
Jasmine Plaza on SR 200 at 60th Ave.
you can treat that special person in your
For more information, please contact Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Gordy Phillips at 854-7981.
Marion Chamber Music Saturday 10 a.m to 4 p.m.
Society Sponsors Recital
The Marion Chamber Music Society fea-
tures Guy Saint Clair in a solo piano re-
cital on Sunday, January 8, at 3 p.m. at the
Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 6455 SW
State Road 200.
For further information call Irene Plow at
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Community Patrol Marks poem, “’Twas the Night Before Christmas,”
written by Clement Clark Moore. The poem
had been modified a little to include some
Its First Anniversary
text in Spanish. She had a copy for each stu-
dent. Margitta divided the class in half, hav-
ing one side of the room read one line, then
the other side read the next line until they
BY LARRY RESNICK they all perform. had all read through the poem. This gave
The On Top of the World’s Community To help celebrate this first anniversary the children some practice in reading it in
Patrol program celebrated its first anniver- there was a very large sheet cake and chick- the modified version. Margitta encouraged
sary at its December meeting in the Arbor en dinner for all to enjoy. There were lots of each child to take their copy home and read
Conference Center. accolades spoken to some of the member- it to their family.
Besides most of the patrol members ship individually and as a group by chair- We are continuing our project “Food for
there to celebrate this event, also in atten- person Joe Berger and by the sheriff and Kids.” It is a wonderful way to help the chil-
dance were Marion County Sheriff Ed Dean by Ken Colen that was much appreciated. dren in the Marion County School District.
along with quite a few very high ranking of- It was recognized that unpaid volunteers Each Friday, a number of students who
ficers of his department and On Top Of The who chose to “give something back to their 100 might go without a meal, take home an ex-
World developer and CEO Ken Colen, who community” staff the On Top Of The World tra backpack that contains enough food to
sponsored this particular event. Community Patrol. Grandparents feed them for two days. If any of the resi-
Sheriff Dean and Mr. Colen as well as sev- In other words, good people helping their Barbara Greenwood dents in On Top of the World would like to
eral sheriffs’ officers gave high praise to On neighbors by providing additional capabili- contribute to this very worthwhile project,
Top Of The World Community Patrol Chair- ties to help reduce crime in neighborhoods you may deliver the following suggested
person Joe Berger for helping to organize without replacing the normal activities of It was a rainy and damp morning on the food items: individual-sized pop-top cans
this group that now enjoys more than 80 the sheriff’s department. 8th of December, but that didn’t stop 42 of of tuna fish, Spam, spaghetti and meatballs
members. They were also praised for their Keep up the good work guys. Your neigh- the best group of volunteers from On Top or any of the many selections you will find
activities and dedication to the services bors do notice what you are achieving. of the World. Everyone piled onto the bus on the shelf in your food store. Other items
when it arrived, and everyone was carrying like individual packaged fruits, or peanut
shopping bags filled with treats and gifts butter and crackers are also appreciated. El-
to pull herself out of the swimming pool for the boys and girls of Romeo Elementary liott and Marlyn Barbour have volunteered
and her classmates nicknamed her “Moby” School in Dunnellon. For all of us, the ex- to deliver all donations to Interfaith Emer-
as in Moby Dick. Now as an adult she is still citement of the morning had begun. gency Services. You will find a bin on the
very heavy in spite of trying many diets to Upon arrival, Kathy Hultman, assistant front porch of their home, 8680-H SW 94th
lose weight. Anna is a shy person but ever principal, greeted us with a great big smile St. to place your donations.
so loving and kind to others. She had left and hugs all around. She led us to the Media As always we continue to collect Campbell
college to stay with her mother when her Center where a lovely table of goodies was soup labels with the picture of the Camp-
father died. Now she has been at her sister set for our arrival. That hot cup of coffee or bell soup kid, and General Mills products
Monica’s side since the boating accident. tea warmed us up quickly. that have “Labels for Education” or “Box
Liz, the youngest of the three girls, had The call was made that we had arrived Tops for Education” printed on them. Each
left home, married, had a boy, Dylan now and the children came two by two and took label is worth 10 cents when redeemed, and
age 8 and now is divorced. She is not very us to their individual classrooms. To see the money that Romeo receives from these
close to her family but she loves Anna. their smiling faces, full of anticipation and labels goes into a fund to be used for stu-
As the story opens Anna has just been expectation when we reach each destina- dents needs. Thank you for taking the time
accused of Monica’s murder. Those who tion, is the best gift any of us could receive. to clip and deliver the labels to the “Red
know and love Anna know this just can’t be I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, I School House” located under the stairs in
View from true. don’t know who gets more pleasure out of the lobby of the Health & Recreation build-
You’ll meet Laura Kiley, Anna’s next door this experience, the children or the “grand- ing.
the Library neighbor and best friend, Finch, Laura’s 16 parents.” There is always the possibility that one or
Donna O’Neil year old adopted daughter, and Dr. Marc In most of the classrooms the teachers more of our regular readers will be unable
Raboy, the handsome, attractive, very kind provide the reading material. However, to attend one of our monthly visits for vari-
and understanding group leader. Anna there are some “grandparents” who bring ous reasons. Those “grandparents” always
“Wish Come True,” c. 2003 by Eileen meets Marc at Pathways the rehab center their own creative materials. let me know in advance, giving me time to
Goudge, is the story of the three Vincenzi where Monica has been staying because of On this trip, two that I am aware of did find a replacement. We are so fortunate to
sisters who were raised in a home with an her problem with alcoholism. just that. Elliott Barbour, who reads to Mrs. have a group of people we can draw from
abusive, alcoholic father. Beautiful Monica, These characters and many others great- Holland’s third grade class, took a book who have offered to fill in on those occa-
who was the oldest, left home at an early ly enhance the story. Finding the murderer about a little broken jug that became a sions. Hal and Chris Stanley and John Hein-
age. She changed her name to Monica Vin- of Monica Vincent proves to be a most in- piñata. He also took a piñata. Everyone in lein saved the day by answering our call
cent. She became glamorous, rich and a fa- teresting tale. the class went outside under the protec- this month. Our appreciation and thanks go
mous movie star. However a boating acci- Author Eileen Goudge has become more tion of a covered roof. With assistance from out to these three volunteers. We were still
dent has 1eft her paralyzed from the waist and more popular with our readers. Several Mr. Bennett, the dean at Romeo, the piñata short one reader for a kindergarten class,
down. Monica is an alcoholic. of her books have been on the New York was held above the heads of the students. but Mrs. Hultman came to the rescue to fill
Anna, who was big and overweight as a Times best selling list. There are more than The first four children flailed at it. It didn’t in that spot. If any residents living in On
child, suffered many taunts about her obe- 3,000,000 copies of her books in 24 lan- break. The next group swung at it with gus- Top of the World would like to be one of
sity. Even as an adult she still remembers an guages around the world. to, and it still didn’t break. They returned those “grandparent” rescuers, please call
incident in sixth grade when she was unable Why not try one? to their classroom, and eventually were able me, and we’ll be happy to add your name
to break through. Then they heard the story to our list.
about the little jug. It sounds like these kids Our next trip will be January 12. We meet
We have tried to reach everyone living in really enjoyed this visit from “Grandpa” in the corner of the Health & Recreation
Indigo East with a simple form, which re- Barbour. Center parking lot at 9:15 a.m. If you are
quires some information. This info will be Margitta Claterbos read to Mr. Peterson’s interested in our group, please call Barbara
used to add new residents to our resident fifth grade class. She shared the well-known at 873-2819.
directory, as well as make certain you re-
ceive the newsletter discussed below. The
completed form can be returned (via e-mail club at the last minute, and also Al Hoffman
or mail, or drop it off) to Roger at 8096 S.W. for taking over the duties as Lion Tamer.
81st Loop. The Indigo East Gazette, our In- We thank you both for doing this on such
digo East newsletter, is designed to provide short notice.
useful information and a chuckle to Indigo We collected more than 1,200 pairs of
East residents. Contact our editor, Roger, glasses in a two-week period. All these
at email@example.com or phone at glasses that the Lions collect get cleaned
861-4774 with your input. You can pick up and sorted. They are given to people in oth-
the data form and newsletter in the front er countries and in the United States who
lobby of the Indigo East Community Cen- can’t see and can’t afford the glasses.
Indigo East ter. Don’t forget January 21 is the annual
Allie Gore Mark your calendar! You are invited to Health Fair at the Arbor Club. The Lions will
our first “Meet Your Neighbors” social gath- do eye testing so come by and have your
ering January 29, at 3 p.m. at our commu- eyes checked out; you will be glad you did.
Happy, healthy, safe 2006 to all! Our nity center. Bring a finger food, to share, Join the Lions Club today and see the dif-
community is fast becoming home to folks along with and your choice of liquid re- ference you could make in a person’s life.
from all over the country. We also have freshment and meet your neighbors! Paper Lions Club Call Estelle Clark, membership chairman.
many residents who are moving here from plates, napkins, ice, glasses and coffee will Dianne Lovely
other places in Florida. Most of us are full be provided. There are no facilities for heat-
time residents so far. ing food so please keep it simple.
By the end of this year phase I of Indigo Have an idea, activity or other sugges- Happy New Year from the On Top of the
East will be completed and we will be home tion for our neighborhood? Contact me via World Lions Club. Have a happy and healthy
to more than 100 new neighbors. Join in e-mail, Rr1gore@aol.com, or phone, 861- 2006.
as we begin the process of developing re- 4564, and I will put your suggestion here. Two new ladies joined the Lions Club
lationships and building community spirit Finally, as we begin 2006 let’s remember and we would like to welcome them: Norma Submit Articles by E-mail
through shared experiences. those in harm’s way in foreign lands as well Swift and Doreen Burosh. We already have
Where else to begin but with the game as those who have experienced loss dur- these ladies hard at work. to
of golf. We have ladies and gentlemen who ing this past hurricane season. Happy New The Lions Club would like to thank Ken otownews@otowﬂ.com
play golf at all levels. If you are a golfer and Year! Henzel for taking over as treasurer for the
are interested in meeting fellow Indigo East
golfers to play local courses, contact Ed at
Now to other fun endeavors. How about
a game of Hand and Foot? Don’t know how
to play? We’ll teach you. We have some
folks interested in forming a group to en-
joy this canasta-type card game. Interested
persons can contact Roger or Betty at 861-
4774. Maybe you are a poker player. Any- �����������������������������
one interested in playing Texas Hold ’em ���������������������������������������������������������������
may contact Lynn at 237-4242.
Would you like to join the ladies for a cup
of coffee and some good conversation one
morning a month? Contact me at 861-4564
or by email at Rr1gore@aol.com.
As folks move into Indigo East it would
be nice to have an established (established
means you have more boxes unpacked than
remain packed) resident or residents to vis-
it them. A welcoming neighbor would make
a quick visit to give information, answer
questions and generally welcome our new
neighbors into our community. Can you
find time to welcome new neighbors? If so
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January 2006 The World News® 7
to leave my property to some friends and World is in the thousands. Commercial
some charities, should I not name one of building includes Bealls Department Store
my friends as the personal representative just southwest of Wal-Mart. Also a Dillard’s
of my estate? Same for my living will and is planned south of and next to Sullivan’s
durable power of attorney? Cadillac. These ventures will undoubtedly
A. When you name someone on your attract Macy’s and others to move from the
living will or on your durable power of at- Paddock Mall, which would then become a
torney, you are not giving that person an ghost town. By the end of 2006, State Road
honor. It is a burden. The same is true if 200 will be a nightmare. Plans such as build-
you name that person as the personal rep- ing another overpass for Interstate 75 and
resentative of your estate. I really believe creating a by-pass for State Road 200 are in
that. Also, I believe in using profession- the works but will take years to complete.
als—that is, I believe in using folks who are More hotels are also planned for State Road
trained professionals and know how to ad- 200 as far south as the JB Ranch area. Traf-
minister an estate and know what needs to fic on State Road 200 continues to increase
be done to take care of someone who may with no control in sight. And you thought
Is It Legal? need help. So, no, I do not feel you should Republican you retired to the Florida countryside with
Gerald Colen name a friend, just because he or she is a
Club horses grazing along the roadway. All city
friend. One exception: When you have loved and county planners as well as councilmen
ones who are to receive the entire estate, Tony Tortura and commissioners should be required to
then it does makes sense to name one or drive from 441 to 484 and back to 441 on
Q. With oil at such a high price, do you more of the persons who will receive the State Road 200 at least once every working
think it is safe to invest money in oil com-
entire estate. The 2006 officers for the club were elect- day as part of their training for responsible
A. First of all, I give legal advice and I Q. I live (in a northeastern state) and ed at the December meeting. Jerry Cauda leadership.
am going to move to Florida. What should will continue as president and Ida Lee Chad- Kudos to Libby Leknes, a long time mem-
do not give investment advice. And if I did
I know about dealing with moving compa- ick will continue as vice president. ber of our club, for her most recent letter to
give it, you’d be wise to disregard it entire-
nies? Plans for the January 13 meeting include the editor of the Star-Banner. The subject
ly. I will only add this: I think that senior
citizens who are retired should try to stay
A. First and foremost, it is my opinion an address by Michael Takac, a local attor- is “Christmas 2005.” Libby writes directly
that you should never deal with a broker ney who was a candidate for judge last elec- to the point with integrity and honesty and
conservative in their approach to investing
to find the moving company. Usually, the tion. generally presents the truth in the Ameri-
broker finds a moving company and then In February we will hear from Brenda Wil- can tradition that I was raised to appreciate.
Q. What is the difference between a liv- you are left on your own to make sure your liams of Prestige 55, an organization found- Thank you Libby from all of us.
ing will and an advance directive?
goods are delivered on time and in the same ed by the Munroe Regional Medical Center The race for governor is heating up. Char-
A. A living will is an advance directive. condition in which they were picked up. for senior participation. lie Crist and Tom Gallagher are running
Essentially, an advance directive is a docu-
Second, I would deal directly with the larger March is still in planning with a possi- neck and neck in fund raising while Crist is
ment in which you state how you wish to be
moving companies—although they can give bility of having County Commissioner Jim well ahead in the polls. Also, 35 members
treated in the event you are incapacitated
you as much aggravation as any smaller Payton as our guest. The annual pizza party of the state legislature recently endorsed
and do not have the capacity to provide
company and I readily admit that. Third, will be held in April. Crist for governor.
“informed consent” to some form of treat-
take photographs—and date them—of the The speaker at the December meeting Dues of $5 for 2006 are due and pay-
ment. Advance directives became more im-
goods you will ship. Next, be prepared for was Pat Gabriel, president of the State Road able at the next meeting or by mail to: Tony
portant than ever, in my own opinion, ever
broken goods and inflated weights and lost 200 Coalition. She outlined the status of Tortora, 8563-G SW 93rd Lane, Ocala, Fla.
since the fiasco that surrounded Mrs. Terri
items and refusals to correct the problems. building in our area, both residential and 34481. Please include your telephone num-
I would suggest that you never, ever send commercial. She also spoke about the road ber and e-Mail address if you have one.
Q. Who should pay for title insurance— keepsakes unless you have worked out building plans. The number of residential I hope you all had as great a Christmas
the seller or the buyer?
some special arrangement with the moving units being planned and built within a 7- celebration as I had and wish you all a very
A. It’s more a matter of contract than company. mile circle centered around On Top of the happy New Year.
anything else. That is, it is up to the seller
Gerald R. Colen is an attorney and mem-
and buyer to agree on who pays for it. How-
ber of the National Academy of Elder Law
ever, it’s my view that it’s probably a good
Attorneys and the Elder Law section of the forcement officers. Its programs are de-
idea for the seller to pay for it since title
Florida Bar Association. He concentrates his signed to provide citizens with valuable
insurance does, indeed, protect the seller
practice of law in the areas of elder law, wills, and lifesaving information, to assist people
from any claims against the title that might
trusts, probate, real estate, business law and to be proactive against crime and to take
arise in the future. Example: Suppose there
simple and complex estate planning. This the simple precautions that will enhance
were a forged document in the chain of ti-
column is not intended to provide legal ad- their personal safety.
tle, or possibly a lien that was missed but
vice. You should always consult your own at- The meeting is at 7 p.m. with refresh-
was clearly valid. The seller who conveyed
torney for such advice. Mr. Colen is available ments at 6:30. We welcome any folks who
his/her/their property by a warranty deed
for conferences at his law office at 7243 – have an interest in our club to join us and
is technically still responsible to resolve
Bryan Dairy Road, Largo, Florida 33777; Ph. we also urge all members to attend.
those kind of problems. However, when
(727) 545-8114 or at On Top of the World, in All at the Democratic Fund Raiser had
there is title insurance, then that obligation
Clearwater, Florida. . In Ocala, Florida, Mr. a wonderful time on November 19 honor-
now belongs to the title insurance carrier.
Colen is available, by appointment, for legal ing Sheriff Ed Dean. There were more than
Title insurance is a terrific vehicle for pro-
conferences at the On Top of the World sales 200 people in attendance. Sheriff Dean ren-
office. Visit his website at www.gcolen.com. dered an inspiring speech encouraging the
Q. If I have no relatives at all and wish Or email him at Jerry@gcolen.com
Democratic Democratic Party to get back to looking out
for everyday citizens in our society.
The next World News will be published Club A large part of the future success of the
Democratic Party depends upon the filling
on Thursday, February 2 Lee Wittmer of precinct committee positions. All volun-
teers will be given a short training period,
which will enable them to contact Demo-
Startling statistics: there were 3.5 mil- cratic voters and enable them to get out the
lion burglaries in the United States in the vote.
year 2005; there is a burglary every three Carl Sandburg in 1936 wrote:
seconds and only two years ago it was ev- “Who shall speak for the people?
ery 12 seconds; daytime burglary is up 300 Who has the answers?
percent; 20,000 U.S. citizens are killed each Where is the sure interpreter?
year in home invasions and the facts are Who knows what to say?”
that if crime continues at the present rate, The questions asked in Sandburg’s poem
one out of every two homes will be burglar- are certainly relevant today. Thus, we ask
ized within the next four years. why so many Americans are living below
What can we do about crime? How can the poverty level and without health care?
we begin to take back control of our lives? Why are workers who toiled for years for
What can we do to restore our personal and corporations losing promised pensions and
civic freedom? health benefits? Why is our educational sys-
The scheduled speaker at the On Top of tem producing graduates who are inferior
the World Democratic meeting on January to the majority of students in other coun-
17 is Joe Pine of the Metro Crime Prevention tries? Why does our Congress produce a
of Florida. pork bill of billions of dollars? Why did our
Metro Crime Prevention is a non-profit president sign the bill into law? Why should
organization developed by former law en- millionaires get tax cuts?
official greeter. With these dedicated “com-
puterphiles” on hand, 2006 promises to be
a very good year!
During January we will be holding only
two classes: January 7—Backup or Die!,
presented by Don Sommer and January
21—Burning Discs Part I, by yours truly, fol-
lowed by a special interest group on Fam-
ily Tree Maker. Anyone interested in inves-
tigating his or her ancestry might want to
stick around and see what’s what.
January 14 is our Installation Luncheon
so there is no meeting. If you think you’d
like to check us out, you might want to come
to the luncheon. All are welcome. Tickets
are $8 and are available at any of our meet-
Computer ings, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 9
a.m. in Suites B and C of the Arbor Confer-
Club ence Center.
Sherry Surdam Last, but not least, we have an outside
speaker on January 28. A representative
from Metro Crime Prevention will explain
Can you believe it’s the New Year al- how we can best protect ourselves and our
ready? I can’t! I have no idea where 2005 valuables.
went—it seems I was just getting used to As usual, you will find PDF files of our
putting THAT date on my checks and now I classes on the Web site. Please visit the site
have to start all over! at www.cccocala.org and click on the link,
December was a short month for the PowerPoint Presentations to see them. You
Computer Club. We ceased having classes will need Adobe Reader to view them and
and meetings for the last couple of weeks there is a link to that file if you don’t al-
due to the holidays. Since most everyone is ready have it.
very busy preparing to either visit people or All meetings and classes are held each
to have visitors, we generally take a break. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday in Suites B
However, during December we had club and C of the Arbor Conference Center from
elections and following are the officers for 9 to 10 a.m. All members are welcome and
2006: Sherry Surdam, president; Joe Castel- encouraged to attend. If you have questions,
lucci, first vice president; John Coffman, there is someone there with an answer!
second vice president; Genevieve Garman, Be sure to check the calendar on our Web
secretary; and Bob Gale, treasurer. The site frequently for the dates of our classes
board of directors is comprised of Fanny and for any scheduling changes that are in-
Baldacchini, Maybelle Barber, Gordon Burn- evitable.
ham, Ray Christian, Bobbi Dawson and Don Please join us! Dues remain at a low, LOW
Sommer. Bailey Coffman continues as our $10 per person or $15 for a couple. Until
mascot (lifetime privilege!) and enthusiastic next time, Happy Computing!
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8 The World News® January 2006
R ECREATION CENTER FITNESS SCHEDULE
RECREATION CENTER FITNESS SCHEDULE
Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Oxycise Oxycise Oxycise Oxycise Oxycise
Video Video Video Video Video
8:00 Cardio Burn & Firm Cardio Burn & Firm Condition and Cardio Burn & Firm
60 Min Traci Traci Stretch Fusion Traci
Aerobics Room Lorraine
H&R Parking lot
9:00 Advanced Advanced
Cardio Step & Sculpt Cardio Step & Sculpt Cardio Step & Sculpt
Happenings 60 Min
Aerobics Room Shannon Shannon
Happy and healthy new year! 10:15
On January 1, the gym will be open from Aerobics Room
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
This is a good time to set your goals and Intermediate Intermediate Intermediate
get back to the gym. If you want to learn Aerobics Aerobics Aerobics
how to use the Cybex equipment, join our Kitti Kitti Kitti
orientations, which are being held on Mon-
days and Fridays at noon. Please call our of-
fice at 854-8707 to sign up. 10:30 Beginners Beginners Beginners
If you need motivation and assistance to 40 Min Aerobics Aerobics Aerobics
create an exercise plan just for you, Traci Aerobics Lyn Traci Lyn
and Lyn, our nationally certified personal Room
trainers, are ready to help you get in shape.
Just call our office at 854-8707 to have a 11:30
free consultation with one of them. Our Sit & Be Fit Sit & Be Fit Sit & Be Fit
personal training sessions will be 10 per- Kitti Kitti Kitti
cent off for the month of January.
January is a very special month. We will Cybex Orientation
be dedicating the week of January 16 to the
Gym Cybex Orientation Lyn
21 to health and wellness. Our On Top of Lyn
the World instructors want to invite you to
celebrate health with us. 12:15
We will be offering FREE specialty class- 20 Min. Oxycise Oxycise Oxycise Oxycise Oxycise
es, from January 16 to 20. On the 20th we Aerobics Video Video Video Video Video
will be having a master exercise class with Room
On Top of the World instructors. The week
will end with the Health and Wellness Expo
on Saturday the 21st. 6:15
Oxycise Oxycise Oxycise Oxycise
Video Video Video Video
Healthy Week Aerobics Room
• Monday, January 16, 1:30 p.m., Shallow
Water Aerobics (with Lyn and Adela) Oxycise: Deep breathing and stretches. Seated and Floor exercises. Mat required.
• Tuesday, January 17, 2 to 4 p.m., Liv- Cardio, Burn & Firm: Warm-up, low impact aerobics, strengthening and stretching
ing with Arthritis seminar, presented by 12:15 Oxycise Exercises. Mat required.
the Arthritis Foundation and the Fitness (20 Min.) Condition & Stretch Fusion: Warm-up, strengthening and stretching exercises Mat
Department of On Top of the World. Aerobics Room Required.
For this seminar we will be having the Cardio, Step & Sculpt: Warm-up, basic routines using step, strength training and
following speakers: Introduction by Patricia
Abdominal work. Mat and step required.
10:00 – 11:00 a.m Beginner Aerobics: Warm-up, simple aerobic choreography, strength training and
Woodbury, Arthritis Foundation; Living with
Yoga Class Stretching. No floor work.
Arthritis by Dr. Crane Couch, orthopedic Intermediate Aerobics: Warm-up, cardiovascular work with fun choreography, strength training and stretching.
surgeon; Diet and Arthritis by Carol Clark, Dec 3, Jan 7, No floor work.
registered dietitian; Exercise and Arthritis Feb. 4, Mar. 4, Tai Chi: A Chinese exercise form that involves fluid & relaxing movements that utilize the entire body .
by Adela Anderson, On Top of the World Adela Aqua Yoga: The flowing movements of yoga will help your balance. flexibility, strength and promote
fitness director; Arthritis Support Group by Relaxation. (Spring & Summer Months)
Phyllis Silverman, support group leader. Ai-Chi: Simple, fluid and relaxed movements using the arms, legs and torso. Ai-Chi is like a beautiful
If you are planning to come to our Living 10,000 Steps at Dance in the water. (Spring& Summer Months)
With Arthritis seminar, please call the H&R Sholom Park Sit & Be Fit: Seated cardio and strength training work using resistive bands and weights.
office to sign up. Thanks. 2 & 4 Mon. Cybex Gym Equip. Orientation: Learn how to use and adjust the machines correctly.
• Wednesday, January 18, 3 to 4 p.m., Pi- Dec, Jan, Feb, One-on-One Personal Training: Fee based instruction with certified instructor.
lates with the Ball, H&R (with Lyn and Ad- Mar. *Asterisk denotes a fee Based class. See instructor for information.
ela). 4:00 p.m.
• Thursday, January 19, 10:30 a.m., Latin
Cardio, Arbor Club (with Traci).
• Friday, January 20, 10:30 a.m., Master ing class will continue at the Arbor Club on Racquetball anyone?
Class, H&R (with On Top of the World’s in- Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Here are some tips from Marty:
structors). Racquetball has become a very popular
Come out and work out with our instruc- sport in the U.S. since the early 1970s. It’s
tors! Everyone is cordially invited to partici- On Top of the World’s first softball game
will be held on Saturday, January 7, at 9 a.m. a fast game, which requires quick reflexes
pate in the Master class, which will be full and skilled motor activity. Approximately
of spice and energy. The class will be for all On Top of the World will play against Bev-
erly Hills. Come to On Top of the World’s 500 calories are burned in an hour of rac-
levels of fitness. quetball.
• Saturday, January 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., field to encourage and cheer our team. For
more information, call Nick at 854-9768. The rules are similar to that of handball
Health And Wellness Expo. and squash. There are singles (two oppos-
At the Expo our team of instructors will Yoga ing players), doubles (two opposing sets of
be demonstrating personal training by Tra- players), and cutthroat (not played in tour-
Yoga At Sholom will be on Saturday, Jan-
ci; Pilates by Lyn; Latin Cardio Aerobics by naments) in which three players take part.
uary 7, at 10 a.m.
Kitti; arthritis exercises by Pat; yoga by Ad- You have to score 11 or 15 points to win a
ela; and tai chi by Shannon. 10,000 Steps game.
For those who work or have more energy
at night, we are offering Callanetics And
Our 10,000 steps program will be on
Racquetball tips Diabetes
Monday, January 9, and Monday, January
Stretching with Lorraine. Please notice that
the classes will be held at the H&R exercise
23, at Sholom Park at 4 p.m. • “Players have to move out of hitters’
way so that he has a clear shot at the front
room at 7:30 p.m. Lorraine’s Belly Danc- Pickleball wall, straight in or cross court.” Lennie Rodoff
Everyone can play this game. Do you want • “Servers watch the ball come off the
to learn? Bill Daugherty will be giving free hitters racquet. This is to shield their faces I hope that everyone had a wonderful hol-
Call the Pressroom at 854-0248 lessons every third Saturday of the month from getting hit with the ball and it enables iday season, spent with family and friends.
to schedule your anniversary, birthday at 2 p.m. on the third and fourth H&R Ten- them to move out of the way.” Now that the New Year has begun, we
or new resident photo. nis courts. For more information, call Bill at Lessons are available upon request. For need to take a look at where our group is
854-2751. information call Adela at 854-8707. going. We are having a business meeting
on January 24 to discuss our plans for the
coming year. Please bring your ideas and
suggestions on how to make our group bet-
ter for everyone.
NOW – a provider of Blue Cross/Blue Shield As of now, we have a speaker for Febru-
ary on diabetes and your eyes.
Our meetings are on the fourth Tuesday
of the month, at 4 p.m., in Suite D of the
Arbor Conference Center.
If you have any questions, please call me
Special Interest in Cosmetic
& Implant Dentistry
Same day emergency appointments usually available Driver Safety Program
Friendship Center Dental Office January 2 and 3
February 6 and 7
Located in Friendship Center
near On Top of the World entrance MR3 8 a.m. to noon
$10 per person to register
8441 SW State Road 200 Call Bob, 854-4859,
Ocala, Florida or Sherry, 873-4488
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January 2006 The World News® 9
R C L U B F I FITNESS & Q U A T C S C H E D
A R B OARBOR CLUBT N E S S & A QUATICI SCHEDULE U L E
Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Specialty Class* Aquacise* Aquacise*
Indoor Pool Shallow water Shallow water
8:30 a.m. Aqua & Fitness
Arbor Club Orientation
Fitness Room Adela
Please call for
Health & Deep Water
9:15 a.m. Deep Water Total Core & Deep Water Total Core & Body
Fitness Specialty Class* Aquacise* Body Strength* Aquacise* Strength*
Traci Rivera Indoor Pool Lyn Adela Lyn Adela
10:15 a.m. Beginner Mat
Hello there! It’s that time of year again Specialty Class* Pilates*
to set those New Year’s resolutions and fol- Fitness Room Lyn
low through with them. Becoming a little bit
healthier is hard enough, however with all 10:30 a.m.
the extra-added stress of the New Year and Specialty Class*
not wanting to fail in keeping those resolu- Ballroom
tions… it’s just tough! Here are a few tips
that I received through a Mind, Body, and 10:30 a.m.
Spirit newsletter from Stevia.com Specialty Class* Yogacise* Yogacise*
• Enjoy an outdoor workout. At least once Fitness Room Adela Adela
a week, go outside to exercise (walking, run- Outdoor Pool
ning, cycling and swimming, anything …).
The varied terrain will challenge your body Arthritis* Arthritis*
in ways that a treadmill (or other indoor Foundation Ex. Foundation Exercise
machines) can’t; the fresh air will feel good Program Program
in your lungs; and if it’s chilly, your body Adela Adela
will probably burn extra calories just trying
to keep warm. 12:30 p.m.
• Ignore the scale. Is dropping those ex- Specialty Class* Ballet Barre*
tra holiday pounds your exercise incentive? Indoor Lyn
Do yourself a favor and stay off the scale Pool/Fitness 90 minutes
for three weeks to give yourself time to ac- Room
tually lose a pound or two.
• Hire a personal trainer for one hour and 1:30-2:15 p.m. Shallow Water Shallow Water Shallow Water
discuss short-term and long-term goals. It’ll Specialty Class* Exercises* Exercises* Exercises*
give you a good place to start, it’ll give you Indoor Pool Adela Lyn Lyn
a plan, and it’ll motivate you to get moving
• Keep an exercise journal so you can 6:30 p.m.
reflect on what you’ve accomplished and Arbor Club
Belly Dancing* Belly Dancing*
write down your new exercise resolutions Ballroom (Tu) &
Lorraine Kay Lorraine Kay
(goals). Fitness Room
• Exercise with a friend: a partner will (Th)
keep you company and keep you motivat- 7:30 p.m.
ed. Callanetics* Stretching*
• Eat well. You may be anxious to lose Lorraine Lorraine
those extra holiday pounds pronto, but
Shallow Water & Aquacise: Warm-up, cardio, strength training using equipment and stretching.
good food will give your body the nutrients Saturday Sunday
and energy it needs. Deep Water Exercises: Warm-up, no impact aerobics, strength training using equipment and stretching.
• Focus on what’s working now. It’s true, Open Open Total Core & Body Strength: Warm-up and total body resistance training using free weights and varied
there are lots of changes that happen to Swim Swim equipment.
your body when you work out, but many Yogacise: “Hatha Yoga” postures combined with breathing will work on body’s strength and flexibility.
of them won’t happen right away. Look for Mat required.
the changes that you will notice immediate- Pilates: Mat exercises using Joseph Pilates fundamentals. Will train the core and back muscles.
ly: more energy, a better ability to handle Callanetics: Exercises that isolate muscle groups using small, precise movements.
stress, more willpower, and the ability to Latin Cardio: A mixture of Aerobic dancing that includes: Cha-Cha-Cha, Salsa, Merengue & Samba
get a better night’s sleep.
• Eat less more often. Adopting a pat-
tern of eating smaller, more frequent meals
provides a number of benefits to both your
health and weight loss goals. You’re less
likely to overeat, and you’ll have a regular
influx of energy to help keep you active. All
the while your body will be burning calories
Making changes one small step at a time,
you will achieve more than just throwing
yourself into an exercise program. Accom-
plishing the smaller goals will leave you you know what needs to be done. Myth #3 You’ll Lose Pounds and Inches
with a more immediate feeling of success. Well, I hope this helps get you on the
Change your new healthy lifestyle for you right track. So get out there and get healthy with Handy Workout Devices
and not anyone else. Remember, you are in the New Year. It’s a great lifestyle to have Turn on your television any weekend
the person in that body with those feelings, … happy 2006! morning and you’re bound to see them—in-
fomercial offers. They offer devices prom-
ising to “reduce” the belly, buns or thighs.
Let’s think about these devices (a bit of
Volunteers Needed for the 2006 Arthritis Walk common sense is needed). Infomercials may
in fact be selling potentially valuable prod-
ucts, but by making claims that suggest re-
The Arthritis Foundation will have its first The Foundation office seeks volunteers sults will be quick, will be easy and will be
annual Arthritis Walk in Ocala on May 20 at who can attend monthly meetings and as- miraculous, they almost always cross the
the Silver Springs Nature Theme Park. sist with volunteer recruitment, sponsor- lines of truth and journey into hype and
The walk is designed to raise awareness ships, public relations and event logistics. wild exaggerations.
and funds for the Arthritis Foundation and The first planning committee meeting You don’t need any infomercial product.
the millions of men, women and children will be on January 5. Kitti’s In fact, anything you can buy from an in-
who live with this disease. If you would like to attend this meeting fomercial can be found, perhaps under a
The Arthritis Walk is a national event or any future meetings, contact the Arthri- Corner different label, in other forums where hon-
that takes place from coast to coast each tis Foundation office by January 2 at 861-
May, kicking off National Arthritis Month. 6155. Kitti Surrette esty is more likely to be an instrument in
the sale. I know it’s often tempting to be-
lieve. The “shows” are very will produced,
but without some “over the top” hype and a
very carefully designed enticement known
as “call to action,” there’s no way a product
can sell in that forum. Contact a certified
fitness professional to guide you in making
wise fitness purchases.
Now, back to the common sense; if you
were to do curls to “work” the biceps, what
would the end result be? Larger biceps! If
“My doctors wanted me to try physical therapy in the you “target” the thighs with a thigh exer-
ciser, you run the risk of increasing mus-
past but I did not think it would help me. Boy was I cle mass and ultimately, increasing overall
wrong!! I can now walk better & longer than I had girth!
That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use the
ever imagined! Thanks Town & Country!” machines that work those troubled areas.
It just indicates that this is simply another
M.M. piece of the puzzle. Resistance exercise can
lead to the addition of muscle, and since
muscle is, as you’re now aware from myth
“I am able to do my everyday chores at home that No. 1, the location where fat is burned, even
a slight muscle increase makes the body
were nearly impossible before coming to Town & more efficient at burning fat.
Country Physical Therapy.” K.L. The body loses fat proportionately from
all over the body. The only effective way to
reduce and tone a body part is to use mod-
“I now have confidence! Since coming to Town & erate aerobic exercise and resistance exer-
cise, not only for the troubled area but for
7860 SW 103rd St. Rd., Country Physical Therapy, I am steadier on my feet the entire body. Over time, the metabolic
boost will result in greater fat-loss ability
Building 100, Suite 2 than I have been in years.” M.H. and more definition and leanness. Wherev-
er you have the greatest fat accumulation is
Ocala, FL 34486 where you’ll note the greatest reduction.
Stay tuned for Fitness Myths Part 4.
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10 The World News® January 2006
to raising the level of tennis in our commu-
nity so that everyone can understand and
Give Your Fitness Program a Check-Up
enjoy this beautiful sport a little better, and
hopefully, in the near future, we can field to Help With Your New Year Resolutions
a couple of teams to participate in a USTA
league. BY ADELA ANDERSON Your health is of utmost importance to you.
Big kudos to our On Top of the World Have you made the same New Year fit- Schedule, write down and treat your work-
management for resurfacing the courts at ness resolutions year after year? Have you outs as a doctor’s appointment.
both facilities; at the Arbor Club and at been able to keep them to the end of each Are your yearly fitness goals realistic?
the Health & Recreation sites. I hope that year? If you haven’t, what can you do to be Make sure you set short-range achievable
residents will come to look at our much-im- able to be successful in carrying on your goals: Aim to lose 25 to 30 pounds instead
proved facilities and decide to join us. resolutions? Why not give your wellness/ of 100. Instead of getting on a strict diet,
Unfortunately, the scheduled Christmas fitness program a check-up? Evaluate and watch your food portions and make sure
dinner was cancelled due to the fact that analyze your fitness plans and goals and your daily food intake is balanced and nutri-
many of our members had prior commit- make them work for you. tious. Consider making wise decisions each
time you purchase groceries, choose your
Arbor Club ments on their agendas.
Don Shaner shares the results from the
Did you know that adherence to exercise
is lowest in the initial stages of starting a daily menus or when you go out to eat.
Tennis men’s matches against Ocala Palms: Saul
Braverman and Jorge Privat won 6-2, 6-3,
new exercise routine? More people drop out
of an exercise program during the first few
Is your exercise routine varied and fun?
If boredom is the problem, revive your pro-
Jorge Privat Don Firkins and Hal Stanley lost 3-6, 3-6, months than at any other time. How to stay gram by mixing a new sport or activity with
Ralph Bromund and Oscar Fernandez won motivated to exercise year after year? your current ones and most importantly,
6-1,6-2, and Dan Bub and Don Shaner won One way to stay motivated is to bring make sure you are having a good time.
First, and on behalf of our tennis com- 6-2,6-3. Don also said that Chet Rickert and along a friend or a neighbor. Once you start Are you suffering from overuse injuries
munity, I wish to extend our appreciation Jerry Foster were supposed to play oppo- exercising, you will make more friends in like tendonitis or shin splints? You might
and thanks to Les Saunders, who until now nents who did not show up. the gym and in the classes you attend, mak- be overloading your muscles too much or
has been writing this column. He will now Don Firkins reports that on November ing it easier for you to come back day af- using the exercise equipment improperly.
have a little more time to work on his back- 8, the On Top of the World’s men’s teams ter day. When you find a buddy to exercise Consider adding an activity that is dif-
hand and his topspin serve. fielded by D. Bub/H. Stanley, O. Fernan- with, you will be more motivated to go to ferent from the one you currently are do-
Personally, I would like to thank every- dez/R. Bromund, D. Firkins/C. Rickert and the gym. The camaraderie will make your ing and learn to stretch your muscles after
one at the Arbor Tennis Club for giving me D. Paige/J. Lyman, were all winners against commitment much easier. If you are bash- each workout. Regardless of the activity you
their warm welcome and cooperation as the Oak Run. ful to get started, get a personal trainer who choose, make sure to progress gradually. If
new tennis director for on Top of the World. And lastly, now … that the New Year is can guide and help you get the results you an injury is keeping you from your favorite
My thanks as well to Hans Westerkamp for here to stay, I look forward to seeing more want and will give you the confidence to do activities, exercise in the pool.
devoting a great deal of his time organiz- eager faces, ready to burn some calories on it on your own. Keep your heart and muscles challenged
ing and getting the Monday and Wednesday the tennis courts and learn a few new things The primary reason given for not exercis- and exercise at least three times per week
Round Robin program started. along the way. ing is lack of time. Is your exercise program to minimize the detraining effects that
It is with enthusiasm that I look forward Happy New Year everyone! time effective? Think which is the best come when you stop or take a long break
way for you to incorporate physical activ- from your exercise routine. Be faithful and
ity into your day. Plan to dedicate one hour follow your fitness plan. Keep moving and
of your day to exercise. If it works better surround yourself with positive people who
Tennis Association for you, schedule two 30-minute sessions. make good choices.
H&R Center Courts Schedule Now Pilates is everywhere. One of the
Saturday & Monday 8-noon: Mixed Doubles most fundamental principles of Pilates is
that the core or powerhouse is the center of
Tuesday & Thursday 8-noon: Men’s Doubles all movement. The abdominal muscles work
All Resident Tennis Players Welcome. with the spinal muscles to develop and
“strengthen the core.” Breathing is impor-
tant along with concentration to success-
fully train in this method. It is believed, in
Our Christmas Ball at the Health & Recre- the medical and rehabilitation worlds, that
ation Ballroom was on December 10. We had working from the core is the most effective
a huge turnout of people for the delicious and safest way to exercise the body.
finger foods and our three callers and cuer. There are many ways to train in the Pi-
People came from all the surrounding clubs lates method. There are exercises to be
here in Ocala and some from as far away done on the various apparatus. These need
as The Villages. The dance was wonderful to be done with a Pilates trainer specializing
in the needs of the individual. These private
and we had up to 18 squares on the floor at
one point. That’s 144 people dancing at the
Fitness by Lyn lessons are not available to everyone.
same time! We all had a great time! Lyn Laverty What is available for everyone: mat class-
We had our special Christmas party on es.
December 14 for our new class of danc- There are about 40 mat exercises devel-
ers. We are blessed with a large and good Pilates oped by Pilates. They are performed sit-
class full of wonderful people. They learned What is Pilates? (pronounced “pill ahh ting, standing, lying supine, prone or side-
quickly and we look forward to their grad- tees”) ways on a mat. Some mat classes today
uating. This was followed by our regular You have seen the movie stars do it. You include props such as bands, balls and light
Square dance. have seen commercials on television adver- weights. Some include yoga. Most mat class-
Friday, December 30, will be our Pre-New tising its benefits. But, just what is it?” es last for 45 to 60 minutes. You will find
Dancing Year’s Dance. Again, expect an especially The name “Pilates” comes from its cre- that with two classes a week you will feel
ator, the late Joseph Pilates. He created a stronger and your stomach will appear flat-
Ellen Everhart good dance with munchies for all. See you
body conditioning and body rehabilitation ter. You will develop flexibility, balance and
at 7 p.m.
Several of our members will be attend- program in the early 1900s in Germany. He coordination. You will feel taller and more
Your Circle Squares Dance Club has ing a New Year’s Eve square dance at the immigrated to New York City in the l920s. confident. Mat classes are for beginners, in-
been busy with Thanksgiving and Christ- Friendly Squares near Belleview. They al- He and his wife, Clara, opened a studio us- termediate and for the more advanced.
mas activities this past month. Some of us ways have a good dance and the food is ing his own apparatus, which he invented We are all fortunate for the life and gifts
went out of town for Thanksgiving but we great as well. Our own Lon Ligon will be and patented. His system was extremely of Joseph Pilates.
had the opportunity to dance wherever we calling there also. successful within the dance community.
went. My spouse and I were in Hilton Head
for the holiday and sure enough, the local
February 15 will be our Valentine’s Dance
at the Arbor Club and at the same time. In-
George Ballanchine and Martha Graham
were great followers, as were many ballet Arthritis Support
and modern dancers. His “method” was
club there was having a Thanksgiving dance vite your special Valentine for a sweet val-
with a turkey meal and all the trimmings. entine’s experience. mainly used for specialized conditioning
One thing about square dancing is that you Don’t forget to consult our Web site, and rehab.
can find a club most any place you go and
people are always friendly and welcoming.
www.lonligon.com, to find out all about
current events at our club. Go to the page
Joseph Pilates died in 1967. Throughout
the decades since his death, Pilates studios First Meeting
Many of us attended the Christmas party for the Circle Squares. You will find the lat- have been popping up all over the world. It The first meeting of the Arthritis Sup-
and dance at Oak Run. They had a full din- est newsletter with all our planned dances has been in the last 10 years that Pilates has port Group will meet at 2 p.m. on Tuesday
ner of roast beef and roast pork with all the and special activities there. Any changes to entered into the fitness arena. February 7, in Suite G of the Arbor Confer-
extras and wonderful desserts. The dinner the above mentioned schedule of dances The very strict trademark restrictions ence Center.
was well attended and the dance afterward and lessons should be listed there. of the past have been lifted allowing many For more information, please call Phyllis
was even better attended. The Orchid Club Happy Squares to each of you and keep organizations and individuals to develop, at 854-2592 or Pat at the Arthritis Founda-
was beautifully decorated as well. on dancing! train and expand the original method. tion 861-6155.
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Singles Club Friendship
Garda Facci Club
Our December meeting was the Christ-
mas party held at the Candler Hills Com-
munity Center. Friendship Club members and guests
Major Chris Flanagan of the Salvation Army accepts a donation from CERT enjoyed an afternoon of music presented
As I was unable to attend I phoned sev-
and Caroline Scott, CERT leader, left, and Norman Scott, CERT trainer. by the On Top of the World Happiness Is
eral people for their impressions.
group. Our community has many talented
more volunteers to join our CERT team to All greatly appreciated the Christmas people, and we thank you for bringing to us
train and be prepared to help themselves, atmosphere created by Peggy Campbell’s such professional entertainment to add to
their neighbors and their community. lovely background music, which along with our Christmas program.
Recently our team had a picnic meeting. the Christmas presents for the Yankee swap The refreshment crew did a great job
It gave us a chance to relax and enjoy each and the festive attire of the members and of preparing and serving the special treat
other’s company in a completely different guests created a joyful Christmas theme. to help celebrate the Christmas program,
setting, and also to find out what great The Yankee swap was a great success thanks to all of you.
cooks we are. with the chocolate liquor and other espe- Congratulations to those who were cel-
Guests at this affair were Tom Goforth, cially nice gifts being the center of atten- ebrating birthdays and wedding anniversa-
Pat Stefanski, Linda Henson and Bob Conn, tion. rys this month.
all of the Sheriff’s Emergency Management Next month Lolly and her board have
You don’t want to miss our next monthly
Office. These people help us in many ways plans for more activities to start the New
meeting, which will feature a fashion show
that are not seen everyday by us. Thanks to Year, we will play Pick A Pocket: bring some-
sponsored by Stein Mart, and with our very
all of them for helping us to look good. thing unusual in your pockets or purses.
own members being the glamorous models.
On November 19, the On Top of the The table having the most items will receive
It will be lots of fun and will be held on Jan-
World CERT team hosted 20 CERT teams a prize. Watch Channel 19 for more infor-
Citizens Emergency from all over Marion County for the annual
uary 12 at 2 p.m. in the Arbor Conference
mation regarding entertainment.
Center, Suites G and H. Come and bring a
Response Team skills day.
friend. There will be a short meeting and The Friendship Club membership is open
Proving the old adage that “practice to the residents of all On Top of the World
Caroline Scott makes perfect,” these 20 teams of volun-
refreshments before the show.
communities. Annual dues are $7 per per-
teers applied their expertise in triage, first Our mid-monthly activity will be a tour son, from July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006.
aid, CPR and several scenarios of emergen- of the courthouse on January 19 at 9:30 Our next meeting will be January 8. Re-
On Top of the World’s Citizen Emergency cy medical treatment. These skills would be a.m. and will probably end around 11:30. It freshments are served between 2:15 and
Response Team felt strongly about the job needed in any emergency to stabilize the is suggested that you park in the enclosed 2:30 p.m. and the meeting is held at 3 p.m.,
of the responders after Hurricane Katrina. situation until professional help arrives. All parking off Pine Street. Parking is free. Af- followed by the entertainment.
They realize the monumental task of help- CERT team members practice on a regular terwards will be a luncheon at Felix’s, Dutch Call Mary Carol Geck at 854-8996 to re-
ing all those people who were in need. basis at their individual meetings to keep treat. Any additional information can be port the illness of a member, or the loss of
As a team, who certainly would have their skills current. had at the monthly meeting or by phoning a member’s loved one.
been overwhelmed if it had happened here, Young men and women who have previ- Genny Keebler at 854-3948. Call Wanda at 291-1074 if you have any
they felt that the only way they could help ously graduated the CERT course through May this New Year be a wonderful, happy questions or suggestions; you can e-mail
was to donate money. Recently checks in the Junior ROTC program at West Port High and healthy year. me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
the amount of $700 were collected from the School under the direction of Col. Goode,
team members and donated to the Salvation assisted by playing victims to practice on.
Army to help their efforts in making the di- By using their imagination of what might
saster victims’ lives just a little bit easier. have happened to them, they became excel- all important actions.
Major Chris Flanagan accepted this dona- lent patients and trauma victims, from the
tion with the many thanks and prayers of realistic wounds and to their very sincere American This is a perfect metaphor for our hopes
for the New Year.
the entire Salvation Army organization. screams for help. Their participation helps
I know that all of our residents realize to make it seem more real and give all CERT Jewish Club The American Jewish Club will meet on
Sunday, January 15, at 12:30 p.m. This will
the lasting devastation that has been hurled members more of a challenge. Erwin Fluss be our annual potluck brunch. The club will
upon the South this season with all the hur- Afterward, the new CERT recruits went furnish plenty of bagels and lox. This event
ricanes and storms. As a resident and a through the same course as their “exam” is for members only.
member of our CERT team, I can only be for graduation under the watchful eyes of January, the first month, was named af- Our information and goodwill lady, Dor-
thankful that it did not happen here. Last the safety officers on the Sheriff’s Medical ter the Roman God “Janus.” When Julius othy Bresky, invites all calls for club infor-
spring I noted in a speech by Max Mayfield, Strike Team. Capt. Chip Wildy of the Emer- Caesar revised the calendar, he decreed the mation (after 4 p.m.) at 854-0284.
director of the National Hurricane Center, gency Management Office then presented month of January to have 31 days. Janus for We invite all members of the Jewish com-
that there was a prediction of many storms them their certificates of merit. the Romans was the God of gates (entrances munity and their spouses to become mem-
and some of those storms would be very As always, everyone is invited to any of and exits). He had two faces each looking in bers
strong hurricanes. our meetings at the Arbor Conference Cen- opposite directions. One face represented To all of On Top of the World, we wish
Well, his prediction came true. The worse ter the second Tuesday of each month, 9 the future, the other the past. The Romans a very happy, healthy, peaceful New Year.
news in his speech was that this trend will a.m. in Suite E. Please take an hour of your prayed to him first, before the other gods at
probably continue for another 10 years or time to join us, and see what you could do
more. to help. Remember, there is a job for any-
I can’t emphasize enough the need for one regardless of age or any disability.
please send it to me. I know most people do
not like to complain, but putting it in writ-
ing is a step in the right direction.
& Skin Surgery Center
Our postmaster has agreed to act on any ■ Ralph Massullo, M.D., F.A.A.D. ■ William A. Welton, M.D., F.A.A.D.
problem brought to his attention. With the ■ Micahel B. Wartels, M.D., F.A.A.D.
volume of mail, I am sure there are some
“glitches.” We have to be a little tolerant with Board Certified American Board of Dermatology, Fellow American Society
the increased workload of the holidays. We for Dermatology Surgery, Member American Association of Facial Plastic
can overlook some minor delays, but any and Reconstructive Surgery, Fellow American Society for MOHS Surgery
serious problems must be corrected.
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carriers for their hard work at this time of ■ Facial Rejuvenation ■ Acne ■ Rashes ■ Scierotherapy
If you want to e-mail me, my address
Medicare, PPC & Blue Cross Participating
is email@example.com You can
reach me at home, 9274C S.W. 97th Lane, TimberRidge Medical Complex
USPO Advisory Council Ocala, Fla. 34481. 9401 SW Hwy 200 • Ocala, FL 34481
Ray Utiss Thank you for taking the time to read
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When you read this article, I hope that
all your holiday mailings were sent and re-
ceived in a timely manner. If you went to
our contract station to do your mailing, I
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shoulders back, their head up with a smile Top of the World (lucky for us.) She has uses the sale of the calendar for costs of
on their face and get a good start for the three daughters and three granddaughters planting various areas (have you seen the
New Year. in Michigan. She was a Master Gardener circle on 94th Street?) and refurbishing the
Also, my sincere thanks for everyone for nine years there and also actively vol- Nature Trail as well as other good things.
phoning or e-mailing me to name someone unteered in the Senior Program in Citrus Please contact a member and get yours be-
for the Backyard Beauty Contest. A few peo- County, working diligently with the Nature fore they run out.
ple have asked me how the nursery prizes Coast Volunteer Center. Now she is busy The State of Connecticut (from whence I
were chosen and did the nurseries donate in the Native Plant Club here at On Top of cometh) has passed a tough new “distracted
the gift certificates for the contest. the World, working with the Propagation driver” law. Motorists there now face a $100
The answer is definitely NO! No nursery Committee in the Master Gardeners pro- ticket for doing ANYTHING at the wheel
was asked to donate and all the prizes, ex- gram and answering the phones in the Mas- (eat, yak on a cell phone) besides drive. A
cept one, were bought and donated by ME. ter Gardeners office. Doris is also training few months ago I was nearly rear-ended by
The one exception was the donation of the in the On Top of the World Clown group. a man in a large pickup truck talking on his
melaleuca mulch, which Kathleen Patterson She has a Pointer named Beau and also a cell phone. I was stopped at the red light
offered as prizes for each winner. Kath- Siamese cat named Max who was a rescue under Interstate 75 with a few other cars
leen’s efforts throughout Marion County kitty. She’s my kind of lady and I’m looking and he came roaring up behind me before
Nature to inform everyone regarding right plants, forward to her articles. he saw the light, but fortunately, there was
right places and their proper care have been The month I write, I’ll discuss Florida no traffic in the turn lane on his left so
Around Us monumental in making our surroundings agricultural business, regarding imports of he was able to avert a serious accident by
Marion-Alice Burke as beautiful as they are. If there are any fruits and vegetables, laws being put before steering quickly into that empty lane.
other questions about the prizes, please let our governing bodies in Tallahassee, fish- I now leave you good friends in the hands
me know. ing and other important environmental is- of that nice lady Doris Mauricio. If you have
My wish for my faithful readers is to have Now, let me introduce you to a newcom- sues. Perhaps a few other interesting facts any thoughts on these changes, please call
a very safe, healthy and happy New Year! er to our midst, but certainly NOT a new- of nature will find their way into my articles me at 854-1896 or 239-1467.
Thomas Paine, who wrote “Common comer to proper gardening and all it entails. also. Be good to each other, keep your bird
Sense,” was born in England in 1737 and This lady will be alternating with me in the Don’t hesitate to call or e-mail me to let feeders full and the birdbaths clean. Re-
then became an American Revolutionary monthly column and I hope to have one me know how you feel about these new member to break up any ice that may form
patriot and writer. He said, “I love the man other volunteer to be a third writer. This changes. I still hope to have one more writ- when it gets really cold.
that can smile in trouble, that can gather way my writing won’t bore you and you can er so that neither one of us will run dry for The hummingbirds are expected back
strength from distress and grow brave by read another point of view from someone new information. by the middle of February. I’m anxious to
reflection.” else. The 2006 Master Gardener calendar is see how many of those little beauties have
I’m sure that quite a few of us could stop Doris Mauricio came from Grosse Point, now available through the Native Plant Club survived the hurricanes in the Yucatan Pen-
and consider those words, find something Mich., 11 years ago living in Citrus County and remains priced at $5. This outstanding insula. I can’t help but worry about them!
of true meaning in them, and then put their for 10 years and now residing here at On group of our own dedicated club members
Annual Camellia Show To Be Presented was on a birding trip to Dauphin Island, Ala.
Its range is mostly in the southern half of
End of January at Pioneer Garden Club the United States, then migrating to Mexico
and Cuba for the winter. It is in the north-
ern half of Florida from April through Oc-
The Annual Camellia Show, presented by The two most common types are Camellia tober and September through April in the
the Ocala Camellia Society, will be held Sat- japonica, the best known of the Camellias, southern half.
urday and Sunday, January 28 and 29. which blooms generally from November The Blue Grosbeak is fairly common, es-
The show is open 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday through March, and the Camellia sasanqua, pecially in hedgerows. Our only other blue
and 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday. which blooms from October through De- bird with a conical bill is the Indigo Bunting.
It will be held at the Pioneer Garden Club cember. There are thousands of varieties. Both birds are frequently seen on roadside
at the Appleton Cultural Complex, 4331 The public is also invited to enter their wires.
East Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road best blooms in the show, and entries are ac- Note the much heavier beak, broad rusty
40). cepted from 7 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, wing bars and, in the male, the deeper, al-
There is no admission charge, and all are January 28. most violet blue of the Grosbeak. Seen sin-
invited to the two-day showing. All flowers entered must conform to gly or in family groups, watch for the oc-
Weather permitting, 2,000 camellia American Camellia Society show rules, and Birders’ Beat casional tail flicking. Its habitat consists of
blooms are on display and judged in com- Camellia Society members will be on hand Jane Callender mesic hammocks, mixed pine and hardwood
petition. to assist those who have never entered a forests and agricultural environments. The
Numerous awards will be given to those flower before. Grosbeak’s song is a rapid warble; short
having selected flowers. Anyone interested in entering flowers Joe Chavka was host for the Unique Bird- phrases rising and falling. Note is a sharp
Camellias are native to the Orient and can call Ocala Camellia Society member Pat- ers November meeting. Jeannie Konicki chink.
have become the Southern belle of flower- rick Andrews at 595-3365 (e-mail patrickan- from the Marion County Audubon Society The January 17 meeting will be in Suite H
ing shrubs. drews@.att.net) for more information. gave the program. Her topic was “The Joys of the Arbor Conference Center. For further
of a Birding Life List. My Favorite 10 Found information, call Roberta Campbell at 854-
Species, My Most Wanted 10 Species.” This 4814, or me, at 861-2983.
was accompanied by interesting slide pic-
tures of the birds.
The December 20 meeting was a report
about the December 16 Christmas Bird
Count. Roberta Campbell and Greg Guidas
were in charge of this yearly activity.
The Unique Birders will meet January 17.
Where did 2005 go? Ann and Conrad Massa
will be hosts. Their program is “Fascinating
Facts about our Feathered Friends” Please
bring a pencil!
The bird of the month is the Blue Gros-
beak. The first time I knew this bird existed
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1st Week 8:10 Water Walk AC
8:30 Dancing Toppers H&R
10:30 Travel Toppers CC: A
9:00 Cardio Step & Sculpt H&R
1:30 Stamp Club Bank PAB
Computer Lab H&R
3:00 Italian/Amer Club BR
2nd Week R.C. Flyers Club Field
2:00 Native Plants CC: H Dominoes MR3
3:00 Pennsylvania Club CC: E Bocce League BCTS
3rd Week Bus Ocala Run
9:15 Deep Water Aquacise AC
9:15 Total Core & Body Strength AC 1:30 Stamp Club Bank PAB
Monday 9:30 Pinochle MR3
9:30 Shuffleboard CTS
7:00 Lap Swimming AC 10:15 Tai-Chi H&R Thursday 10:00 Decals
7:15 Oxycise H&R 10:30 Yogacise AC 7:00 Lap Swimming AC 10:30 Beginner Aerobics H&R
8:00 Mixed Tennis D CTS Latin Cardio AC 7:15 Oxycise H&R Intermediate Aerobic H&R
Cardio Burn & Firm H&R Horseshoe League CTS 8:00 Condition & Stretch H&R Water Walk AC
8:30 Aqua & Fitness AC 11:00 Water Walk AC Men’s Tennis CTS 11:00 Bocce League BCTS
Orientation Walleyball CTS Clogging BR Water Walk AC
9:00 Cardio Step & Sculpt H&R 11:30 Lap Swimming AC 8:15 Aquacise Shallow 11:30 Sit & Be Fit H&R
Computer Lab H&R 11:45 Arthritis Foundation AC Water AC Tai Chi Practice AC
R.C. Flyers Club Field Exercise Program 8:30 Racquetball HR CTS Lap Swimming AC
Golden Slippers BRS 12:00 Lap Swimming AC 9:00 Woodcarving Art-B 12:00 Circle Square Dancers H&R
Woodworking WW Men’s Poker MR3 Art League Art-A Ladies Poker MR3
Bocce League BCTS Mah Jongg CC:A Computer Club CC: B&C CYBEX Orientation GYM
Ceramics 9-2p.m. Art 12:15 Oxycise H&R R.C. Flyers Club Field Circle Square H&R
Practice Bridge CR 12:30 Bridge CR Round Dance Classes CC: E&F Mah Jongg CC:A
No Bus on Mondays Ballet Barre AC Hand & Foot Canasta CR Mens Golf Group CR
Ladies Billiards PLR 1:00 Singin’Swingin CC: D Tai-Chi HR 12:15 Oxycise H&R
Dancing Toppers H&R Mah Jongg CC: A Bus Ocala Run 12:30 H&R Exercisers AC
9:15 Deep Water Aquacise AC Badminton H&R Miniature Golf MGC Mah Jongg CC: A
9:30 Shuffleboard CTS Shuffleboard CTS 9:15 Total Core & Body 1:00 Table Tennis H&R
10:00 Tennis Doubles CTS 1:30 The New Pretenders HR Strength AC Open Games CR
Ladies Billards PLR 5:30 Mah Jongg CC:A 9:30 Shuffleboard CTS 1:30 Shallow Water Exercises AC
I.D. Cards AC Miniature Golf MGC 10:00 Advanced Square CC: E&F 2:15 Deep Water Aquacise AC
10:15 Beginner Yoga AC 5:45 Mah Jongg CC: B Dancers Square Dancing H&R BR
10:30 Beginner Aerobics H&R 6:00 Pinochle MR3 & Art 10:15 Tai-Chi H&R 5:00 Happy Hour AC
Intermediate Aerobic H&R 6:15 Oxycise H&R 10:30 Yogacise AC 6:00 Cribbage Art
Water Walk AC 6:30 Duplicate Bridge CR Water Walk AC 6:15 Oxycise H&R
11:00 Water Walk AC Mah Jongg CC: G Latin Cardio AC Nickel Nickel MR3
Boccee League BCTS Pattern Dancing BR 11:00 Walleyball CTS 6:30 Advanced Bridge CR
11:30 Sit & Be Fit H&R Belly Dancing AC Water Walk AC Full Gospel Bible Study CC: A
11:30 Tai Chi Practice AC Table Tennis HR 11:30 Lap Swimming AC 6:45 Euchre H&R
Lap Swimming AC 7:00 Mixed Poker CC: H 11:45 Arthritis Foundation AC
Pattern Dancing BR Exercise Program
12:00 Ladies Poker MR3
Beg C/W Line Dance BR 1st Week 12:00 Lap Swimming AC 1:00 Women of the World CC: E
Cybex Orientation GYM 8:00 AARP Safe Driving MR3 Advanced Square CC: E&F 2nd Week
Mah Jongg CC:A Men’s 9 Hole Golf P.R. Dancers 9:00 RC Ladybirds CC: A
Mens Golf Group CR 3:00 Great Lakes Club BR Mah Jongg CC:A 2:00 New England Club CC: E
12:15 Oxycise H&R 7:00 Billiards CC:D 12:15 Oxycise H&R 7:00 Republican Club CC: E,F,&G
12:30 Bridge CR 12:30 Sewing Bees Art
Synchronized Swimming AC
2nd Week Theatre Group BR 3rd Week
Northern Lights Mah Jonng CC:G 8:00 Lions Club Pub Mah Jongg CC: A 2:00 Blackjack Poker CC: E
H&R Exercisers AC 9:00 Citizens Emer. CC: E,F&G 12:45 Bridge CR 4th Week
1:00 Bocce League BCTS Response Team 1:00 I Got It Card Game MR3
12:00 Visually Impaired CC: H 12:00 High 12 Club TBA
Computer Lab H&R Bocce League BCTS
1:15 Int. C/W Line Dance BR Support Group
Ham Radio Club CC: F
Badminton H&R Saturday
1:30 Shallow Water Ten Pen CTS
Shuffleboard CTS 3:00 Nutrition Discussion CC: B&C D.B.D. CC: E&F 8:00 Mixed Tennis CTS
Exercises AC 3:30 Alpha Investment Art 2:00 Pickleball CTS 8:30 Men’s Softball SBF
9:00 Computer Club CC: B&C
2:00 Rug/Latch Hooking Art 3rd Week 2:30 Jazz Club CC: D
Art League Art
Rummicube CC: E&F 1:30 Unique Birders CC: H 3:00 The New Pretenders HR
2:15 Deep Water Aquacise AC 4:00 Bus Grocery Run 10:00 Mixed Tennis CTS
3:00 NY/NJ Club BR 10:30 Tai Chi Practice AC
3:15 Bible Class MR3 7:00 Democratic Club CC: E&F 5:30 Mah Jongg CC: A
5:30 Mah Jongg CC:A Card Game CC: B 12:15 Oxycise H&R
6:00 Poker MR3 4th Week Miniature Golf MGC 1:00 Table Tennis H&R
6:15 Oxycise H&R 8:00 Lions Club Pub 6:00 Sequence Game Art 5:30 Open Mah Jongg CC: A
6:30 Bridge CR 1:00 Scan/American CC: E Poker MR3 5:45 Singles Pinochle CR
6:30 Euchre CC: H 3:30 Alpha Investment Art 6:15 Oxycise H&R 6:30 Bridge CR
7:00 Wood Shop WW 4:00 Diabetes Support Grp CC: D 6:30 Bridge CR 1st Week
Sunshine Singers BR Belly Dancing AC
7:30 Callanetics H&R Wednesday 7:00 Poker MR3
10:00 Yoga in The Park Sholom
1st Week 7:00 Lap Swimming AC Mixed Poker CC: H Sunday
7:30 Marion Blood Bank PL
7:15 Oxycise H&R 1st Week 9:00 Racquetball HR CTS
8:00 Cardio Burn & Firm H&R 1:00 Bunko Dice Game MR3 Miniature Golf MGC
(All Even # Months Only)
Ladies Tennis CTS Opera Appreciation CC-C 12:00 Mah Jongg CC:A
8:00 AARP Safe Driving MR3
Bicycle Club H&R 5:30 Southern Club BR 12:15 Oxycise H&R
9:00 Life South Blood PL
8:30 Taps on Top BR 2:00 Pickleball CTS
(All Odd # Months Only) 2nd Week
Men’s 18 Hole Golf 5:30 Mah Jongg CC:A
RC Flyers Club CC: B&C
9:00 Cardio Step & Sculpt H&R 1:00 Opera Appreciation CC: C Miniature Golf MGC
1:30 D’Clowns CC: B & C
Computer Lab H&R 1:30 Singles Club CC: G&H 6:30 Pickleball CTS
2:30 Readers’ Theatre CC: D
R.C. Flyers Club Field 2:00 NARFE Chapter 2279 CH 7:00 Mixed Poker CC: H
3:30 Comp. Handicap CC: H
Woodworking WW 6:30 German Club CC: E&F
2nd Week Bus Ocala Run 7:00 Karaoke Night CC: G 1st Week
10:00 Genealogical Society MR3 Ceramics 9-2:30p.m. Art 3rd Week 6:00 K-9 Social Club CC: D
2:30 Theatre Group CC: D 9:15 Deep Water Aquacise AC
3:00 Community Patrol Prog. CC: B&C 9:30 Pinochle MR3
9:00 Hand & Foot Canasta CR 2nd Week
1:00 Bunka Dice Game MR3 2:45 Friendship Club BR
4:00 10,000 Steps at Sholom Park Crafty Ladies CR
S.P.C.A. CC-H 6:00 Movie of the Month BR
6:30 International Club Art Billiards 101 Pl RM
3rd Week 10:15 Beginner Mat Pilates AC Friday 3rd Week
10:30 Beginner Aerobics H&R
2:30 Readers’ Theatre CC-D Intermediate Aerobic H&R 7:00 Lap Swimming AC 2:00 American/Jewish CC: E,F & G
1:30 D’Clowns CC: B&C 11:30 Sit & Be Fit H&R 7:15 Oxycise H&R
4th Week Tai Chi Practice AC 8:00 Cardio Burn & Firm H&R
1:30 Circle of Friends CC: E,F,G, & H
Lap Swimming AC Ladies Tennis CTS
4:00 10,000 Steps at Sholom Park 12:00 Ladies Poker MR3
12:15 Oxycise H&R
Tuesday Mah Jongg CC:A
CC: C Location Codes
7:45 Travel Reservations BR H&R Exercisers AC
8:00 Condition & Stretch H&R Mah Jongg CC: A AC Arbor Club H&R CTS Tennis Courts
Men’s Tennis CTS 1:00 Shuffleboard CTS AC CTS Arbor Tennis Courts H&R Health & Rec Bldg
Clogging BR Bocce League BCTS
1:30 Shallow Water ACIP Arbor Indoor Pool HRP H&R Pool
8:15 Aquacise Shallow Water AC
8:30 Women’s 18-Hole GC Exercises AC ACOP Arbor Outdoor Pool MGC Miniature Golf
Raquetball HR CTS 2:00 Pickleball CTS Art Art Studio Course
9:00 R.C. Flyers Club Field 2:15 Deep Water Aquacise AC
3:00 Dance Committee CC: B&C BR Ballroom MR1 Meeting Room 1
Computer Club CC: B&C 4:00 Softball Practice SBF BCTS Bocce Courts MR3 Meeting Room 3
Hand & Foot Canasta CR 5:00 Square Dancing AC CC Arbor Conference PL H&R Parking Lot
Stitch Witches Art 6:00 Poker MR3
6:15 Oxycise H&R Center PL RM Poolroom
Woodworking WW 6:30 Bingo BR CR Card Room PR Pressroom
Arts & Crafts BR Pickleball CTS FF Flying Field SBF Softball Field
Bus Ocala Run Duplicate Bridge CR
7:00 Poker MR3 GC Golf Course WW Wood Shop
Women’s 9-Hole GC
Horse Shoe League CTS Square Dancing AC HR H&R Exercise Room 3rd Third Floor
Miniature Golf MGC 7:30 Stretchin Class AC
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14 The World News® January 2006
Thank You to All Who Helped
With the Holiday Song Program
BY LOLLY FOOS Many contributed donations, time and effort for
We started this fun-filled day with a golf cart pa- the success of this program. On Top of the World
rade throughout the community. Forty carts were Management, Friendship Social Club, Bingo, resi-
beautifully decorated; a must-see. Several On Top of dents (cookie donations), Debbie Clark, Gary and his
the World Red Hat chapters organized the parade maintenance staff, Kay Chandler and her refresh-
and did a wonderful job. Thank you, Betty Thayer, ment committee, Porky Schopf and his Sound and
Mary Curry, Gail LaRue and Judy Labedz for your Lights Crew, Mort Meretsky and Ernie LaDuke (room
time and effort. Thanks to all who participated: setup and take down).
carts, clowns, Santas, convertibles, bullhorns (CERT) A special thanks to all of you and other contribu-
and Community Patrol (Joe Berger). tors for your support.
Approximately 300 residents and participants On December 12, a group of residents gathered,
joined in the evening program at the Health & Rec- and coordinated by Mary Ehle, visited housebound
reation Ballroom. Bob O’Neal and Peggy Campbell residents via the On Top of the World bus driven by
entertained us with a holiday sing-a-long and vocals. David Breitenbecker. The group sang a few holiday
Yvonne Bednar and Dot Muller (Kitchen Kutups) gath- songs and presented the residents with a beautiful
ered a group of residents for our traditional audience poinsettia plant donated by the Movie Club/Enter-
participation on the “12 Days of Christmas (Southern tainment Group. Thank you, Mr. Colen, for the use
Photo by Larry Resnick
Style).” The program ended with Bob O’Neal and all of the bus.
Lolly Foos, right, leads the cookie brigade at the Holiday Song the volunteers, along with Peggy Campbell, singing Everyone had a good time.
Program. “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” Happy New Year!
Continued from Page 1
journey. Many residents came out of their
homes to see this display. Clowns tossed
candy canes, Santa ho ho ho’d and many
cameras clicked away. It truly was a sight
to behold as the parade made its way down
one street and up another.
The parade was just the opening act to a
very festive day. As the parade wound down
the delivery of cookies at the H&R began.
Dozens and dozens of cookies appeared (as
if by magic, or maybe elves) to be served to
all participating in the evening sing-along.
December 14 was the day holiday spirit
soared in On Top of the World. While many
dream of a white Christmas, here we had a
beautiful day to spread holiday wishes to
one and all.
Continued from Page 1
tributions of cookies, coffee, hot chocolate
and money from many residents and from
The whole day led up to the music and
song program. The congenial Bob O’Neal
was emcee for this part of the evening. Peg-
gy Campbell, who played piano music dur-
ing the cookie and chocolate early evening,
was the pianist for the sing-a-long. A series
of Christmas carols and holiday songs was
sung by the assembly — some vigorously
and some tenderly. Bob O’Neal sang a plain-
tive and moving song, “When a Child is
Photos by Larry Resnick Born.”
Peggy Campbell leads the Holiday Song The evening had a raucous climax with
Program, top left. the now traditional “Twelve Days of Christ-
mas (Southern Style),” which Yvonne Bednar
orchestrated, bedecked in a Santa Clause
Penny Wilson puts ﬁnishing touches on her golf hat. The participants at each long table
cart before the holiday parade, top right. rose to present their day from “a bluebird
in a pine tree” to ”12 collard greens” with
“four catfish jumping” and “nine hush pup-
Holiday golf cart parade participants went pies” in-between. Each table made a vigor-
above and beyond to decorate their carts, at ous presentation but the crowd bellowing
an extended “five bowls of grits” was the
We all left with smiles on our faces and
in our hearts. Dot Calbeck, an 18-year resi-
dent of Friendship Park, expressed it best
when she said how much she enjoyed being
among beautiful decorations, sharing deli-
cious refreshments with neighbors who en-
joy making music together.
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January 2006 The World News® 15
ably detained while awaiting the sick rela-
tive. Eventually, their families would have
been released from detention and traveled
on to their new homes, never knowing
where their children or other family mem-
bers were buried.
This information is from the Web Site
The Forgotten Of Ellis Island Deaths—
In Quarantine, 1909-1911
This excellent article with much infor-
mation was written by Cathy Horn who is
constantly working on this list.
Quoting her: “To compile this list I re-
Genealogical viewed the Death Certificates from Novem-
ber 1909 through June 1911 registered in
Society Richmond County (Staten Island), N.Y., for
Helen Grollmusz those deaths having occurred on either
Hoffman or Swinburn Island. Also included
on the list are two or three deaths registered
As I am recording my family history for as having occurred on either the quarantine
future generations, and going through the landing or the health officers’ boat.”
many pictures and papers that I have, I There is also: “A Short Bibliography For
came across this card of the ship “Bremen.” Quarantine And Ellis Island.”
It is from my mother-in-law, returning from A postcard from Helen Grollmusz’s mother-in-law when she traveled on the This lists some books and periodicals,
one of her trips to Germany. ship the Bremen (pictured) in August 1965. which relate to both quarantine at New
Born in a small town in Slovakia, she York Harbor and Ellis Island.
went to Bratislava, the capital, to train in We have other information on Ellis Is-
the hospital there to become a midwife. land in our On Top of the World Genealogi-
Going back to her hometown she deliv- young women to have a midwife to attend Garden. However, there have been times cal Society inventory. That as well as other
ered many babies, since she was the only to them. In the late “ ’20s and early ’30s and when it’s been said, “I know that my fami- books, tapes and articles of genealogical
midwife available and people could not af- ’40s,” my mother-in-law delivered most of ly members came to Ellis Island, but I can’t information are in our cabinet in Meeting
ford to go to the hospital to have their ba- the babies. find them.” Room 3 in the Crafts Building. Members can
bies. It was in 1953 that she came to the Unit- It may be because they died in quarantine sign out for what they wish to study and
It was not a rare occurrence for women ed States to stay with her son (my husband) in either of two hospitals located in Hoff- return items at the following meeting.
to go out in the fields to work at the time of and me. It was on the ship, S.S. United States. man and Swinburn Islands in Staten Island We welcome all who are interested in ge-
harvesting crops, even when they were She made trips back to Germany where her in Richmond County, N.Y. Most of these nealogy to join us.
expecting. When it was time for the baby other son and his family were living. The ac- individuals were new immigrants en route We can learn from each other.
to be born, they had no assistance. They companying card is from her trip in August to Ellis Island and, since they were ill with Any questions, please feel free to email
would then wrap up the baby the best they 1965 on the Bremen. I’m happy that I have contagious diseases, they were transferred me. Helen Grollmusz firstname.lastname@example.org
could and walk back home. cards from these ships. to these two hospitals. Thank you.
When it was time for delivery and they This brings to mind Ellis Island. I have Their families would likely have contin- From all members of the Genealogical So-
were at home, it was a blessing for the touched on this previously and also Castle ued on to Ellis Island where they were prob- ciety, we wish you a happy New Year!
and we are going to the Culinary Institute Happy Hatting. … QM Anne Seales take. The Red Shady Ladies hope that you
in Inverness. Happy New Year, ladies. I love THE DIVINE DIVAS wish all the Red Hat- have a wonderful holiday season and your
you all. You are the greatest. God bless … ters and residents of On Top of the World a New Year will be a healthy and happy one.
QM Vivian Brown very happy and healthy New Year. Novem- … QM June Laurin
THE COOL CATS IN RED HATS were on the ber Luncheon found 20 Divas at Shell’s with JOYS HAPPY HATTERS enjoy shopping and
go with the fall weather. First was the Fash- Harriet Brower and Bunny Barba as hostess- don’t have to be asked twice. A few of us
ion Show in Dunnellon for “Shoes for Tots.” es. Thank you both for a lovely time. Decem- went with Travel Toppers from On Top of
There was a nice lunch and lovely fashions, ber 12 was our Holiday Party at the Mason the World to the Ellenton Outlet Mall. It was
all for a good cause. Janet Hartshorn picked Jar with our own Queen Mother Gail LaRue a fun place to shop and we came away from
the Olive Garden for lunch. We had three and Marilyn Rose doing the honors. At that there quite satisfied. The plus was that it
new ladies join our group, Geraldine Cen- time we revealed our secret sister for 2005 was a bus trip so no one had to drive. We
tofanto, Jackie Lolondi and Shirley Shei- and found out the name of our new sister also attended the Festival of Lights at the
man. Next was Travel Toppers’ bus ride to for 2006. Our plans are in the works for the Hilton. A delicious brunch was served (too
Ellenton Mall. It was a pretty day just right PJ Party and rehearsals will begin shortly. late to call it breakfast!). We had a very
for shopping. Off again to the Ocala Hilton Divine Diva theme for 2006 is to remain se- animated talk by Haywood Smith, a best
for breakfast and the Festival of Trees. … cret until that time. Happy Hatting to all. … selling author of three Red Hat books. She
Red Hat QM Janet Fragapane QM Gail LaRue by Bunny Barba certainly had an interesting life. She auto-
THE CRIMSON BELLES had our Novem- THE GLITZY GALS thank Carol Cecala and graphed the books for us with a flourish.
Society ber 29 outing hosted by our Shirley Killpat- Aldona Sachs who hosted our November Then we enjoyed walking around the halls
Vivian Brown rick. She had planned on taking us to Dun- outing at Logan’s Steakhouse. They placed a which were decorated in different themes.
nellon for lunch and a pontoon ride but due Red Hat angel ornament by each of the set- We did notice there were four with a Red
to the weather we went to the Mason Jar for tings, The Birthday Gals, Aldona Sachs and Hat theme. We also saw a gingerbread vil-
Well, ladies, where oh where did this year lunch and then back to Shirley’s home for Mary Curry, were serenaded by kazoos and lage and a train display. Of course there
go! It seemed like I just blinked my eyes and dessert and drinks. She presented all of us voices. The Gals gave their Queen Mother a were Red Hat jewelry and other items for
it was history. Of course that isn’t true, but with a beautifully red-framed poem that beautiful glittery state pin of Florida to put sale. Outside we saw impressive sand sculp-
every year seems to go faster and faster. inspired the Red Hat Society. Our thanks on her sash for her birthday. Thanks gals! tures with the Santa theme. Stay well and
Nevertheless here I am making out my to Shirley for a job well done and appre- After a short quiz Bea Maxwell had the most God bless. … QM Jennie Halvorsen
New Year’s resolutions list: exercise daily, ciated by all. Charlotte Hancock present- points and won a prize given by Mary. THE CRIMSON CUE-TEES November started
sensible eating, spending more time with ed Queen Mother with a beautiful Queen Carol and Al had a special prize and Sara with our monthly luncheon at Ruby Tues-
my family and doing some charitable work Christmas stocking. Thank you, Charlotte. Riehm was the winner of that. Afterwards day’s in Ocala. Princess Barbara Young
for those in need. It gets harder and harder We looked forward to “The Nutcracker” we all enjoyed the Red Hat sport which is hosted it. She presented each member with
to keep the first two, but I keep trying. on December 15 and we had a discussion shopping. We attended the Festival of Trees a lovely billiard pin that was so appropriate,
But as a Red Hatter I intend to keep the about the February 26 Pajama Party. We at the Hilton. We had decorated a tree to be given that our chapter is composed entirely
Red Hat ‘’Hattitude’’ to laugh it up, live it up all look forward to future events. Hope all sold with the money going for Public Educa- of lady billiard players. After lunch we gath-
and love each other every single day. There have a happy holiday season. … QM Joann tion. Thanks Janet for doing a great job. The ered back at Barbara’s lovely home for the
is so much beauty in the flowers, trees, sun- Matchkavitz lunch was great and the trees were beauti- coronation ceremony of our two new mem-
rise, sunset, and the birds’ songs, you just WEDNESDAY’S WILD WOMEN In November, ful. We are getting a box of Red Hat items bers Rena Glennester and Ruthie Malmon.
have to greet your friends and neighbors we went to Bentley’s in Dunnellon. All the ready to send to a chapter in Biloxi, Miss. With these additions, we now have eight sis-
with a smile. girls had great food and fun. Of course shop- Fourteen of the 24 members all lost every- ters in our chapter. Our birthday sister for
Remember the West Coast Gala Luncheon ping in the historic district came afterward! thing they owned during Hurricane Katrina. November is Princess Florence Binder. Her
on March 25. Contact your Queen Mothers We had a great time at the Festival of Trees Hopefully we can bring them a little Christ- celebration was received with cake singing,
for more information. breakfast. The speaker, Haywood Smith, mas cheer. For December we planned a kazoos and much laughter. Queen Shirley
Also, there is a Mardi Gras Day in Dun- was very entertaining and funny. Most of progressive Christmas luncheon, attended with Vice-Queen Penny Wilson and Princess-
nellon in February. Please check with your us had her sign her book afterward. Now the ballet and joined the golf cart parade. es Polly Farineau with Florence Binder have
Queen Mothers for details. Also, our An- we’re getting ready for the golf cart parade More details next month. We wish everyone been very busy planning and making deco-
nual Red Hat PJ Party hosted by the Queen by decorating them in the Red Hat attire. a wonderful and healthy New Year in Red rations for their participation in the upcom-
Bee and her honeybees will be on February Our Christmas party and gift exchange is Hat spirit … QM Mary Curry ing Christmas parade. Many of us are trav-
26. Details later. Till next month keep pass- the same day. Luv … QM Sue Moody THE RED SHADY LADIES What a wonderful eling this time of year and I wish you all a
ing those smiles along. God bless, Happy THE CRESCENT RIDGE RED HATTERS have time we had at the Candler Hills Restaurant. safe and Happy Holidays. Until next month
New Year everyone! Vivian had a wonderfully busy month. We had Fourteen of our ladies attended and we all let your Holiday colors be purple and red.
THE RAZZLE-DAZZLE RED HAT DAMES had a great fun planning our costumes and at- had great food. I had the crab cakes on Eng- … QM Shirley Impresa
really Super Progressive Luncheon. It start- tending the Red-iculous Fashion Show; next lish muffins and it was out of this world. We Please e-mail your chapter’s activities by
ed out at Jackie Randolph’s house for appe- it was to the Hilton for the Festival of Trees have never had such good service or food. the ninth of the month to: email@example.com
tizers, and what an array of them. There was luncheon. It was amazing to see so many They even made a special “Red Hat Drink” or phone 291-0246.
shrimp to scallops wrapped in bacon, bowls beautiful Red Hat outfits in one room. Mar- that a few of us decided to try. Yummy! We
of fresh fruit, platter of raw veggies, a bowl gie Saxon was our hostess for our annual were anxious for our annual Christmas par-
full of punch, hot coffee and tea. Her Christ- Christmas luncheon and gift exchange at ty at the Arbor Club. It was a covered dish
mas tree and decorations were beautiful. Ruby Tuesday’s. Lunch was delicious and with special “grab bag” that floats around
From there we went to Betty Broman’s for the service outstanding. Margie had lovely until the right word is said and then you get
salad. We had a wonderful cranberry Jell-O Christmas favors for each lady and sur- that gift. It was a blast last year. We contin-
salad with all kinds of fruit and cream on prised us by giving the musical table cen- ue to discuss bus trips that we may be able
top. She read us “Christmas Tree Memories” terpiece to one lucky winner. Some of us to take in the near future. It should be fun.
and gave us a copy. It brought tears to my planned to attend “The Nutcracker.” We We have many wonderful ideas and now to
eyes. Joan Bolling, one of our new members, look forward to the New Year and more make the decision which ones we should
played on the antique organ and we sang
“Silent Night” and “White Christmas.” It was
just great. For our main meal we went to
Jean Stanley’s, which was homemade roast-
ed turkey over dressing and green bean
casserole. It was scrumptious and Jean’s
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just bet that long ago some African shaman
saw its red fruits and tropical-looking ever-
green leaves and thought it looked enough
like something from ‘back home’ to be called
by a name he or she remembered. So, that
name, like the shaman, may have survived
passage in the stinking anguish-filled hold
of a slave ship crossing the Atlantic.”
Another source states, “The common
name (dahoon) is apparently of native
Nobody knows. At least they’re not tell-
ing. Maybe you have the answer.
The botanical name is a different story.
“Ilex was the Roman name for the European
holm-oak and applied to the hollies by Lin-
Native Plant neus, [and] according to the 1889 Century
Unabridged Dictionary, the species epithet,
Club cassine, derived from the Italian casino
Ron Broman meaning a country house.”
The Dahoon is one of the hollies in Amer-
ica used in the “black drink” ceremonies Photo by Hank Claterbos
Lately, “Have a Happy Holiday” pushes of the Calusa, Seminole and other “early Members of the Native Plant Club and Phillip Hisey, in blue shirt, left, pose
our buttons one way or another. Maybe this people.” (World News, February 2005). Ilex with some of their green thumb handiwork.
will push them somewhere else. contains caffeine and certainly did the trick
Ilex cassine is a Florida native evergreen of cleansing the body (if not necessarily the received a $100 certificate from The Briar berries.
tree. It does well in almost every county. spirit) of the warriors. Patch nursery. It was decided to purchase One needs to be aware, however, that
Historically it inhabited the coastal plain, In the Civil War, Dahoon was also popu- a Dahoon to add more focus to the circle; hollies are “dioecious (separate male and
interior cypress ponds and flatwoods de- lar as a tea, replacing the blockaded China so on November 30, several members of the female plants). Only females have berries,
pressions; but its smooth gray bark, bright tea (Camelia sinensis), and was known as Native Plant Club, with the very able direc- and a male pollenizer must be within range
red berries and essentially spineless leaves cassina or cassena. (I guess it kept them go- tion of Phillip Hisey, On Top of the World for bees to pollinate them.”
have moved it inland and upland. ing.) Communities’ Commercial Area Landscape Not only for our pleasure, but the berries
“It is rarely recognized as a holly, [but] What keeps me going is sharing what an Superintendent, planted the holly tree in are “vitally important to migratory birds
it is used so widely during the holiday sea- appropriate addition Dahoon is to our mod- the circle. wintering in the southern states.”
son that it is commonly called Christmas ified sandhill community. Ilex cassine “can be used in woodland With this addition to the 94th Street
berry.” You may remember that back in July the plantings or wet areas (near the edge of circle, we all, everyday, can Have A Happy
If you’re looking it up, try Dahoon; but leaders of Ocala Pride in Bloom honored the lakes or streams).” It is drought tolerant Holly Day! — Dahoon, that is!
don’t expect to learn what that word means, Native Plant Club and Sholom Park. Our club and suitable for xeriscaping (planting in
or where it comes from, because its origin was recognized in the category of environ- groups according to water needs). It does On December 14, Claudia Larsen, senior
seems to be unknown. But there are specu- mental awareness for our work on the Long- best in full sun to partial shade. Its almost biologist in the Environmental Horticultural
lations: leaf Pine trail and the circle at 94th Street inconspicuous white blossoms appear in Department at the University of Florida, pre-
“The word sounds African to me and I’ll and 89th Court Road. With the award we mid-winter along with its profusion of red sented members and friends of the Native
Plant Club a program entitled Seed Propa-
gation of Florida Wildflowers. She demon-
strated how to collect, clean and sow seeds
of common wildflowers. She also shared
how to store the seeds and how to break
Specializing in bone, muscle and joint injuries their dormancy. Claudia is a past president
of the knee and shoulder. of the Paynes Prairie chapter of the Florida
Native Plant Society in Gainesville and is
owner and operator of Micanopy Wildflow-
Keeping You in the Game
ers Nursery in Micanopy.
The Native Plant Club begins our new year
with a PowerPoint presentation on Wednes-
day, January 11, at 2 p.m., “Landscaping
and Gardening with Florida Native Plants.”
It was developed by the Pinellas chapter of
the Florida Native Plant Society and the St.
James B. Dolan, M.D. Petersburg Audubon Society.
Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery 1994 In addition to defining native, natural-
ized and exotic plants, the program briefly
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gives clear examples of landscaping tech-
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room H, on the second Wednesday, of each
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January 2006 The World News® 17
D’Clowns help Santa
entertain children, Page 22.
Vol. 19, No. 7 • January 2006
Photo by Larry Resnick
Lou Borders gets ready to bowl during an On Top of the World bowling league.
Bowling Can Make You The Star Of The Moment
BY LARRY RESNICK Top of the World residents and neighbors? given and heard and then the next bowler is on the
Bowling is fun, bowling is exercise, and bowling is a Don’t get me wrong. There are quite a few very seri- alley.
social sport. On Top of the World residents have two ous bowlers. Many over 200 scores are seen and heard After the weekly three games or lines are bowled
leagues, one that bowls on Mondays and another that about every week. Sometimes there is even close to a you hear many of the foursomes and neighbors mak-
bowls on Thursdays. This reporter is more familiar near 300 perfect game. ing plans to go to some of the local restaurants to
with the Thursday league. With this league fun and fellowship is the game plan do some more socializing and feed the appetites that
There are 22 four-person teams. Each team has a of the day and that’s what we get. Hopefully our bowl- were worked up. After an afternoon of fun and exer-
name and collectively they call them selves the “West- ing averages will improve and every once in awhile we cise these bowlers aren’t quite ready to call it quits.
ern Stars.” Now, do the math: 22 teams at four persons all get an outstanding game or we make a spectacu- It’s a lot of fun and as most of you know, we live in an
per team, that’s 88 people, right? Can you imagine the lar shot and we become the star of the moment. High active adult community and this is what most of us
fun and socializing going on with this group of On fives are given, shouts of joy and congratulations are came here for: active adults having lots of fun.
The Littlest Post Office in the U.S.
is Small in Size, Big in Service
BY BOB WOODS
Sometimes great things come in small packages.
This is what my wife, Bev, and I found out while trav-
eling in the Everglades section of Florida as we cruised
along on the Tamiami Trail (Route U.S. 41). I saw a large
dirt area with a shack located in the middle of it at the
same time flying the American Flag. With a closer look,
to my surprise, I saw the sign stating this shack was a
U.S. Post Office. This shack looked nothing like a post
office but resembled more or less a roadside outhouse.
Since I was doing the speed limit in the 50s I went past
this catchy building slowing down at the same time
watching for wildlife as I entered the shoulder to turn
around. I couldn’t believe my eyes when we pulled into
the parking area which was of enormous size compared
to the little building spouting the U.S. Postal Office sign
Take to the Stage and zip code on the roof as there is no room to hang the
sign on the shack’s front.
I carefully read a short notice on the outside of the
The NEW Pretenders will be in concert Friday, front door stating the door is split in two and each side
February 10, and Saturday, February 11, at 7:30 slides outward. There is no room for the door to open in-
p.m. ward and once the door is open it allows only one person
The show’s theme is Do You Remember … inside out of any weather. There was a postal employee
Memories.” A cast of 21, including their nine-piece sitting at a small cramped desk inside this air-conditioned
band under direction of Lou Maire, will bring back post office, which by the way even had a telephone.
memories of songs you sang and danced. Some During a brief conversation with the postal employee,
you never have heard before and probably will I jokingly asked how many people this post office served.
never again. I found out this little post office serves around a 1,000
There will be the usual glitzy costumes and habitants of the area including members of Seminole and
then there are some far from being glitzy. Miccosukee Indians living in the local area. The postal
There might even be a special guest from the employee told me this adding that this little post office
past making an appearance. is “the smallest post office in the United States” and also
Wherever they perform, the cast has as much serves many tourists like myself who stop and ask ques-
fun as the audience. In fact the FUN never sets. tions and those who want postal cancellations from this
Tickets go on sale January 16 from 8:30 to 10 post office.
a.m. and every Monday, Wednesday and Friday She also added that tour buses stop so those on tour
thereafter. Ticket prices are $5 general and $7 can see, purchase stamps and get a cancellation stamp Photo by Bob Woods
reserved and are for residents and their houseg- from the “littlest post office in the country.” I thanked The littlest post ofﬁce in the United States is
uests. No tickets will be sold at the door. the young lady wearing her postal uniform leaving her to
Last year they played for more than 800 people her postal chores and tasks. located in Ochopee, Fla., on the western end of
for their two performances. Get your tickets early The size of the post office is 7 foot three inches by the Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41).
as each show will probably be a sellout as in the 84 inches. Before I left the postal lady told me the “post
past. office also serves as a ticket station for Trailways bus and post office in 1953. The present post office has been
Last but not least: Save your ticket stubs for $2 lines.” in continuous service ever since servicing residents in a
off any lunch or dinner entree at the NEW Candler I found out after digging for a little information on the three-county area.
Hills Restaurant. Ochopee Post Office that the present shack was an irriga- I did find out one interesting little tidbit. It seems this
tion pipe shed belonging to a tomato farm. It was pressed
into service after a fire destroyed Ochopee’s general store Continued on Page 29
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18 The World News® January 2006
I am excited to inform you that on Thurs- pace.
day, January 12, Nike will be hosting a • If you’re having trouble seeing your ball
Demo Day at Candler Hills from 9 a.m. un- flight or your shot is going towards the sun,
til 2 p.m. It will also be held on Thursday, ask your group or someone in the group to
January 19. watch your shot.
Cobra will do the same. So make your • Ball hawking is not permissible. Do not
plans now! Come out and try the latest waste other golfers’ time while you look for
greatest in technology. Call either golf shop golf balls.
for details. • Be ready when it’s your turn to putt
Thank you for understanding that in or- on the green. Many minutes can be lost be-
der to create more pride in our club we need cause players aren’t ready.
to adhere to the following dress policy. I hope these tips will make your game
Men, when we go into the Health & Rec- more enjoyable and fun for all.
reation Building or the Pub, please remove Now on the fun side, it seems that Joe
your head wear, i.e. hats or visors. Rosinski is at it again. On November 12 on
Men must wear shirts with a collar or a the No. 9 hole on the Links, he hit his 3 wood
Director mock turtleneck. (No T-shirts) Words from and then his second shot with a hybrid iron
Ladies may wear a shirt with sleeves and right into the hole. Joe was playing with his
of Golf no collars, or a shirt without sleeves and the Pro wife Cindy and Jim and Sylvia Jordan.
Jeff McDonald with a collar. Stan Brion Jim’s name appears again this month.
No denim of any kind, for men or wom- This time he is requesting a replay as he
en. was behind the green looking for his ball
First let me start by saying that I am so No swimsuits in the Golf Shop or on the We hope 2006 is a storehouse of good and missed Joe’s eagle shot. Nice going Joe.
glad to be here. Thank you for being so kind course. times out on the courses. For some it will be What’s next?
and I look forward to learning your names No cut-offs. their first hole in one, for others it may be On November 14, Bill Lorenz had a hole
to put with your faces. No jams. the first time to break 90. For others, they in one on the 14th hole of the Links using
We have ordered some shirts, hats and No tank tops or muscle shirts. may break 70 for their very first time. But a 6 iron. He was playing with Ed Darichuk,
visors for you, which should be here soon. No cargo pants. whatever you do, enjoy it. Have fun playing Fred Moody and Ed Barkholz. Nice going
I am trying to work on remodeling the Golf The Golf Shop will be enforcing the dress golf. Bill!
Shop a little so I am not going to load the code policy starting February 1. Thanks At this time, we would like to thank all On November 11, on the Tortoise and
shop up until we finish. Please remember again for your support. of those who have implemented the new Hare, Ron Wilson used a 5 wood to make
that when you need any golf items that I Keep checking with the golf shop staff to handicap rules for driving your golf carts. his hole in one. He was playing with Glen
would be honored to order it for you. Please see what’s going on next. We hope this has helped to make your Swiger, Bill Hawk and Fred Lang. Nice going
give your Golf Shop a chance. Have a great New Year! round a little easier. This was addressed in Ron!
last month’s article. If you have any ques- While playing golf with Linda Bervinkle,
tions about this new ruling, ask our Pro Jean Culp and Gene Sohler, Frank Smith
Shop attendants. eagled the No. 7 hole on the Links. Paul Del
This month’s topic to be addressed is Vacchio said that he is glad he wasted it on
“slow play”. It is amazing to see groups that them and not on him. Nice shot Frank! Keep
have become two to three holes behind in a up the good work.
shotgun start when they all are starting out On the 29th of November, Tom Konop
at the same time. Part of the game of golf had a hole in one on the 14th hole of the
is playing it within a limited time frame so Links. Tom was playing golf with Charlie
others can play too. Men and women both Waugh and Gary DeHart. Charlie told me
have been guilty of this. Here are some tips that since the Pub is closed, he will take his
to make your round enjoyable and some- drink in cash.
what faster: It seems that it’s been pretty busy out
• Limit your time looking for your ball to there with all those hole in ones and eagles.
only 5 minutes. (Not 10 minutes looking for This year may be your year!
a lost ball.) The Pro Shop staff would like to extend
• When you see that the group in front to all a healthy and happy fun New Year
of you is getting farther away, pick up your 2006.
Paul Del Vacchio MGA Results
9-Hole Memorial Tournament 65—Bob Kendrick, 67—Don Guymon, 68—Glenn
The New Year has started, which brings November 16 Recor, 69—Bud Harris
the hope of warm and sunny days, and low- 111—Gordon Blanchard, 113—Rick Benzing C Flight: 62—William Flannery, tie at 63—Jack
er handicaps for us all. MGA 18 Memorial Tournament Martin and Bob Hoehn, tie at 64—Kas Kaske and
This year is bringing new changes to our November 16 Clifford Jones, tie at 65—Bud May, Charles Mat-
Photo by Larry Resnick
golf courses. Our new pro, Jeff McDonald, A Flight: 202—Tom Smith, 203—Gary Hassett, tingly and Ross MacDonald
has been on board for a few months and Men’s Golf Association’s Paul Del 204—Art Buecher, 210—Joe Quaranta, 211— D Flight: 61—John Hodd, tie at 62—Jack Hegar-
now we have a new golf course superin- Vacchio presents a check of $1,000 Dick Gray, 215—Rudy Normandin ty and Armando Pena, 64—John Newell, tie at
tendent, Andy Jorgensen. I’m sure all of us to Suzanne K. Reynolds, director of 66—Dick Fields and Roy Myhr
B Flight: 201—David Suver, 202—Bill Carlson,
look forward to these gentlemen raising the
level of quality of the courses to enhance development for Hospice of Marion 208—Dick Norris, 211—Glenn Pecor, tie at 212— 9-Hole Chicken Day
our game. County, Inc., that was raised by Bev Seal and Rocky Groomes, 213—tie at Clifford December 14
In my last article I gave the wrong person Jones and Ron Thompson, tie at 214—Steve Gre- Team Gross
members of the association at their gely and Willie Schneider 36—L.J. Patterson, Guy White and John Gartung
credit for thinking up the luncheons that
are provided at the pavilion for our MGA regular Wednesday luncheon in C Flight: 201—Bill Howe, 207—Don Hink, 210— 1 & 2 Scramble
members after Wednesday events. Larry December just prior to Christmas. Calvin Apperson, tie at 213—Kas Kaske and Phil December 14
Chase was the proponent of starting the Johnson, 214—Mike Driver, 215—William Flan- Links
lunches; but Jimmy Keller seems to be the Rohde, tie for 3rd place. nery, 216—Bob Hoehn, 217—Jerry Chase Tie at 64—Ed Darichuk, Bill Bervinkle, Frances
man in charge. This is a very nice thing they Thanks to all who participated. D Flight: Tie at 212—Armando Pena (winner) Caprez and Chuck Doyle; Dick Gray, Bud Borders,
do and for $5 we’d like to see more mem- Please make note that we will start our and J.R. Roosa, tie at 213—Frank Palotta and Bob Paul Bell and Steve Gregely; tie at 67—Bob Cro-
bers participate. President’s Cup Match Play, with tee times, nin, Ron Cleveringa, Joseph Bologna and Dick
Selmon, 215—Jack Hegarty, 216—Jack Border,
A big thank you to Cindy and Joe Rosins- on February 8. Just for an update, this is a tie at 218—Fred Rodriguez and John Newell Fields; Johnny Gill, Don Guymon, Tary Bole and
ki for proofreading our MGA Handbooks for single elimination match play tournament
2006. Without their “pickiness” this book 18-Hole Team Best Ball John Hodd
using 80 percent of the MGA handicap.
would have had many mistakes. I hope all November 30 3 & 4 Scramble
Players are divided into flights and all play
of you picked up your booklet. If you don’t Links December 14
from the white tees except the Champion-
have it yet, see one of the board members 187—Joe Rosinski, Bill Carlson, John O’Neil and Tortoise & Hare
ship Flight, which will play from the blue
and they’ll be glad to give you one. Please tees. Please consult your MGA 2006 Booklet Bill Hawk; 189—Gene Sohler, Leonard Ruble, Bill 64—Millard Sadler, Kas Kaske, Don Scott and Fred
remember to read your MGA 2006 booklet for further direction on how this game will Krusen and Harry Brower; 195—William Stein- Phin; tie at 65—Philip Shirley, Alan Mudie, Arlo
FIRST before asking your questions. be conducted. muller, John Pachin, Don Scott and Frank Palotta Janssen and Joe Sinsky; William Steinmuller, Bob
Memorial Tournament winners Just a reminder: Don’t forget to pay your 9-Hole Team Best Ball Kane, Hira Roy and Endre Rahoczy; David Suver,
Congratulations to: computer fees and MGA fees for the year November 30 Clifford Jones, John O’Neil and Frank Palotta
Flight A: Tom Smith, 1st place; Gary Has- 2006. There is a $3 charge to reinstate you Links
sett, 2nd place; Art Buecher, 3rd place. if you have forgotten! 103—John Gartung, Dick Rohde, Mike Sica and
Flight B: Dave Suver, 1st place; Bill Carl- Words of Wisdom: “Ways to enjoy your Bill Hunter; 115—Fred Wallen, Gordon Blanchard,
son, 2nd place; Dick Norris, 3rd place. golf. 1. Hit your favorite club off the 1st tee. Guy White and Peter Paulus
Flight C: Bill Howe, 1st place; Don Hink, 2. Decide to let nothing bother you for the
2nd place; Cal Apperson, 3rd place. 18 holes.” Mark and Chrissy Donnelly 9-Hole Individual Net
Flight D: Armando Pena, 1st place; J.R. (Patty keeps trying to get me to follow December 7
Rosa, 2nd place; Jack Hegarty, 3rd place. through on No. 2 but I just can’t seem to Tortoise & Hare
9 Hole: Gordon Blanchard, 1st place; Rick make myself do it!) See you around the golf 30—Gordon Blanchard, 33—Bill Hunter, 37—
Benzing, 2nd place; Roland Smith and Dick course. Zane Barnett
4 & 1 Individual Net
A Flight: 68—Tom Smith, 74—Raymond Beloin,
B Flight: Tie at 67—Bill Carlson and Bev Seal; tie
at 68—Joe Cameron and Calvin Apperson; tie at Golf Tip
69—Joe Rosinski and Bob Cates
C Flight: 67—Bill Bervinkle, 68—Roland Schwab, of the Month
70—Wally Schilf, 71—Howard Sale, tie at 73— Nick Montanaro
Douglas Coleman and O.J. Wagner
D Flight: 65—Jack Border, 70—Harry Brower,
71—Ralph Schmidt, tie at 73—J.R. Roosa and If you have ever played golf, you have no
John Calella doubt heard, “keep your head down!” For
most golfers, this is useless advice and cre-
2 & 3 Individual Net ates more problems than it solves. Once a
December 7 golfer has the proper address position, it is
Tortoise & Hare important to keep the tilt of the spine angle
A Flight: tie at 63—Lloyd Hoefer and Gary Has- throughout the swing. The more centered
sett, 66—Rick Daddio the body turns around the spine, the more
B Flight: 62—Dick Grimm, 63—Vince Nucaso, consistent your ball contact will be. Finally,
always remember keeping your head down
is a false statement. Knee flexion controls
the up and down movement of the body
and will prevent you from topping the ball.
Have a great 2006 on the fairways!
Upcoming Publication Dates The Monthly Rules Corner
January’s Rules Corner Question
February issue Q. A player plays a stroke at his ball,
Thursday, February 2 which is lying out of bounds. What is the
March issue ruling?
Thursday, March 2 Read Nick’s golf tip of the month in Feb-
ruary to find the answer and a new ques-
April issue tion.
Thursday, March 30 Nick Montanaro is the Assistant Golf Pro-
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A Flight: 43—Sandy Chase, 45—Beverly Ovrebo,
B Flight: 49—Norma Cleveringa, 51—Jo Apper-
son, 53—Janet Kingsley
C Flight: 53—Helen Bextermueller, 57—Mary
Sohler, 58—Jeanne Rice
A Flight: 33—Jean Culp, 36—Ginny Huckel, 38—
B Flight: 36—Margie Hink and Angelita Pena,
Ladies 18-Hole C Flight: 36—Connie Shirley, 38—Florence Foley,
Golf Chip-ins: Velma Rose
Mary Sohler Cancelled Photo by BJ Leckbee
4 Clubs and a Putter Brenda Smith, left, and Gretchen
Happy New Year! I hope your holidays December 6
were wonderful and that you’re looking Gross
Saker sign in golfers during the
forward to another great year! The Christ- A Flight: 89—Linda Bervinkle, 92—Sandy Chase, Rally for the Cure Tournament
mas luncheon at Rainbow Springs was very 93—Beverly Ovrebo on November 15. The Ladies
nice—great food, lots of prizes and a good B Flight: 93—Louise Suver, 100—Harriet Brower,
time all around. Thanks to the committee
9-Hole Golf League raised $870
103—Norma Cleveringa for the event. The league has
for a great job! Our next luncheon is coming
C Flight: 99—Helen Bextermueller, 104—Jackie
up quickly, January 10, so be sure to sign
Page, 106—Jeanne Rice
participated each year since the
up on the bulletin board in the Pro Shop. rally’s inception 10 years ago.
Hostesses for January are Marge Myhr, Net
Andy Flannery and Mary Driver. If you can- A Flight: 67—Marilyn Rose, 70—Linda Dumeer,
not be there, please get a substitute. 72—Kathy Hoefer and Jean Culp them; however, checking the bulletin board
I’m finding it’s as easy to lower your B Flight: 67—Angelita Pena, 69—Phyllis Jarskey, is the best way to be sure you’re aware of
handicap as it is your weight! I should prob- 72—Agnes Lindley them.
ably be putting both of those on my list of C Flight: 65—Esther Lang, 69—Virginia Broman, There’s a new golf game in our book and
resolutions! 71—Marjorie Myhr we’ll be playing it in January. It’s called a
Low Gross/Low Net Chip-ins: Linda Bervinkle, Mary McAtee, Jeanne Ribbon Tournament and it means you’ll be
November 15 Rice, Bev Ovrebo, Agnes Lindley, Esther Lang, playing your own game, but not every score
Low Gross will count. Check page 14 of your league
A Flight: 80—Jerry Gill, 81—Karen Hendricks, booklet for details.
Low Gross Low Net
89—Janet Juhlin, 90—Beverly Ovrebo December 13
Rally for the Cure
B Flight: 98—Agnes Lindley, 102—Velma Rose November 15
and Flo Emanuel, 106—Doris Holman Net Scores by Flight
A Flight: 1st Bev Ovrebo, 2nd Gretchen Norman-
C Flight: 104—Margie Hink, 105—Norma Clev- A Flight: 31—Grace Bock, 33—Marie Greco,
din, 3rd Jerry Gill
eringa, 107—Dea Johnson, 110—Mary Alice Nar- 34—Darlene Clark, 36—Arloa Vanderkolk and
B Flight: 1st Marilyn Rose, 2nd Mary J. McAtee,
wold Millie Nucaso
D Flight: 111—Marie Marquis, 116—Lena Sneed,
3rd Jean Culp and Flo Emanuel (tied)
C Flight: 1st Dea Johnson, 2nd Margie Hink, 3rd
Ladies 9-Hole B Flight: 30—Marlene Floeckher, 33—Virginia
Blanchard, 35—Pat Kizer, 36—Mary Carson
119—Elsie Calabrese, 130—Laura Teyral
Golf C Flight: 34—Sharon Bailey, 37—Ruth Mitchell,
A Flight: 69—Gretchen Normandin, 71—Betty A Flight: 1st Ginny Huckel, 2nd Sandy Chase, 3rd BJ Leckbee 40—Carol Bell and Helen Bailey
Gustafson and Margie Wade, 72—Sylvia Keller Chip-ins: Linda Heenan, Pat Kizer, Phyllis Smith,
Nancy Nicholas and Mary Driver (tied)
B Flight: Harriet Brower 72, Georgette Perrault Tommye Vogt
B Flight: 1st Louise Suver and Harriet Brower If you didn’t attend the Christmas lun-
73, Glenna Swank 75, Louise Suver and Patty (tied), 3rd Agnes Lindley cheon at Rainbow Springs on December 7,
Bourgault 77 C Flight: 1st Esther Lang, 2nd Mary Skennion, 3rd November 22
you missed a good time and a chance to see
C Flight: 72—Deb Phillipson, 74—Jeanne Rice Net Scores by Flight
Deb Phillipson us in our dress-up clothes. My, how differ-
and Mary Sohler, 75—Esther Lang ent we look indoors with every hair in place. A Flight: 42—Deni Dehart and Ellie Rapacz, 43—
Chip-ins: Ginny Huckel, Harriet Brower, Jean Culp
D Flight: 77—Ruth Border, 78—Mary Skennion, And many of our social members were able Millie Nucaso and Lois Tatonetti
79—Florence Foley, 92—Catherine Becraft to join us. What a treat! Thanks to Fran Ci- B Flight: 35—Marlene Floeckher, 37—Pat Kizer,
mini and Thelma Smith for arranging the 41—Joan Moore
luncheon. C Flight: 36—Carol Bell, 41—Marge Warren and
Bervinkle, R. Hess, A. Flannery; R. Cleverin- Our new director, Jeff McDonald, spoke Ruth Koch
ga, J. D’Addio, M.J. McAtee, G. Mazzaferro; to the league at our December 6 meeting Chip-ins: Carol Bell, Joan Moore, Millie Nucaso
J. Keller, R. Carter, F. Griswold, G. Perrault. and answered questions from the floor.
Two teams tied for third with a 68: D.
Three Blind Mice
While wise enough to avoid committing to
Norris, C. Jones, D. Dertien, D. Muller; B. specific deadlines, Jeff did give us insight
Ovrebo, R. Bee, J. Johnson, T. Dertien. into his plans for both courses.
Two teams finished in fourth with a 69: Brenda Smith and Virginia Blanchard Team Scramble
W. Dumeer, B. Gustafson, B. Barringer, H. chaired our Rally for the Cure on Novem- December 6
Bextermueller; E. Darichuk, G. Palmer, S. ber 15, the 10th year we’ve supported this Links East: 41—Dawn Hagberg, Jean Flynn, Pat
Keller, J. Page. fundraiser for cancer research, which goes Kizer; Pat Black; 43—Agens Tetti, Jean Gilmore,
Nice job everybody! For the rest of us, back to the Rally’s inception. Brenda and Joan Krajkovich, Michaele Beyer; Tie at 44--Ellie
it’s not whether you win or lose its how Virginia are delighted to report that 58 golf- Rapacz, Marlene Floeckher, Bernice Michaelson,
you play the game. Musta been a loser that ers raised $870 at this event. Congratula- Frances Cimini; and Mary Hart, Deni Dehart, Don-
made that one up! tions everyone, and thank you! na Swiger, Virginia Hawk
Phil and Connie Shirley will be hosting January’s business meeting will include
Links West: Tie at 47—Millie Nucaso, June Tas-
the January 7 MODIFIED Scramble. All play- lunch, so please sign up on the bulletin
Handicap ers drive on each hole and then one drive board if you haven’t done so.
sinary, Thelma Smith, Marilee Dam; and Tommye
is selected to play. The player whose drive Darlene Clark and Carol Bell are asking Vogt, Beryl Leckbee, Therese Bell, Ruth Mitchell
Committee is selected does not hit the next shot. Only that each member please consider contrib- Net Scores by Flight
Patricia K. Del Vacchio three players will hit. This procedure con- uting a door prize for our March 7 invita- December 13
tinues until the ball is on the green. Once tional. They are prepared to accept them at A Flight: 33—Jean Gilmore, 34—Marie Norwood
on the green all four players will putt until any time. A good rule of thumb is to give and Dorothy Wagner, 35—Dodie Phillips and BJ
The Straight Scramble, or as I like to call the ball is holed. something you would like to receive. Talk Leckbee
it “the A Players’ Scramble,” was held on FYI: The payout for winners of the Satur- to Carol or Darlene if you have any ques- B Flight: 28—Bernice Michaelson, 31—Michaele
a beautiful sunny day, December 3. I was day Scrambles is available in the Pro Shop tions. Beyer, 33—Carol Bell, 37—Pat Black
privileged to play with three really nice peo- on the Sunday after the Scramble. Don’t for- No new invitations have arrived recent-
ple and my A Player was very generous and get to pick up your winnings. ly, but be prepared for news at any time.
allowed us to all play. We had some really Rally at 9:30 and tee off at 10. See you at The first quarter is an active time for away
great shots but just couldn’t seem to com-
plete the hole … I’m beginning to think it’s
the flags. tournaments. Donna Swiger will announce
me. Looking back over my notes for past
in Just 2
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scrambles the persons I played with are all
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and Don Floeckher were our guests. The
The course was excellent but the weather was
not very cooperative. Forty-four members
Travelors and guests braved the rain. Phil Shirley and
Bev Ovrebo were the winners of closest to
Jo Apperson the pin honors.
The team game for the day was two best
balls and the winners were:
On December 7, the Travelors’ annu- 1st— Rick and Joan D’Addio; 4th—Calvin
al Christmas party was held at the Arbor and Jo Apperson; Don and Marlene Floeck-
Conference Center. The committee of Mar- her; Bob and Jan Kingsley; 2nd—Phil and
gie Hink, Jean Culp, Nancy Nicholas and Connie Shirley; 5th—Art and Barb Buecher;
Georgette Perrault did an outstanding job. Carl Arnold and Phyllis Jarskey; Dick Hess
Everyone enjoyed the wonderful buffet and and Bev Ovrebo; 3rd—Don and Margie Hink;
great music along with having the opportu- 6th—Bill and Jean Culp; Arlo Jansen and
nity to be with good friends. Betty Gustafson; Bill Daugherty and Barb
Harbor Hills Country Club was the site Paterson.
of our December golf outing. Bev Ovrebo, Our next outing will be on January 13 at
Flo Emanuel, Marilyn Rose, Barbara Pater- Citrus Springs. Our hosts will be Carl Ar-
son, Arlo Jansen, Bob Carter and Marlene nold and Phyllis Jarskey.
53—Joe Griglio; 58—Oliver Aube
Ladies: 48—Emmy Ricciardone; 50—Rena Taral-
lo; tie at 53—Jennie Griglio and Florence Soens
Men: 35—Sal Tarallo; 38—Dick Soens; 43—John
Ladies: 40—Dori McConville; 45—Emmy Ric- On Top of the World residents Joan Dudek, Antonio Manzo and John Mataya
ciardone; tie at 49—Maria France and Eleanor
participated in the ﬁnal rounds of the shufﬂeboard competition of the Senior
Krowka; 68—Jenny Griglio
Men: 42—John Ricciardone; 44—Ray France; Games in December.
45—Joe McConville 46—Bob Meier; 48—Joe room.
Griglio; 53—Dean Priest Following the meeting there will be a
December 4 pizza and ice cream lunch. Tickets for the
Ladies: 41—Emmy Ricciardone; 47—Florence
Mini Golf Soens; 50—Eleanor Krowka; 54—Jennie Griglio
lunch are $3 for members and their guests.
Tickets are available from the team cap-
Jack Coyle Men: 34—Sal Tarallo; 35—Dick Soens; 46—Ben tains. Tableware, ice and cups will be pro-
Resta; 48—Bob Maxwell 54—Oliver Aube; 59— vided but attendees should bring their own
Providence Putters Mini-Golf Joe Griglio beverage. Bingo games with cash prizes fol-
November 15 December 11 low the luncheon.
Ladies: 42—Inge Vogt; 45—Dori McConville; Ladies: 44—Dori McConville; 45—Florence A welcoming committee has been
Soens; tie at 47—Eleanor Krowka and Emmy formed with purpose of contacting new
46—Emmy Ricciardone; 56—Jennie Griglio
Ricciardone; 48—Chris Resta; 49—Elaine Sirny; residents and familiarizing them with the
Men: 37—Bob Maxwell; 38—Kurt Vogt; 42—
shuffleboard program and inviting them to
John Ricciardone; 43—Sal Tarallo; 53—Joe Mc- 54—Jennie Griglio
join the club. Connie Marley is heading the
Conville; 60—Joe Griglio December 11
committee. All members are asked to help
November 22 Men: 34—Ben Resta; 46—Joe McConville promote new memberships. Those joining
Ladies: 41—Emmy Ricciardone; 43—Inge Vogt; Thursday Mini-Golf Shufﬂeboard after January 1will pay reduced dues of $3
50—Jennie Griglio; 59—Dori McConville November 17 Joe Tuohy for the balance of the season.
Men: 37—Sal Tarallo; 38—Bob Maxwell; 45— Ladies: 45—Florence Soens; 46—Maria France; John Mataya will head a training program
Kurt Vogt 48—John Ricciardone 48—Marilyn Cernecarl; 49—Rena Tarallo; 55— scheduled for Saturday January 14, at 9:30
November 29 Marge Saxon; 56—Jennie Griglio Four residents, Antonio Manzo, John Ma- a.m. This is open to all residents interested
Rained Out Men: 37—Glenn Saxon; 38—Sal Tarallo; 44—Ray taya, Joan Dudek and Margaret Trousil, rep- in learning shuffleboard and is an excellent
December 6 resented On Top Of The World in the final opportunity to learn strategies and tech-
France; 45—Don Cernecarl; 47—Dick Soens;
rounds of competition shuffleboard at the niques to improve one’s game.
Men: 39—Joe McConville; 40—Sal Tarallo; tie at 51—Oliver Aube; 57—Joe Griglio Florida’s State Senior Games on December
44—Ben Resta and Sam Ferlanie November 24 Winners for December
10 at the Leesburg Community Center.
December 13 Rained Out Men
Marion County and On Top of the World
Ladies: 48—Emmy Ricciardone; 49—Dori McCo- December 1 Monday a.m.: Bob Schuck, Wolfgang Pias-
turned in an impressive record with the
nville; 52—Inge Vogt Ladies: 41—Emmy Ricciardone; 42—Florence winning of three medals in their respective kowsky
Men: 43—Kurt Vogt; 46—Joe McConville Soens; tie at 49—Maria France and Marge Saxon; age groups. Monday p.m.: Hank Hilovsky, John Mataya
Sunday Mini-Golf tie at 50—Chris Resta and Eleanor Krowka; 54— In the 75- to 79-age group for men the Tuesday p.m.: Paul Agarwal, Dick Beury
November 13 Rena Tarallo; 56—Jennie Griglio gold was won by Antonio “Tony” Manzo Wednesday p.m.: Joe Szabo, Tony Manzo
Ladies: 43—Eleanor Krowka; 45—Emmy Ric- Men: 35—Sal Tarallo; 38—Dick Soens; 41—Glenn and the bronze by John Mataya. In the 55- Thursday a.m.: H.C. Weldon
ciardone; tie at 47—Florence Soens and Rena Saxon; 42—Ben Resta; 44—Ray France; 58—Joe to 59-age group for women the silver was Friday a.m.: Frank Chamberlain
Tarallo; tie at 49—Jennie Griglio and Dori McCo- Griglio won by Joan Dudek. All contestants have Women
December 8 expressed enjoying the games and are look- Monday a.m.: Betty Cullum
nville; 50—Maria France
Rained Out ing forward to the 2006 season. A “high Monday p.m.: Helen Foskett
Men: tie at 38—Joe McConville and Sal Tarallo;
five” goes out to all the players for reaching Tuesday p.m.: Margot Thomas
tie at 40—John Ricciardone and Dick Soens; the final rounds.
Wednesday p.m.: Agnes Hickman, Daisy Rowell
The first general membership meeting in
Thursday a.m.: Dorothy Link
2006 is scheduled for Thursday January 12,
at 11 a.m. in the Health & Recreation Ball- Friday a.m.: Mary Lu Chamberlain
The next World News will be
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to express their opinions or thoughts. If by to either Ray Stover (treasurer), or Richard
any chance you have any ideas on individ- Impresa (president). Thank you, R.I.”
ual bocce instead of team play, pro or con, A very nice message from our new presi-
please inform your team captains so they dent. I know the new officers will have the
can pass the comments onto their league support and cooperation of the current
reps. membership (123), as interest in learning
I have had many players asking me about and playing the game is steadily increasing.
the recuperation of our bocce president, Bob As Richard noted, we need a strong united
Orr. I spoke to Bob just before this deadline voice to be heard, so get down to the dues
and he is progressing favorably each and box and sign up!
every day. Bob said, “I see improvement ev- The meeting held on November 6 had 24
ery day.” members attending. John Dieckman chaired
Last month I published two questions the meeting in his capacity as the “veep”
concerning problems or responsibilities and did a great job! On behalf of the outgo-
trying to refresh your minds on our bocce ing executive board he expressed his warm
thanks to all for the cooperation received
Bocce league rules.
As you remember, the first problem Billiards in the past year. If the club will allow me a
Bob Woods was during measuring to see what team’s George Tookmanian word here, I would say on behalf of the club,
ball were closest to the pallina, some balls “Thank you, for your efforts in the overall
were inadvertently moved when there was betterment of the pool room, you folks have
Happy New Year to all Bocce players from one ball yet to be played and those doing The following message is from Richard done well, KUDOS!” Executive Board!
myself and all the officers of Bocce. the measuring could not remember exactly Impresa to all members and residents. He The ladies of the club displayed the tro-
First on the agenda is a congratulations where those removed balls were originally and a new executive board are taking of- phy they had won in their competitions
to the Sandbaggers who are on the 1 p.m. located. fice in January, and I think it is fitting and against some of the ladies in our area. I
Monday league and wound up being the fall What should have been done? proper to relay his greeting to all. So with- know we have gals that have displayed con-
session’s “Best of Bocce” team. The Sand- The answer is quite simple. The balls out missing a beat, here is what Richard has siderable skill pocketing an 8-ball, and the
baggers defeated the Four I’s who were the should be placed back to their original po- to say. best is they keep getting better! So congrat-
runner-up team. Congratulations to both sition or as close as possible. If this was not “The new board members of the billiards ulations to all you ladies, we are proud of
teams who after defeating many league acceptable by either team captain, then the club are asking for the help and support of you!
winning teams made it to the finals. frame should be played over. If any dissen- all On Top of the World billiard players. Also our ladies are well represented at
As you all know by know, or at least I tion still occurs, the league representative Anyone who uses the billiards facilities ben- club meetings. Seems to me more and more
hope you all do, the Winter Session of Bocce should make the final decision. efits from the contributions and actions of gals are getting their own cue sticks.
starts Monday, January 9. Hopefully, every- The second question concerned the re- the club. Currently the annual dues are $5. A word of encouragement, if I may. This
thing will run smoothly and there will be sponsibility of measurements on all ques- A strong, united voice should represent the is not an easy game to play. Allison Fisher
no misunderstandings. Players, if you have tionable distances for team balls from the interests of the billiard players to the de- makes it look easy on TV. Forget about that;
any questions concerning your team please pallina. The responsibility solely lies with veloper in requesting future improvements besides her natural talent, it took years to
contact your team captain, who in turn can the team captain. The team captain can di- and/or purchases. We would like all billiard get where she is. So, keep up with practice,
contact your league representative. The rect a member of his team to do the mea- players to join the club to strengthen that try to develop a clean smooth stroke, ob-
Bocce board meeting will be held January 2 suring but he is the responsible person, just voice. In case you didn’t realize it, the dues serve how the balls carom off the next ball,
at the Arbor Conference Center. Same time, like a captain of a ship. helped pay for equipment repair/replace- what speed does, and if you can apply some
same place. I have two questions that are related to ment (e.g. new racks, sticks, tables, etc.), of what you have observed you will sink a
There has been some discussion between each other. Who is responsible to ensure table maintenance (e.g. new cloth), and ac- ball or two, but, have fun. I know, because,
members concerning individual bocce in- team members are present and on time for cessories (e.g. chairs, lights, etc.) in competition I hate to lose and I can for-
stead of teams. To let you all know, the league play? “Many of us weren’t residents when the get I’m supposed to be having fun!
board is going to look into this matter to The second question, who is responsible bar tables were the only equipment here. Now all you folks playing pool remem-
see if it would be feasible. There will be no for obtaining substitutes for team members Past board and club members should be ap- ber simple courtesy around the pool table;
changes in the present schedule and no de- unable to attend a scheduled match? An- plauded for the improvements we currently think about it, it will make for a pleasant
cisions would be made without first having swers will be in the February column. enjoy. If not for their efforts we would prob- experience.
a general meeting so all players would get See you all on the bocce courts … keep ably still be playing on that original equip- We have two groups of men’s teams at
information first-hand and also a chance the balls rolling. ment, with the original cloth and sticks. On Top of the World, the “A” and “B.” If one
“The new board would welcome your looks at the standings in the league you
input on any billiard related issues. We be- will see the “A” gang on top and undefeat-
lieve that a first class billiards facility will ed as of November 6 and you will see the
be a strong selling point for the developer “B” bunch on the bottom (supporting the
as well as an asset to the community and league) with one win. “B” played “A” on No-
we are currently working with the devel- vember 6, looking to turn the tables on the
oper through Deborah Clark, On Top of the top team, but was soundly trounced 27-9.
World Program Director, who is researching With Ray Stover and Fred Adolph running
options to include new equipment in next the rack in 8-ball, we were outplayed. Wait
year’s On Top of the World budget. until next time! Well done, “A”!
“Starting in January, the club will meet The club will have the third annual in-
on the third Monday of every month in the stallation luncheon at the Bamboo Cafe
ceramics/art room of the Hobby Center in the Winn Dixie Plaza, on January 10 at
from 4 to 6 p.m. and we welcome your par- 1:30 p.m. Sign-up sheets are posted on the
ticipation and ideas. You can pay your dues bulletin board in the poolroom. The cost is
to any board member, or by dropping it in $8.50 per person, which includes buffet,
the box located in the billiards room, along beverage choice, tax and gratuity. Checks
with your name, address, phone number may be made out to Richard Impresa or Ray
Social Club Wood Shop and e-mail address. Please make checks out Stover.
Mort Meretsky Ray Utiss
I would like to wish all of our members a
happy and healthy New Year.
I hope all of our members paid their dues
during the month of December. If you did
They say …
not pay your dues in December, please con-
The board would like to thank all of our
tact an officer to see when you can pay.
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Our next poker/blackjack day is Friday,
required, so I hope you have your tickets. I
January 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Arbor
hope all of our members can attend and get
Conference Center. This is also a good time
for anyone who would like to join to come
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Bob can also be reached at 854-4027, if you
have any questions.
is the time to start for next year. You will
have plenty of time.
Our annual Super Bowl extravaganza Monday night classes have resumed.
is on Sunday, February 5, starting at 5:30 This is definitely a good time to go over
p.m., at the H&R Ballroom. The cost is still your skills and receive some safety training.
only $2 for members and $5 for guests. We From the time you enter the Wood Shop un-
will again have fried chicken.
Please let Anne know by the 20th of
til you leave, think “safety.”
I hope everyone has a happy and joyous
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22 The World News® January 2006
fast was delicious. D’Clowns led the holiday
songs, painted faces, did balloons and tat-
toos and were a big hit with the kids. Can’t
wait to see the nine of us with our pic-
ture taken with Santa. We were graciously
thanked and will be invited back next year.
Just a few days later D’Clowns visited
the Hampton assisted living residences on
Route 484 to greet the holiday with songs
and cheer. From there we visited Abby
Roche, a former On Top of the World resi-
dent who has been at Palm Gardens.
The Italian American Club has invited our
group to provide entertainment for them
at their first meeting of the New Year. We
look forward to that and as such are hard at
D’Clowns work practicing our skits, etc for the show.
Paula Magen D’Clowns have a new member. Ellen Rich-
ards is our Clown of the Month. She chose
“Ellie” as her clown name. She is a delight-
Wishing y’all a happy and healthy New ful addition to our group who showed up in
Year from D’Clowns! As you can imagine full clown dress for the first time out ready
December was a busy month. We did our to go!
monthly show for the Alzheimer’s wing at Ellen has lived in the Providence sec-
Summerville (formerly Park Place). We have tion with her husband Marshall for a year.
such a good time there and the residents They have three sons and a grandson. The
are appreciative. Holiday songs were an ad- Richards have an RV and recently traveled
dition to our skits, magic and fun things. to California. They drove through 22 states
How nice it was to see the colorful Hal- ending up in New Hampshire where Ellen is
loween picture of our clowns with Deputy originally from. Ellen enjoys stamping, and
Pogue in the South Marion Citizen paper. line and ballroom dancing. A hearty wel-
D’Clowns volunteered Saturday, December 10th, at Blessed Trinity Church in
We also received a lovely letter of gratitude come to you, Ellen. Ocala for their “Breakfast with Santa” party. We entertained 115 children and
from Sheriff Dean for our participation in During January we plan to visit other as- their parents with songs, balloons, face-painting and tattoos.
the Halloween extravaganza—a first for the sisted living residences. In addition, Brian
State Road 200 Sheriff’s Division. LaPalme of Publix has graciously volun- and excited to have this talented gentleman aspects of clowning and you will love it. Join
On December 10, we participated in teered to do a workshop for us. Members work with us. us at our meetings on the first and third
Breakfast with Santa at Blessed Trinity, of D’Clowns have expressed an interest in D’Clowns are a fun group who enjoy Monday of each month. We meet in Suites
clown Rosey’s church. There was a huge clown makeup and other aspects of clown- bringing smiles and laughter to all ages. We B and C of the Arbor Conference Center
crowd and more than 100 children. Every- ing. Brian is a professional makeup artist, know there’s a clown inside you just burst- at 1:30 p.m. For additional information call
thing was beautifully decorated and break- magician and ringmaster. We are happy ing to come out. We will help you with all Paula at 873-3433.
should be used and things like washable
magic markers should never be used on
the body. It would make it so much easier
if we could use them, but that is not what
they are meant for. Children can have some
terrible reactions from them and we don’t
want to take any chances.
Oakhurst Assisted Living Facility held its
Fall Festival outside on the lawn of the facil-
ity. So many fun things going on at one time
and Ocala Clown Express was there to help
bring the residents outside and then to face
paint, apply tattoos and do balloon art. We
were a bunch of busy clowns, but I am sure
that we made the day for so many wonder-
Great Lakes Club Irish Clown Express The Bark on the Farm Dog Walk was held
Aleta Klaras American Club Ferrell Van Horn at the 4-H Farm to benefit the Marion Coun-
ty 4-H Farm and the Marion County Katrina
C.M. Casey Relief Fund. What a fun day for all. They had
The Great Lakes Club celebrated in De- Shady Acres Independent Living is a a Pooch and Smooch contest, dog training
cember with a Christmas party at the Arbor great place for young adults who need a and a dog walk for all the children and their
Hope you all had a wonderful holiday little help with the activities of daily living. dogs. All types of things were available for
Club. Eighty-four members were served a and are looking forward to the New Year.
delicious dinner by Bruce. Following dinner They each have their own small apartment purchase for their animals. Ocala Clown Ex-
Our Christmas Event is happening just on acres of beautiful land. We gathered one press was there to face paint and help out
there were drawings for many door prizes.
as this article is going to press, with ticket night to give them a little show. Our skits, where we might be needed. We even had to
The Summerspring Chorus entertained
sales higher than we anticipated; I know a bells, stickers and one-on-one with them baby sit dogs while their owners had their
us and presented an excellent program.
good time is in store. … More on that social was such fun. They seem to really enjoy faces painted. What a great day with all the
Most of the ladies in the group are mem-
event will appear in the next issue. having us and we plan to return. children and their dogs.
bers of Sweet Adelines who formed their
own local chorus. The excellent harmony Since the time is going by so quickly I ask Marion County Adoption Agency had Festival of Trees was held again this
was most enjoyable. that you mark your calendar for March 9. a large turnout for its Fair on the Square. year, but this time at the Hilton. This fes-
In January, we will meet at our regular This will be our St. Patrick’s Day celebra- Booths were set up with all sorts of infor- tival benefits the Public Education Founda-
time again: 3 p.m. January 3 in the Health tion. More about what is planned will be re- mation. Fun things for the children to par- tion of Marion County. The annual display
& Recreation Ballroom. Our entertainment leased in the upcoming issues. ticipate in and of course Ocala Clown Ex- of beautifully decorated trees, wreaths,
will be Leonard from the Ocala Storytelling press was there to paint faces, apply tattoos a historic Ocala gingerbread village and a
For those who may be new to the commu-
Club. Michigan members will be honored. and give out stickers and balloon art. 100-ton holiday theme sand sculpture were
nity or are not familiar with the Irish Ameri-
See you there. We continue to go to Munroe Regional just some of the hits of the 10-day festival.
can Club, we are a social club that meets
Medical Center to participate in Pediatric Ocala Clown Express was there for Kids’
four times a year and as it is, those four
Orientation each Thursday morning. This Day and the Family Festival Day. Our big
times are always parties. New members are
year we have added one more thing to our day was on Saturday when we face painted,
always welcome. Please do not hesitate to
class. We have a small skit on “Not Talking tattooed and gave out balloon art to more
contact our president, John Dieckman, our
to Strangers.” “Dotsy” has Priscilla the little than 400 children. Our three hours went by
vice-president, Marge Moore, or our trea-
girl puppet and “Cricket” has Dom (dirty quickly. What a beautiful place with all the
surer, Joe O’Brien, or myself, if you are in-
old man), the puppet that tries to lure the trees, the train room and choirs. We truly
terested in becoming a member.
children. All of the first graders really do enjoyed the two days and hope to return
To all our members and all our friends get into the act. It is so much fun and we again next year.
at On Top of the World we extend a special hope that the message gets across to each If you would like to join our group or just
wish for the New Year: child. check us out, just give “Dotsy” aka Carol a
“May there always be work for your One afternoon after our regular meeting call at 873-9223 and she will be more than
hands to do, may your purse always hold a we met to try to learn how to face paint. happy to fill you in on clowning. Ocala
coin or two. Yes, you are right. This is about the third Clown Express hopes you had a wonderful
May the sun always shine on your win- time that I have tried, but some of our holiday season and wishes you the very best
Beth dowpane, and may a rainbow be certain to newer clowns really did catch on quickly. in the coming year. Happy New Year.
follow each rain. Of course we learned what type of paints Keep Smiling, “Cricket.”
May the hand of a friend be always near,
PT and may your heart be filled with gladness
Clinical and cheer.”
Director Slainte! Good health!
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January 2006 The World News® 23
es us each year. He goes out of his way to
please. Carol Berta (in whatever spare time
she has) bought all the gifts and wrapped
them herself. To Bob Berta who printed out
all of our tickets … thank you. If you were a
lucky ticket holder you will be surprised at
her ingenuity, taste and flair to please the
Of course, we cannot forget Santa (Frank
Palotta). Each year he attends our meet-
ings and hands out our lucky ticket hold-
ers’ gifts. To the board members who sold
tickets for the party I thank you. Fanny Bal-
dacchini who sold out on our Tampa Bay
Downs trip … hurray! Two buses filled. She
is taking a waiting list.
New York/ Thank you to Glo Hutchings for getting
our music for our Christmas party and co-
New Jersey chairing entertainment with me and for
Terry Zarrella volunteering her time when needed. Thank
you to Gladys Bevalacqua, our Sunshine
Lady and Badge Lady, for making sure our
This month’s column will be dedicated badges are returned at the end of our meet-
to all the board members of the club. Next ings and sending cards to our members in
month we will start the new year with our need of a lift.
“special” member of the month. However, To Carol Toye, in charge of membership,
this is a good time to thank everyone on making sure our members have renewed
the board who contributes so much of their and are entitled to attend our wonderful Photo by Larry Resnick
time and effort. Many members think that meetings and join in the fun of our activi-
our club meetings just appear magically ties. To Liz Ettell, who helps Carol Toye and
Among the On Top of the World volunteers who attend an appreciation
each month when in fact, so much is done has been instrumental in selling tickets for luncheon by Munroe Regional Medical Center were, from left, Mike Lankenau,
in advance to make our club enjoyable. Tampa Downs … thank you. Lee Lankenau, Frank Picciurro, Nick Zoccolli, Janice Picciurro, Marge Nuzzi,
The Christmas party preparations, for Next month I will talk about our Christ-
example, Gloria Aiello contacting Bruce, mas party. Since this column is submitted
Chris Resnick, Joe Nuzzi, Arola Vanderkolk, Ken Vanderkolk.
getting prices, asking for dishes to please by the 13th of the month, I will know more
our members and deliberating what pies
to serve and making sure everyone will be
satisfied. Danny Collara was in charge of
after the party. All the board members hope
you had a very Merry Christmas and we
wish you a very “Happy New Year” full of
On Top of the World Volunteers
decorations this month and always surpris- health, love, joy, peace and happiness.
Honored by Munroe Regional
BY LARRY RESNICK unteers know how much they are needed
ucts. Hazel and Elmer Radabaugh collected Munroe Regional Medical Center is a hos- and appreciated. They have a very lively
the products donated by all members and pital that is always in need of volunteers. program and lots of activities for their vol-
packed the beautiful basket. On Top of the World Communities resi- unteers and periodically have dinners and
A game of scrambled Christmas words dents have always helped to fill that need. parties for them.
was played and John Dieckman and Jane Every time this reporter has visited some In December, there was a very large num-
Rickert won boxes of Christmas candy. Five hospital-bound friend, I usually saw a neigh- ber of On Top of the World residents who
poinsettia table centerpieces were also giv- bor or friend volunteering, moving about or attended the latest appreciation luncheon.
en away along with many other door prizes. at the gift counter or transporting someone This is just another example of what
The favorite part of the Christmas party for in or out. Whenever these volunteers are in- great neighbors and residents reside in On
many members, is the traditional reading of terviewed for a story I always ask the ques- Top of the World.
“The Visit of St. Nicholas” by Santa Claus. tion “why do you volunteer at Munroe.” In- Whenever anyone asks me “where do I
This year’s reading was just as confusing variably I receive an answer something to live,” I am always proud to say, On Top of
and different, as usual. effect of “I like to help someone in need, the World, and this volunteerism is one of
The January meeting will be held on and, I get more out of volunteering here the reasons that I am proud of that fact: ac-
Wednesday, January 11, at 3 p.m. The place tive adults who are helping their commu-
Pennsylvania will be the Arbor Conference Center, Suite
then I put into it.”
And Munroe Hospital lets these vol- nity.
Along with the meeting and refresh-
Pat Utiss ments; we will be having a speaker from Square Theatre Presents AARP Needs Volunteers
Metro Crime Prevention of Florida. Dues Two Plays in One Evening for Its Tax Program
of $5 will be collected at this meeting. We
The Christmas party of the Pennsylva- What could be better than enjoying an Tax time is fast approaching, and again
hope to see everyone there.
nia Club was held December 14 at Golden evening out and taking in a show? Taking this year the AARP Tax-Aide Program in
As you read this, it will be the close of an-
Corral. From comments I heard, I think all in two shows in one night! Square Theatre conjunction with the IRS will be offering tax
other year. All of the Officers and Members
had a good time. There was plenty of food is proud to present two one-act plays by preparation and information at the Ocala
of the Pennsylvania Club wish all residents
and prizes. Jim Chesney won the main playwright, director and educator Kent R. West United Methodist Church.
of On Top of the World a very blessed New
door prize, a basket of Pennsylvania prod- Brown. We are seeking volunteers to help their
The plays will be presented , January 7 at neighbors in filing their federal and state
7:30 p.m., January 8 at 2 p.m., January 12 at tax returns. No experience necessary. We
cakes and brownies for the chorus. 7:30 p.m., January 13 at 7:30 p.m., January will train you.
Our table decorations were so pretty this 14 at 7:30 p.m., January 15 at 2 p.m., Janu- Returns will be computer prepared and
year with garland and the berry cone shaped ary 19 at 7:30 p.m., January 20 at 7:30 p.m., e-filing is available. If you are not computer
trees. The Santa/snowmen figurines were a January 21 at 7:30 p.m. and January 22 at oriented, we also need checkers and screen-
delight and these along with the trees were 2 p.m. ers.
the door prizes. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for To volunteer, please contact Paul E. Wil-
To all our Southern Club members who students and seniors. For tickets or more son at 854-8878. We are open two days a
may be ill in the hospital or at home this information, please call (352) 622-6418 or week, although it is not necessary to work
holiday season, we wish you a speedy re- visit www.squaretheatre.org. both days.
covery and hope to see you soon.
God bless all the children and their fami-
lies who have been affected by the hurri-
canes this year. Jeffrey Dee Fleigel, M.D., F.A.C.S.
We hope the memories of holidays past
will sustain you through this holiday sea-
son and may your New Year be a bright and
Suzanne S. Fleigel, M.D.
Southern Club happy one. Board Certiﬁed American Academy of Otolaryngology
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The Southern Club Christmas dinner was
Begin 2006 by Giving Blood; ■ Allergy Blood Tests Available
great. There was ham, chicken and all the Bloodmobile Visits January 2 ■ Removal of Facial Spots
great dishes the members cooked. ■ Facial Plastic Surgery
Our club members brought gifts for the
BY DIANA MORGAN
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tional Forest. Mike Connolly has been so … donate blood to save a life. Medicare Participating
helpful year after year in collecting these We will be in the On Top of the World
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tribution. to 4 p.m. on Monday, January 2.
We were entertained by the West Port There is always an ongoing need for blood
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24 The World News® January 2006
An R/C Flyer’s Experience
On a bright August morning, Bob Trebil-
cock joined several other members of the
R/C Flyers on the flying field. After 25 hours
of assembly effort, he had already flown his
plane, a Stinger, almost 30 times. Weighing
almost eight pounds and with a wingspan
of 60 inches, it was a beauty.
Unfortunately, on the third flight that
day, something went wrong. While Bob was
controlling it to turn downwind in prepara-
tion for landing, the Stinger began doing
a loop, then another and another. It had
stopped responding to the controls.
Several other flyers witnessed Bob’s
problem and checked their transmission
frequencies to be sure they weren’t interfer-
ing with his flight. No problem there. Bob
tried another transmitter. It didn’t matter.
The plane continued looping its way toward
the nearby woods. Bob and his companion Photo by BJ Leckbee
flyers helplessly watched it spin down-
Bob Trebilcock and his ill-fated Stinger.
ward into the woods and heard an ominous
thump. crash. The underbrush was so dense, and Wells and a handheld GPS device, set the The Stinger was destroyed, but Bob is
“My heart sank,” Bob says. fallen logs so prevalent, they couldn’t walk GPS to the crash coordinates, and walked putting the engine into another Stinger;
Other R/C flyers on the scene sighted the in a straight line. Walking a crooked path into the woods. The two men found the go- the radio, too. The transmitter and receiver
crash location based on tables and chairs lo- caused them to constantly check their com- ing as tough as Bob Trebilcock and Jim Ellis were both tested and both were pronounced
cated at the scene. Setting their compasses pass readings. They were constantly on the had found it earlier. functional. As the FAA doesn’t get involved
on north based on the furniture mentioned alert for snakes. “It’s hard in dense woods to follow a in model crashes, Bob and his fellow flyers
gave them the degrees to determine the di- The two searchers never saw any snakes, straight path,” Jim Snapp says. “GPS kept have determined the cause of the crash. Di-
rection of the crash. but encountered many spiders. “Humon- us oriented.” They found themselves south agnosis: Possible battery failure onboard
Bob drove a car onto the construction gous ones,” Jim Ellis recalls, “and at eye of the GPS point, corrected their path and the aircraft—that is, malfunction of the bat-
road that runs parallel to the flying field to level. We walked into more than one web found it! One wing was still on a tree. On the tery on the plane that powers the radio.
mentally mark the line of the crash. Unfor- strung between trees. The woods were so ground, the body of the airplane was shred- By way of thanking Jim Snapp and his
tunately, the search and recovery effort had thick we couldn’t see out. We could have ded, but the propeller wasn’t damaged. The brother-in-law for their search and recovery
to be put on hold for several weeks due to gotten lost in there easily.” plane had landed nose-first in soft sand, efforts, the Trebilcocks prepared a special
Ocala’s daily summer thunderstorms. But they didn’t. They also didn’t find the with the trees possibly slowing its descent. dinner for them. On the menu were such
When the weather improved, Bob and fel- plane. In order to find their way out, they After weeks of rain, there was no water in items as Swamp Canapes and Snake Steak
low flyer Jim Ellis used the compass sight- checked their compasses and walked 180 the engine, the fuel tubes or the muffler. All with Local Mushrooms.
ings to hike into the woods to try to find degrees in the opposite direction. were intact and reusable, as was the tiny in- Apparently if you’re an R/C flyer here at
the plane. Bob’s wife Barbara tried to help. She took animate pilot. On Top of the World, you’ve got to have a
“We took snake sticks, wore rubber knee- a ride in a powered parachute over the area This successful search was done at Jim sense of humor. And a huge appreciation
high boots, long-sleeved shirts and lots of at approximately 300 feet above tree level. Snapp’s initiative and without Bob Trebil- for the willingness of other flyers to take
insect repellant,” Bob remembers. At ear- She never did see any sign of the Stinger. cock’s knowledge. Bob became aware of it the initiative to help one of their own who
ly daylight one day the two went in using But, hey, she enjoyed trying! when Jim arrived at his house on a golf cart has run into a bit of trouble. Oh, and it helps
the compass setting and walked 25 yards Another R/C flyer, Jim Snapp, said, “I that held several garbage bags. Inside the if you know how to use a compass and have
apart from each other in the direction of the think I can find it.” He grabbed Charles bags were the various pieces of the plane. access to a GPS device.
The Rev. E. McKinnon “Mac” White
If many Americans found the 1960s dis- The Rev. E.
turbing and turbulent, the Rev. E. McKinnon
“Mac” White saw them as an interesting and
exciting time to be a minister. White at the
To be sure, he was in the thick of things Washington Park
in 1964 when pastors of all denominations United Methodist
across the country were invited to go to
Jackson, Miss., and join the protest against Church in
the governor’s calling a special legislative Providence, R.I.
session to undercut the provisions of the
Civil Rights Act. day, he says he was proud of his congrega- 18 he was called into service by the United
Mac was assigned to help ensure the safe- tion, which not only stood by his decision States Army Air Force Reserve. His father,
ty of local pastors—who had been asked to but even applauded him. knowing the risks of going out into the
leave the city on the day of the march. But When asked how he got into the min- world, reminded Mac that all that he had
on the afternoon he planned to fly out of istry, White insists that he more or less become could be lost in moments. And,
Jackson, a protester put a huge sign in his “muddled” into it. At age 9 he overheard his indeed, he was challenged but managed
hand and he found himself marching. Soon mother tell his father that she believed Mac to walk his own path and keep his values
after, he and scores of others were jailed would grow up to be a minister, something intact. And as a trained airplane mechanic,
for three days until a federal court released he’d never thought about. he discovered his interest in working both
him. Some time later, his much-admired pas- with things and with people.
Back in South Providence, R.I., where he tor, the Rev. J. Manley Shaw, asked him to White has received kudos for his broad-
was pastor of the Washington Park United address a youth group. When Mac asked for casting and television services and a Bos-
Methodist Church, which was flanked on advice, his father told him to select some ton University School of Theology Distin-
one side by the largest African-American verses from scripture and explain to the guished Alumni Award. In addition to his
population in the city, and on the other side children what they meant to him. Rev. Shaw many accomplishments in the ministry, he
by the white suburban community of Cran- soon became Mac’s model and mentor who has an impressive command of geo-politi-
ston, the integration of public schools was guided him for years, and insisted he get cal issues, which he articulates with great
not going well because the burden of bus- a broad liberal arts education before think- clarity.
ing rested entirely on the African-Ameri- ing about the seminary. He has always been And though a registered Democrat, he
cans who were boycotting the efforts. Once grateful for that sage advice. is objective about politics in general. Dur-
again he was asked to stand with the pro- After graduating with a liberal arts de- ing the John F. Kennedy/Richard M. Nixon
test, which he did even when two busloads gree, he entered Boston University Seminary televised debate, he saw a significant sea
of school children were sent to his church in 1950 and graduated in 1953, the same change in politics because, to his mind, Nix- Mac today in On Top of the World
and he was asked to welcome a Freedom year he was ordained as an elder. on won the debate, but Kennedy won the
School to be taught by hastily recruited Growing up as a farm boy in the Dighton- audience. In 1970 as a delegate from Rhode audience.
students from Brown University and other Taunton, Mass., area, Mac’s life, like that Island to the White House Conference on About Democrats today, Mac says, “At
nearby colleges. It happened so quickly that of his parents, was centered in family and Children and Youth, White had seen Nixon last they’re taking back their responsibility
he had only time to notify his director of church. Then his morals and values were perform well without a microphone or glar- to represent the people, and that’s a healthy
Christian education and his lay leader. To- seriously challenged in April 1945 when at ing TV lights and impress a largely critical sign.”
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January 2006 The World News® 25
The International Club was fortunate to
have Margaret Orlando come to our meet-
ing on November 14 to talk about a fasci-
nating cruise she took to ports in China, Ko-
rea, Russia and Japan. Because she took so
many photographs, we decided to limit her
talk to the China portion of the trip. She did
a great job and we thank her very much for
sharing her trip with us. Margaret was even
kind enough to bring a couple of mementos
from her trip to serve as door prizes!
Much of Margaret’s time in China was
spent in Beijing, the capital city of China.
The history of Beijing can be traced back
about 700,000 years, to the Peking Man in
prehistoric times! Its history of being the
imperial capital, however, began from 770
B.C. to 476 B.C.
Beijing is a study in contrasts between
the historic and the modern. World-class
treasures like the Forbidden City lie next
to a sparkling metropolis with modern sky-
scrapers, shopping malls and a whole bunch Margaret Orlando (right) and Mao Sunthorn (left, Margaret’s sister) in the snow on the Great Wall of China.
of traffic. Margaret’s pictures included both
of these extremes as well as a number of ancient architecture of China, the Summer tank! Tian’anmen Square is the largest pub- 4,000 historical sites.
candid shots of the populace going about Palace strove to blend the functionality of lic square in the world, covering an area of We want to thank Margaret for sharing
their daily lives. Bicycles used to be the pri- living into the natural environment. The nearly 100 acres! Tian’anmen, which means her trip with us, and solicit input from
mary mode of transportation, but cars and palace buildings, temple structures, pavil- “Heaven Peace Gate,” originally was the any of you who would be willing to share
buses are beginning to take over. Regard- ions, pagodas and other garden structures main gate into the Forbidden City. It also your trip with our group. If you would be
less, you still see many people peddling were worked with the natural mountains is where Chairman Mao declared the estab- interested, please call Bill Shampine at 873-
along, including some using their bicycle as and lakes into a whole experience to create lishment of the People’s Republic of China 0753.
we would use a small truck. a splendid paradise. Margaret’s pictures of on October 1, 1949. Because of its historic Our meeting on January 9 will include
The Forbidden City, dominating the heart the area were stunning, particularly those and cultural importance, there are a num- a talk by John and Jane Bauer about their
of the city, is a range of well-preserved pal- of what is known as the Long Gallery, which ber of memorials and museums located in trip to the Glacier National Park in Alberta,
aces from the Ming and Qing Dynasties. winds its way along the scenic Kunming and around the square and thousands of British Columbia. On February 13, John and
The original palaces were constructed dur- Lake and connects various scenic spots. people visit every day. Valerie Woods will tell us about their trip to
ing the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644) and the The color paintings on the gallery beams Margaret also visited the city of Xi’an northern England. On March 13, Luther and
present complex was the result of several depict natural scenes, flowers, animals and while she was in China. Although Beijing Joni Deese will tell us some about the many
extensions completed during the Qing Dy- heroes in traditional Chinese legends and currently is the Imperial capital of China, years they lived in Taiwan.
nasty (1644–1911). As shown by Margaret’s folklores. it did not become the capital until 770 B.C.
pictures, the architecture, surrounding No visit to Beijing would be complete (and we think Washington, D.C., is old!) Pri-
artwork and interior decorations truly are without going to Tian’anmen Square. Who or to that, Xi’an was the capital for more
beautiful. can forget the classic photograph of the than 1,000 years and 12 dynasties. With
Another classic excursion from Beijing is protesting student standing in front of the such a rich history, Xi’an has more than
to the majestic Great Wall of China! Truly a
site to behold, it is the greatest ancient mili-
tary fortification in the world. Construction “In the Mood” on Tuesday, January 24.
began in the Spring and Autumn Period
(770 B.C.–476 B.C.) and extended through
Travel Toppers At the November benefit dance, Angelica
Lankenau won a beautiful Swarovski pen-
the Ming Dynasty (ended in 1644). The wall Eileen K. Vanderbosch dant. Lemieux Diamond Co. and the en-
experienced continuous extensions and res- tertainment by Big Sun Realty donated the
torations throughout the 2,000-year history pendant. Our thanks go to them for these
of Chinese feudal society. Neither rain, nor We hope you will find many trips of in- donations and to Margaret Orlando who ar-
sleet, nor snow, nor dark of night (in this terest to you in our new brochure, which is ranged for them and to all who attended.
case—snow!) prevented Margaret from vis- available at the Health & Recreation Build- Your support is greatly appreciated.
iting the Great Wall. As proof, she showed ing and some mail locations. The next benefit dance for Travel Top-
us a picture of her and friends on top of the Pick one up right away because a new pers and Bingo will be held on Sunday,
wall, in the snow, with water dripping off offering has a January deadline. It is direct March 19, in the Ballroom from 2 to 4 p.m.
their raincoats! from Broadway—the musical “Little Wom- Tickets will go on sale in February. We hope
Another excursion out of Beijing was en” starring Maureen McGovern. to have enough people volunteer so that
to the Summer Palace, which is located in As this goes to press, we have some open- each one would only sell on one day from
the northwestern suburb of the city, and is ings for “Cabaret” at the Show Palace Din- 8:30 to 10 a.m. If you can help please call
reputed to be the best preserved museum ner Theater on Friday, February 3, the Steve Audrey Mangan at 854- 7074.
of Imperial Garden architecture in China. Lawrence and Eydie Gorme show on Tues- Everyone is welcome to attend our meet-
Originally built in 1750, the imperial gar- day, February 7, and Patti Page on Monday, ings the first Wednesday of the month in
den complex has experienced several res- February 27. the Arbor Club Conference Center, Suite A,
torations. The garden buildings present We would like a waiting list for the Roy at 10:30 a.m. We welcome your suggestions
were completed in 1902. Like much of the Clark show on Thursday, January 19, and and comments. From Page 12: Estelle Clark
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26 The World News® January 2006
Saying good-bye to the old year includes to thank all of those who helped organize Airport. The view is beautiful and it is just
recognition of the 2005 officers. The On the Christmas party. More than 100 mem- plain fun to watch our members fly model
Top of the World R/C Flyers wish to thank bers and guests enjoyed the festivities. aircraft. The field is located just past the
our officers for all of their service and dedi- Speaking of congratulations and new be- Arbor Club at the end of SW 94th Street. A
cation to the members of the club. Thank ginnings, Larry and Betsy Riehl were mar- sign at the end of the pavement provides
you to: president Lester LeBlanc; vice presi- ried on November 19, 2005. What a great directions to the field. Each one of our
dent Chuck Frederick; secretary Bob Em- New Year it will be for them! members would gladly explain how these
ery; treasurer Stan Stein; safety officer Jay The On Top of the World R/C Flyers aircraft operate and discuss the possibility
Hartz; field marshal Jim Ellis; directors would like to welcome Frank Presti as our of entering the hobby. Learning to fly radio
Glenn Angle and Gene Twigg. Thank you so newest Model Resident at On Top of the controlled model aircraft is easier with the
much gentlemen! World. The club wishes the best of Lifestyle help of our friendly club instructors.
In addition to the New Year, January also with Altitude to Frank. The “prestigious Club applications are available at the fly-
brings the On Top of the World R/C Flyers’ traveling trophy” was presented to Glenn ing field or from any club officer. The On
new officers into position. Angle for the month of December. Top of the World R/C Flyers’ next meeting
Serving as the newly elected president All members of the R/C Flyers and spous- will be on Monday, January 9, in the Arbor
for 2006 will be Bob Vance. Continuing es are invited to attend the breakfast being Conference Center, Suites E, F and G. All fu-
R/C Flyers as incumbent officers are vice president held at the 105th St. Methodist Church on ture meetings will be held on the first Mon-
Jim Lynam Chuck Frederick, secretary Bob Emery, trea- the second Saturday of each month at 8 day of each month at 9 a.m. in the Arbor
surer Stan Stein, safety officer Jay Hartz, a.m. Nick Scicluna continues to investigate Conference Center, Suites B and C.
and field marshal Jim Ellis. Glenn Angle will a location to schedule the pilots’ breakfast As a safety reminder, in compliance with
Happy New Year! Every New Year is al- be joined by Herb Brokhof on the board of on the third Thursday of each month. liability insurance, the club asks that all
ways celebrated with mixed emotions of directors. Congratulations to all of the of- A reminder to all R/C members that dues spectators and visitors to the field must
sadness for another year’s passing, yet at ficers and directors who will be guiding the for 2006 were due by December 31. remain behind the fence line, and are not
the same time it is always exciting with the club through the New Year. All On Top of the World residents are al- allowed in the pit area. Remember: Safety is
hope of new beginnings and resolutions. The On Top of the World R/C Flyers wish ways welcome to visit our new R/C Model No Accident!
birds also brought the centerpieces home. KE4PMB, needed some refinement regard-
The cookie exchange held on December ing specifics, and were addressed and re-
18 was a success. There were many cook- solved.
ies shared among the Ladybirds and we all The FARC held its annual Christmas lun-
had a chance to chat, relax, eat and drink cheon on December 13 at Bella Luna. Dis-
on a Sunday afternoon. Thank you to our cussions took place regarding a member’s
hostesses: Sandi Owens, Peggy Trousil and equipment problem and it was addressed
Lorraine Brokhof. by the membership.
Jim Payton, Marion County Commission- John Wolter, KE4RRM, has a TenTec Ra-
er for District 2, spoke to the Ladybirds at dio station for sale. Anyone interested may
our monthly meeting. His topic was “Corri- call him at 854-3988.
dor 200, the Growth and Enhancements to The next scheduled meeting will be Janu-
our Community.” His talk was interesting ary 9. All members are urged to attend and
and informative. bring a guest. Discussions will involve the
January is shaping up to be a busy month Web site access and its contents.
for the Ladybirds with a visit to the Butter- The FARC is open to all “Hams’ and their
R/C Ladybirds fly Rainforest at the Museum at the Uni- Friendship families. If you are interested, and not cur-
Carolyn Millard versity of Florida in Gainesville along with
rently licensed, the FARC has instructors
lunch at the Ballyhoo Grille. Also in January who can assist in teaching both Morse Code
a visit to the Ivy House, a Victorian house Ed Brendle and theory to help you earn your license.
The Ladybirds have been busy enjoying converted to a restaurant in Williston is on The FARC meets at the West State Road
the Christmas season with spirit and fel- the agenda. There are also many shops to 200 Sheriff’s Auxiliary Station the second
lowship. be visited there. The Friendship Amateur Radio Club held Monday of each month. We have members
Forty-five Ladybirds attended the annual For February a Valentine party is its monthly meeting on December 12 with who offer their expertise in radio and com-
Christmas luncheon and gift exchange. The planned. Don Tucker, president, KG4GST, presiding. puters. The club newspaper and notices in-
highlight of the luncheon was the Chinese Many thanks to all the Ladybirds who After the usual introductions and com- form members of the club’s many activities.
auction. One gift, a beautiful white Santa, have participated in any way in the plan- mittee reports, several issues were dis- In addition, the FARC has a 2-meter net that
exchanged hands at least five or six times, ning of the events for the year 2005. cussed. The FARC Web site continues to meets on Monday at 4 p.m. on 145.170 MHz
and it is a mystery as to which one of the Our wishes to all for a happy, prosperous show the club’s newsletter, treasurer’s re- (except for Monday of the monthly meet-
Ladybirds left with him. Some lucky Lady- and active 2006. port and secretary’s meeting minutes. ing), and a CW net on Tuesday at 7 p.m. on
The FARC’s Club Call is K4FRC. It was 21.145 MHz.
noted that the FARC’s scholarship fund, For more information, call Ed Brendle,
Photography Club initiated by Don and Elizabeth Hatfield, KA1INC, at 873-4354.
For All Skill Levels
Residents—amateurs or profession-
als—anyone interested in participating in a
newly formed Photography Club may con-
Ruth Felschow Stephanie’s Computer Tip for January
tact Gary Uhley at firstname.lastname@example.org or call BY STEPHANIE ROHDE
854-8536. We met at our December meeting for
Future plans include meetings to discuss a Christmas sing-along. The tables were Medicare Part D Information
photography basics, such as images, com- adorned with Christmas centerpieces and “If you get your Prescription Drug Coverage through TRICARE (Military re-
position, framing, shooting fundamentals, handmade ornaments made and donated by tiree benefits), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA benefits), or FEHBP (Federal
terminology and camera selection. various members. We also had an adorable employee retiree benefits) it will almost always be to your advantage to keep
We intend to invite guest speakers to Pfefferkuchenhaus and a couple of gifts to your current coverage without any changes. However, if you have limited in-
keep things interesting. Field trips are pos- raffle off. come and resources, you may qualify for extra help from Medicare. If you de-
sible. All enjoyed the potluck dinner and the cide to make changes to your current coverage, you should first contact your
We don’t care if you use a Brownie 620 selection of delicious desserts was out of benefits administrator or your FEHBP insurer. You can contact them by calling
or a Nikon digital. This will be a club for all this world. Thank you all, we had a great TRICARE (1-888-363-5433), VA (1-877-222-8387), or FEHBP (1-888-767-6738).
skill levels and people interested in having time. If you lose your TRICARE, VA, or FEHBP coverage and join a Medicare drug plan
fun! Learn to shoot pictures of grandkids, after May 15, 2006, in most cases, you won’t have to pay a penalty, as long as
Our January meeting might be changed
flowers and animals and convert them into you join within 63 days of losing your TRICARE, VA, or FEHBP coverage.”1
to the second Tuesday of the month.
screensavers for your computer. “TRICARE is considered creditable coverage, meaning it pays on average as
Please check the community channel for much or more than a standard Medicare prescription drug plan. If TRICARE-
Interested in computer-enhanced pho-
further announcements. Medicare beneficiaries decide not to enroll in a Medicare drug plan during the
tos? We’re your club! Come join us!
Join us and help set the ground rules—let The program for the next meeting will open enrollment periods, but change their minds later, they may do so without
your voice be heard! be a slide show “Germany off the Tourist paying the late enrollment penalty.”2
We’re looking for someone to set up a Track,” presented by Hank Claterbos. (Footnotes)
Web site for our club. Please call the num- We hope that you will join us for a fun- www.medicare.gov/MPDPF/Public/Include/Data-
ber above. filled evening. Section/Questions/MPDPFImpIntro.asp
To view available plans by state please visit:
For a PDF file format of the plans available in Flor-
ida, please e-mail me at: email@example.com
This tip brought to you by End The Clutter ETC
www.endtheclutter or call Steph at 873-2100
OTOW Computer Classes
January — April 2006
Course Day & Time Dates Place Instructor
Basic Computer Monday 1-2:20 p.m. Jan 9 Health & Recreation Stephanie Rohde
Basic Computer Tuesday 1-2:20 p.m. April 18 Health & Recreation Stephanie Rohde
Computer Maintenance Tuesday 1-2:20 p.m. Jan 10 Health & Recreation Stephanie Rohde
Basic Computer II Wednesday 1-2:20 p.m. Jan 11 Health & Recreation Stephanie Rohde
Basic Computer II Wednesday 1-2:20 p.m. April 19 Health & Recreation Stephanie Rohde
Computer Purchasing Monday 1-2 p.m. Feb 13 Arbor Club (Room TBA) Stephanie Rohde
Basic Internet Wednesday 1-2:20 p.m. March 1 Health & Recreation Stephanie Rohde
Basic Word Processing Thursday 1-2:20 p.m. March 2 Health & Recreation Stephanie Rohde
BASIC COMPUTER — If you're new to computers, want to begin a fascinating journey or have never purchased a
computer, this first class is perfect for you. In a very understandable fashion, you'll be introduced to hardware, software,
and terminology that will allow you to speak the language. You'll learn exactly what you need - equipment and
connections (ISP). Find out what the computer can do for you. Informative, understandable, interesting, and fun.
Minimum 6 students, Maximum 8 students; $25 per person.
BASIC COMPUTER II — Know the basics? Now continue your journey. Distinguish among CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW,
DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, disks and drives. Sound confusing? Then take this class. You’ll learn about word
processing, spreadsheets, and databases – what they are, how they interact with each other, and most importantly, how
they can make your life easier. Minimum 6 students, Maximum 8 students; $25 per person.
BASIC INTERNET — This course is designed for those who are familiar with a computer and mouse. Learn how to
differentiate an e-mail from an instant message (IM), about chat rooms, newsgroups and Web surfing. Learn the meaning
of browsers, favorites, bookmarks, and search engines. Explore various web sites and how to make safe on-line
purchases. Know how "on-line banking" and "bill-paying on-line" differ. Minimum 6 students, Maximum 8 students; $25
BASIC WORD PROCESSING — Via Microsoft Word teaches you opening, closing, save vs. save as, views, page set-up,
shortcuts, print and print preview, clipboard, tables, table of contents, fonts, headers and footers, page numbers, page
break, symbols, bullets, numbering lists and more. Your computing becomes more advanced, efficient and actually
simpler. Minimum 6 students, Maximum 8 students; $25 per person.
6715 SW SR 200, Ocala COMPUTER PURCHASING — This class is designed for individuals who are familiar with a computer and mouse
especially if you are planning on buying a computer soon. You'll learn purchasing tips on what, how, why and where to
4 miles West 1-75 • 5 miles East CR 484 buy the items you need to become "computer savvy." This class will also introduce you to the concept of connecting
computers, better known as "Networking." By being an informed computer consumer, you'll save time and money.
Minimum 6 students, Maximum 8 students; $25 per person.
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9-5 COMPUTER MAINTENANCE — Learn how to keep your computer working well for 5-6 years rather than 3 years or
fewer by performing routine preventative maintenance. Instruction on daily, weekly and monthly PC maintenance relative
to the Windows Operating System is covered. This class is for those who are familiar with a computer and mouse. This is
that "ounce of prevention" that saves a lot. Minimum 6 students, Maximum 8 students; $25 per person.
To register, visit the Activity Office in the OTOW Health & Recreation Center. Fees due upon registration.
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ception of our show.
Although there were times when so many
things went wrong and everything needed
my immediate attention, I wondered if it
was worth it all! I now know because of you
all it was all very, very worthwhile.
Now we are starting to prepare for our
spring show, so mark your calendar. It will
be Friday, March 31, and Saturday, April 1,
in the Health & Recreation Ballroom at 7
p.m. More details will be available later next
Our next meeting is January 9 at 2:30
p.m. in the Arbor Conference Center, Suite
D. All members are requested to attend as
we will be discussing and making plans for
Theater Group the upcoming show. New members are al-
Vivian Brown ways welcome.
Our dues are $5 a year and you must be
a member to be in the show.
As I write this column, my heart is so full I want to wish everyone a happy New
of thanks and gratitude for all the residents Year filled with good health, happiness and
of On Top of the World for their overwhelm- love. Till next month God bless, Vivian. Any
ing support, wonderful comments and re- questions or info, call 291-0246.
We ended up the year with several “gigs”
which included Timber Ridge, Hampton The band Sophisticated Swing returns to On Top of the World on January 29.
Manor, Quiet Oaks and the Hilton in the
lobby area. two-week tour of China with that group.
We attended a breakfast at Timber Ridge A few years back, Lisa teamed up with
on December 13. They host one each year J.B. Scott and Don Zentz to organize Sophis-
to thank all who contribute their time and ticated Swing. Some of the band members
talents. also play with J.B.’s “Swamp Dog Jazz Band”
On Sunday, February 19, we will have thereby offering the additional flexibility of
our annual dinner at The Masonic Temple a little toe-tapping Dixieland as an addition
on 36th Street at 2 p.m. It is an event we all to their show. J.B. started his career after
look forward to. high school playing with the Jimmy Dorsey
We have acquired several new members Orchestra. After further study and earning
and hope to receive many more in the com- his masters degree in music education, he
ing year. became musical director and trumpeter
Harmonichords In the meantime have a merry Christmas for the Dukes of Dixieland and toured with
and happy holidays. them for three years. Currently, he is assis-
Betty Barney We meet every Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. tant director of Jazz Studies at UNF. He has
recorded extensively and performed with
We are coming to the end of a very busy
at the Arbor Club and welcome one and all.
It doesn’t matter whether you are an ac-
Bandstand Skitch Henderson and the New York Pops at
Carnegie Hall, and at just about every jazz
and successful year and hope to carry on
into 2006 with the same enthusiasm we al-
complished player or wish to learn. We can
accommodate everyone and know you will
Showcase festival you have ever heard of.
ways feel. enjoy being a part of this great group. Dean Gilchrist Don Lentz earned his stripes as leader
of Sophisticated Swing with his 12-year
tenure at UNF as director of the Jazz En-
interrupted, the ironworks was closed and Bandstand Showcase goes Big Band semble, with which he won several National
the family moved to Paris where it lived in It’s coming! Sophisticated Swing, the 10- performance awards. Don has also received
poverty. Jules’ mother gave piano lessons piece band from Jacksonville, will be here several teaching awards and has performed
to neighborhood children to provide most on Sunday, January 29, to play your favor- with Natalie Cole, Ray Charles, Doc Severin-
of the meager income for the family. At age ite swing and Latin tunes from the big band son, Dave Brubeck and the Jacksonville and
10, Jules entered The Paris Conservatory. era. The concert will begin at 2:30 p.m. in Valdosta Symphonies, to cite just a few of
Ambroise Thomas, composer of Mignon the H&R Ballroom. Tickets are still $5 gen- his accomplishments.
and Hamlet, inspired the lazy lad to work eral admission and $7 for reserved seating I know this is a long article and a lot
harder. Shortly after, Jules was winning and will be on sale in the Ballroom Mondays, about the band, but if you got down this
prizes in piano playing, and in 1863 he re- Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30 to 10:00 far, I’m hoping you’ll realize why you don’t
ceived the Prix de Rome for a cantata. a.m. beginning Wednesday, January 4. Our want to miss this concert. It will undoubt-
During his three years in Rome, Jules hats go off to the West Marion Community edly be our biggest event of the season.
began to live. He enjoyed happy walks and Hospital for providing financial support for All of the musicians are experienced pro-
talks with several outstanding musicians, this event. This is the first of two concerts fessionals who know what their audiences
painters and sculptors. His talent impressed they are sponsoring this season! want to hear and know how to present it.
Opera Franz Liszt.
One day he sent him a young girl who
“Sophisticated Swing” is an energetic,
versatile group of musical heavyweights fo-
We are so lucky to get musicians of this cali-
ber to entertain us right here at home.
Tony Donato wanted piano lessons, Louise-Constance de cused around the University of North Flori- One of those who retired to Jacksonville
Gressy. Jules fell in love with his pupil and da College of Jazz. about four years ago and now does guest
married her on October 8, 1866. The band consists of alto, tenor and bari lectures and appearances at UNF is none
On December 1, Opera Appreciation Class After returning to Paris, Massenet began saxophones, trumpet, trombone, piano, other than Dave Steinmeyer, the trombone
VIII held its first session of the season. The writing music with the speed that marked guitar/banjo, bass, drums, and vocalist Lisa virtuoso who directed the renowned U.S. Air
class viewed a video of Verdi’s “Aida,” star- his entire career. Thomas, his former Kelly. Lisa is a winner of five Downbeat Force Airmen of Note in Washington, D.C.,
ring Placido Domingo and Mirella Freni. The teacher, arranged for his one-act opera, “La Magazine performance awards, is a gradu- for 10 years. Dave has played for seven U.S.
group enjoyed this work and it is easy to Grand’Tante,” to be performed at the Opera ate of the University of North Florida and presidents and recorded several nationally
understand why, since it is as popular to- Comique in 1867. In 1873 Massenet wrote now teaches applied voice at UNF and lec- known CDs. I am really looking forward to
day as it was in 1871. “Elegie” for piano and cello, one of his tures on jazz vocal evolution and musical his appearance.
In our second session on Thursday, most popular works. After two outstanding styles. She has performed at the Montreux Having said all that, my effort will be
January 5, we will present a video of Jules oratorios, “Marie-Magdeleine” in 1873 and Jazz Festival (Switzerland), the North Sea wasted if you miss this concert.
Massenet’s “Manon” starring Renee Fleming “Eve” in 1875, and with the opera “Le Roi de Jazz Festival (Holland), the Savanna Jazz There is NO FOOTBALL on Sunday, Janu-
and Marcelo Alvarez. Massenet wrote 25 Lahore” in 1877, Massenet became famous Festival, the Walt Disney World Jazz Festi- ary 29! It will be the perfect time to get out
operas but is best remembered for Manon, throughout France. He was made a mem- val, the International Association of Jazz of the house and enjoy some top-quality re-
Werther, Thais and Don Quichotte. As a ber of the Legion of Honor in 1876 and in Educators’ Convention and at many other freshing music. We hope to see you there.
composer, Massenet enjoyed setting his op- 1878 he became the youngest member (36) well known venues. She was the principal Dean Gilchrist is Chairman of Bandstand
eras in exotic locales, and wrote with an eye ever elected to the Academie des Beaux- vocalist for the UNF Jazz Ensemble for six Showcase and can be reached at 854-1440
on box office appeal rather than follow his Arts. Between 1880 and 1900 he produced years, and just last summer completed a or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
own particular artistic beliefs. the operas that were to immortalize him:
In many of his works Massenet showed “Herodiade,” “Manon” (his greatest), “Le
such a deep sensitivity to his women char- Cid,” “Werther,” “Thais” and “Sapho.” “Don
acters that many musicians and critics con- Quichotte” in 1910 was his final opera.
sider him as the French counterpart of Gia- Puccini wrote his Manon Lescaut (first
como Puccini and Richard Strauss. success) in 1893, nine years after Massenet’s
Jules Massenet was born in Montaud, Manon. Both works were based on Abbe
France, on May 12, 1842, the youngest of Prevost’s novel, “L’Historie du Chevalier
eight children. His father started and man- des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut.” Massenet’
aged an ironworks. On February 24, 1848, s Manon is generally considered superior
Jules’ mother gave him his first piano les- in many ways to Puccini’s Manon Lescaut.
son. That day shots were fired and the Rev- Jules Massenet died in Paris on August 13,
olution of 1848 broke out. The lesson was 1912, at the age of 60.
Join the Movie Club on ‘The Wedding Date’
BY MARY EHLE The movie will be held at 6 p.m. in the
The movie for January will be the light- Health & Recreation Ballroom on January 8.
hearted romantic comedy, “The Wedding New memberships are available at the
Date.” door for $8. If you do not wish to purchase
It stars Debra Messing and Dermot Mul- a membership then you can still come at a Solar_Lights_Ad_5.75x4.qxd 9/9/05 3:27 PM Page 1
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Card Clubs & Games
December 1 2. Irene Pisani Jo Birnbryer & John Berish. 4.
Ray Bock & Virgil Taylor. 5. Bill Hansen & Vi
Monday Wednesday 1. Dick Mansfield. 2. Fran Griswold. 3. Agnes
Weber. 4. Myra Butler. 5. Phyllis Bressler. Cons. Horton.
Afternoon Afternoon Charlie Slupe.
Single Deck Winners
Bridge Bridge 1. Carl Woodbury. 2. Phyllis Bressler. 3. John
Mataya. 4. Shirley Ebert. 5. Jan Moon. Cons.
Tie: Jenna Pudin & Al Novotny, Carole & Joe
Lothar & Ruth Lack Fran Griswold Dick Mansfield. Double/Triple Deck Winners
Table 1. Art Netto. 2. Lucille Perry, John Berish
& Billy Swing. 3. Dick Beury. 4. Ray Bock & Virgi
We have a friendly bridge game going on
Monday afternoon and invite anybody who
Babs Marsten is the latest to join our
group. It is always our pleasure in having a
Friday Taylor. 5. Wanda & Bill Hansen
likes to play bridge to join us. For informa-
tion call 237-0965
new face join us in our favorite card game.
Our inner club tournament is over. The
Advanced Double/Triple Deck Winners
Table 1. Wanda Hansen, Ruth Christman &
1. Sara Anderson & Gar Terheide. 2. Ruth
Blue Team captured second place. All Red
Team members looked forward to a lovely
Bridge Alberta Sarris. 2. Billy Swing. 3. Dick Beury &
Christman & Cleona Redman. 3. Ellen Horman lunch hosted by the Blue Team … individ- Ernie & Joan Lord November 30
& Mazie Millward. 4. Mary Carol Geck & Jayne ual winners for this six-week tournament Single Deck Winner
Kaske. were: Phyllis Bressler 1st place with a score Jenna Pudin & Al Novotny.
November 21 of 20, 620 Carol Thompson second with a Foursomes are required for this delight- Double/Triple Deck Winners
1. Virginia Blanchard & Dick Mansfield. 2. score 20, 540. Flo Penn third place score of ful evening of Rubber Bridge. You may bring Table 1. Ruth Christman & Alberta Sarris. 2.
Shirley Stolly & Esther Lang. 3. Ruth & Lothar 20,500 and consolation Elsie Morick. your own or call 873-7642 for help in find- Betty Ruf, John Berish & Billy Swing. 3. Carol
Lack. 4. Sara Anderson & Gar Terheide. I think the Christmas spirit captured so ing partners. Or, if you wish, you may be Polanowski & Harry Harrington. 4. Ray Bock
November 28 many this year. Our Wednesday group, with added to our substitute list until you find & Virgil Taylor.
1. Shirley Stolly & Esther Lang. 2. Mary Carol the help of others, made it possible for us partners.
Geck & Jayne Kaske. 3. Sara Anderson & Gar to take more than $200 in gifts of turkeys, November 4
Terheide. diapers and other useful items to the Rape 1. Ernie Lord. 2. Jack Martin. 3. Helen Eshbach.
December 5 Crisis Abuse Center. Shirley Johnson and 4. Geri Cassens. 5. Bill Raines.
1. Mazie Millwood & Mary Rose Jansen. 2. Sara Anderson joined us in this endeavor. November 11
Edith & Bill Hunter. 3. Ruth & Lothar Lack. 4. As the items were delivered to the center, 1. Ruth Tindall. 2. Myra Butler. 3. Lynn Dietz.
Esther Lang & Shirley Stolley. many thank yous were heard. 4. Ray Dietz. 5. Shirley Ebert. Cons. Phil
December 12 Let’s all join together in prayer for our Merchant
1. Sara Anderson & Gar Terheide. 2. Agnes world leaders and our service men for a bet- November 18
LaSala & Kay Woods. 3. Betty Morris & Fran ter 2006. Merry Christmas and a happy and 1. Eleanor Giardina. 2. Bill Hunter. 3. Dick
Griswold. blessed New Year. Mansfield. 4. Phil Merchant. 5. Natalie Fluss.
November 16 Cons. Nel Bosschaart
1. Clair Shea 5460 2. Mildred Lane 3. Pat November 25
Holmes 4. Helen Eshbach. Cons. Marion 1. Nel Bosschaart. 2. Don Hink. 3. Natalie Fluss.
Monday Night Wade 4. Betty Barney. 5. Jan Moon. Cons. Lynn Dietz
November 23 GS Phyllis Bressler & Nel Bosschaart (7D)
Bridge 1. Phyllis Bressler 5340 2. Carol Thompson Friday Night
Shirley Johnson 3. Marion Wade 4. Pat Golgart Cons. Carol
November 14 1. Phyllis Bressler 2. Barbara Mundeloh 3. Joe Askenase
1. Eleanor Giardina. 2. Agnes Weber. 3. Ray Fran Griswold 4. Marlene Floeckher Cons.
Deitz. 4. Carol Thompson. Cons. Helen Helen Eshbach
DeGraw. December 7 November 18
November 21 1. Mary Culberson 4910 2. Marion Wade 3. Four Handed Game
1. Gitte Agarwal. 2. Ray Deitz. 3. Jack Kyle. 4. Betty Morris 4. Louise Brady Cons. Stinson 1. (Tie) Phyllis McLeod; Virgil Taylor. 2. (Tie)
Jan Moon. Cons. Paul Agarwal. Frantz Zane Barnett, Richard Miles. 3. (Tie) Carol
November 28 Polanowski, Paul Agarwal. 4. (Tie) Dorothy
1. Florence Penn. 2. Phyllis Bressler. 3. Helen Weber, Joseph Weber. 5. (Tie) Genny Brenner,
DeGraw. 4. Jim Mahoney. 5.Tie Carl Woodbury
& Bert Mosely. Cons. Shirley Johnson.
Wednesday Ray Bock, Diana Riegler. 6. Maria Marquis.
7. (Tie) Maria Trance, Dolores Barnett, Pat
December 5 Night Snable. 8. Nancy Kowsky.
1. Mildred Lane. 2. Ida Rosendahl. 3. Ray Saturday November 25
Dietz. 4. Gitte Agarwal. 5. Jan Moon. Cons. Duplicate Four Handed Game
December 12 Doris Keathley Night Singles 1. Bill Eberle. 2. Pat Snable. 3. Shirley Coe. 4.
Mary Nichols. 5. Carol Polanowski. 6. Marcy
1. Shirley Johnson; 2. Jack Kyle; 3. Jean Vaughn; Bridge Askenase. 7. Diana Riegler. 8. Russ Riegler. 9.
4. Phyllis Bressler; Cons. Jim Mahoney. Richard Miles. 10. Genny Brenner. 11. Bridget
November 16 Elsie Helwig Hughes.
1. Bill & Ida Carlson. 2. Harry & Ruth Tindall. 3. Five Handed Game
Doug Miller & Mary Carol Geck. 1. Pat Luis. 2. Lee Morgan. 3. Vi Horton. 4.
Tuesday November 30 November 5 Maria France. 5. Virgil Taylor .
1. Bill & Betty Raines. 2. Nel Bosschaart & 1. Jo Birnberger. 2. Lucille Perry. 3. Billy December 9
Afternoon Margorie Benton. 3. Bill & Ida Carlson. Swing Four Handed Game
December 7 November 12 1. Zane Barnett. 2. Joe Scrivo. 3. Lou Fisher.
Bridge 1. Doug Miller & Mary Carol Geck. 2. Harry & 1. Betty Ruf. 2. Ruth Christman. 3. Viola 4. Dolores Barnett. 5. Marge Fisher. 6. Marie
Ruth Tindall. 3. Bill & Betty Raines. 4. Charles Horton.
Agnes LaSala Slupe & Ida Rosendahl. November 19
Marquis. 7. (Tie) Mary Nichols; Pat Snable. 8.
(Tie) Constance Marley; Hank Kolb; Richard
& Shirley Johnson 1. Dottie Findlay. 2. Harry Harrington. 3. Anne Miles. 9. (Tie) Betty Scrivo; Joseph Weber.
Jagielski. Five Handed Game
November 26 1. Edith Kolb. 2. Paul Agarwal. 3. Bill Eberle. 4.
November 8 1. Ruth Christman. 2. Chrales Slupe. 3. Anne Diana Riegler.
1. Carol Thompson & Lee Sheffer, Geri Cassens Jagielski. Six Handed Game
& Eleanor Giardina 2. B.H. Hunter & Edith 1. Shirley Coe. 2. Ray Bock. 3. Virgil Taylor. 8. Vi
Hunter. 3. Agnes La Sala & Carl Woodbury. Horton. 8. Dottie Findlay.
1. Kay Wood & Elsie Helwig. 2. Ruth & Lother
Lack. 3. Agnes LaSala & Carl Woodbury. 4.
Geri Cassens & Eleanor Giardina.
1. Geri Cassens & Eleanor Giardina. 2. Ruth &
Lothar Lack. 3. Marce Guerrein & Lee Sheffer.
4. Carol Thompson & Myra Butler.
1. Lee Sheffer & Bob Buchen. 2. Betty Morris
& Shirley Stolley. 3. Geri Cassens & Eleanor Thursday
Giardina. 4. Ruth & Lother Lack.
Tuesday Night Night Pinochle Cribbage
Duplicate November 3
Viola Horton Dorothy Skillman
Bill Raines 1. Dolores Conrad. 2. Ruth Christman. 3. Pat
Holmes. Welcome back to Mary Lou and Frank
November 10 Chamberlain. John Berish & Jo Birnbryer November 18
We welcome new duplicate bridge play- 1. Elsie Helwig. 2. Dolores Conrad. 3. Ruth had an unusual event. Both had double 1. Greg Skillman. 2. Ed Fullmar. 3. Sheila
ers to our game. For more information, or to Christman. runs in the same suit. Wow! Jenna Purdin Howell. Cons. Luke Mullen.
find a partner, call 873-0073. Last month’s November 17 joined the single deck game this month. If November 25
winners are listed below. 1. Virginia Henry. 2. Mazie Millwood. 3. Kay you want to play single deck pinochle, con- 1. Gar Terheide. 2. Glenn Saxon. 3. Ruth
November 15 Wood. tact Pat Corden at 291-9441. She is looking Christman. Cons. Margie Saxon.
1/3. (Tie) Betty & Bill Raines, Ruth & Harry for two players to make up a table with 2 December 2
Tindall & Margie & Bruce Benton. 4. Charles people who want to play. It is a fun evening 1. Alberta Sarris. 2. Gar Terheide. 3. Ed Fullmer.
Slupe & Joe O’Brien. 5. Ida & Bill Carlson. so come and join us. Cons. Richard Beisler.
1. Charles Slupe & Dick Mansfield. 2. Doris
Thursday November 1 December 9
1. Dorothy Skillman. 2. MaryLu Chamberlain.
Single Deck Winners
Keathley & Mary Carol Geck. 3/4 (Tie) Ruth &
Harry Tindall and Marjorie & Bruce Benton. 5.
Night Bridge 1. Carole & Joe Lacker. 2. Audrey Bartolotta & 3. Anne Jagielski. Cons. Frank Chamberlain.
Margie & Don Hink. Betty Barney Double Triple Deck Winners
November 29 & Helen DeGraw Table 1. Art Netto. 2. John Berish. 3. Dick
1. Ida & Bill Carlson. 2. Doug Miller & Ernie Beury & Harry Harrington. 4. Ray Bock & Deadlines:
Lord. 3. Ida Rosendahl & Dorie Swanson. 4. Virgil Taylor.
Charles Slupe & Dick Mansfield. 5. Marjorie & Classiﬁed ads: 13th of the month
Bruce Benton. 6. Ruth & Harry Tindall. November 17 Single Deck Winners Sports & Cards results:
December 6 1. Eleanor Giardina. 2. Fran Griswold. 3. Myra Tie: Audrey Bartolotta & Millie Ferrell. Lois & 13th of the month
1. Betty & Bill Raines. 2. Ida & Bill Carlson. 3. Butler. 4. Edith Hunter. 5. Geri Cassens. Cons. Vernon Uzzell.
Doug Miller & Ernie Lord. 4. Margie & Don Bob Buchan. Double/Triple Deck Winners Articles: 14th of the month
Hink. 5. Charles Slupe & Dick Mansfield. 6. November 24 Table 1. Ruth Christman & James Nottingham.
Marilyn Beardsley & Mary Kalda. Thanksgiving
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January 2006 The World News® 29
who has learned has loved it. It is great to
keep your mind active and enjoy the time
spent with friends. I am sure that you will
have a good time. I know because it will be
fun or we won’t do it.
I remind all the players of the tournament
for this spring. The date is March 4. Send in
your checks for $20. Please make them pay-
able to me, Mary Ehle. I encourage all those
who play and can play four games in under
an hour to come and play. It is a great day
of fun. Don’t forget to help us with snacks
and or door prizes. Remember this is not a
time to clean your closet but a time to give
a nice gift that you yourself would like to
have. These are your friends. Keep that in
Mah Jongg mind when you are making your door prize
Mary Ehle selections.
It seems like everyone is making the big
hand. Some of the latest people to make
This is the last call to sign up for the mah the hand are Dougie Ruble, Marlyn Valchon,
jongg lessons that will begin on January Jean Zrowka and last but not least Margaret
4. The class will be held on Wednesday at Orlando finally made that hand. I have nev-
12:30 p.m., in Suite G, at the Arbor Confer- er made that hand and I wonder how many
ence Center. It will continue until the sec- of the rest of you have yet to make it.
ond Wednesday in February. The class lasts All these people are making it now and
two hours and the cost is $10. when the tournament comes no one can
Please give me a call to sign up. Everyone bring it home. This will be the eighth time
is welcome. I need to know how many peo- it has been up for the taking and no one
ple are planning to attend so that I can be has been successful. That is when it really
prepared with enough teachers to help you. counts.
It is a wonderful game and almost everyone Till next time, Jokers to you.
Yes, after almost four years of intensive Photos by Larry Resnick
efforts by Lolly Foos, Mort Meretsky and A pair of residents’ grandchildren get some one-on-one time with
the rest of the bingo committee, we have
raised more than the $3,000 necessary to Santa at the Ho Ho Ho Happy Hour in December.
purchase sorely needed new bingo cards.
This money was accumulated from sales
of the 70/30 tickets, donations from in-
dividual residents and finally achieved by
holding dances to benefit Bingo and Travel
Toppers. A big thank you to Lolly and Mort
for all your hard work and to all the players
These cards grow more expensive every
year; therefore we are asking the players
to please refrain from defacing the cards
in any manner. Please do not write com-
Bingo ments on the cards or mark them up. Just
Bunny Barba because you didn’t like the numbers on the
card, next week someone else may just get
There is something very strange going on For those 268 players who came to bingo
here at On Top of the World. Since Decem- the last two weeks in November, I hope you
ber 1, I have noticed people walking around noticed that we now have an official Bingo
talking and mumbling to themselves. Lis- Dunce Cap donated by our own gorgeous
tening closely, I hear them saying, “I-23, G- gourmet Pat Schroeder. Guess who wore it
48, O-74,” etc. They have a lost look on their for the first time? Our own caller Hank Kolb
faces and keep staring at the H&R building. who managed to call N’s in a game where
The doctors are mobbed with requests for we couldn’t use them. Hank is one of our
tranquilizers and even the happiest couples new callers and he is really doing a great
are snipping at each other. One resident ac- job.
tually just came and sat in the ballroom ev- Once again a happy and healthy and
ery Wednesday staring at the stage. lucky New Year to all.
Well, cheer up, Bingo is back. On Wednes- If you have any money you want me to
day, January 4, at 5 p.m., the doors of the have, or feel you need to criticize (don’t
H&R Ballroom will open and Bingo will re- dare) or comment on the column, my e-mail
sume for the next 11 months. is Thebunster29@aol.com.
Photo by Larry Resnick
However, there will be something differ- May the wizards of bingo bring you good The Ho Ho Ho Happy Hour Santa (Gary Uhley) may have a bit of
ent. The new bingo cards are here. luck always in all ways. competition from Bob Woods, right.
dessert, which was a devil’s food cake frost-
ed with vanilla pudding and topped with
cherries and a dollop of whipped cream.
The superb meal concluded with coffee and
Our second host couple was Helene and
Al Sternberger. This meal began with a col-
lection of marvelous appetizers made by
Marlys and Wayne Bielunski. These were
a delectable crab-filled endive, proscut-
tio wrapped asparagus and pickled mush-
Helene and Al then proceeded to serve
the entrée. This entrée was chicken Polyne-
sian. This scrumptious dish was composed
of baked chicken with shrimp, pineapple
Favorite Recipes pieces, onion and green olives in a smooth
tomato and pineapple sauce. Accompani-
Dinner Club ments complimenting the entrée were fried
Luke Mullen wild and white rice with almonds, as well as
baby and snow peas in a butter sauce. Also
highlighting the entrée was a coleslaw dish
A pre-holiday air of excitement and an- accompanied by a lime and honey dress-
ticipation greeted our diners on November ing.
19 for the club dinner. Club members de- Ceci and Bob Marsh made the dessert
cided early on that having dinners on our that topped off this great meal. This was a
customary last Saturday of the month for wonderful New York style cheesecake. All
November and December would not work. participants enjoyed the good food, good
As a result, two wonderful dinners were conversation and had a very nice evening.
held on November 19. Gitte and Paul Agar- If you like the idea of sharing one of your
wal and Helene and Al Sternberger hosted favorite recipes with fellow residents and Photo by Larry Resnick
these savory meals. would enjoy good food and good friends
Gitte and Paul greeted club diners to their
festive Greek theme meal. Jean and Joe Bre-
sharing an evening together, consider join-
ing our club.
Owners Association Meeting
slin created our first Greek dish for the eve- If you want to start off your New Year Ken Colen addresses the annual meeting of the On Top of the World
ning. The appetizer was Re Vithokeftedes with a monthly fun activity call Luke at 291-
(a Greek chickpea patty). It was created by 8625, or contact any of your participating Central Owners Association on December 19.
mashing chickpeas with chopped onion, club neighbors.
eggs, dill, oregano and parsley. Patties were
made and then dredged in flour and sau-
téed in oil. Everyone enjoyed them.
Following the appetizer the salad and
entrée were served. Kathy and Luke Mullen Littlest Post Office
put together a traditional Greek salad that
incorporated On Top of the World garden Continued from Page 17
fresh herbs of basil and spearmint.
Gitte and Paul then served the entrée. It little building was moved from its origi-
was kota riganato, which was grilled chick- nal location next to the road but when the
en marinated in olive oil, lemon juice, a lit- Tamiami Trail was widened, the post of-
tle red wine vinegar, oregano, salt and pep- fice was moved back on a wheelbarrow to
per. Accompanying this dish was tzatziki, a its current location. I got to thinking, how
yogurt garlic sauce. This sauce consisted of many post offices can boast that fact?
Unique and educational gifts
Unique and educational gifts
yogurt, dill weed, garlic and grated cucum- I was intrigued with this little post office
ber. Pastitsio (Greek macaroni and cheese so when I returned home I made a phone
for infants and beyond
with ground beef) was served with a tomato call. I caught the postmaster, Nanette Wat- for infants and beyond
sauce. Complimenting the meal was spana- son, sorting mail for the rural delivery per- (Located by Panera Bread behind Carrabba’s on Hwy 200)
kopita, a spinach pie made from cooked son.
spinach mixed with butter and feta cheese I guess that old saying about “great things
2370 Bread behind Carrabba’s on
(Located by Panera SW College Rd.
then covered with buttered filo (strudel come in small packages” holds true, at least
dough) sheets and baked. Ouzo was also concerning the smallest U.S. Post Office in
Mon-Sat College Rd.
2370 SW 10:00-6:00
served with the entrée. the United States, the Ochopee Post Office, 237-2204
Sylvia Andrews and Oliver Aube brought Zip 34141.
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Computer Solutions by Phillip: Trouble-shooting
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Microsoft Certiﬁed Tech. Lic. & Ins. Call Phillip,
Bed: $110. Brand new full orthopedic mattress set. The Classiﬁed Section is a service to the On Top of the World Community. There is Custom Window Fashions: Valances—Ro-
Still in plastic with original warranty. 873-8753 no charge to residents as long as it is not of a business nature. There is a $500 limit mans—Balloons—Duvets—Pillows, etc. Work-
Bed: $140. Brand new. Orthopedic queen pillow- on FOR SALE items. Items valued at more than $500 (i.e. golf carts) may be listed, but room direct since 1983. Also, minis, verticals &
top mattress set. Never used! Still in plastic. King wood blinds. Call Connie or Jackie, 854-5572
price will not accompany the ad. Auto, apartment, home, timeshare and real estate
set $195. Can deliver. 861-9469 Free Appraisals on musical instruments, vintage
ads WILL NOT be accepted.
Bedroom set: $395. Brand new, 6 pieces! Still in and current — guitars, banjos, mandolins, amps,
SERVICE ads will be accepted from residents and non-residents. A three-line mini- etc. 40 years experience. On Top of the World resi-
boxes. Includes headboard, nightstands, dresser,
mirror, etc. 291-1731 mum rate is $12. Each additional line is $5. A six-month rate, paid in advance, is also dent. 237-8072
Bicycle: Glacier 26” Point 12-speed magna with
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Dekra caliper brakes. $50 ﬁrm. 237-5659 company each ad. Send ad and check to The World News, 8700 SW 99th St. Rd., Ocala, care in your home. Call Paula, 390-3273. Li-
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Bicycles: Men’s 5-speed and women’s 10-speed, FL 34481. experience.
lightweight. Both excellent condition with manu- DEADLINE: On Top of the World resident ads must be in the box next to the Press-
als. $45 each. 291-2052 Handyman: Carpentry, electric, custom work. Li-
room door (on east side of the Golf Pro Shop) no later than noon on the 13th of each censed and insured. No job too big or too small!
Breadmaker: Regal Kitchen Pro, like new, used month. Ads will appear once unless renewed in writing. Quality work. References. Serenity Homes, 615-
six times. Original carton and instruction manual. 5177.
Original $98, sell $40. 861-2540
House Cleaning by Evelyn Lee: I do windows,
Dinette set: $125. 5-piece set. Brand new! Still in Hot Tub: Loaded! Never used. Waterfall, therapy Misc. Items: Large beach umbrella with 2 beach deep cleaning and move outs. Licensed & insured.
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With warranty. Free delivery. 854-0980 ball, 2 sets of 12 each Ty Beanie Babies. 854-
Estate Sale: Furniture, small appliances, house- 5645 Income Taxes: CPA. Experienced. Pick up and
hold items, TV, rug, Ekornes chair/ottoman, etc. Magniﬁer: Dazor with ﬂoating arm on ﬂoor pedes- deliver. Call 369-5702.
January 20 and 21, 9-4, 8878B SW 90th Lane. tal, circle light around magniﬁer, very good condi- Misc. Items:42” dinette table with 2 leaves, 4 up-
291-2139 tion, $100. 854-8528 holstered chairs, $99; 30” white GE gas range, Interior Painting & power washing driveways,
self-cleaning oven, like new, $250. 237-7758 mobile homes, aluminum siding and trim, elec-
Furniture: 42” round glass top dinette set, natural Misc. Items: Bruno scooter life, $150. Various
trical fan installation and exterior lighting. Ron at
bamboo, 4 side chairs with padded seats in wheat, R.C. airplane engines, gas and glow. 237-1082 Misc. Items: Skil reciprocating saw with 7.5 amp 291-2396 or Okey at 237-6637.
like new, $275. 291-2139 Misc. Items: Motorola cable modem and DSL mo- motor, $50; Sharp microwave, $40; Viewsonic ﬂat
dem for Sprint, $20 each. Both have cables and screen computer monitor, $65; Brother word pro- Lose excess body weight with true food, pure
Furniture: Living room swivel low back chair, rose/ cessor/typewriter, $50; Wilson golf club set, $90. water and basic physics. One-on-one private con-
software. Frigidaire freezer, chest type, 5-6 cubic
mauve with ﬂeck pattern, excellent condition, $75. 690-3069 sults. 873-2100
feet, excellent condition, $75. 237-4242
Will deliver. 291-2139
Misc. Items: Dell computer and many accessories Misc. Items: Framed canvas print, “Bellingrath Mobile Notary Public: On Top of the World resi-
Furniture: 42” round pedestal table with 4 chairs. – please call for details. Also, lumbar chair on roll- Gardens” by Richard Earl Thompson’ frame size dent and commissioned FL notary public comes
Unusual feature – table converts to a coffee table ers and 6’ desk. 854-6710 42”x30,” $300; 32” JVC L’Art, ﬂat screen, stand to you. Bonded and insured. Call Richard at 362-
with ﬂip lever. $125 complete. 854-0320 alone cabinet, less than 2 years old, will deliver. 6465
Misc. Items: Brother word processor and monitor, $250. 291-2139
Furniture: Loveseat recliner. Kept covered, mint $250; Brother 5-in-1 multi-function center; Realis- Murals by Faye: Handpainted murals, stenciling
condition. $250. 873-0303 tic FM wireless intercom, $25; 1pair table lamps, Moving Sale: Furniture, etc., all in very good con- and much more. Call for free estimates. Faye, 245-
Gas Grill: Advantis by Festa, with side burner, $20; rolling bi-fold garment bag, $40; 101 Dalma- dition. 854-9505 9737
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Organ: Lowrey, model Holiday-350 with bench.
Excellent condition. Best Offer. 854-4365 Pedicures: Do you need your toenails trimmed?
Have a pedicure in your home. Call Janet at 390-
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Leather pockets, Italian 1” slate nicely carved legs.
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Window Cleaning Still in crate! Can deliver. 291-1731 Personalized door-to-door transportation to
airports, cruise ports, doctor appointments, shop-
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Call Ed, 854-5572
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have and report it’s great. And according to
Traci, it’s extremely easy. Check with her at
the fitness center for more details.
1 package morsels (any flavor, chocolate,
1 can creamy icing (choice of vanilla or
Melt morsels. Stir in icing. Pour into pan
and place in refrigerator until set. Nothing
could be easier.
Artistic Crafts Sewing Bees Taste Buds 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
& Gifts Eileen Vanderbosch Marcia Miller 1/3 cup butter or margarine
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
Loretta Troutman 2 tablespoons instant coffee crystals
With great teamwork and lots of hard Hope everyone is having a great holiday
work, the “Bees” completed their Christmas season and ready to start another year. ¼ teaspoon vanilla
Yes, we are the former Arts and Crafts, project. This, however, will be my last column. I ¼ teaspoon baking soda
who meet in the Health & Recreation Ball- A total of 24 quilt kits with stuffed toys have been writing this for more than eight 8 cups popped popcorn
room every Tuesday from 9 a.m. until noon. and 52 stockings (made and stuffed by the years and it’s time I took a break. Hopefully
We have a new name and are already listed “Bees”) were divided and distributed to a new food column will appear in the fu- 1 cup peanuts
in the On Top of the World directory. We Ocala Regional Medical Center, Kimberly’s ture under a new name and with a new col- Butter sides of 1 ½ quart saucepan. In it
will continue to offer all the lovely hand- Cottage, Pediatric Team of Florida, Guard- umnist. I have enjoyed writing this column, combine sugar, butter, corn syrup, coffee
made items our ladies prepare for your ian Ad Litem and Munroe Regional Medical gathering food information and poring over crystals and ¼ teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil
home decor and gift giving. If you haven’t Center for the children to enjoy. Thanks, my many cookbooks and clipped recipes. and cover over medium heat for 5 minutes,
yet visited us in the H&R Ballroom, you will “Bees,” you did a tremendous great job. Since this column will be out in time for stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir
be surprised at the variety of items that we In January we are working on placemats New Year’s parties, I thought I’d share a few in soda and vanilla. Pour over popcorn and
present. and will also host the sewing group from recipes for party type snacks. Happy eating nuts in a 17-inch by 12-inch baking pan. Stir
Our members reported a good turnout Oak Run. Other projects are up and coming and happy New Year. to coat. Spread evenly in pan. Bake at 300
at the annual Craft Fair in November. Sales and will be published shortly. degrees for 15 minutes, stir and bake an-
were great. This is, of course, inspiring. We If you like to sew and want to join our Sweet Minglers other 5 minutes. Stir before serving.
all talked about having to restock for the interesting group, please come to our busi- This one is easy and delicious. I made it last I have made this one and it is really
Christmas rush. ness meeting the last Thursday of each year and probably ate more than my share. good.
We wish to thank our loyal friends who month at 1 p.m. 1 package (6 ounces or 1 cup) semi-sweet
continue to select their gifts from our craft-
ers. We are pleased to offer outstanding ¼ cup butter or margarine, melted
1/2 cup peanuts (optional)
workmanship and value in the articles our 1 teaspoon paprika
ladies create. ¼ cup peanut butter
½ teaspoon each: crushed red pepper,
We wish all of you a healthy and prosper- 6 cups Crispix or Chex cereal ground cumin
ous New Year for 2006. 1 cup powdered sugar 10 cups popped popcorn
In large microwave bowl, melt chocolate
for 1 minute. Stir and heat 30 seconds lon- 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
ger until completely melted when stirred. Stir spices into margarine. Toss with pop-
Stir in peanut butter and peanuts. Gently corn. Sprinkle with cheese and toss again.
stir in cereal until evenly coated. Place pow-
dered sugar in 2-gallon plastic bag. Add
This one I’m going to have to try since I love
coated cereal and close bag. Shake until
chocolate and it is really easy.
mixture is evenly coated. This is a great job
Toss 8 cups popped popcorn with 1/3
for kids if they are handy. Store in airtight
cup melted butter or margarine. Sprinkle
container in refrigerator.
with 6 tablespoons instant chocolate pud-
Crafty Ladies I haven’t personally tried this fudge, but
I know many in the exercise classes here
ding mix. Toss to coat well.
I am looking forward to Christmas in
From the comments heard, compliments Connecticut with the family and hope that
given, and the smiling faces all around the Mother Nature is kind while I am there. Ac-
tables, it can be said that our Christmas
Rug & Latch luncheon was a huge success. Success re-
tually, being with your children, grandchil-
dren and two great-grandchildren is worth
quires a great deal of help, which we had.
Hook Our volunteer cooks brought candy, cakes
Jack Frost pecking at your nose.
We have had a very successful year and
Yvonne Bednar and cookies. Other members donated table- hope to continue it on into the coming
cloths, napkins, cups and tableware. Many year.
thanks to the well-organized cleanup crew, We went, along with other volunteer
December and Christmas have come and and a special thanks to Jean P. … couldn’t groups, to the breakfast at Timber Ridge
gone and a New Year has begun. May it be have done it without your help, Jean. Every- on December 13. This was a lovely way for
a happy, healthy and peaceful 2006 for us one was so great. All of you deserve to wear them to thank all who entertain their resi-
all. a star on your forehead for at least a week. dents. We enjoyed entertaining as much as
December 5 was our bi-monthly lun- Before eating, we did some quiz com- they enjoyed listening.
cheon held in the beautiful dining room at petitions. One was a Yuletide Quiz, which I did not have the correct name of one of
The Hilton. We had 20 “Happy Hookers” in was won by Edith J. Another quiz, won by Sunshine our members who did a beautiful rendition
attendance who partook of the wonderful Arlene K., was to name as many crafts as of the “Star Spangled Banner” at the Vet-
buffet and the many desserts; just what we you could think of. And Theresa J. won Singers eran’s Day program. It was Tony Donato.
needed, more than one dessert a month on the prize for finding additional words in a
the lips and forever on the hips. On top of Yuletide greeting sentence. After the games Betty Barney Sorry Tony, well done.
We meet at 7 p.m. the first and third
that we surprised Jackie Palotta with a huge were played, we got down to the joy of eat- Monday of the month in the Ballroom of the
whipped cream chocolate and vanilla birth- ing. What a fun time! We have presented our Christmas pro- Health & Recreation building. Come join us.
day cake and a bouquet of white roses to Back to the business of crafting. Hope gram to many groups and enjoyed so much All you have to do is carry a tune and we
celebrate Jackie’s 39th again birthday. We everyone has finished those Christmas playing for them and feeling their enjoy- have no auditions. Just come and enjoy.
didn’t want that special day to go by with- projects, ‘cause it’s too late for 2005. Hope, ment in listening to the old familiar songs. Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas
out some “Happy Hooker” celebrating. also, that all of you had a very merry Christ- Now we are entering 2006 and hope to and will enjoy a happy and healthy New
When we were leaving we spotted eight mas and are looking forward to a wonderful begin going full force into the future. Year.
state troopers cars, seven sheriff cars, one new year.
crime prevention car along with a K9 dog If you are looking for something new
in the parking lot. It really made us laugh to do in the new year, come join us some CFCC Foundation Presents Eighth Annual Dinner Theater
because we never realized that our name Wednesday morning between 9:30 to 11 in
attracted so much attention at the restau- the large Card Room in the Arts & Crafts Enjoy an evening of entertainment and and Cindy Savage, two struggling actors
rants we go to. I guess when reservations Building, or call Dot at 854-4913 for infor- dining when the Central Florida Commu- who reinvent themselves as self-help gurus.
were made in the “The Happy Hookers” mation. Talk to you next month ... in the nity College Foundation presents its eighth Seven years later, much to their surprise,
name, management was expecting some- meantime, do your best to keep happy, annual dinner theater production “Self- they become the world’s most revered rela-
thing else. healthy and “crafty.” Help,” by Norm Foster, Wednesday, January tionship experts.
Carol Toye would love to continue mak- 25 through Sunday, February 5. For more information or for tickets, call
ing beautiful lap blankets for the female pa- Japanese Bunka Embroidery Matinee performances begin with dinner Barbara Griffin at 873-5808, Ext. 1416.
tients at Timber Ridge Nursing and Rehab at 12:30 p.m. and show at 2 p.m. Evening
center and would appreciate any of your Classes To Begin January 11 performances begin with dinner at 6 p.m.
unwanted yarn. If you can help her out with
yarn, please give her a call at 873-1646. Lap
BY PAULINE UPCHURCH and show at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now at the CFCC a tor & rb
blankets are very popular and needed and There will be Bunka classes starting Jan-
Foundation, located in the Enterprise Cen-
those that receive them are thrilled. uary 11 from 12:30 to 3 p.m. in the Arbor
ter at 3001 S.W. College Road. Tickets are Style Shop
Cecily Lucas delivered her 24 knitted Conference Center, Suite C.
$45 each or $360 for a table of eight. • Flat Tops
hats to a class at Romeo Elementary School Pauline is a certified instructor since 1991
The first $10,000 raised will create a • Regular
in Dunnellon before Christmas. She said the and loves to teach others to do the beauti- • Styles
Dental Assisting Endowed Scholarship.
children were very surprised and put them ful art of Bunka Japanese painting. It is pro- Hours: 8:30 to 5:00
Dinner theater patrons can stroll though
on and left them on for the day. They were nounced boo-ka. It is an art, not a craft. It is
a big hit. Hopefully, Cecily would like to do three-dimensional thread art (painting with
the CFCC Webber Center Gallery, enjoy a
complimentary glass of wine and feast on a
this again next Christmas. thread) that looks like an original oil paint- Carriage Plaza
professionally catered buffet.
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Anyone is welcome to join us on Mondays “Self-Help” is the hilarious story of Hal
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Are you new to On Top of the World? This is come and see on January 11. All previous
a great way of meeting women, whether you students are also welcome.
are new or have lived here for years. Why The class will be taught by Pauline Up-
not stop by? There aren’t any dues or stress church, certified instructor, a member of
or reading of minutes and it’s not necessary the Japanese Bunka Embroidery Associa-
tion of the United States of America.
to come every Monday. Bring what you like
For more information, call Pauline at
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