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By: Elaine Higgins
I hope everyone is enjoying
Sale. If you have items that you
themselves this season. There is
no longer want or need and would
sure a whole lot to enjoy. January
like to donate them to the BHB
was a very busy month and we have
recreation table, please contact one
a very exciting February & March
of the recreation committee
planned also. Be sure and check out
members or you may simply drop
the bulletin board in the clubhouse
them off near the stage at the
for the many happenings and events
clubhouse, but let one of us know so
that our recreation committee has
that we can put it in our storage
planned for the upcoming months
and also what volunteers have
planned to put on. We are so
blessed here at Blue Heron to have
A host is needed for our annual
such wonderful volunteers. That
St. Paddy’s Day Dinner. If this is
leads me into our Volunteer
something that you and others
Appreciation Party. For all those
would like to volunteer to do, please
who volunteer or help out in any
sign up for it on the list down at
way, we will again show appreciation
the clubhouse or let one of us
to you for all your time and efforts.
recreation committee members
Please mark your calendars for
Tuesday, March 31st.
GARAGE SALE DONATIONS
I would like to start a Mah Jongg
group. Anyone interested in playing
Our BHB Recreation is accepting
or learning to play please call Terry
donations for the upcoming Garage
Oullette – 289 Kingfisher Lane-
POLK SENIORS GAMES TICKETS ON SALE FOR
Information on the 17th Annual Polk
Senior Games is available at the How did he do it? Be sure and get
clubhouse. The games are February your tickets to the magical
28 – March 15, 2009. They are open performance of Magician Terry
to men and women 50 and over. For Ward. Terry is celebrating his 20th
entry deadlines and category of year entertaining at Disney World.
events, please pick-up one of their He did a command performance for
brochures that I have placed at the Princess Diana and her sons. He
clubhouse or you may contact them has also performed for many
at 863-533-XXXX or prestigious audiences and Major
www.polkseniorgames.org or Corporations. He brings the
email@example.com. artistry of magic to a new
dimension. By combining magic,
comedy and audience participation,
AARP TAX AIDE Terry will keep you laughing and
well entertained throughout his
FREE Federal Tax Preparation and performance.
E-filing. Starting Thursday, Sunday, Feb. 8 at 7:00 p.m.
February 5 and every Thursday Tickets $5
thereafter until April 9 from 10:00 FOR Terry Ward TICKETS
a.m. – 2:00 p.m. A couple of CONTACT:
residents from the park will be Sonny Kasuba………………….422-xxxx
working with other Volunteers in Connie Novack…………………419-xxxx
preparing tax returns for seniors. Bob Andrew……………………..422-xxxx
This service will be set up at the Judy Churley……………………421-xxxx
First Presbyterian Church in Haines
City located at 104 Scenic Hwy. ***********
(RT.544) Haines City. Please bring Well, Pirates and Wenches, the
your 2007 tax return and valid time is almost here to party at the
picture I.D. Also, bring statements Gasparilla Bash. We have heard
of income, such as, SS statements, from the poodle skirts what a great
retirement income, interest and time was had at the sockhop. Well,
dividends. Preparations limited to host wenches (Linda & Patty Duke)
basic returns. For more information will not be out done by a poodle
you can call Kathy Behl at 419- skirt.
So wenches grab your pirate and
come dance to the tunes of your EVERY WEDNESDAY
two favorite pirates of NightFall. 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Join in the fun filled games to win a Outside the Clubhouse
gift from the treasure chest. And
most of all, keep in mind that we
will be on the look out for our best IMPORTANT NOTICE: When
dressed pirate & wench. So grab there is an event at the clubhouse
your spirits (B.Y.O.B.) and come and you are asked to bring a dish,
walk the plank. you do not need to bring a serving
Sat. Feb. 28 - 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. utensil. Serving utensils are
Tickets are $7.50 provided from the kitchen.
FOR Gasparilla Bash TICKETS Also, please refrain from using
CONTACT: the kitchen to wash your dish(s).
Linda Colhardt ……………….421-xxxx Please take your dish(s) home to
Pedie White ……………………419-xxxx clean. The kitchen is very small,
Connie Novack ………………. 419-xxxx and during these events there are
volunteers that are working very
************* hard to keep things flowing in and
out of the kitchen and we don’t
Our 9th Annual Pig Roast is need extra bodies confined in that
scheduled for March 7, 2009. small of a space while our
Tickets are $8.00. Come early, volunteers are taking care of
the fun begins at 12:30 p.m. getting things prepared and cleaned
Ticket Price includes meal w/rolls, up.
ice tea, soda and beer, Plus Live
Entertainment from 1:00 p.m. – REVISED LINE DANCING
4:00 p.m. provided by “Fine Wine”.
Please plan on bringing a dish to The Thursday Line dancing
share. Plan on eating at 4:30 p.m. classes that were instructed by
FOR Pig Roast TICKETS Charlotte have been cancelled due
CONTACT: to the lack of participation,
Bob Andrew ………………..422-xxxx however, our very own (new)
Kathy Behl …………………419-xxxx resident, Denise Naif has offered
Doug Conran ……………….421-xxxx to continue these classes on
Pam House …………………. 422-xxxx Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. until
Larry Caldwell …….703-727-xxxx 10:30 a.m. at no charge. So come
join Denise and keep on dancing.
SEWING CLASS NEWS FROM YOUR TRAVEL DESK
By: Walt Ellsmore
On Friday, February 13,
Resident Shirley Matton will host a
Sewing Class. She will guide you There is a 7 day cruise on
through and instruct you on how to November 8, 2009 on the Emerald
make an over the shoulder tote. Princess to the Eastern Caribbean.
You must bring your own sewing The ship will leave Fort Lauderdale
machine and know basic sewing and sail to St. Thomas, St. Martin,
skills. For more information, you Grand Turk and Princess Cays in the
can call Shirley at 421-xxxx. Bahamas. Bus transportation from
the clubhouse and return will be
MAKE-UP CLASS FOR provided. We have 14 residents
DRIED FLOWER WREATH signed up and 25 who are
“interested”. Details are posted on
There were some of you that had the bulletin board in the clubhouse.
signed up for the dried flower
wreath class in January and could NEW TO BLUE HERON BAY
not make it. Pam House will hold a
make-up class on Friday, February Ray and Pat Duckworth
20th at 9:30 a.m. for those of you Egret Drive
that had previously signed up and Pat and Ray will be here year
did not make it and also for anyone round, they come to BHB from Ft.
else interested in creating a dried Myers Beach.
flower wreath. Anyone else Pat owned a craft shop and she
interested in attending, you will is also an artist. Ray was in
need to call Pam and let her know. construction management.
Her number is 422-xxxx. They are proud parents of 4 sons
and have a beautiful granddaughter.
Pat, of course, enjoys all types of
FRIENDS WE HAVE LOST: crafts along with cooking, and
traveling. Ray likes watching the
We extend our deepest sympathy news on T.V. and is interested in
to the friends and family of: politics. They both love playing
AL HALLBERG – games.
240 KINGFISHER LANE Ray likes reading mysteries and
history novels. Pat prefers
Pat would really love to start a Jerry was the director of
craft class to share her ideas and operations for the Marriot Hotel,
get some new ones. he also owned and ran a hotel.
Since they have been retired for Claudia works for Applebee's.
20 years they really know how to They both enjoy golf, gardening
have F-U-N. especially planting and tending
flowers. They also like long walks
and horse races.
James and Denise Naif They root for the Detroit teams
Kingfisher Lane along with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Jerry loves mysteries and can
Denise and Jim will not be full- read a book a day.
timers. They hail from Levonia, Claudia is still working and hopes
Michigan were Jim worked for the to have more time for fun and
water company and Denise for the games when she retires in 3 years.
They have 3 children and 8
grandkids. YOUR NEWSY NEIGHBOR
Denise really has a knack of By: Terry LaRock
creating crafts which of course she
enjoys doing. They both like playing New Year's Eve came a little
cards and the same for later than most of the country. We
shuffleboard, they also like working had it on Sat. Jan. 3rd, 2009, and
around the house. what a great time was had by ALL!!!.
They read mysteries, Our hosts for this grand night were
biographies, and also the Bible. the Conran's, Arlene & Doug, with
They intend to enjoy life in good lots of help from lots of friends.
health and, of course, their time The food, the fun, the music, the
spent in Blue Heron Bay. dancing were even more fantastic
after the fact of the BIG
12/31/2008. Pictures were taken
Jerry and Claudia Barwick by Kathy Behl and Walt under a
Crane Lane sign heralding the year "2009". It
really was a terrific idea to
Claudia and Jerry will just be celebate just a little bit later. We
part-timers for now at least. hope it becomes a BHB tradition.
They live in Kansas City Mo. Oh, the decorations were also
beautiful. If I left anyone out that
helped at this event, please forgive Sonny K. will never forget. And who
me, it takes at least 'till Feb. could fault Bill Smith for saying he
before my brain catches up with was from Dollys' home state of
me. Tennessee so he could get a cuddle
I will write about the remaining that was really more like a smother.
events in next month’s issue. Really At that point we were all rived up
I promise I will. for the incomparable Cher, and if
she didn't look and move just like
WHAT A LADY WHAT A NIGHT!!! Cher I don't know who could.
Without a doubt "DONNA MOORE" Donna had one more surprise
put on the best show that I can coming, Cher's better half for a lot
remember at the BHB clubhouse. of her life "Sonny Bono." Donna
Her performance was incredible. went from one voice to the other,
Hearing and seeing the talented even changing her height for the
women that Donna imitated was as vertically challenged Sonny. When
good as hearing and seeing them in Donna had a slight mix-up with her
person. It is close to magic how she characters and become arguing
can completely become these with herself it was just like 30
fantastic women by just a wig or a years ago when we enjoyed "The
wiggle. Every show should start Sonny & Cher Show'.
with the best and it was with "Miss Donna was born and raised in
Patsy Cline" looking as fantastic as North Carolina, but now calls
Donna really is. What a voice she Orlando, Florida her home, along
has and what a great justice is done with her husband and 2 children
by her love of Patsy. Connie ages 10 & 6. She has played in both
Francis came next with "Who's Vegas, NV and Atantic City, NJ,as
crying Now?", Tina Turner with well as many night clubs across the
"Rollin down the River'. Another country.
favorite song to sing along with and Thanks to Doug Conran, who
that is just what we all did. Tammy, first saw her show in Vegas and
Winona, & Janis Joplin were fab, brought back a tape of that
but we were all waiting to see what performance for the BHB
Donna would do as "Dolly" and after committee to view. Unfortunately,
just a couple of minutes Dolly the Conran's were out of town
appeared. We all know when Dolly when Donna entertained us, but
enters a room her breasts arrive a with a little luck, she will be back.
lot sooner than the rest of her
does. It was a performance that
Red Hot Red Hat Happenings "The Joy of Sex' as she looked to
be about 9 months pregnant. I'm
You never know what the hosts happy to say that I caught her
of the Scarlette Belles Red bridal bouquet. Next was
Hatters plan for their Fashion "Babbette" Novack wearing a shy
Show. pink slip. Nothing shy about Babbsy
This year the models were though, not with that flaming red
wearing clothing and accessories hair of hers.
from "Belk's", and they really were The almost last showing was
outstanding, as were our lovely "Disco Dolly" Duckworth, the lovey
models, Connie Novack, Sue "Ducky' never looked as
Ellsmaore, Ann Bunke, Gloria HOT!!HOT!!HOT! as she did that
Marcotte, LolaDoty, Virgina day. You could see the steam
Carmichael, and filling in for Denise coming from her shelled-shaped
Curtiss was Donna Wallace. ears.
After a wonderful lunch, viewing Since the theme was to show
the outfits, the drawing of door us single ladies how we can attract
prizes and lots of other happenings, a guy that we might have our eye on
there was no need for her majesty in the park, but being realistic if
Connie to tell the attendees not to you don't get the guys libido going
leave just yet. It has become an then I suggest you just send him to
annual event to have some other bed with a very old, very floppy-
type of "LADY" to take the floor. eared bunny named Mary. If after
They did indeed take the floor and seeing Mary in that black teddy,
brought down the house. flipping her fluffy bunny tail and he
Mary U. orchestrated the skits isn't on fire, forget it ladies he's
and made sure the sexy sirens just DEAD.
looked their best as well they did. I It was great fun and a big thanks
stood in my usual spot and to Doug, Darryl, Bob and new
introduced BHB shining stars. resident Ray. Lets also give a big
The line up started with the thank-you to their wives Arlene,
ever seductive "Delores" Conran. Mary Ellen, Connie N. and Pat D. for
Many of us had to remind ourselves letting us laugh at their MEN????
to only feel the material and not Connie would like to thank Judy
the models. Next was our perennial and Lupe from "Belk's of Posner
maiden "Darlene" Fox wearing Park" there outfits really were
virginal white. We did find out that beautiful, also thanks to Judy C.,
she had finally experienced the
Pam H., Fran H., Jeanne B. & about what’s allowed to be brought
Mary U. for all their hard work, and to the Clubhouse to sell. Also, be
I think me too. Oh, and of course mindful that you have space under
our really true he-men, Walt who your table to place items, but we
took pictures and Bob A. taking the do need to keep the walk way area
videos. clear so shoppers do not trip over
anything. As you sell items off your
table you can place items from
FEBRUARY EVENTS: under the table on top of it.
EVERY WEDNESDAY Sat. Feb. 7 - - GARAGE SALE
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. AND BAKE SALE
8 a.m. – NOON
Residents that are baking goods
Fri. Feb. 6 - GARAGE SALE for the Bake Sale, please bring your
SET-UP and items to the clubhouse by 7a.m.
RESIDENTS SHOPPING On Saturday morning, enter the
The tables will be set up and clubhouse through the kitchen
your name will be on the table you door. You will see why when you get
have chosen. You may bring your there. Please be at your table no
items down and set up between 2pm later than 7:45 a.m. The doors will
–4pm. Please, If you are not open promptly at 8:00 a.m. for the
helping set-up or have a space sale and we ask that you remain at
rented, DO NOT come down at your table until 12 o’clock noon or
this time. The Residents Shopping until all your items are sold. We
will be between 4 pm – 6 pm. It is advertise being open until noon and
very hard for the merchants who we want to be there, as we do have
are setting-up to try and sell their some who will come in around that
items as they are trying to put time.
them out for display. So please, if Also, For those of you who do not
you are coming to shop, wait until 4 want to take your items back home
p.m. Those of you who are selling with you and want to donate them
will want to bring your money with to a local charity, please pack your
you so you can be ready to sell your items up and take them to the back
items. door of the clubhouse. We do ask
Garage Sale Participants, Please that you separate clothing from
remember to observe all rules other items. If you have boxes you
can leave we would appreciate it. Sat. Feb. 14–Chicken Parmesan**
And if you able, please stay and Dinner
help get the clubhouse set back up 5:30 p.m.
to it’s original state. Thanks! $5.00 p.p.
Hosted By: Dick Giles
Dinner includes Chicken Parmesan
w/Pasta, Salad, Garlic Bread – Rolls,
Sun. Feb. 8 – MAGICIAN Beverage and Dessert.
Sun. Feb.15 – Ice Cream Social**
TICKETS $5 IN ADVANCE Birthday & Anniversary
$6 AT THE DOOR Celebration
Hosted By: The Carmichaels 7:00 p.m.
For ticket info and performer bio, Celebrants are FREE
please see Page 2 of this Others - $1.50
Newsletter. Host: The Colhardts
February is dedicated as
sweetheart month and those
married 50 years or more – FREE.
Fri. Feb. 13 – Sewing Class** So for this Ice Cream Social we
9:30 a.m. will not only celebrate February
at the Clubhouse Birthdays and Anniversaries, but
Hosted By: Shirley Matton we will also honor those that have
Must bring your sewing machine and been married 50 Years or more. So
know basic sewing skills. When you if you have been married 50 years
sign up please put your phone or more, including this year, please
number next to your name so that come and let us celebrate this
Shirley can contact you with more wonderful achievement with you.
Mon. Feb. 16 & Tues. Feb. 17 –
Sat. Feb. 14 –Coffee & Donuts** 55 ALIVE –AARP Driving School
English Muffins Available 8:30a.m. – 12;30 p.m.**
8:30 a.m. A classroom refresher course for
$1.50 p.p. drivers 50 years of age and older.
This program is given in two
sessions over a two day period.
Each class lasts approx. four hours. The class is limited to the
There will be break’s during that first 30 residents.
time. You must attend both days to
be awarded a certificate of Thurs.Feb.19 – Ladies Luncheon**
completion. Sweet Tomatoes
FIVE good reason to take the International Drive – Orlando
AARP Driver Safety Program: Meet at Clubhouse at 11:00 a.m.
1. Learn defensive driving
2. You do not have to take a Fri. Feb. 20 – Dried Flower
test. Wreath Class
3. You will get answers to 9:30 a.m.
today’s driving challenges. This is a make-up class for those
4. Find out how to adjust your that could not make it in January.
driving to age related For any one else wanting to join,
changes in vision, hearing, please contact Pam House at 422-
and reaction time. xxxx.
5. AND THE BEST ONE IS –
GET AN INSURANCE
DISCOUNT. ( Auto Sat. Feb. 21 – Sausage Gravy &
Insurance companies in Biscuits with Scrambled Eggs **
most states provide a 8:30 a.m.
multiyear discount to AARP $3.00 p.p.
graduates! (Consult your
You will need to sign-up in Sun. Feb. 22 – Social Dinner**
advance for this course. The Mimi’s Café
Cost is $12 for AARP members Lakeside Village – Lakeland
and $14 for non-members. Only Meet there at 4:00 p.m.
checks will be accepted.
Bring your Driver’s License with
you along with a pen or pencil. Tues. Feb.24– Red Hat Society**
Materials for the class will be Lunch at Rainforest Café
provided. Downtown Disney Market Place.
We will need at least 15 $17.50 p.p. includes entrée,
residents signed up for them to drink, dessert, tax & gratuity.
come and do the classes. Prepay. No refunds after Feb.
18. Menu choices on board, will
order at restaurant. Names of Also, if you see that you
ladies to pay on sign-up sheet. cannot attend an event that you
Carpool from clubhouse at 11:00 previously signed–up for, PLEASE
a.m. cross out your name on the sign-
up sheet. Thank you.
Sat. Feb. 28- Coffee & Donuts** UNLESS OTHERWISE POSTED,
English Muffins Available ALL SCHEDULED EVENTS AND
8:30 a.m. OR ACTIVITIES ARE AT OR
$1.50 p.p. AROUND THE CLUBHOUSE.
SAT. FEB. 28 – UPCOMING EVENTS:
Wed. Mar. 4 – BloodNet
7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
TICKETS - $7.50
MUSIC BY NIGHTFALL Sat. Mar. 7 – Pig Roast
ENTERTAINMENT – PRIZES For tickets and more information
REFRESHEMENTS please refer back to page 3 of this
Just B.Y.O. Beverage Newsletter.
Hosted by: Linda & Patti
Tues. Mar. 17 – St. Patty’s Day
For tickets contact: Dinner
Linda Colhardt at 421-xxxx (Host Needed for this)
Pedie White at 419-xxxx
Connie Novack at 419-xxxx Tues. Mar. 31 – Volunteer
**Sign-up sheets for these events There will be a sign-up sheet
are in the clubhouse. PLEASE sign posted for anyone who has
up for events as soon as you know Volunteered and/or helped out in
that you will be attending. Knowing any way or capacity for our Blue
in advance the number of attendees Heron Bay Recreation. We
for each event helps us in our encourage you all that have gave of
planning and making the necessary yourselves and your time to clean-
arrangements and/or reservations. up, set-up, host or help with
hosting, and the many other
aspects of running a wonderful deadline. Residents are not allowed
volunteer recreation program. So if to place any ad or other items on
you have volunteered in the past the bulletin board in the clubhouse.
year please come on down and
enjoy. BHB Contact Persons:
RESIDENTS ADS: Neighbor in Need Committee:
Terri LaRock . . . . . .419-xxxx
Looking to lease home for the For any general assistance, such
month of April. as a ride to an appointment, a meal
Call Resident Marilynn Martin fixed when ill, etc. or if you need
at 422-xxxx. some medical equipment that we
may have on hand, such as,
*************** crutches, canes, walkers,
WANTED: Grocery coupons from wheelchair, bedside potty seat, etc.
Sunday newspapers. I cut them out
and get them to Military families Sunshine Committee:
overseas to use for items at their Gloria Marcotte . . . . 421-xxxx
store on base. So after you have Will send cards to residents
gone through them and cut yours hospitalized or ill, death in the
out, if you will drop them off at my family, etc. So please, if you know
home at 385 Kingfisher Lane. of any of our neighbors that are ill
There will be a box on my porch to or have passed away, please let
place them in or if you call me, I Gloria know.
will come and pick them up.
Thank You, Welcome Committee:
Diana Caldwell Pedie & Jack White,
385Kingfisher Lane Judy Churley, Kay Watson,
703-727-xxxx Ralph & Denice Curtiss
If you would like to place a For Phyllis Chase . . . . . .421-xxxx
Sale ad, notice or an announcement
If you are new in BHB and have
in the newsletter, the deadline is
not spoken with Phyllis or if you
the 20th of each month. The ads
need to up-date or change your info
are $5.00. You need to write the ad
in the park directory, please give
up the way you want it to appear in
her a call.
the newsletter and bring it into
the park office before the