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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
                                                                                                                                                     were submitted
                                                                                                                                                        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
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                                    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
     cover rendition.
                                                                                                                                                     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-
                                                                                                                                                     ance limits.
     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. 

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2                                                                                                                                                            The World News®                                                                                                                                                 January 2006

                                                                                                                                                                                     Golden Oldies Humor                                                                                   by Stan Goldstein

          The World News is a monthly publication of On Top of the World Communities in Marion
      County, Florida. This publication is written and prepared by On Top of the World residents for
      our neighbors and those interested in becoming a part of our community. The World News
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                                                           Publisher: Ken Colen
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                                                                    Ruth Barnash
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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.

                                                                                                     Name: _____________________________________________________________
                                                                                                       Address: ___________________________________________________________
                                                                                                         Phone Number: _____________________________________________________
                                                                                                           Email: ____________________________________________________________
                                                                                                             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

             Maria Abate
                                                          Trudy Donato
                                                                                                  Lolly Foos
                                                                                                             OTOW                      Tom Naessig
                                                                                                                                       New Resident

          Community News & Update
                                                                                                           On Top of the World
                                     By Kenneth Colen
                                         Publisher                                                            Bus Schedule
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                                                                                                       PICK-UP                          ROUTE                           TIME
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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
wonderful opportunities.
   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
the Possibilities.
   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-
night houseguests.
   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
873-6274. 
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6                                                                                      The World News®                                                                               January 2006

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 schwartz8096@earthlink.net 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

call me.

         Next Publication                                            ���������������������������
            February issue
    Published on Thursday, February 2
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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
pany stocks?
   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-
tecting oneself.
                                                 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
                                                          20 Min
                                                                                 Video                   Video                     Video                Video                 Video
                                                      Aerobics Room

                                                                                                     Condition and
                                                           8:00           Cardio Burn & Firm                              Cardio Burn & Firm        Condition and       Cardio Burn & Firm
                                                          60 Min                 Traci                                           Traci              Stretch Fusion             Traci
                                                      Aerobics Room                                                                                    Lorraine
                                                                                                                              Bicycle Club
                                                     H&R Parking lot
                                                           9:00                                        Advanced                                       Advanced
                                                                         Cardio Step & Sculpt                            Cardio Step & Sculpt                          Cardio Step & Sculpt
           Happenings                                     60 Min
                                                      Aerobics Room                                    Shannon                                        Shannon
            Adela Anderson
                                                                                                       Beginners                                      Beginners
   Happy and healthy new year!                            10:15
                                                                                                        Tai-Chi*                                       Tai-Chi*
   On January 1, the gym will be open from            Aerobics Room
                                                                                                       Shannon                                        Shannon
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
                                                          40 Min
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
                                                          35 Min
personal training sessions will be 10 per-                                        Kitti                                             Kitti                                      Kitti
                                                      Aerobics Room
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
                                                          20 Min
                                                                                 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.
                                                     Sholom Gardens
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.
                                                         nd    th
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
                                                                                                                                                            Support Group
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

                                           Barbara Bucy,
                                                                                                                                                    Arbor Conference Center.
                                                                                                                                                       If you have any questions, please call me
                                                                                                                                                    at 291-7508. 

                                                         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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                                                           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
                                                        8:15 a.m.
                                                     Specialty Class*                               Aquacise*                                  Aquacise*
                                                       Indoor Pool                                 Shallow water                              Shallow water
                                                                                                        Lyn                                        Lyn
                                                         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
                                                                           Beginner Yoga*
   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.
                                                                                                    Latin/Cardio*                             Latin/Cardio*
the extra-added stress of the New Year and           Specialty Class*
                                                                                                        Traci                                     Traci
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*
                                                       11:45 a.m.
in ways that a treadmill (or other indoor                                                          Foundation Ex.                          Foundation Exercise
                                                       Arbor Club
machines) can’t; the fresh air will feel good                                                        Program                                    Program
                                                      Fitness Room
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*
                                                       Arbor Club
   • Eat well. You may be anxious to lose                                    Lorraine                                     Lorraine
                                                      Fitness Room
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
more efficiently.
   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
                                                                                                                                                    Group Sets
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
                                                                                                                                                                   Wanda Simpson
                                                                                                       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 cws45@cfl.rr.com. 
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
                                                                                                                   Suncoast Dermatology
                                                  not like to complain, but putting it in writ-
                                                  ing is a step in the right direction.
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                                                     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.
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                                                  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
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                                                  carriers for their hard work at this time of                  ■ Facial Rejuvenation ■ Acne ■ Rashes ■ Scierotherapy
                                                  the year.
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                                                  is grandmaandraisin@cfl.rr.com You can
                                                  reach me at home, 9274C S.W. 97th Lane,                             TimberRidge Medical Complex
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                                                  this article.
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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
                                                                                                                                              Woodworking                    WW
                                                                                                        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
                                                                                                                                                                         H&R CTS
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
                                                                                                                                                      1st Week
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
               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
        Lap Swimming
                                             12:30   Bridge
                                                     Japanese Emb
                                                                                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
        Tai-Chi                       H&R
        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
        Harmonichords                  AC
        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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                                                                      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! 

                                                                                                                                         Holiday Parade
                                                                                                                                          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. 

                                                                                                                                         Holiday Songs
                                                                                                                                          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
                                                                            left.                                                        rowdiest.
                                                                                                                                            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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                                                                                                                                                       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 handlova2@aol.com
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: vivjcb@aol.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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choice of after dinner drinks, coffee and
tea. Then on to my home for some Christ-
mas fun and gift exchange. There is always
one gift that everyone seems to set their
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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
                                                    American origin.”
                                                       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
                                        Affiliated with                                                                                             describes the major Florida habitats and
                                                                                                                                                    gives clear examples of landscaping tech-
                                                                                                                                                    niques. It should be a very interesting pro-
                                                                                                                                                    gram. We meet in the Longleaf Pine Center,
                                                                                                                                                    room H, on the second Wednesday, of each
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                                                                                                                      D’Clowns help Santa
                                                                                                               entertain children, Page 22.

                                                                                                                             Section 2
                                                                                                                                                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

   New Pretenders
                                                                  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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                                                     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. 
            Men’s Golf
            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
                                                                                                                      December 7
                                                                                                    A Flight: 68—Tom Smith, 74—Raymond Beloin,
                                                                                                    76—William Steinmuller
                                                                                                    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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                                                                  Turkey Shoot
                                                                   November 22
                                                  A Flight: 43—Sandy Chase, 45—Beverly Ovrebo,
                                                  49—Linda Bervinkle
                                                  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—
                                                  Betty Gustafson
                                                  B Flight: 36—Margie Hink and Angelita Pena,
                                                  38—Phyllis Huntington
         Ladies 18-Hole                           C Flight: 36—Connie Shirley, 38—Florence Foley,
                                                  39—Marie Marquis
              Golf                                Chip-ins: Velma Rose
                                                                  November 29
               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
                                                  Florence Foley
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
                   Low Net
                                                  Helen Bextermueller
                                                                                                                     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,
                                                                                                                                                                        Ironing Day
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
                                                                                                                                                                        November 29
                                                  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
                                                                                                                                                                     A Miracle
me. Looking back over my notes for past
                                                                                                                                                                     in Just 2
                                                      Golf Cart Batteries
scrambles the persons I played with are all
winners, hummmm!
   Seventy-nine golfers played. There were
10 teams and 50 percent of those teams                We Do Repairs & Service At Your Home
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   First place was a tie with a 66: R. D’Addio,            6 Volt Batteries & 8 Volt Batteries
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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
                                                                   November 20
                                                   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
                                                                   November 27
                                                   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
                                                                                                                                                           on Thursday, February 2

                                                                                                          How many of these common
                                                                                                          hearing loss symptoms do you
                                                                                                         • Is it hard to follow conversations in noisy environments like parties
                                                                                                            and restaurants?
                                                                                                         • Do you often ask people to speak slowly or repeat things for you?
                                                                                                         • Do others complain that you have the TV or radio turned up too loud?
                                                                                                         • Do you get frustrated because you have trouble understanding what
                                                                                                            others are saying?
                                                                                                         • Does everyone seem to mumble?
                                                                                                         • Do you keep hearing a ringing or hissing background noise?
                                                                                                         • Do you seem to hear better with one ear than the other?
                                                                                                         • Do you avoid social situations because it’s too hard to communicate?
                                                                                                         • Do people say you’re shouting when you talk to them?
                                                                                                         • Do you have trouble hearing a noise if you’re not facing the direction
                                                                                                            it’s coming from?
                                                                                                         • Do you miss visitors or telephone calls because you can’t hear the
                                                                                                            doorbell or the phone?
                                                                                                               If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you could
                                                                                                               have a hearing loss. For a complete hearing assessment, please
                                                                                                               make an appointment with a Sonus hearing care professional.
                                                                                                               We can help you hear better today!

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                                                                                                           For your free consult,
                                                                                                                   call 237-4635                                 Hearing Care Professionals
                                                                                                                    Friendship Center
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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.
                                                                                                            FREE                      FREE                     FREE                      FREE
volunteers who have worked to make 2005
a successful year for the club. Without our         The Annual Membership Meeting will be               INSTALLATION                DISPOSAL                 ESTIMATES                 FURNITURE
dealers we wouldn’t have a club.                a breakfast on January 7 at 9 a.m. in the Ar-                                                                                           MOVING
                                                                                                         “No One Works for FREE”
                                                bor Conference Center. Advance tickets are
   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
                                                to meet our directors.                                Keith Henderson Floor Covering Services, Inc.
                                                    I was at the Wood Shop a few times in
on down and sign up.
                                                December and I did not see a lot of activ-                                   Kingsland Plaza • 8810 SR 200 #121 • Ocala
   Our yearly dues are only $10, so come        ity. This tells me you got your Christmas
and see our membership guru, Bob Tarpley.       projects done in plenty of time. If not, now                                    7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and by appointment
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
                                                                                                            �    �                                                  �             ����
January if you’re planning to attend. Anne
can be reached at 237-7185. Anne needs to
                                                holiday season. 
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know so she and Marie will know how much                                                                                                                                          �����������
to cook.
   Happy New Year and I’ll see y’all on the
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20th.                                             Download a PDF at Otowinfo.com                                                      �����������                                ����������

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                                                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-
                                                                                                                                                    ful people.
        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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                                                  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. 
             Club                                 E.
                                                     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
                                                  Year. 
                                                                                                        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
          Charlotte Hancock
                                                                                                                            ■ Ear, Nose, Throat, Head & Neck Surgery
   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
needy children who live in the Ocala Na-             Here is a great way to start the New Year                                Blue Cross & Blue Shield Providers
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
toys and taking them to the Forest for dis-       Health & Recreation parking lot from 8 a.m.                              1400 South Magnolia, Ocala, FL 34471
tribution.                                        to 4 p.m. on Monday, January 2.
   We were entertained by the West Port              There is always an ongoing need for blood
High School Chorus.                               donations. For an answer to your questions
   Thanks to all the members of the South-        or for more information, call Life South at                                            By Appointment
ern Club who brought extra cookies, cup-          622-3544. 

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         the Neighbors
               BJ Leckbee

Bob Trebilcock:
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. 

               In the
             Pat Wellington

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
                                                                                                                                                                         McKinnon “Mac”
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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              Bill Shampine
   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
                                                                                                              Amateur Radio
                                                                                                                                                                     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 guhley@cfl.rr.com 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:
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                                                                                                                              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
                                                                                                      per person.
                                                                                                      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 deanotow1@earthlink.net.
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
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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.
                                                                                                                         December 8
                                                                                                                                                                              November 15
                                                                                                                                                                         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
                                                                                                                                                                              November 22
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 &
                 November 14
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 &
                                                                                                                                                             Harry Harrington.
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 30
                 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
Lynn Deitz.
                 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.
                November 15
1. Kay Wood & Elsie Helwig. 2. Ruth & Lother
Lack. 3. Agnes LaSala & Carl Woodbury. 4.
Geri Cassens & Eleanor Giardina.
                November 22
1. Geri Cassens & Eleanor Giardina. 2. Ruth &
Lothar Lack. 3. Marce Guerrein & Lee Sheffer.
4. Carol Thompson & Myra Butler.
                November 29
1. Lee Sheffer & Bob Buchen. 2. Betty Morris
& Shirley Stolley. 3. Geri Cassens & Eleanor                      Thursday
Giardina. 4. Ruth & Lother Lack.
                                                                   Bridge                                             Tuesday
                                                                    Elsie Helwig
          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.
                November 22
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.
                                                                                                         Millie Ferrell.
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
                                                                                                                         November 8
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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                                                   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
                                                   who helped.
                                                      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
                                                   friendly discussion.
                                                      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.
                                                                                                                                        Hwy 200)
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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                                                                                Classified Section
                                                                                                                                                                                Computer Solutions by Phillip: Trouble-shooting

              For Sale                                                                                                                                                          & upgrades. On-site service & training. Low rates.
                                                                                                                                                                                Microsoft Certified Tech. Lic. & Ins. Call Phillip,
                                                                                                                                                                                mobile: 804-8713
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
                                                       available. Call 854-0248 or leave a message for more information. Payment must ac-                                       Hair Just for You: Confined to your home? Hair
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-
                                                                                                                                                                                censed. On Top of the World resident. 45 years
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.
boxes! Can deliver. 873-8753                           jets, LED lights, cupholders, 110v energy efficient.      chairs, 2 tennis rackets and balls, black bowling               629-0855
                                                       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
$35. 237-0656                                          tians barking hand puppet, $9. 873-2943                  NASA Memory foam mattress set: As seen on                       Painting by Frank the Painter: Quality service
                                                                                                                TV! Brand new, 20-year warranty. 854-0980                       at affordable prices; free estimates; On Top of the
                                                                                                                                                                                World res. 30 years exp. 237-5855
                                                                                                                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-
                                   Pressure Washing &                                                           Pool table: Gorgeous brand new 8’ all wood table.
                                                                                                                Leather pockets, Italian 1” slate nicely carved legs.
                                                                                                                                                                                3156. On Top of the World resident. Licensed.

                                    Window Cleaning                                                             Still in crate! Can deliver. 291-1731                           Personalized door-to-door transportation to
                                                                                                                                                                                airports, cruise ports, doctor appointments, shop-
                                                                                                                Printer/Scanner/Copier: Hewlett-Packard, in per-
                              Specializing in “Vinyls”                                                          fect condition, $55. 873-3433
                                                                                                                                                                                ping. Call Betty, 861-1163

                   Window Tracks & Screens Cleaned “FREE” with service                                          Tools: Delta 16” variable speed scroll saw, table,
                                                                                                                                                                                Pressure Washing: Driveways, walkways and
                                                                                                                                                                                porches. Make them look neat and clean. Free es-
                                                                                                                auxiliary light, large assortment of blades, $125.              timates. 20 years experience. On Top of the World
                                                     FREE ESTIMATES                                             237-6088                                                        resident. 873-6225
             Licensed & Insured              362-6895 ask for Charlie or Danielle
                                                                                                                                                                                Residential Cleaning: Licensed, insured and
                                                                                                                                                                                bonded. Free estimates. On Top of the World ref-
                                                                                                                                                                                erences available. Call Connie at 454-8593.
                                                                                                                                                                                Sewing Machine Service & Repair: Reasonable,
                                                                                                                Amway Products come to you: Satisfaction guar-
                                                                                                                                                                                40 years experience, On Top of the World resident.
                                                                                                                anteed. Call your local Amway affiliated indepen-
                                                                                                                                                                                Call Ed, 854-5572
                                                                                                                dent, Sandy, 528-6620
                                                                                                                                                                                Steveʼs Repairs: Fans, lights, doors, shelving,
                                                                                                                Avon Products by On Top of the World resident:
                                                                                                                                                                                general carpentry. On Top of the World resident.
                                                                                                                #1 in county in sales & service. Stocks popular
                                                                                                                                                                                Call Steve at 854-4927
                                                                                                                products at lowest $$. Quantity discounts avail-
                                                                                                                able. Call Jill DeStefano, 854-6365                             Transportation by Bill: Dependable driver to
                                                                                                                                                                                medical and hospital appointments. Call Bill, On
                                                                                                                Caregiver/Health Aide: 13 yrs. exp. On Top of the
                                                                                                                                                                                Top of the World resident, 854-7516
                                                                                                                World resident. Full/part-time. Personal care, er-
                                                                                                                rands, chores. Exc. ref. 873-4761.                              Transportation by Helpful Hand: Transportation
                                                                                                                                                                                to and from local destinations – doctor, grocery
                                                                                                                Cat Boarding & Sitting provided by loving expe-
                                                                                                                                                                                shopping, airports, etc. Call Diane at 237-8077
                                                                                                                rienced Cat Nanny. On Top of the World resident.
                                                                                                                Call 854-8589                                                   Transportation: I’ll drive you to local appoint-
                                                                                                                                                                                ments, grocery shopping, errands & more. Joan
                                                                                                                Computer Instruction in your home in front of
                                                                                                                                                                                at 237-8240
                                                                                                                your computer(s) – customized for your needs.
                                                                                                                Call End The Clutter ETC at 873-2100 or www.
                                                                                                                Computer Setup & Training: At home service.
                                                                                                                Senior rates $20 per hour! Have fun & learn! Call
                                                                                                                Kathy at 861-7719                                               Coin collector wants to buy old coins, gold and
                                                                                                                                                                                proof sets. On Top of the World resident. Ted at

                                                                                                                    House Cleaning • Spring Cleaning                            Collector paying top $ for pottery and stoneware
                                                                                                                          Move Out Cleanings                                    – Weller, Shawnee, Hull, Roseville, Fulper, Rook-
                                                                                                                                                                                wood, etc. 873-2118
                             Division of R.C. Cohn Construction                                                         Windows, Inside & Out                                   Guns & Knives: On Top of the World resident in-
          ◆ Driveways                   ◆ Patios                      ◆ Garage Floors                                       Tracks Cleaned                                      terested in buying guns & knives, any condition.

          ◆ Pool Decks                  ◆ Entrance Ways               ◆ Walk Ways                                                                                               854-2555
                                                                                                                                                                                Items for Pick-Up: Any items of some value that
                    We Make YOUR Concrete Look Good!
                                                                                                                        Residential                                             you care to donate. They will be sold with pro-
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 ◆ Crack Repair
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                                                                                                                                                                                appreciated. Ideal part-time office work. Good
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                                                                                                                                      489-9592                                  working environment. Call Russell at 369-1120
                   Over 30 Years of Experience at Work For You!                                                   To On Top of the World Residents Only                         Meals on Wheels: In need of a few good men and
                         ALSO: Pavers Cleaned & Sealed                                                                A local business for 18 years
                                                                                                                                                                                women, 2 hours a week every other month. 873-
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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.

                                                                                                                                                                         Traci’s Fudge
                                                                                                                                                      1 package morsels (any flavor, chocolate,
                                                                                                                                                         peanut butter)
                                                                                                                                                      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.

                                                                                                                                                                    Flavored Popcorn
                                                                                                                                                      Coffee Crunch
          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-
                                                                                                                                                                       Nacho Popcorn
                                                                                                       chocolate morsels
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
                                                                                                                                                                       Fudgy Popcorn
                                                                                                                                                      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. 
                                                                  Dot Tripp
                                                                                                                                                          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.
                                                                                                                                                                             s Ba
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.
                                                 ing. It has to be framed.                                                                                                  6855 W. Hwy. 40
   Anyone is welcome to join us on Mondays                                                             “Self-Help” is the hilarious story of Hal
from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Ceramics/Art Studio.        Both men and women are invited to

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.
                                                                                                             Garage Door

to come every Monday. Bring what you like
                                                    For more information, call Pauline at
to do; knit, crochet, latch hook, embroidery,
cross stitch, crewel, etc. Maybe we’ll see       854-8598 or sign up at the Activities Office.                                                           �����������������������
you. Why not give it a try?                     
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