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					June 2010                        Published Since November 1968   Only Good News For 42 Years   VOLUME 42   NO 6


   Six years ago, On Top of the World started                                      More photos on page 18
   its own nursery and it’s paying off this
   spring. With landscaping projects in full
   bloom, workers are using in-house flowers,
   plants and trees to replace those which died
   during the harsh winter. Below, left to right,
   David Fox, Paul McGregor, Wayne DePriest
   and Patrick Burns begin the planting
   process north of the globe. For those of you
   who didn’t fly north for the summer, the
   beautiful colors should be back by the end
   of this month. For those of you who did fly
   north, sorry you won’t get to see it all!
                                   (OTOW photo by
                                     Doug Kates)
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                                                                  ON TOP OF THE WORLD NEWS                                                           June 2010 / Page 3




 General Meeting June 17
      The General Meeting for the
On Top of the World Condominium
Association will be held at 10 a.m. on
June 17 at 2069 World Parkway Blvd.
A notice was mailed to residents in
early May. There is a lengthy agenda
as the board reports on the status of
the association.
      Your board cannot underscore
the importance of your vote whether
in person or by proxy. In order to hold
a meeting and conduct business, we
need a quorum. So every vote counts
regardless of how you vote!
      Florida statutes require that the
association establish reserves, unless
waived by a majority vote of the vot-
ing interests present at the meeting in
person or by proxy.
                                             New security cameras at the guard’s gate will keep track of every vehicle which enters OTOW from
     Community Enhancement                   the Sunset Point Road entrance.
      Video surveillance at the Sun-
set Road and Belcher Road gates has
recently been added. This system                                                      scheduled for the back elevation of        topic. I take the position that many
captures the license plates of all ve-
hicles entering and exiting through
                                                By Kenneth Colen                      Building 9 on June 1 and Building 56
                                                                                      front elevation on June 20; weather
                                                                                                                                 dumb ideas have been placed into the
                                                                                                                                 Florida constitution. Well intentioned
these points of access.
      Additionally, commercial vehi-
                                                       Chairman                       permitting of course.
                                                                                             Building rail project is continu-
                                                                                                                                 ideas like limiting class size have
                                                                                                                                 turned out to have very costly and
cles are prohibited entry after 6 p.m.                                                ing for Building 47, and is expected       dire consequences in this desperate
Directives to gate personnel have            individual unit owner is responsible to be completed in late May. Building          economy, without ever demonstrating
been implemented for enforcement.            for these components of the build- 33 rail will start in late May; Building         a tangible benefit. Once something is
      These enhancements, as well as         ing.                                     46 is tentatively scheduled for June 7     enshrined in the State Constitution,
the responsiveness of Pinellas Coun-               Given that, why does the asso- and Building 38 on June 21.                    we are pretty much stuck with it.
ty Sheriff, should help reduce the           ciation exercise architectural control          Roof replacement work is                   We have three amendments
nuisance activities that have been oc-       over these components?                   scheduled as follows: Building 32          dealing with redistricting of political
curring around the community. Time                 Very simply, if doors and win- is currently undergoing re-roofing             boundaries. The redistricting process
will tell if this increased level of vigi-   dows were to fail in some way, it and we expect completion by the first             will make any normal person’s eyes
lance does show benefit.                     would have a profound affect on the week of June.                                   glaze over. Reconciling three amend-
                                             rest of the common element that the             Following, in short order, Build-   ments should be, well, “interesting.”
       Architectural Controls                association is responsible for.          ing 56 and Building 54 are scheduled              The other amendments deal
      The Community’s Declara-                     Please remember that any build- for mansard reshingling. We antici-           with repealing public financing cam-
tion provides for the association to         ing and landscape modification must pate approximately two weeks per                paign requirements; creation of an
exercise architectural control over          receive prior approval from the Con- building for this element.                     additional ad valorem tax credit for
the buildings and other common ele-          dominium Association. I am men-                 Asphalt paving and resurfac-        deployed military personnel; prop-
ments.                                       tioning this in the hopes that we can ing projects are done between June            erty tax limits on non-homestead
      Inasmuch as it is your associa-        all avoid unnecessary consequences and October to take advantage of the             property and additional homestead
tion’s responsibility to provide for         of flaunting the rules and regulations warm weather and minimize distur-            for newly homesteaded properties,
the continuous maintenance of the            and covenants of what is after all bance to residents. Stay tuned for de-           and finally, a very controversial and
buildings, components, grounds,              your association.                        tails.                                     divisive dealing with how compre-
roadways, sidewalks, and the under-                The application process is very                                               hensive land use plans are to be ad-
ground infrastructure (collectively          simple and there is no fee involved.              Legislative Update                opted by Counties (titled Hometown
called “common elements”), it is the         You may obtain an application for               The Florida legislature con-        Democracy).
association that must have final say         modification from the Customer Ser- cluded on April 30. We are still as-                   In the coming editions of this
over any architectural or structural         vice Department. Return it with a sessing the changes that affect condo             newspaper, I will provide an over-
modifications as well as making sure         detailed description of the work re- associations and their residents. We           view of the amendments, some of the
that contractors performing the work         quested and a dimensional drawing will pay particular interest to the nev-          politics behind them, and the poten-
are properly licensed and insured.           of the affected area. A representative er-ending adjustments to insurance           tial costs to us, the taxpayers.
      A resident recently asked me           of the association will inspect the area regulation.                                       Many residents prefer to vote
“Who is responsible for the exterior         and advise the owner of approval, ap-           The real action this year will      early and by absentee ballot. Gain-
door(s) and windows of my condo-             proval with modification, or denial.     focus on yet another round of pro-         ing an understanding of the practical
minium?”                                                                              posed constitutional amendments on         implications of each amendment as
      The answer lies in your Decla-                 Maintenance Update               the November ballot. Admittedly, I         early as possible is very important.
ration, but the short answer is that the           Painting and waterproofing are tend to be a bit curmudgeonly on this
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 Summer is for swimming and fruit salad
       One way to truly know summer                                                                                                 Just refer to my May article and, of                                   The following recipe yields ap-
has arrived is to visit our swimming
pools. The morning exercise class at                                                                  Nancy                         course, the daily and monthly calen-
                                                                                                                                    dars in your OTOW newspaper.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     proximately 10 cups of fruit salad,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     but you can cut it in half. Just remem-

                                                                                                      Davis
9 a.m. is back in full swing and you                                                                                                       If you have any questions just                            ber that fruit salad is best eaten with-
will find a happy group following its                                                                                               call Nancy or Julie at the activities                            in two days so you receive the most
leaders.                                                                                                                            office or stop by and visit us. Our                              benefits from the vitamins.
       Afterwards, you will hear the
                                                                                                   799-2734                         office is open five days a week from
gals happily chatting and laughing
and you know they had a good time.                                Activities Director                                               8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
                                                                                                                                           I’ve decided, in keeping with
                                                                                                                                                                                                          “Over the Rainbow Fruit Salad”

       It is not only a great way to                                                                                                my theme of “Keeping Healthy,” to                                       3 cups mixed berries (blueber-
exercise, but a good way to get ac-                              good book.                                                         put a recipe in my article during the                            ries, raspberries, strawberries)
quainted with other On Top of the                                      Anyway you look at it, the pool                              summer months when so many great                                        2 cups red or green seedless
World residents. The class will not                              is a great place to spend a pleasant                               fruits and vegetables are available.                             grapes
only help you keep fit, but you will                             lazy day, but please remember to fol-                                     The stores and stands are full                                   3 peaches, nectarines or 6 apri-
get a few of the sun’s rays which pro-                           low the rules. Please continue to in-                              of great produce this time of year. A                            cots
vide you with Vitamin D, which is                                struct all your guests and children to                             fruit salad with a slice of whole grain                                 2 crisp sweet apples
a necessary vitamin to assist you in                             keep the pool a pleasant, clean and                                toast would be a healthy way to start                                   2 thin sliced bananas
keeping healthy.                                                 safe place for all -- and don’t forget                             the day. You could also add a bowl of                                   1 cup fresh squeezed orange
       This is a great way to start your                         your sunscreen!                                                    cereal or a cup of yogurt if you need                            juice
day so come join them and become a                                     Most sunscreens need to be re-                               a few more calories to start your day.
healthier and happier you.                                       applied, so be sure and read and fol-                                     Perhaps, after breakfast you                                    Chop and mix in proper-sized
       Everyday the pool is a busy hub                           low the directions.                                                could go for a morning walk, a bike                              bowl. Pour orange juice over fruit.
of activity with some people swim-                                     A sunburn is definitely not fun                              ride or come over and join in the pool                           Stir and refrigerate. Try a dash of
ming, some sun bathing and some                                  nor good for the skin.                                             exercise class. Several morning exer-                            nutmeg over each serving for some
sitting back in the shade just visit-                                  Summer is a laid back time at                                cise classes are also available at the                           extra zing.
ing with their friends. Others enjoy a                           OTOW, but there is still plenty to do.                             recreation halls.



                                                                     ID/Activity Card Information
                                                                                                             The I.D. Committee will be operating during the following hours:
                                                                                                             • Every Monday morning, 9-11:30 a.m., except holidays.
                                                        John Smith                                           • Monday evenings from 6:30-8 p.m. will be available on Aug. 2,
                                                                                                        Oct. 4, Nov. 3, Dec. 4 and Jan. 3 only.
                                                      012 3456 789                                           Each person must present proof of residence to validate his/her own
                                              Antarctica Building                                       card. Proof may be a Florida driver’s license, a Florida I.D., electric or
                                                                                                        cable bill, bank statement or check, or cancelled stamped envelope which
                                                                                                        show name and OTOW address.



                                                                                       What’s Inside
        COLUMNISTS / CLUB NEWS                                    16 ................................................. Library                      BUILDING NEWS                                    49 ...................................... English Gothic
                                                                  16 ................. Crossword Puzzle Answers                     37 ................................. Bingo / Bea Cirri           50 ............................................ Americana
  3 ..................................... Kenneth Colen           18 ................................... OTOW Nursery               39 ......................................... Emerald Isle        50 ................................................... Azores
  4 ......................................... Nancy Davis         21 .................................................. Chorus      39 ........................................... Bible Study       50 .............................................. Flamenco
  5 ........................................ Gerald Colen         22 .............................................. Art Guild       39 ................................................. Siboney     52 .................................................. Nagoya
  6-7 ...................... Hurricane Prevention                 22 ........................................ Hoosier Club          40 ............................................... Fujiwara      53 ................................. Yoshimitsu Bench
  7 ....................................... Sharon Licata         22 ................ New York-New Jersey Club                      40 ............................................ Yoshimitsu       55 .................................................... Cards
  8 ......................................... Tracy Torres        23 ................................... Snowbirds Club             41 ................................................ Valencia     56 ................................. Hawaiian Towers
  9 ........................................... Doug Kates        23 .................................................. Tai Chi     41 .................................................. Espana     56 ............................................... Mallorca
  9 .................................. Press Association          24 ................................... Good Neighbors             42 ..................... Middle Eastern Moorish                  57 ................................................ Orizaba
  10 ......................... Inside Show Business               24 ................................. Meals On Wheels              42 ..................................... Contemporary            58 ........................................... Modernage
  10 ........................................ Singles Club        25 .................................. Republican Club             42 ................................ Roman Byzantine              58 ........................................... Casa Verde
  10 .................................. Computer Club             25 .................................. Democratic Club             44 ............................... The Way We Were               59 ........................................... The Gables
  11 .................................. Marge’s Humor             25 ....................................................... Yoga   44 ............................................ Malaguena        60 ............................... New World French
  11 ..................................... Lambda Club            26 .................................. Greyhound Club              44 ................................................ Bohemia      60 ....................................... Loch Lomond
  12 ................................... Family History           26 ........................................ Line Dancing          45 .................................................... Poetry   60 ................................................ Saratoga
  12 ................................. Philosophy Club            26 ................................ Morning Exercise              46 .................................. Rila Renaissance           60 .................................... Chinese Cathay
  13 ..................... Gift Shoppe Volunteers                 28-29 ................................ Entertainment              47 ........................................... Ruth Grace        61 ........................................ Rural French
  14 ................................................. Jesters    30-33 .............................................. Sports       47 ............................................ Melbourne        62-63 ........................................ Calendars
  15 ......................... Singles Travel Group               34 ................................ Crossword puzzle              48 ........................................ Father’s Day         65 ........................................ Bus Schedule
  15 ........................... Sing-A-Long season               35 ............................. Bird Of The Month                49 ............................. Swedish Traditional             66 ............................................. Classifieds
                                                                                ON TOP OF THE WORLD NEWS                                                                            June 2010 / Page 5




  Be aware of certified deed scam
       ALERT!                                                                                                   Under federal Fair Housing                  tative of a will cannot be older than
       Recently, some of my clients                                                                       legislation, it is a violation of the law         the person writing a will? I ask that
have received a letter from some                                                                          to discriminate in the sale or leasing            because I am 83 and the person I want
company that apparently claims that
in order to protect your ownership of
                                                                             Gerald R.                    of a residence to someone when it is
                                                                                                          based upon what is known as familial
                                                                                                                                                            to be my personal representative is
                                                                                                                                                            my brother and he is 88 (but in great
your property, everyone should have
a certified copy of their deed.
                                                                               Colen                      status.
                                                                                                                For example, it is against the law
                                                                                                                                                            health). A friend of ours said that law
                                                                                                                                                            has been in existence in Florida for
       From what I have been told, the                                                                    to refuse to sell or rent to someone be-          many years.
letter from that company goes on to
say that if you don’t have a certified                     Is It Legal?                                   cause they have family members who
                                                                                                          are under a certain age. However,
                                                                                                                                                                  A. There is no such law in Flor-
                                                                                                                                                            ida and there never was such a law
copy of the deed, send them some-                                                                         there are exceptions and the “over-55             and there never will be such a law.
thing like $55, plus costs of mailing,              and forget about it!                                  community” is an exception.                       Nor is there such a law anywhere in
and they will send you a certified                                                                              In an “over-55 community” at                the United States. (Geeez! I don’t
copy of your deed.                                         Q. When we lived in a different                least 80 percent of the units must be             know where people come up with
       The letter may even include a                state, we had our wills drawn. Now,                   occupied by at least one person who               such things.)
legal description of your property,                 however, we live in Florida and our                   is 55 years of age or older. Note the
which of course, they can easily ob-                neighbor told us that our wills are no                word “occupied.”                                        Gerald R. Colen is an attorney
tain from the public records.                       longer valid. Do you agree?                                 Also, as you can see, if 80 per-            and member of the National Acad-
       Number one: No one needs a                          A. Nope. Your wills were                       cent of the units must be occupied by             emy of Elder Law Attorneys and the
certified copy of their deed. For that              drawn up in a different state may be                  someone who is 55 years of age or                 Elder Law section of the Florida Bar
matter, if this company has the legal               perfectly valid in Florida. Take them                 older, then 20 percent do not carry               Association. He concentrates his
description of your property, it means              to a Florida attorney and check with                  that requirement.                                 practice of law in the areas of real
they obtained it from the public re-                him or her. However, I must add                             What this means is that in a                estate, elder law, wills, trusts, pro-
cords and therefore it proves that                  this: I have a “sense” about me that                  situation where someone who is 55                 bate, business law and estate plan-
your deed has been recorded in the                  says if you reside in a state and make                years old has, say a spouse who is                ning. This column is not intended to
public records already.                             it your home, you probably should                     say 50 years old, if that 55 year old             provide legal advice. You should al-
       Number two: You certainly do                 have wills, durable powers of attor-                  spouse dies, then the younger spouse              ways consult your own attorney for
NOT need a certified copy of your                   ney and advance directives drawn up                   can remain in occupancy and the                   such advice. Mr. Colen is available
deed when you have the original                     by an attorney who practices law in                   20 percent that is available for such             for conferences at his law office at
deed. However, if for some reason                   that state.                                           purposes will cover the fact that a               7243 Bryan Dairy Road, Largo, Fl.,
you feel that you absolutely, positive-                                                                   unit may not always be occupied by                33777; Ph. (727) 545-8114 or at On
ly, and without question must have a                      Q. Can you explain, precisely,                  someone who is 55 or older.                       Top of the World, in Clearwater, Fl.
certified copy of your deed (Don’t ask              what the term “over-55 community”                           This also permits someone who               In Ocala, Fl., Mr. Colen is available
me why!) you can get one from the                   means?                                                is under 55 years of age to inherit and           by appointment for legal conferences
clerk of courts in the county where                       A. I am very glad you asked                     thereafter occupy a unit previously               at the new On Top of the World sales
your property is located, for about                 this as I was going to write an entire                occupied by someone who was 55.                   office annex near the The Bakery
$10 and you won’t have to pay for                   column about this and will still do so.                                                                 Cafe. He responds to emails at gco-
mailing costs.                                      But as for now, let me explain what           Q. Is it true that there is a law in                      len@tampabay.rr.com or through his
       Toss such a letter in the trash              “over-55 community” means.              Florida whereby a personal represen-                            Web site: www.gcolen.com.




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          checks must be received by June 15*
                                                                                                                                                          Doug Kates ........................ Editor
                                                                                                                                                          Dave Hart ........... Assistant Editor

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           Prepare now for a hurricane
         June is the start of the Hurricane Season and the time to start
  thinking seriously about dealing with the risk and inconveniences that
  may be encountered during and immediately after a storm.
         Your Association makes every effort to prepare for storm events
  by securing potential hazards, protecting buildings and Association re-
  lated assets, and making sure it has an updated recovery plan.
         Key personnel are on-call before and after a storm. Water and
  Wastewater personnel are moved on-site to make sure that essential
  utility services are protected and the chance of interruption is mini-
  mized. Tarps (in limited supply) are kept on hand to secure properties
  in the event of roof damage.
         Despite all of our efforts, much of your own safety and comfort
  depends entirely on you. To that end, I am reprinting key points to help
  you prepare for a storm event:

        • Designate a “post-disaster contact,” a relative or friend who
  lives outside the danger zone. Make sure each family member has been
  given this person’s address and phone number, and agrees to contact
  him or her following the hurricane.
                                                                              This is an example of hurricane damage to a condo after a 2004
         • Stock up on items you may need to protect your home or to storm went through the Daytona Beach area.                   (OTOW photo by Dave Hart)
  prevent it from being further damaged after the storm has passed. These
  items may include, but are not limited to tarps or plastic, hammers,
  nails and plywood.                                                          at a secure location away from the house.
         • Make sure your family is trained on how to turn off damaged
  utilities.                                                                        • Remove furniture from porches or patio and secure hoses so that
                                                                              these objects do not become dangerous or lethal projectiles during a
         • Keep on hand at least one week’s supply of bottled water and       storm.
  nonperishable food items. You should also have available a manual
  can/bottle opener, a flashlight, and a battery operated radio or television
  (with an extra set of batteries for each). Make sure these items are read-        • At least once per year, review your insurance coverage to make
  ily accessible, so that you can quickly pack and evacuate.                  sure it is adequate and up to date.

        • Maintain an up-to-date inventory of everything in your home.                 • Don’t forget about your pet. Some evacuation centers do not allow
  Taking photos and/or making videotapes of these items may help sup-            pets. Making arrangements before a storm reduces the anxiety for both
  port the value you place on them. Also, consider storing valuable items        you and your pet.



          When a hurricane threatens, take these steps
1   Refill prescriptions.
                                                       3    Store important documents and other
                                                            valuable items in waterproof bags.                       5    Have enough cash on hand to last at
                                                                                                                          least a full week. Banks and ATMS
                                                                                                                          may be closed for several days fol-

2   Make sure your car has a full tank of gas as
    power outages may force gas stations to remain     4    Bring inside, any loose items that can be
                                                            found around the home. Firmly tie down
                                                                                                                          lowing the storm.

    closed for several days following a hurricane.          loose items that cannot be brought indoors.
                                                                                                                     6    Collapse and secure all fold down
                                                                                                                          shutters.


       What if the                                                                                                         Online Resources
  electricity goes out?                  What to do during a hurricane                                                         National Hurricane Center:
       - Use a flashlight – not                 • Stay tuned to a battery-operated radio or television for weather bul-        http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
 a candle or match. You do not           letins and important information.
 want to take the risk of igniting              • Follow the orders of local authorities.                                       Hurricane & Storm Tracking
 gas from a broken line.                        • Stay indoors in an interior room without windows (even if you have      for the Atlantic & Pacific Oceans:
                                         evacuated, inland locations may still be at risk). If conditions worsen, take          http://hurricane.terrapin.com/
       - Open your refrigerator          shelter in a closet or bathroom and use mattresses to protect yourself.
 only when absolutely necessary.                • Don’t assume the hurricane is over when the wind subsides. The               The Weather Channel:
 This will help keep food fresh for      calm may be the eye of the storm, and the worse part may still be on the              http://www.weather.com/in-
 as long as possible.                    way.                                                                             dex.html
                                                                 ON TOP OF THE WORLD NEWS                                                            June 2010 / Page 7




             Where will you ride out a hurricane?
 Don’t try to make your decision hours before a storm hits
       You can never be over prepared                                                of electricity for medical conditions             During a Hurricane Watch, the
for a hurricane!                                                                     and you have a need for basic medi-         Management Company’s primary re-
       The first day of Hurricane
Season is June 1. Over the next six
                                                                  Sharon             cal monitoring you will need to reg-
                                                                                     ister with a Pinellas County Special
                                                                                                                                 sponsibility is to secure the grounds
                                                                                                                                 and common areas. Residents are
months you will read many articles
and see many news reports regard-
                                                                  Licata             Needs Shelter. The phone number to
                                                                                     register is (727) 464-3800. The shel-
                                                                                                                                 required to close hurricane shutters,
                                                                                                                                 lower all window awnings and re-
ing hurricane preparedness. You will                                                 ter in this area is located at Dunedin      move all personal items on patios,
be bombarded with information, so             News You Can Use                       Highland Middle School.                     balconies and within the center core.
much so that you may begin to ig-                                                           Please understand you must           These items must be placed in your
nore the valuable information at your                                                make these arrangements now, not            unit or storage rooms.
disposal.                                                                            when a Hurricane Watch or Warning                 If you must have assistance in
       I can honestly say that if I have    Emergency Management Website at          has been issued.                            securing your patio and center core
to ride out a hurricane, I want to make     www.pinellascounty.org/emergency/               Also, keep in mind that when         items, the Management Company
sure I do it in Florida. Our local and             Despite all of the above, it      your building experiences a loss of         does offer a contracted service that
government leaders have a lot of ex-        is important for the On Top of the       electricity you will also lose the use      requires additional staffing. The ser-
perience and we have dedicated re-          World Community to have a Hurri-         of the elevator. For those of you who       vice fee is $30. Keep in mind once
sources available to us.                    cane Plan in place. Even though our      cannot evacuate your building with-         the staff schedule is full we will be
         Due to our county’s geograph-      community is located in a no-flood       out the aid of an elevator, you need to     unable to provide additional as-
ical position in the state and the gen-     zone and there are no mandatory          consider riding out a storm in a shel-      sistance. To sign up for this service
eral formation of hurricanes, we have       evacuation plans for this area, some     ter or with family or friends.              please register with Jean in the Ser-
been fortunate to have experienced          of our residents should still consider          Another item our residents need      vice Department.
fewer hurricanes than many other ar-        evacuation                               to be prepared for is the lack of potable         While most of us want to remain
eas. This, however, leads many of us               During the 2004 Hurricane         water services. Research from prior         in the familiar comfort of our own
to become complacent about a pos-           Season three tropical storms and hur-    storms reflects the most important el-      homes during an emergency, please
sible hurricane threat.                     ricanes impacted our area. Areas of      ement in hurricane recovery was the         make the best decision for your per-
       I won’t spend my column inun-        our community were without power         lack of potable drinking water. This        sonal circumstances to keep yourself
dating you with the basic information       for five days while we waited for        was due to compromised water sys-           safe. Many of your neighbors may
that is readily available to residents of   Progress Energy crews to restore         tems impacted by power outages and          have concerns or anxiety during a
Florida. A posting is provided in your      power. This posed a problem for our      flooding. Pinellas County Emergency         storm and would welcome an invita-
center core providing you with excel-       residents with certain medical condi-    Management Team recommends one              tion to join their fellow neighbors in
lent resources. I would highly recom-       tions.                                   gallon of water, per person, per day        their homes until the severe threat of
mend a visit to the Pinellas County                If you are dependent on the use   for one week.                               a storm has passed.


Insurance processing is quicker if you are prepared
      Proper insurance coverage can         er steps are necessary to protect your   be able to work more quickly if he or       being repaired, may be recoverable.
help reduce the financial burden you        property from further damage.            she has a written list to work from.
may suffer as a result of a hurricane.            • Contact your insurance agent     Photos of damaged property may                    • Try to be patient. Once you
      Here are some tips that will          as soon as possible. Provide your        also be useful.                             report your claim, your claims ad-
make the claims process easier for          agent or insurance carrier all infor-          • Keep records and receipts           juster will respond as quickly as pos-
you and your claims adjuster.               mation pertaining to your claim.         for ALL expenses you incur. Sup-            sible. Delays may be likely, as hurri-
                                                                                     plies purchased to protect damaged          canes often uproot signs and deposit
     • Don’t alter the condition of               • Make a list of damaged or de-    property, or the costs incurred while       debris on highways, severely imped-
the damaged property. Take whatev-          stroyed property. Your adjuster will     staying at a hotel while your home is       ing traffic.


                                                                After a hurricane
       • Don’t venture outside until local authori-                                                              • If electrical power was lost during the
 ties have issued an “all-clear.”                              • Use a flashlight to look at damage. Allow hurricane, be extremely careful before consum-
                                                         only those people who have been trained, to turn ing food taken from your refrigerator. When in
       • Continue to check the radio or TV for post      off damaged utilities (e.g. gas) and disconnect doubt, throw it out.
 hurricane updates.                                      damaged appliances.
                                                                                                                 • Use the phone only for emergencies.
      • If you have evacuated, don’t return until              • Beware of downed power lines and other
 authorities re-open your area. Remember, you            debris.                                                 • Conserve water! DO NOT WASH WALK-
 may need proof of residency to return.                                                                    WAYS TO REMOVE DEBRIS. If the power is
                                                               • Use only bottled water. Unless otherwise out and you still have water pressure it is only
      • Wear sturdy shoes and clothing to protect        advised, assume tap water is contaminated and because the County’s water plant is running on
 your self. People are oftentimes hurt more fre-         sewer lines are out of order.                     auxiliary power.
 quently after the hurricane than during it.
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    West side spa, East side pool to
  undergo modifications this summer
       Wow! What an action packed                                                   sociation and by the Florida Deptart-   then the pool is closed. Jumping the
entertainment season we had this                                                    ment of Health. Please be patient       fence is considered trespassing.
year.
       Now that the Snowbirds have
                                                                 Tracy              while they learn our residents.               If the pool gates are locked
                                                                                                                            during normal operating hours, that
fled to the cooler climates, we have
a little more elbow room for summer
                                                                 Torres                  As a reminder:                     indicates a mechanical or safety is-
                                                                                                                            sue. The SCA staff will let you know
activities. Please follow the articles                                                    • The Florida Department of       when we expect to reopen the pool.
in this paper for summer events and         Health & Recreation                     Health prohibits food and drink from    The FDOH has strict guidelines that
opportunities to volunteer.                                                         our pool areas.                         we must follow in those incidences.
       I’d like to announce a few of                                                      • No coolers, glass containers          • Please stop putting wrappers,
our pending projects. We will be add-     and remodeling. Yes, we will be put-      or pets are allowed in the pool area.   bandages and other debris in the
ing a heating, ventilation and air con-   ting lockers back up!                           • Chairs and lounges must stay    skimmer openings.
ditioning system to the East Activity            We know it causes an inconve-      behind the gravel filled drainage             We have noticed a dramatic
Center exercise room. That gives ev-      nience when we close down an ame-         line.                                   improvement when we ask you and
eryone one less excuse for not join-      nity, but I offer our sincere apologies         • Please keep chairs and loung-   especially your guests for activities
ing those high-energy fitness classes.    in advance. We hope you will agree        es outside of the yellow lines that     cards, thank you.
       The spa on the west side will be   that the finished results are worth the   indicate the access areas that must           The SCA staff does their very
closed for 4-6 weeks while we mod-        wait.                                     remain un-obstructed at all times.      best each day to make the On Top of
ify the circulation system. Mid-June             You will notice that SCA has             • The swimming pools are to       the World amenities a safe and enjoy-
is our estimated start date.              added additional staff members. We        be closed by dusk. Dusk is 30 min-      able place for all who visit. We ap-
       In August we will close the East   have trained them to ask for activities   utes before sunset. The closing time    preciate it when you lend your eyes
Activity Center swimming pool and         cards and to enforce the published and    changes with the seasons.               and ears to help.
locker rooms 4-6 weeks for repairs        posted rules established by your As-            • If the pool gates are locked,         To your continued good health!




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                                                               ON TOP OF THE WORLD NEWS                                                             June 2010 / Page 9



Honestly, I saw a hot dog nearly fly away
        A recommendation and a warn-                                                      I was so excited about munch-               As soon as I regained my com-
ing.                                                                                ing on my lunch that I failed to notice    posure and noticed the coast was
      The next time you visit Sand
Key Beach, I recommend stopping at
                                                                Doug                a group of seagulls silently moving in
                                                                                    my direction.
                                                                                                                               clear, I stood up and examined every
                                                                                                                               suspect around me on the beach.
the new food trailer and picking up
a hot dog. The food is cooked while
                                                                Kates                     I handed my mother her dog
                                                                                    and then began preparing my own.           said.
                                                                                                                                      “OK. Who’s responsible?” I

you wait, so you are guaranteed a                                                   But just as I tore open the relish pack-          But none of the bird were talk-
fresh, hot snack, and you’ll find it             News Editor                        age I noticed a gull coming toward         ing ...
very tasty. The price is very afford-                                               me at 3 o’clock. The bird had its beak            No one was pointing a feather
able and you will be able to buy a hot                                              in grab position, its wings in attack      at anyone ...
dog for everyone in your group.           crabs poking their itty-bitty eyes out    position and it was picking up speed              And all the gulls looked the
      Now the warning.                    of the sand. There may be pelicans        like a stealth fighter.                    same.
      If you decide to bring your hot     circling overhead. There may even               Before I could react, the gull              I couldn’t tell who the culprit
dog back with you to your beach           be a shark in the water with one eye      clenched my hot dog in its claws,          was and therfore I was unable to bring
chair, I recommend taking several         on a tuna and the other eye on your       hoisted my lunch right out of my hand      the mischievous bird to justice.
precautions. Most importantly, when       hot dog.                                  and began heading back to base.                   But here’s your chance to learn
you leave the food trailer, take a look         But don’t worry too much about            Fortunately, as quickly as the       from my experience.
around you and be very observant          the crabs, the pelicans and the sharks.   attack took place, the mission also               Next time you’re at Sand Key
to who is watching. You may no-           There is something else which needs       failed.                                    Beach -- or anywhere with gulls in
tice some guys throwing a football        your undivided attention.                       The bird was barely out of fly-      the area -- keep my story in mind.
or some girls reading a book, but               In late April I was enjoying Sand   swatter range when it dropped the                 You might think the innocent-
they’re all OK. What you really need      Key Beach with my mother, who was         hot dog back into my lap. Appar-           looking birds are keeping their dis-
to watch out for are the ones who are     in town on vacation from New York.        ently, I guess, the gull miscalculated     tance, or simply waiting for crumbs
watching you from a distance.             Around noon I volunteered to go to        the weight of the hot dog and hadn’t       when you leave, but they may actu-
      I’m talking about the wildlife.     the food trailer to buy a couple of hot   trained properly for the getaway.          ally be plotting their next move.
      During your walk from the trail-    dogs and when I returned to my chair            Except for some mustard stains              When you’re at the beach, al-
er back to your beach chair, I guaran-    I wasn’t prepared for what happened       on my swimsuit, everything was             ways be alert! Don’t let your guard
tee you’ll be watched. There may be       next.                                     OK.                                        down for a second.




                                           New board sworn in and
                                           new reporters welcomed
                                                   By Mary Lou Kelly                                                           ciation to Theresa Kawalec for her
                                                The Press Association held its                                                 past service as secretary. Theresa will
                                          monthly meeting on May 6. New of-                                                    continue to write the column for her
                                          ficers were inducted by the publisher                                                building.
                                          Ken Colen.                                                                                  If your building does not have
                                                Ken thanked the outgoing board                                                 a reporter, and you would like to vol-
                                          for their many years of service and           Press Association                      unteer to fill that post, just attend one
                                          their great contributions to making                                                  of the Press Association meetings.
                                          the On Top of the World newspaper                                                           The Press Association will have

    Need An                               an outstanding contribution to the
                                          community.
                                                Yvonne Courtney will continue
                                                                                    Kolitsas will be taking on the duty
                                                                                    at Grecian Classic and Christine Na-
                                                                                    son will be reporting on line dancing.
                                                                                                                               a brief hiatus for the months of June
                                                                                                                               and July. The next meeting, for those
                                                                                                                               still in the area, will be 1:30 p.m.

     Extra                                as president; Cele Radeloff will con-
                                          tinue as vice president; and Mary Lou
                                          Kelly will serve as secretary.
                                                                                    Yvonne welcomed the new reporters
                                                                                    with thanks for their volunteering to
                                                                                    serve.
                                                                                                                               Aug. 5.
                                                                                                                                      There will be no meeting in
                                                                                                                               September, but all reporters are in-

   Newspaper?                                   The Press Association wel-
                                          comed two new reporters. George
                                                                                          Both Ken Colen and Yvonne
                                                                                    Courtney expressed sincere appre-
                                                                                                                               vited back 1:30 p.m. Oct. 7.
                                                                                                                                      Happy summer!


           OTOW News                                                                       When shopping for yourself,
          is now available                                                                  your building or your club,
        in the East and West                                                              please consider the advertisers
       Activity Center lobbies                                                                  in this newspaper!
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Dumb and blonde wasn’t enough for Dagmar
      Virginia Ruth Egnor (not yet Dag-                                                     a dumb blonde - actually quite bright and   duet.
mar) from Huntington, W.V., married                                                         quick-witted. Soon her fan mail was run-           When the final curtain came down
Naval Officer Angelo Lewis and moved
to New York City.
                                                                   Walter                   ning to more than 2,000 letters a week
                                                                                            and she began getting lines to say.
                                                                                                                                        on Broadway Open House, Dagmar
                                                                                                                                        threw a huge party for the cast and crew
      Virginia got a job as a model and
appeared on the cover of Life magazine.                           Balderson                        It wasn’t long before Dagmar was
                                                                                            the hit of the show, which didn’t bode
                                                                                                                                        in her penthouse on Central Park South.
                                                                                                                                        Jerry Lester was not there.
She starred with Burt Lahr on Broadway                                                      very well with Lester, and a feud began            Dagmar spent her later years on
in a show called “Burlesque” under the                                                      that lasted until the end of the show.      the nightclub circuit. After her divorce
stage name of Jennie Lewis. Her career           Inside Showbiz                                    Dagmar was a joy to work with.       from Angelo Lewis, she married come-
was beginning to take off.                                                                  She became one of the leading person-       dian Danny Dayton. Her third, a final
      In 1944 she appeared on Broadway       Tonight Show. Jerry gave Virginia the          alities of the 1950s, making personal       husband, was bandleader Dick Hinds.
in Olsen and Johnson’s “Laffing Room         name Dagmar.                                   appearances on all the prime time TV               Dagmar had no children and in
Only” at the Winter Garden Theatre.                 Dagmar’s role on the show was to        shows and Hollywood Squares. She            1996 she moved back to West Virginia
      In 1950 Jerry Lester hired her to be   just sit on a stool in front of the band, be   made a TV guest appearance with Frank       to be near family. When she died in 2001
the big buxom dumb blonde on “Broad-         a dumb blonde and look sexy.                   Sinatra which prompted Mitch Miller,        she was living with her brother, Bob
way Open House,” the forerunner to the              Dagmar proved she was more than         head of Columbia Records, to record a       Egnor, and his wife.




   Wine and cheese party set for June 5
          By Edna Androvette                                                                       On Saturday, June 5, our meeting            Single newcomers to OTOW,
      Our regular monthly meeting was
held on Saturday, May 1 at 6:30 p.m.
                                               Singles Club                                 will be held in the Sunshine Room –
                                                                                            West Activity Center. Installation of of-
                                                                                                                                        please come and join us. We will have
                                                                                                                                        activities during the summer months.
      Dorothy reminded members that          Singles Club member, is a poet and she         ficers will be held followed by wine and    Any questions, please call Lucy 669-
On Top of the World is replacing the         read some of her poems. We are happy to        cheese party. No charge to members, $3      3784 or Dorothy 796-4460.
large OTOW bus with a vehicle that will      have her as a member.                          for guests. Hope to see a good turnout.              June 14 is Flag Day. Please dis-
arrive and be put into service.                     The Singles Club Spring Tea was                Bonnie White is our Sunshine         play the flag to show your patriotism.
      Poems that were printed in the         held on Saturday, May 15 at 1 p.m. This        Lady for the Singles Club.Please call her   Also, remember Father’s Day on June 20
OTOW newspaper were read by mem-             event is always enjoyed and the setting        at 249-7842 with information about any-     and summer begins on June 21. Happy
bers as they pertained to Mothers and        is always lovely. Thanks to all who par-       one who needs a card sent to them from      summer to all and remember the sun-
Mother’s Day. Also, Helen Morris, a new      ticipated and helped out.                      the club.                                   screen.




                                                                                             On Top of the World
                                                                                              Computer Club
                                                                                                   The On Top Of The World
                                                                                            Computer Club meets every Satur-
                                                                                            day morning, downstairs in the main
                                                                                            card room at the East Activity Cen-
                                                                                            ter.
                                                                                                   In addition to a monthly fea-
                                                                                            tured speaker, we also try to have a
                                                                                            beginner’s session for those who feel
                                                                                            the featured speaker is too advanced.
                                                                                                   During the fall and winter we
                                                                                            try to have classes during the week.
                                                                                            The classes run from “recruit” to           8:30 – 8:45 am: Business Mtg.
                                                                                            advanced Special Interest Groups            8:45 – 9:00 am: Q and A
                                                                                            (SIGS).                                     9:00 -10:00 am Featured speaker.
                                                                                                  For those out there who have          9:00 -10:00 am Beginner’s class
                                                                                            computer talent that they would like
                                                                                            to share, we have a position for you.       be a member for this session.
                                                                                            For an annual fee of just $15, you get             As long as there is sufficient in-
                                                                                            free classes and fellowship.                terest, we will hold beginner classes
                                                                                                  In addition to the classes, we        each Thursday morning from 9-11
                                                                                            hold a session every Monday morn-           a.m. Classes are in the Computer Lab,
                                                                                            ing for those who are having hard-          downstairs in the East Activity Cen-
                                                                                            ware or software problems and need          ter.
                                                                                            help. This loose group meets at 9                  Why not join us on Saturday
                                                                                            a.m. in Classroom No. 1, which is           morning? You can get an interesting
                                                                                            the first door on the right as you go       slant on computers at the same time.
                                                                                            downstairs from the lobby. You must         Please visit: http://www.otowcc.
                                                             ON TOP OF THE WORLD NEWS                                                        June 2010 / Page 11


                     You know you are a true Floridian if ...
      ... you never use an umbrella                                                   You know no other grocery           job is getting a little dull.
because you know the rain will be                                               store can compare with Publix.                  My headlights are out of focus,
over in five minutes.
      A good parking space has noth-
                                                              Marge                   You can tell the difference be-
                                                                                tween fire ants and mosquito bites.
                                                                                                                          and it’s hard to see things up close.
                                                                                                                                My traction is not as graceful as
ing to do with the distance from
the store, but everything to do with
                                                              Mayer             ty.
                                                                                      You’ve hosted a hurricane par-      it once was. I slip and slide and skid
                                                                                                                          and bump into things even in the best
shade.                                                                                You know the four seasons are:      of weather.

denim.
      Your winter coat is made of            Marge’s Humor                      hurricane season, love bug season,
                                                                                tourist season and summer.
                                                                                                                                My whitewalls are stained with
                                                                                                                          varicose veins.
      Anything under 70-degrees is         You know what a Snowbird is                             ---                          It takes me hours to reach my
chilly.                              and when they leave.                             If my body was a car ...            maximum speed, and my fuel rate
      You know that anything under         “Down South” means Key                     ... I’d be thinking of trading it   burns inefficiently.
Category 3 isn’t worth waking up West.                                          in for a new model.                             But worst of all, almost every
for.                                       You think a six-foot alligator is          I’ve got bumps and dents and        time I sneeze, cough or laugh, my ra-
      You dread love bug season.     actually pretty average.                   scratches on my finish, and my paint      diator leaks or my exhaust backfires.


  Club members to celebrate Pride Month
      Lambda is a social club for the                                          month in the gay community because         their gay neighbors. There are people
gay and lesbian residents of On Top                                            it’s Pride Month. We are looking for-      from many different backgrounds
of the World.                                                                  ward to celebrating in Dunedin June        and areas here at OTOW. Lambda is
      It is an informal group that gets                                        18-20 at the North Pinellas Pride          just one more reflection of that.
together for various activities. Regu-                                         celebration. There’s also the big St.            Lambda meets monthly on the
lar events include dinners out, Sun-                                           Petersburg Pride Parade on Jun. 26.        third Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Ve-
day brunches and golfing. Also, we                                             Rest assured, OTOW will be repre-          randa Room overlooking the pool
have a group, the Front Steppers, that             Lambda                      sented by our members enjoying the         upstairs in the East Activity Center.
meets weekly to walk around the area                                           festivities.                                     If you are interested in finding
for an hour.                                                                           We look to expand our circle       out more about us, send an e-mail to
      Last month, some of our spe-        ing. In addition, some of us have to all gay and lesbian residents in the       lambdaclw@yahoo.com or call Dave
cial events included a game night at      been getting together at impromptu OTOW community, but we are also              at 727-474-2503. We also have a
the monthly meeting. We also went         Glee parties to watch the TV show of open to participation by other OTOW        home page for you to check us out at
to Tampa for a dinner/movie out-          the same name. June is a significant residents who would like to meet           http://home.rr.com/lambdaclub.
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 Ever wonder what it would be like to read
 a book written by one of your ancestors?
         by Anne B. Watkins                                                      to show you that you don’t have to
      Remember when your grand-                                                  be an accomplished artist to produce
mother used to wring the neck of                                                 a memorable scene, truer to life than
a chicken she’d raised, gutted and                                               any snapshot.                            Philosophy Club
singed to get all the feathers off be-                                                  The woman’s verbal pictures of
fore your Sunday meal?                                                           ironing day gave us all cause to won-
      Well, tales like that were what                                            der. She described huge, boat-shaped            By Bob Reis
got us all going back to our child-                                              iron behemoths of 8 or more pounds,           Our club is currently
hoods, and in one case, adulthood,                                               the kind that you probably have used
                                                                                                                          enjoying presentations,
while a Family History group mem-
ber recounted his “back to nature”           Family History                      as door stops. Several were put on
                                                                                 the wood cookstove at a time, so as to   which are followed by
phase!                                                                           be able to exchange them when they       a question and answer
      Virginia Rudolph has this mar-                                             cooled - no electrical cord on these
velous paper book, done in typescript,    a fact that her memories are written irons.                                     period.
that was written by an 80-year-old        in “her voice” which is charming be-          The ironing board was just that        The discussions give
woman in remembrance of her days          cause she even throws in a little of   - a board put between two chairs, or
growing up on a farm. It is a very
                                                                                                                          you the opportunity to
                                          her own thoughts on morality now it could be just a tabletop with sev-
good model of how to do your family       and then.                              eral layers of material to protect it.   express your own views.
history - it wasn’t the usual chrono-           For instance, she thought the           And then there was the starch-         We also have “Open
logical treatment, but rather just her    young of her day were all going to     ing to be done, after the clothes were
special memories of a time of her life                                           hand-washed and hung ouside to dry.
                                                                                                                          Discussion” meetings.
                                          the devil. Sound familiar?
in the early 1900s, and as such will            Another feature of this book are        Let’s not forget the volumes of   With this format you
speak volumes to later generations.       the simple illustrations that the wom- petticoats and ruffles that were the     have the opportunity to
      Just think of it. The daily pat-    an drew. I especially liked the map style of the times.
terns of your life today will seem just   of the farm, done way out of scale,           All of this makes us blush        suggest a topic of special
as strange 100 years from now as this     and with questionable perspective,     when we speak of being rushed and        interest to you.
woman’s story does to us. And it’s        but just as the writer saw it. It goes stressed, but we are ever so grateful         Join us on any
                                                                                 to live in the here and now, and ac-
                                                                                 knowledge all the effort and skills of   Tuesday. You don’t have
                                                                                 our ancestors who went before.           to be a member of our
                                                                                        Family History Club off for       club to attend. You’re
                                                                                 awhile for the summer months, fer-
                                                                                 reting out more of those ancestors,      welcome even if you just
                                                                                 and will return in November to share     want to listen, Tuesdays
                                                                                 all that we’ve discovered. Come join
                                                                                 us Monday, Nov. 8, from 1-3 p.m., in
                                                                                                                          10-11:30 AM, East Activ-
                                                                                 Classroom No. 1 at the East Activity     ity Center Veranda. Any
                                                                                 Center. Ya’ll come! We’ll be look-       questions? Call Bob Reis
                                                                                 ing for you!
                                                                                                                          at 798-2443.
                                                             ON TOP OF THE WORLD NEWS                                                         June 2010 / Page 13




 Gift Shoppe volunteers
celebrate an active season
          By Thomas Brennan
      The biggest social event of the
year for the Gift Shoppe volunteers
happened on April 16 in the Sunrise
Room at the West Activity Center.
       It was the Gift Shoppe volun-
teer appreciation luncheon.
      There was a buzz of activity
in the room when I arrived at noon.
This was a good opportunity for the
volunteers to get acquainted because
they work different hours and days.
      By 12:30, Doris Paino, manag-
er of the Gift Shoppe, had everyone
seated with no obstruction between
the head table and the horseshoe ar-
rangement of seats. In the center was
Doris with the president of Good
Neighbors, Bob Skidmore and wife
Carolyn on her right and treasurer
Bob Krause and wife Bernadette on
her left.                               From left to right are Virginia Bracken, Anna Sturgis, Florence Barnes, Velma Dual, Rosemarie
      Doris entertained us with sto-    Plante, Bernice Dow and Rosemarie Becvar.
ries and some jokes to make every-      for their dedication of time and talent   deck in deep conversation with Mar-      could die for. One white cake with
one feel welcome and comfortable.       and included those unable to attend.      ion DeLucia. Kay has been the past       lemon filling and real cream topping,
Bob Skidmore praised the volunteers           I spotted Kay and Wally Spo-        manager of the shoppe 11 of her 26       and a German chocolate cake with
                                                                                  years of service. Marion is heading      juicy cherries and covered with triple
                                                                                  north, so we will be without our dec-    chocolate icing. Everyone appreci-
                                                                                  orator for a little while.               ated the work and time Eugene put
                                                                                        I was seated between Ginny         into bringing such delightful desserts
                                                                                  Bracken and Betty Eggleton (Irish        for us to enjoy.
                                                                                  Betty), former president of the Irish          Each of us received a candy
                                                                                  Club of OTOW. Sal Sciachitano was        dollie and a “thank you” book mark
                                                                                  in the midst of eight ladies, and he     as a reminder that every volunteer
                                                                                  had a contented look on his face.        is an important person because vol-
                                                                                  Doris said, quite loudly, so all could   unteering makes our community at
                                                                                  hear, “That’s part of Sal’s harem.”      OTOW a better place to live. And a
                                                                                        Doris’ husband Eugene, a.k.a.      good time was had by all.
                                                                                  “Precious,” baked two cakes you




                                                                                  Above are Gloria Heydt, Janet DiClemente, Rose Hildebrand and
                                                                                  Sheila Duthie.
In front are Kay Spodeck and Karen Johnson. In back are Marian
DeLucia and Sal Sciachitano.                                                              OTOW Photos by Tom Bracken
Page 14 / June 2010                               ON TOP OF THE WORLD NEWS



                              Auditions will begin in
                             September for next show
                                        By Sherry Ivey                                                                Beginning in September we
                                   Now that all the Snowbirds are                                               will be holding auditions to fill the
                             sunning themselves in their summer                                                 many openings in the show. For more
                             nests, our creative team is busy be-                                               information please call Sherry Ivey
                             ginning the task of putting our show                                               at 797-8354 or email her at sheriv7@
                             together for next February.                                                        aol.com.
                                   Carol Schroeder, Donna Ryan,                                                       Our first meeting of the new
                             Betty Eggleton, George Shenkel               OTOW Jesters                          season will be held on Wednesday,
                             and Evelyn Flam have been meet-                                                    Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the East Activ-
                             ing to make our return to Broadway a      talented new residents will join us by   ity Center. We look forward to seeing
                             smashing success.                         becoming a member of The Jesters,        you there. Please be sure to come out

    Need An                        That’s the only hint you will get
                             regarding the new show!
                                   Once again, we hope all of our
                                                                       which will be entering its 31st year
                                                                       of bringing fine entertainment to On
                                                                       Top of the World residents.
                                                                                                                and meet our new and veteran mem-
                                                                                                                bers. Dues are only $5.
                                                                                                                      Our motto is “Jest for Fun.”

     Extra
                                   Did your building get enough newspapers?
   Newspaper?                       On Top of the World News is now on its summer
                              schedule, which means there are only two sections.
                                                                                           papers will be less because many of our residents have
                                                                                           flown north. If your building did not receive enough
                                    The number of newspapers delivered to each             newspapers, please call the OTOW newspaper and let
                              building has also changed. The total number of news-         us know. Our number is 799-3216.




      OTOW News
    is now available
    in the East and West
   Activity Center lobbies
                                                             ON TOP OF THE WORLD NEWS                                                    June 2010 / Page 15




Some trips fill up fast so make
sure you attend our meetings
            By Pat Zorland
       The Singles Travel Club was
formed so people who like to travel
can meet one another and maybe find
someone to travel with to avoid pay-
ing a single supplement.
       We meet on the first Friday of
each month at 2 p.m. in the Organ              Singles Travel
Room on the lower level of the East
Activity Center. The next meeting                Call Shirley at 726-4619 or Pat
will be on June 4.                         at 797-7842 for more information.
       Our club is open to everyone.             From April 18-19 a group from
Come and see what we’re all about.         the Singles Travel Club went on an
We always have a presentation and          overnight trip to Key West on the
discussion on upcoming events and          Key West Express Ship from Ft. My-
trips at our meetings.                     ers. We returned that evening and
       On May 7 we had a very good         stayed in a hotel overnight. The next
turnout. We explored one-day and           morning it was up early for a buffet
overnight trips that will be coming        breakfast and then on to a shop called
up for the summer months.                  “The Best of everything.”
       A lot of questions were asked             I do believe quite a few people
about some inexpensive cruises that        did make some purchases.
are coming up. If you do not come to             Next it was off to a lovely town
a meeting you could be missing some        called Ava Maria which has grown
good deals. Sometimes a very good          up around the University of Ava Ma-
deal is offered and is filled up quickly   ria. The staff of the University was
because there is limited space.            very gracious to all of us and invited
       One event that is being offered     us for lunch in the Dining Hall Build-
is on Dec. 10 (Andre Rieu’s Celebra-       ing. They then gave us a tour of the
tion of Music Tour). Come and find         grounds, buildings, and shops.
out all of the details. This is a won-           Later that afternoon it was back
                                                                                  On Top of the World residents enjoy a recent trip with the Singles
derful deal with a lot of extras.          on the bus and home to Clearwater.
                                                                                  Travel Club.

 Summer season gives residents a chance to sing like the pros
               By Cecile Sangiamo                                                                        did some solo singing and we all lent our voices in
      To help make this summer more fun, karaoke
is back!
                                                         SING-A-LONG                                     unison to some old favorites like Red Red Robin
                                                                                                         comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin’ Along and yes, We Have
      OTOW’s Summer Sing-A-Long began in              and Mike, Cecile, Frank and Ann, Evelyn and No Bananas.
May and will continue 6-9 p.m. June 1 and June        Mary Lou, Bill and Carole Schroeder, Joey, the           Check out our flyer for future dates and come
15.                                                   D.J. and all her technical Karaoke equipment.      over to the Star Lounge on a Tuesday night and ask
      Our first gathering on May 4 brought out              Bill assisted Carole with unloading and set- for your special song. For further information call
Bart, Tony, Betty, Petey, Roxie, Lou, Jim, Mike       ting up the screens and speakers. Most everyone Cecile at 797-9616.
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Sal Sciachitano and Katy Marsh relax with a good book at the On Top of the World library, which will be open Tuesdays and Fridays
in June, but will be closed for the month of August.                                               (OTOW photo by Doug Kates)


Stock up on your summer reading materials
          By Joan Tannahill               our shelves, both hardback and paper-       have three hours a couple of after-
      Now is the time to start catch-     back, for some summer reading. You          noons a month, we could use you. No
ing up on the reading that got pushed     might be surprised at the early works       special skills are needed, just a love
aside during the winter months.           of your favorite authors or discover        of books and the delight in introduc-
      Whether you prefer to do your       one you had overlooked before.              ing others to new authors.
reading by one of the pools, at the              We want to remind everyone that            If you are interested, ask to
beach, or in the comfort of your own      it will soon be time for our August li-     speak with Helen the next time you         OPEN HOURS
air-conditioning, the best place to get   brary closing. As usual, we will give       stop by the library. This is a great     Tuesdays & Fridays
your reading material is the On Top       you a chance during the last half of July   time to start working at the library.       Noon-3 p.m.
of the World library.                     to stock up on books for August. More       You will have the opportunity to be-

                                                                                                                               Library News
      We have a wide variety of au-       about that in next month’s newspaper.       come familiar with our system and
thors from which to choose - both new            Remember, we are always look-        be ready to help the Snowbirds when
and some old friends. Be sure to check    ing for volunteers for our staff. If you    they return next winter.



                                   Answers to May crossword puzzle
           ACROSS                         15. Lighthouses                DOWN                           7. November            16. Sangria
           1. Cheerleaders                18. Mallards                   2. Horseshoes                  10. Typewriter         17. Dominica
           8. Baseball                    20. FBI                        3. Sparky                      12. Patio              19. Six
           9. Popcorn                     21. Softball                   4. Shell                       13. Food               22. Lilies
           11. Tennessee                  24. Hyacinths                  5. Jamaica                     14. Irish              23. Daffodils
                                                                         6. Blossoms
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                                                The OTOW nursery




     Something will be blooming
       during all four seasons
      Assistant Superintendent Rich Piliego said the goal for relandscaping
this summer is to make sure there are flowers and trees blooming in each of
the four seasons.
      While most of the new landscaping will take place in the globe area,
projects are also scheduled for the east and west activity centers, the Belcher
Road gate area, and the Paradise section. Some of the plants will be new to
OTOW and other plants will be experimental.
      A good place to see work already completed is the East Activity Center
in front of all the entrances. There are new Periwinkles in front of the news-
room, and Liriope and Jasmine along the edge of building.
      Behind the East Activity Center is a new Crepe Myrtle tree (see photo
at right). It was planted in the OTOW nursery two years ago and transplanted
in May. Today it it is more than 15-feet tall.     (OTOW photos by Doug Kates)
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  Some sing for independence
   - we sing for the joy of it!
         By Ilene Bargerstock                                                            “People took out their hidden     browser and you will find much more
      I joined On Top of the World                                                flags. They had these flags hidden for   information, including a documenta-
Chorus – like many others – for no                                                50 years and now they took these out     ry under the same name.
other reason except that I love to sing                                           and started to wave them.”                     One commenter said this:
in harmony with others.                                                                  The protests continued until      “Songs arose in the voices of thou-
      I can’t say, however, that my                                               September 1988 when some 300,000         sands who realized the value of com-
life has ever depended on my sing-                                                Estonians gathered to hear the first     munal music making.”
ing.                                                Chorus                        public demand for independence.                We are not thousands, and
      A few years ago my husband,                                                 Numerous singing demonstrations          thankfully we do not have to sing to
Rod, and I were privileged to visit       Soviets under whose rule they had       and political maneuverings took          gain our freedom. We are free just to
the City of Tallinn in the small Baltic   been under since 1945.                  place between 1987 and 1991 when         sing for the joy of it!
country of Estonia. There we learned            One participant, Artur Talvik,    Estonia’s independence was finally             We invite you to discover the
about the “Singing Revolution.”           put it this way, “We sang all night     declared in August.                      value of communal music making by
      In June 1987 more than 10,000       and everybody went home early in               A non-violent path to freedom     joining the OTOW Chorus in the fall.
Estonia people gathered each evening      the morning. It was emotionally so      through singing – imagine that!          Rehearsals begin Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. in
at the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds      strong that the next day there were            If you want to learn more about   the East Activity Center. For more
to sing patriotic and national songs      even more people. The day after there   Estonia’s road to independence, just     information you may call President
that were forbidden at the time by the    were even more people.                  type “Singing Revolution” into your      Keith Bekofske at 723-1879.


                      ATTENTION RESIDENTS: On Top of the World Newspaper Delivery
            Please do not dispose of newspapers when they are delivered to your building or transfer newspapers to different buildings.
   If your building receives too many or too few newspapers, please call Doug in the newsroom 799-3216 or see Jean in the Service Department
                                                so we can adjust our delivery schedule. Thank-you!
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   Do you have a talented art skill you
  would like to teach to other residents?
            By Jean Doane                                                           afternoon.                               qualifications, please call John Fier at
      The On Top of the World Art                                                         Art Guild is currently consid-     797-8931 or drop ane amail to husty-
Guild does not have meetings during                                                 ering plans to expand and offer new      john@yahoo.com.
the summer.                                                                         art skill courses to help participants          The Art Guild believes there are
      Our next meeting will be on                                                   develop dexterity in various artistic    many OTOW residents who would
Nov. 12 and meetings will follow                                                    concepts and media.                      like to begin trying their hand at art
the second Friday of each month at                                                        In order to offer a stimulat-      and we would like to provide that op-
1 p.m. in the East Activity Center.
Our meetings take place November
                                                   Art Guild                        ing and interesting program, the Art
                                                                                    Guild is seeking the help of residents
                                                                                                                             portunity.
                                                                                                                                    The Art Guild portrait class is
through April.                                                                      who have a background in art, a will-    reorganizing and sessions will re-
      Each season we have a vari-         March, which gives members an op-         ingness to lead small groups, and a      sume later this summer. Details and a
ety of presentations by local artists     portunity to show and sell their art-     desire to encourage and help others      starting date will be posted in a later
and artists living at OTOW. We also       work. The art show is well-attended       develop new skills.                      edition of the OTOW News. Mem-
support an art show in February or        and always takes place on a Sunday              If you believe you have these      bership dues are $15 for the year.




    Heading north for the summer sounds
   so simple, but the numbers tell the truth
           By Nancy House                                                        with the challenge of sharp curves,               From Nashville to Indiana the
      At our Ice Cream Social on April                                           freightening runaway truck ramps            trip is more relaxing. There are ba-
21 and again during our last meeting                                             and mountain driving in the state of        sically three entry points into Indi-
of the year on May 4, the main topic                                             Tennessee.                                  ana depending on your destination.
of conversation was “Which Way                                                         The I-65 route presents its own       Members who are going to western
Home?”                                                                           challenges. The first 30 miles on U.S.      Indiana will take I-24 and U.S. 41 to
      There were plenty of numbers                                               19 are fraught with many traffic lights     enter Indiana at Evansville.
being discussed such as 10, 19, 24,           Hoosier Club                       while the alternate Suncoast Parkway              Those going to south central
41, 65, 75 and 231. Members were                                                 requires searching for a dollar bill at     Indiana will take I-65 to the William
not referring to Florida or Indiana                                              every toll booth.                           Natcher Parkway and enter Indiana
lottery picks. They were referring to     city of Atlanta, white-knuckle driving       Then there is the frustration of      at Owensboro, Ky.
U.S. and Interstate highways traveled     even when you are in the HOV lane, many small towns with 35 to 45 mile-                  Others will take I-65 through
by On Top of the World Hoosiers           and vehicles in your rearview mirror per-hour speed limits, which spoils           Louisville and can stay on this inter-
when returning home for the summer        pushing you beyond the 70 mile-per- the use of cruise control.                     state as far north as Lake Michigan.
months.                                   hour speed limit. Your major hope is         Additionally, if you don’t use              Hoosier Club members will
      The two major routes I-75 and       to not get stopped by a Georgia state GPS, the driver and navigator have           have several months to contemplate
I-65 both present different challenges.   trooper for exceeding the speed limit to keep alert to remain on course.           their return route to OTOW in time
I-75 has never ending construction,       when you are just trying to keep up          The good news is, after you           for the first meeting of next season on
six lanes of fast-moving automo-          with traffic!                          make it to Montgomery and Birming-          Tuesday, Nov. 9, when new activities
biles, stop-and-go traffic through the          You reach I-24 only to be met ham, it is an easy drive to Nashville.         and events will be announced.



                                            Season schedule for 2010-11 announced
                                                      By Pat Zorland                                                         Country Club at noon, Price $20.
                                                The last club meeting was held                                                     This year the NY Club will be
                                          on April 28. I have to say this meet-                                              selling the tickets.
                                          ing was very well attended. We did                                                       Dec. 10 - There will be no
                                          quite a bit of socializing along with a                                            monthly meeting.
                                          very informative meeting.                                                                Jan. 21, 2011 - Luau Dinner/
                                                Our events for the fall of this                                              Dance - music by Sax 5th Ave. Usual
                                          year along with the 2011 season are            NY / NJ Club                        Fare.
                                          as follows:                                                                              Jan. 26, 2011 - Pizza Night -
                                                                                                                             $2.
                                                Sept. 22 - Ice Cream Social.        can Club meeting and Thanksgiving              Feb. 23, 2011 - Strawberry
                                                Oct. 27 - Welcome back Snow-        holiday so close to usual Wednesday      Shortcake night.
                                          birds - Hot Dog Night - $1.               Wine and Cheese Night.                         March 23, 2011 - Covered Dish
                                                Nov. 18 - Thursday meeting due           Dec. 6 - Combined NY/NJ             Supper.
                                          to a conflict with the Italian Ameri-     Christmas Dinner at the Clearwater             April 27, 2011 - Annual Picnic.
                                                                ON TOP OF THE WORLD NEWS                                                          June 2010 / Page 23




                                                                                    At left, Steve Roberti sings
                                                                                    as Elvis to the Snowbird Club
                                                                                    during the final spring fling of
                                                                                    the season. Above, Pat Koning
                                                                                    serves dinner to Terry and Su-
                                                                                    san Meyers, among others, be-
                                                                                    fore the Elvis Show.                          Snowbird Club




 Elvis ends season for Snowbirds
            By Ed Foland                  young fans rushed him on the stage        the dinner and show.                      viewed by clicking on albums. Flyers
      Elvis entertained 200 members       or grabbed him as he moved through              The Snowbirds Club did the ca-      of scheduled cruises are also posted
of the Snowbirds Club at the last fling   the crowd singing to them and giving      tering and serving of the food. Vice      there as well as on the bulletin board
of the season.                            out his treasured scarves.                President Ginny Tousignant was the        in the core of each building.
      The Elvis tribute artist was              The highlight of the evening for    chairman of the food committee.                 Most Snowbirds have migrated
Steve Roberti. The music was pro-         some ladies was to dance with Elvis       Several volunteers filled the plates      north to their summer nesting sites,
vided by his wife, Shelby. Steve has      as he sang to them.                       in the kitchen and delivered them hot     but they can still read the OTOW
won many local and national awards              A 30-person volunteer staff         directly to the tables. Everyone ap-      News by going Online. www.otow-
as an Elvis Tribute Artist.               helped out with all aspects of the din-   preciated the table service.              clearwaterinfo.com, then click on
      The volunteer security staff        ner and show. Each of the volunteers            Twenty-five of the best pictures    community information, then quick
made his safety a high priority and       got a special thank you from the club     have been posted on the Website           links, then click newspaper.
insured that none of the forever          for their service, a reserved seat for    www.snowbirdsotow.com and can be




 OTOW offers five levels of Butterfly Tai Chi
       Butterfly Tai Chi is about the beautiful trans-          We offer a beginners class 2 p.m. Thursdays,     exercise in the world. Now doctors are recom-
formation of opposites (positive and negative en-        but if you feel you are not ready for the beginner’s    mending this exercise to their patients. Ask your
ergy) into a delightful blend of complete balance        level we offer a special class at 3 p.m. Part of this   doctor.
- body, mind, emotions and spirit.                       class is taught standing and sitting. You can prog-           Butterfly Tai Chi is offered in the East Activ-
       If you want better balance and a fuller, hap-     ress at your own pace and see if and when you           ity Center Gym at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Mondays for
pier life, Butterfly Tai Chi may be right for you.       want to move to the next class. The instructor will     beginners, 2 p.m. Tuesdays for Level II and 2 p.m.
       We offer five different classes. There is one     modify your moves based on your needs.                  Thursdays for Level III.
which may be right for you. See the daily calendar              Regardless of your current level of fitness,           If you have any questions, call Ruth at 709-
on page 69 for a complete schedule of classes.           you will benefit from practicing the most popular       0841 or 726-0336.
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These ladies can take a piece of yarn
and turn it into something beautiful
          By Robert Skidmore
      Good Neighbors President
       The On Top of the World Knit-
ting Club is out to pull the wool over
many peoples’ eyes, laps, etc.
       They have been knitting items
for various nursing homes, veterans
hospitals, and other hospitals for
more than 30 years. They were origi-
nally called the Warm Comfort for
Veterans, but we know them better as
“The Knitting Club.”
       The group is made up of 15 to
25 OTOW ladies, who meet every
Wednesday morning in the East Ac-
tivity Center’s Veranda Room to knit
blankets, hats, lap robes, and to just
enjoy each other’s company. They
would welcome anyone who has
knitted in the past to join them. If you
have not done much knitting lately,
they will gladly help you brush up on
the skills.
       In the past year they have
made more than 300 lap robes, 20
shrugs-bed jackets, many knit caps
for “preemies” and “hats with hugs”
for cancer patients. All the yarn used                    From left to right are Phyllis Butler, Helen Duranti and Barbara Lemieux.
comes from either donations or are
purchased from donations provided
by various associations in OTOW,           she first joined she was so impressed     tractive items the Knitting Club can      good use.
such as the Coffee Corner, Good            by the work here, that when she went      make with a small piece of yarn.               Remember, the next “Meet Your
Neighbors, etc.                            home to Cape Cod, she convinced                 If you, or any of your friends,     New Neighbor” get together will be
       One of the largest contributors     family members to set up collection       have some spare yarn that is not go-      on June 10. There will be free coffee
is Dorothy Gallagher, who is here          boxes for yarn donations.                 ing to be used, please drop it off on a   and doughnuts, live entertainment
only during the winter months. When              You would be amazed at the at-      Wednesday. I know it will be put to       and prizes. Hope to see you there.


                                             Tell your friends help is available
                                                 Pass the word on to your elder-                                            bring them a hot meal and a warm
                                           ly neighbors that help is available to                                           greeting each day Monday through
                                           keep them independent and in their                                               Friday.
                                           own home when their health is fail-                                                     Some of our volunteers have
                                           ing.                                                                             been serving many years. They can
                                                 Neighborly Care Network has                                                attest to the good feelings obtained
                                           many services dedicated for just that                                            by helping our neighbors.
                                           purpose. Help is also just a phone call   Meals On Wheels                               The meals are planned by a
                                           away for Meals on Wheels delivery at                                             Neighborly Care Network dietician.
                                           On Top of the World. Transportation                                              It is a well-balanced meal with an in-
                                           is available to the Dunedin Masonic       work at 573-9444.                      teresting variety each month, includ-
                                           Lodge dining site with other seniors.           Our Snowbirds have gone home ing a main entree, vegetables, salad,
                                           For transportation to day care, a doc-    so additional volunteers are needed bread, fruit, milk and often a dessert.
                                           tor’s appointment, physical or occu-      to help with wonderful services. Our          To volunteer for this rewarding
                                           pational services, and much more,         Meals on Wheels clients are delighted service call Betty and Carl Leiby at
                                           just phone the Neighborly Care Net-       to have a different, friendly neighbor 791-3861.


                             Hey Snowbirds! You can read OTOW Online !!
     On your computer type otowclearwaterinfo.com, click Community Information and download the newspaper
                                                              ON TOP OF THE WORLD NEWS                                                        June 2010 / Page 25




  OTOW welcomes State Senator
   Dennis L. Jones on June 15
       June is another month we look                                             nis Jones Act with goals to protect all   that we believe excessive expansion
to honor important events in our lives,                                          of Florida’s shores from erosion and      of government, with the exception of
in our times and for the nation.                                                 to restore after storm damage.            major war, is never a good idea.
       Father’s Day is a time to ponder                                                 Tourism is the chief economic            In the 1930s, FDR’s Treasury
on the subtle and often sage advice                                              and job-creating industry in our di-      Secretary Henry Morgenthau, Jr.,
given to us by “Dad” which we of-                                                verse state. This Act helps assure that   said in testimony before Congress
ten thought nothing of, perhaps even                                             our pristine beaches will continue to     that he could not forecast an end to
treated dismissively. Upon reflection     Republican Club                        welcome and attract visitors to our       the Depression despite the efforts
in later life, we saw the wisdom of it                                           state.                                    made. I believe government should
all!                                                                                    Senator Jones served a two-        always protect our banking system.
       D-Day was June 6, 1944, and        ter. Our guest speaker will be Senator year term as majority leader and now      Jobs are created by private industry,
began with the Normandy invasion          Dennis L. Jones, Distr. 13. His topic serves as Chair of the Senate Com-         not government, whether Green or
— the greatest adventure of men and       will be the end of the Senate session mittee on Professional Regulation.         otherwise.
machines in the history of warfare,       and Florida Senate review.                    His multi-year work was assur-           The energy industry should be
and in the lives of the men and wom-            Senator Jones is a man who un- ing that gaming casino revenues are         efficiently driven and independent
en who were a part of it. This battle     derstands the compromises involved equitably shared with the people of           of fads or foreign influences to the
was the beginning of the invasion of      in the legislative processes having Florida without detriment to other           extent possible, nor burdened with
France and finished with victory in       served for many years in the Florida forms of existent legal gambling, in-       excessive governmental regulatory
Europe.                                   House before being elected to the cluding horse and dog racing.                  employment. The end product could
       June 14 is Flag Day — a day to     Senate.                                       Senator Jones will take your       be Energy=Green Benefits.
honor the flag, America’s sentinel —            Several years ago Senator questions at the conclusion of his                     For club information call E.W.
fly it high on June 14 and every day.     Jones, after many years of work, talk.                                           Beck at 796-5775.
       Our next club meeting will be      put together his vision of permanent          My Comment                               For information on voting in
Tuesday, June 15 at 7 p.m. in the Ve-     beach renourishment funding. This             It seems to me and many Amer-      Pinellas County, call the Supervisor
randa Room at the East Activity Cen-      legislation became known as the Den- icans, including our membership,            of Elections at 464-6788.



    State senator’s regional director informs
  residents about benefits of healthcare reform
          By Hal Alterman                                                       for the estimated 8 million seniors        us, Sen. Bill Nelson consistently
      There has been a great deal of                                            who find themselves in the prescrip-       fought, even when others wavered, to
misinformation directed at seniors                                              tion drug doughnut hole.                   protect and preserve Florida’s waters
this past year about the recently                                                     Shahra assured everyone in at-       and shores from offshore oil drilling
passed Affordable Health Care for                                               tendance that American citizens, not       – a position that appears remarkably
America Act.                                                                    illegal immigrants, will be the prime      prescient today.
      Addressing these concerns, Sen.                                           beneficiaries of this legislation.                Regarding the space program,
Bill Nelson said: “We as a nation re-     Democratic Club                             She also highlighted two other       the Senator hopes, as the economy
main unwavering in our commitment                                               areas where Sen. Bill Nelson has been      continues its recovery, that funding
to protect and preserve Medicare for      World Democratic Club members a tenacious advocate for all Floridians            can be obtained to send a manned
today, tomorrow and the next millen-      and guests.                           – opposing oil drilling off the Florida    flight to Mars.
nium.”                                          Sen. Bill Nelson outlined the Gulf Coast and, as the first Congress-              The Democratic Club of OTOW
      That is just one of the many        health care package improvements, man to orbit the earth, working hard           will be on hiatus this summer. There
informative insights Sen. Bill Nel-       including affordability, extending to keep the endangered space pro-             will be no meetings in June, July or
son’s Regional Director, Shahra An-       coverage to those with pre-existing gram and its many well-paying, high-         August.
derson, shared at our April meeting       conditions, providing access for all, tech jobs here in Florida.                        If you have any questions, please
with a packed room of On Top of the       and mitigating the negative impact          As Shahra strongly reminded          call Hal Alterman (799-8843).


                                              Yoga can reach a higher potential
             Come join Ann Hodges for Yoga every               The object of yoga is to induce a har-      a registered member with yoga alliance. She
       Thursday from 11 a.m. to noon.                    monious release of energy at the intellectual,    is committed to maintaining the integrity of
             Ann teaches the integration of body,        emotional and physical levels of being. The       yoga and has served a tenure as president of
       mind and spirit with Hatha Yoga. Gentle           yoga practitioner learns to release deep, seat-   the Suncoast Yoga Teachers Association. She
       stretching improves circulation, firms and        ed tensions which awakens the higher poten-       is presently teaching in several Tampa Bay
       tones the body, and improves flexibility and      tial.                                             locations and is available for private instruc-
       suppleness.                                             Ann is a certified yoga instructor and      tion. You may contact her at 727-724-3864.
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                                                                                                           Line Dancing

                                                                                            Summer is best
                                                                                             time for more
                                                                                            individualized
                                                                                               instruction        By Christine Nason
                            Atascocita James                                                      On April 13, 39 line dancers enjoyed a spring get-to-
                                                                                            gether at the East Activity Center.
                                                                                                  Helen Crombie and Shary McLaughlin, party hostesses,
Residential living is a smooth                                                              arranged a catered lunch.
                                                                                                  The menu consisted of sandwiches and cole slaw from
                                                                                            “Chick Fil-A” with some additional goodies of fruit, ice tea
 transition for these racers                                                                and cookies for dessert.
                                                                                                  Cele Radeloff conducted a raffle. There were four lucky
                                                                                            winners in all. We capped off lunch with several hours of our
                                      By Bill Sharpsteen                                    favorite line dances.
       When greyhounds raced they raced, but when we get them they adapt well to a                We’re beginning to miss our snowbirds as they head
slow-paced retirement, including three to four walks a day!                                 north. But as the number of dancers taper off a bit, keep in
       Before any greyhound can begin their racing                                          mind that it’s an excellent time to come and try out some danc-
career they have to finish in the top four of their                                         ing. With the reduced numbers in class there is potential for
maiden race to be certified to run at a particular                                          more individualized instruction as you learn the steps.
track.                                                                                            And remember, line dancing is for men as well. Six new
       They cover a 550 yard race in about 32                                               men have joined our ranks in recent weeks.
seconds! The difference between first and eighth                                                  There are beginner classes every Saturday at 8:30 a.m.
place is sometimes less than a second and they                                              and Tuesday at 1 p.m. There is also an intermediate class on
can hit speeds of 45 miles-per-hour.
       Between race days they lounge in their crate
                                                    Greyhound Club                          Saturdays at 8:30 a.m.
                                                                                                  The dancing is not only fun, but it’s great exercise for
                                                                                            mind and body. Come join us.
or outside. They usually race about once a week.
                                                                                                  If you would like more information please feel free to
       Most greyhounds begin racing at about 1 1/2 years of age, and continue to 4 years
                                                                                            call Joanie Farrell at 727-723-1978 or Chris Nason at 727-
old, a select few past their sixth birthdays.                                               797-6407.
       They are generally well cared for and in excellent health and most greyhounds live
to be 12 years or older.
       Most adopted greyhounds are housebroken from the start because, in their kennels,
they are allowed outside four or more times daily to relieve themselves. Some may need
                                                                                               Spend your morning
to be taken outside more frequently at first, but they will adapt quickly to the schedule
established in their new home.                                                                    working out
       I Photos by
         have fostered 270 greyhounds over the last seven years. To foster a greyhound
                                                                                                    Our 8 a.m. exercise classes continue throughout
yourself, please contact www.GoldCoastGreyhounds.com and fill out an application un-
         Tom Bracken                                                                          the summer months in the lower level gym room in the
der Adoption Center. Food, bed, crate, and medical (if needed) are provided and you just      East Activity Center.
supply the loving home. For more information give Bill a call at 727-797-7977.                      Join us Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings
       The On Top of the World Greyhound Club will be in downtown Safety Harbor ev-           for a workout which includes stretching, building bal-
ery third Friday at the corner of Main Street near Second Avenue for a music fun-filled       ance and coordination, improving your flexibility, and
evening from 6-10 p.m.                                                                        strengthening the body’s core.
       We have monthly visits to several area nursing homes with Beauty and others who              We do floor exercises to tone and tighten our abs,
are well received!                                                                            so bring a towel or mat.
       All residents can attend our no dues club fun meetings. Come and bring your neigh-           On Wednesday and Friday mornings bring your
bors and friends. Enjoy meeting retired racing greyhounds to pet as well as coffee and        hand weights to our strength-training classes while we
human treats.                                                                                 work on improving muscle tone.
       Our club meets the first Thursday of most fall, winter and spring months. Meetings           If you have any questions, please contact Barb
                                                                                              Sundberg at 847-946-4214 or Ingrid Durham at 727-
are 10 a.m. in Veranda Room No. 2, second floor in the East Activity Center. Our next
                                                                                              796-9414.
meeting is Nov. 4 - save the date!
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         More Photos ...
  Dance, music and road trip set for June
      Summertime gives most people
a chance to slow down, but not our
hard-working Entertainment Com-
mittee Board.
      Always on the quest for new
and interesting talent, we offer our
June events for your pleasure.
      “Ron & The Classics” will be
here on June 19 for a “Remember
Dad Dance” followed on June 20 by
a Sunday-In-The-Park afternoon of
magical love songs featuring the ever
popular Ralph Rogers. Bring your
dancing shoes and prepare to have
fun. These events will take place in
the East Activity Center.                         By Hazel Kelly                                             Lakeridge Winery
      On Friday, June 18, we have a                Chairperson
trip planned for the Lakeridge Win-
ery. Price is $27. Bus leaves at 9 a.m.   tions will be accepted after Aug. 12.     unteers must come in and make res-         mer and then sign up for the fall pack-
Call Clare Mauro at 791-6251 to re-       Everyone must reserve a ticket as no      ervations as well.                         age which includes New Year’s Eve.
serve a seat.                             tickets will be sold at the door.               If you are a newbie and would        If this is not convenient, call Hazel
      A reminder, in August we will             If you bought a season ticket, or   like to attend any event, visit the East   at 797-4106 or email me at ac1392@
have our annual dinner dance with         are just buying a ticket for the eve-     Activity Center each Monday or the         aol.com.
music by the Ellis Hale Band. The         ning, you must let us know if you         second Thursday of the month to pur-             Until next month with more for
cost is $20 per person and no reserva-    will be joining us for the dinner. Vol-   chase tickets. Try it during the sum-      your information.




                                                                     Last month’s
                                                                    photo highlights
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Learn and play pool on Wednesdays this summer
      If you are interested in learning
the game of pool, as well as meeting
some of your neighbors, come join
the Que’t Ladies Billiard Club on
Wednesday evenings.
      There is free instruction and the
necessary equipment will be supplied
throughout the summer months.
      Many of our club members have
never held a que stick in their hands
before, but have made great progress
with the help of Andy Suhar, Frank
English and Terry Wittman.
      We are open to beginners start-
ing at 6:30 p.m. in the West Activity
Center.
      Dolly Foland is president of
the Que’t Ladies Billiard Club, Ellen
Gilbert is vice president, Karen Ul-
mer is secretary and Gail Menke is
treasurer.


                                                          Frank English, Andy Suhar
                                                           get off to fast start in May
                                                                                      By Joe Ventimiglia
                                                               Frank English and Andy Suhar were winners in two of the first three
                                                        weeks of Scotch Double last month and earned the honor as Team of the
                                                        Month.
                                                               Frank and Andy defeated Tony
                                                        Baker and Bart Gooch for their first
                                                        victory, and then defeated Bob Eads
                                                        and Tim Rush for their second vic-
                                                        tory. In week four, Frank and Andy
                                                        reached the finals again, but had to
                                                        settle for second place as Joe Ven-
                                                        timiglia and Paul Simmonds captured        Billiard Club
                Frank English and Andy Suhar.           the title.
                                                               In week two Norm and Mike Theriault defeated Hugo Orantes and Cas-
                                                        er Lemos for the title, and in week five Bob Eades and Tim Rush beat Mario
                                                        Rodriguez and Terry Wittman for the title.
                                                               There were also five loser’s bracket champions. Herb Jordan and Hugo
                                                        Orantes teamed up for the title in week one, Bob Eades and Tim Rush in
                                                        weeks two and four, and Tony Baker and Bart Gooch in weeks three and
                                                        five.
                                                                                    Nine-Ball
                                                         Five winners in five weeks
                                                             May also featured nine-ball tournaments and there were five different
                                                        winners in five weeks.
                                                             Bart Gooch claimed the first title with a victory over Mario Rodriguez
                                                        in week one.
                                                             Tim Rush defeated Herb Jordan in the week two final, Bill Robertson
                                                        defeated Hugo Orantes in the week three final and Tony Baker defeated Bart
                                                        Gooch in the week four final.
                                                             The month concluded with Mario Rodriguez edging Ed Way in the
                                                        week five championship.
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Women get last 18 holes in before Oct. 5 restart
          By Terri Mikszenas                                                     ski; Low Net Sherry Ivey, Dot Gra-          Flight C Low Gross: Sophie
      Our 2009-2010 golf season                                                  ham; second Low Net Linda Rice.        Pechin; Low Net: Betty Conley;
came to a close last month.
      The weekly schedule indicates
                                              Ladies Golf                              Flight B Low Gross: Dee Wiss-
                                                                                 lead; Low Net Eileen McKown, Terri
                                                                                                                        second Low Net: Maria Im, Terry
                                                                                                                        McHugh.
that many of our Snowbirds have                                                  Mikszenas, Dale McMinn; 2nd Low             Flight D Low Gross: Cindy
already returned to their northern        schedule for distribution beginning in Net Boots Stanton.                     Schell; Low Net: Arlene Hanson;
homes leaving only about 30 individ-      June and let Cindy and Sherry know           Flight C Low Gross: Lila Car-    second Low Net: Rose Mulhall, Lila
uals still on schedule for play.          if you plan to collect your winnings michael, Radica Gosine; Low Net:         Carmichael.
      This season ended with a shot-      in the fall so that they can hold your Terry McHugh; second Low Net:
gun start and wonderful picnic lunch      winnings for your return.              Maria Im.                                              May 11
arranged by our outgoing president              Mark your calendars for Oct. 5         Flight D Low Gross: Jane Han-         Flight A Low Gross: Pat East-
Jane Hanley.                              when we will begin a new and excit- ley; Low Net: Phyllis Farrell; second     man; Low Net: Linda Rice; second
      Much appreciation is extended       ing league season! Please have a safe Low Net: Marilyn Blackstun, Pat         Low Net: Sherry Ivey.Flight B Low
to our outgoing officers, including       and healthy summer. Good golfing! Cassidy.                                    Gross: Dale McMinn; Low Net:
Jane, Vice President Trish Burch,               Congratulations to our winners                                          Naoma Harper; second Low Net:
Treasurer Wendy Colquhoun and             during league play on the following                      May 4                Nanette Rudolph.
Secretary Donna Smerz. And, a re-         dates:                                       Flight A Low Gross: Fran Zalo-        Flight C Low Gross: Sue Morse;
ally big shout out of appreciation is                                            ski; Low Net: Terry Kuplen; second     Low Net: Sophie Pechin; second Low
extended to the people who work                             April 13             Low Net: Linda Rice.                   Net: Eleanor Arnold.
on the Tournament Team – Annette                Flight A Low Gross: Pat East-          Flight B Low Gross: Nanette           Flight D Low Gross: Cindy
Severance, Alice Terenzi and Carole       man; Low Net: Maureen Stewart; Rudolph; Low Net: Carole Whynot;               Schell, Lila Carmichael; Low Net:
Whynot.                                   second Low Net: Cathy Mills, Fran second Low Net: Dee Wisslead,               Arlene Hanson, Dottie Meissner;
      These are the gals that sign        Zaloski..                              Naoma Harper.                          second Low Net: Rose Mulhall.
us up, schedule us, score us, award             Flight B Low Gross: Terry Ku-
us, handicap us and keep us happily       plen; Low Net: Pat Dalziel, Ann Wil-
playing from week to week. They           son, Joan Moore; second Low Net:
are always on call and give up ev-        Naoma Harper, Dale McMinn.
ery Tuesday to keep our league run-             Flight C Low Gross: Trish
ning… thanks ladies for all you do!       Burch; Low Net: Sue Morse, Leora
      Now, its time to tally up our       Hamm, Radica Gosine, Eleanor Hall,
weekly accomplishments and see if         Joan Yorkery; second Low Net: Elea-
we are lucky or skilled enough to be      nor Arnold.
on the payout list for award money              Flight D Low Gross: Jane Han-
for the season.                           ley; Low Net: Barbara Vieira; second
      Cindy Schell will be distributing   Low Net: Phyllis Marsteller, Marga-
the prize money for weekly awards         ret Markey.
and Sherry Ivey is in charge of dis-
tributing the Ringer Awards. Please                       April 20
look at the bulletin board to see their        Flight A Low Gross: Fran Zalo-
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 Stay hydrated on tennis courts
           By Joe Spahalski
      A lot of the tennis birds have
gone back north. While they were
here we had many great matches due
to the quantity and quality of play-
ers.
      However, we still have a good
core group that provides great sport,
exercise and a lot of laughs.
      We still play everyday but Sun-
day. Girls play on Mondays, Wednes-
days and Fridays. If you thought
about coming out to play tennis,
come on out.
      It appears that some of the
group will be going on trips during
the summer. This might be a good
time to play some mixed doubles or
half court tennis.
       For the next 120 days-plus, we
will be getting our normal summer
weather. Hot! Hot! Hot!
      This weather is not going to      Andy Le takes advantage of a cool May morning to get some exercise on one of the On Top of the
change. Instead, we have to make        World tennis courts.                                           (OTOW photo by Doug Kates)
some necessary changes to stay
healthy.
      What changes?                     how much of the body’s fluid is lost      muscles, and other organs. This can       sluggishness, even fainting and/or
      Doing everything we need to       or not replenished. When severe, de-      interfere with both your physical         the inability to sweat.
do so we don’t dehydrate.               hydration is a life-threatening emer-     strength and your mental capacity,              Vomiting and diarrhea are com-
      Dehydration is a condition that   gency.                                    leading, in some cases, to serious        mon causes. Dry or sticky mouth, dry
occurs when the loss of body fluids,          Prolonged or intense exposure       danger.                                   heaves, leg cramps are some of the
mostly water, exceeds the amount        to hot temperatures can cause heat-              Signs of dehydration are ir-       other symptoms.
that is taken in. With dehydration,     related illnesses, such as heat exhaus-   ritability, dry mouth and dry lips. If          How to stay hydrated: Drink
more water is moving out of our cells   tion, heat cramps, and heat stroke        you experience these symptoms, you        plenty of water before, during, and
and then out of our bodies than the     (also known as sun stroke). As your       are already getting dehydrated.Some       after playing tennis. Take a contain-
amount of water we take in through      body works to cool itself under ex-       other symptoms are: Increased thirst,     er of water or sports drink with you
drinking.                               treme or prolonged heat, blood rush-      swollen tongue, weakness, dizziness,      when you are playing and try to drink
      Dehydration is classified as      es to the surface of your skin. As a      palpitations (feeling that the heart is   at least every 10 to 15 minutes.
mild, moderate or severe based on       result, less blood reaches your brain,    jumping or pounding), confusion,                See you on the courts.




      No shuffling during the summer
           By Marge Sivek                                                             The following people won three        Santacroce.

                                         Shuffleboard
               President                                                          games in April:                                April 19: Virginia Butler, Paul
      I hope everyone enjoyed all the                                                                                       Santacroce, Marge Sivek.
nice sunny days this past month. I                                                      April 5: Marge Sivek.                    April 22: Virginia Butler, Paul
feel better in warm weather.                                                            April 12: Pete Ballew, Virginia     Santacroce.
      I have been gone too long from                                              Butler, Shirley Crowder, Bob Ritt-             April 26: Pete Ballew, Paul
Michigan and I don’t enjoy cold be changing this summer. There will               ner, Paul Santacroce, Ray Scott and       Santacroce, Bill Young.
weather.                              be no shuffling in June, July and Au-       Marge Sivek.                                   April 29: Pete Ballew, Marge
      Our shuffleboard schedule will gust.                                              April 15: Bob Rittner, Paul         Sivek.
                                                                ON TOP OF THE WORLD NEWS                                                         June 2010 / Page 33




  Ladies prove they only need four clubs for low scores
         By Alma W. Hudson                                                           years.                                   ond.
      It is always sad to come to the               Nine-hole                               After the luncheon, the follow-         Mary Ann O’Neil was the Flight
end of the year and see the ladies                                                   ing incoming officers were installed:    D champion, Pat Palladino was sec-
scatter here and there, but we know                Ladies Golf                       President Barbara Sensale; Vice Pres-    ond and Betty Sulmonte was third.
we will always be back in the swing             Birdies for the day were scored      ident Fran Pitman; Treasurer Hilde             Birdies were made by Doris
by fall.                                  by Diane Moxley on No. 5, Connie           Platte; Secretary Vita Pollio and Re-    Prekopa on No. 8, Verona Titus on
      On April 13 we held a “Three        Saylor on No. 4, Sophie Brooks on          porter Mary Ann O’Neil.                  No. 4 and Judy Ishida on No. 5.
Clubs and a Putter” Tournament. The       No. 3 and Jo Poulos on No. 2.                     On each table was a beautiful           On April 27 the theme for the
winner in Flight A was Bev Cook                 Our ladies held an outstanding       glass container with a candle. Each      day was Closest To The Pin.
and there was a tie for second place      spring luncheon on April 15 at the         one was given away as a door prize.            Ellen Gilbert was the winner in
between Dorothy Ryan and Connie           Dunedin Country Club. Our wonder-          Winners for the table prizes were Pat    Flight A, followed by Bev Cook, Do-
Saylor. There was a three-way tie for     ful, retiring President Verona Titus       Kent, Bev Huber, C.C. Shaughnessy,       ris Prekopa and Katie Quelch.
third with Ellen Gilbert, Judy Ishida     planned the event.                         Claire Racine, Betty Sulmonte, Gin-            Dee Celletti captured first place
and Diane Moxley.                               Prizes were awarded to Diane         ny Tousignant and Ingrid Durhan.         in Flight B. C.C. Shaughnessy was
      In Flight B the champions were      Moxley from Flight A, Hilde Platte                On April 20 the ladies held a     second, Evelyn Wagner and Sophie
Sophie Brooks and Evelyn Wagner.          from Flight B, Nancy Parlatore from        Low Gross/Low Net Tournament.            Brooks tied for third, and fourth went
Verona Titus placed second and there      Flight C and Fran Pitman from Flight              Bev Cook was the winner in        to Hilde Platte.
was a tie for third between Vita Polio    D.                                         Flight A. Judy Ishida was second               Fran Pitman was first in Flight
and Marge Sivek.                                Ringer winners were Ginny            while Ellen Gilbert and Doris Preko-     C and Doris Burns was runner-up.
      In Flight C Fran Pitman cap-        Tousigrant from Flight A, Ginger           pa tied for third.                             Mary Ann O’Neil came in first
tured first place and Barb Sensale        Murphy from Flight B, Pat Kent                    Nancy Parlatore captured first    for Flight D. Betty Sulmonte was
was second.                               from Flight C and Alma Hudson              place in Flight B. Evelyn Wagner         second.
      In Flight D Mary Ann O’Neil         from Flight D.                             placed second, Verona Titus was                Birdies for the day were scored
took first place, Pat Palladino was             The president presented Alma         third, Vita Polio was fourth and Hilde   by Doris Prekopa on No. 2 and El-
second, Pat Lutz was third, Jackie        Hudson with a vase of flowers and an       Platte was fifth.                        len Gilbert on No. 2. The Closest to
Powers was fourth and Betty Sul-          appreciation card for her dedication              Barb Sensale was the Flight C     the Pin award was won by Dolly Fo-
monte was fifth.                          in writing the league news for seven       champion. Ingrid Durhan was sec-         land.



 Softball ends on power note                                                                                                     Putting Club
                                                                                                                                      By Blanche Mahrley
          By Don Grabowski                belted six hits – two of them home         was led by Guy Bertuzzi and Tony                      April 11
      Two home runs helped Bro-           runs. Guy Bertuzzi had five hits, in-      Caputo with four hits apiece, includ- Name                   Aces      Score
ward A/C Service score three runs         cluding a home run, and Greg Zim-          ing one home run each.                Doris Burns            3         37
                                                                                                                              Evelyn Wagner       -         37
in the final inning and defeat Cody’s     mer had four hits.                                                                  Pat Lutz            1         39
Restaurant 19-18 last month.                                                      Broward A/C 12, Cody’s 9                    Jim Lutz            1         40
      The home runs were by Guy                Cody’s 19, Broward A/C 13           This low-scoring game featured                           APRIL 25
Bertuzzi and Bob Stoddard.                      Cody’s Restaurant was out-hitsix home runs – four by one player.              Name                Aces      Score
      Bill Arkins and Pat Kennedy         26 to 22, but had enough power to get    Guy Bertuzzi was the lead-off              Sophie Pechin       3         33
had four hits apiece in the victory. In   the job done. Gerry Fredericks, Fred
                                                                             hitter and had a great day with four             Jim Lutz            --        36
                                                                                                                              Blanche Mahrle      --        38
the loss, Gerry Fredericks collected      Walter and Greg Zimmer all launchedhomers. Jim Pollack and Paul Fice                               May 2
six hits, including five home runs.       a home run.                        both had four hits, and Bob Rittner              Name                Aces      Score
Joe Maley had a home run, and Glen              Defensively, Gene Michel and and Ron Marten each homered. Paul                Sophie Pechin       3         34
Ohl and Bill Bennett both had four        High Quirk had great catches.      Fice made a great defensive catch to             Jim Lutz            2         37
hits apiece.                                    Broward A/C was led by Bill  save some runs from scoring.                     Doris Burns         1         41
                                          Arkins and Tony Caputo with five         Five players each had four hits            Blanche Mahrle      --        41
                                                                                                                              Pat Lutz            --        41
     Boward A/C 23, Cody’s 18             hits apiece, Bob Rittner with four hits,
                                                                             for Cody’s: Pat Kennedy, Gene Mi-
       Power hitters led Broward’s
A/C Service to a 23-18 win over
                                          including a home run, and Paul Ficechel, Joe Maley, Glen Ohl and Don
                                          with three hits, including a home run.
                                                                             Grabowski.                                              Bowling
Cody’s Restaurant.                                                                 This concluded our winter sea-                        By Geri Corcoran
       Pat Kennedy had six hits, in-      Cody’s 19, Broward A/C 12          son. We finished with no serious inju-                 To close the winter bowling sea-
cluding three home runs. Bob Stod-          Winning pitcher Bob Rittner ries but several “old age” problems,                  son, a banquet was held at the Beach-
dard had six hits, including one home held the opposition to no runs through such as sore backs, pulled muscles,              comer in Clearwater.
run. Ron Marten had four hits, in- four innings and then helped himself slow speeds and a couple throws that                        Prize money was distributed to
cluding one home run.                 out with two home runs as Cody’s were off the mark. Still, it was fun!                  members and a good time was had by
       Broward scored in every inning beat Broward A/C.                            We will be back this fall with             all.
and then held Cody’s scoreless in the       Cody’s scored in every inning.   new and younger players to keep the                    Our Summer fun league will start
final three innings.                                                                                                          on May 12 at 9:30 a.m. We’ll bowl with
                                      Gerry Fredericks and Greg Zimmer game fast and interesting. Til then,
                                                                                                                              colored pins and winning quarters. New
       In the loss, Gerry Fredericks each had a home run. Broward A/C have a great summer.
                                                                                                                              bowlers are welcome.
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                Have you been reading OTOW News?
      Answers to this puzzle will appear in the July edition. Answers to the May puzzle can be found on page 16. The # in ( ) indicates what page you will find the answer.


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                         ACROSS                                   Association for anyone wants to be a building reporter. (8)   4. In May 1972 a resolution was started by the county to
1. The Press Association announced two new building               18. Last month the Snowbird Club was a fan of Angels. What    install a _______ light at the OTOW main entrance. (48)
reporters in April. One will cover Middle Eastern Moorish         color were they? (1)                                          6. NY/NJ Club members wore skirts to a party in March.
and the other _______. (9)                                        19. Chinese Cathay reporter Rachel Barlow supplied a recipe   The skirts were made of _______. (24)
2. Doris Prekopa won the _________ Trophy in the women’s          for ________ pie. (53)                                        8. Valencia Building’s March pizza party was topped off by
9-hole golf league. (38)                                          21. Summer 9-ball pool tournaments will be taking place on    ice cream _________. (43)
5. Residents are not permitted to display ______ signs on         _________ nights. (25)                                        9. Espana opened in 1993 and still has ______ original
building property. (3)                                            22. “If life were fair, ______ would still be alive and his   residents. (48)
7. Judy and Max Mieth took a boat ride in Hawaii and saw          impersonators would be dead.” (28)                            12. The women’s pool league will meet every _________
______ out at sea. (50)                                           24. A major off-season project for the Jesters Club will be   night at 6:30 through the sunmer in the West Activity Center.
10. The No. 1 fruit based on nutrition, availability, safeness    cleaning the _______ Room. (10)                               (25)
and versatility. (4)                                              25. Which college basketball team took second place at the    15. English Gothic residents purchased these on the Internet.
11. For a fun recreation event this summer, Ottomoan              NCAA Tournament in March and April. (9)                       (55)
reporter Allen Winston suggests ______ over the OTOW              26. A favorite line dance for the Snowbird Club - the Cupid   17. The Press Association requests building writers submit
golf course. (46)                                                 ______. (30)                                                  ______ stories a year. (8)
13. A popular card game in Indiana. (24)                                                                                        20. Rosemary Flaherty is known for her ______ in the Dorado
14. Royal Chateau resident Nancy Rizzitano was an actress                               DOWN                                    building. (44)
in the movie “Mr. and Mrs. _______.” (50)                         1. Bing Crosby was once part owner of the Pittsburgh          21. Back in March, residents from Espana, Monaco and
16. Azores resident Marilyn Goode was thrilled to have her        _________. (10)                                               the _____ building combined for a St. Patrick’s Day party.
nephew visit and clean her ________. (53)                         3. OTOW News erroneously reported one of these was living     (47)
17. The number of annual stories required by the Press            in Rural French. (51)                                         23. Weather experts blame our cold winter on a phenomenom
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Mother’s full-time job is protecting her young
     By Boots and Dick Scranton                                             watching over them and was shooing        a mallard looks like because I’m sure
    Spring has sprung.                                                      the drakes away.                          everyone already knows.
    The proud mama mallards are pa-     Bird of the Month                       I came back with my camera and            If you enjoy these bird photos, be
rading their young from one pond to                                         had to throw a few sticks in the pond     sure to check out the greeting cards
another on the golf course.             to the pond on the 17th hole. There near the males. They finally flew         in the Gift Shoppe in the East Activ-
    I never realized what a tough job   were two drake mallards already in away and I got this picture of mama        ity Center. There are many nice hand-
they have protecting their babies.      the pond who immediately started and her nine young ones.                     made items by On Top of the World
This mama brought her brood over        to attack her. A good Samaritan was     I really don’t need to explain what   residents.
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Twenty-eight years of bingo and
Bea Cirri missed only one night
           By Tom Brennan
      An era has come to a close.
      All the regulars at Monday
Night Bingo will recognize the name
of their little lady, Bea Cirri, who
after 28 faithful years of service has
stepped down as On Top of the World
bingo treasurer ...
      So faithful that Bea has missed
only one night of bing o in all
that time!
      It was more than 30 years ago
when Angelo and Bea picked the condo
they wanted to buy from a blueprint.
They made quarterly payments as
the building began to rise, and today
Bea is ver y comfortable in that
original condo.
      Bea wears many hats for all the
volunteering jobs she fills. She knew 59
dances by heart when she was the leader
of line dancing for more than 18 years.
She also led the exercise class three days
a week for more than 20 years.
      Once upon a time her week
looked like this: Monday-manager of
the gift shoppe (also treasurer) and
at 5 p.m.working bingo. Tuesday and
Saturday were line dancing. Second
Thursdays she helped serve donuts and
coffee for Good Neighbors.
      Bea was born in a family of eight
children - six girls and two boys - in
Brooklyn, and moved to Rockaway
Beach, N.Y., as a small child. She
enjoyed hearing the roar of the Atlantic
Ocean all year long.
      Her father ser ved in World
War I.
      Bea has three sons: Stephen, Thomas
and Edward, two granddaughters and
one grandson.                                Bea Cirri shows off a plaque given to her by OTOW bingo.                                (OTOW photo by Doug Kates)
      Bea has five TVs in her home
to accomodate her company when                    She lives on the third floor and       as the treasurer for bingo. She says it’s    reason. I wanted to do it and I did it.”
everyone stays for a few days.               uses the stairs instead of the elevator -   a one-person job counting the money                So thanks Bea from all those you
      She says the best movies are aired     no wonder she’s in such good shape!         and doing the bookkeeping every day,         have served in your many ways over
at 2 a.m. Her favorite dessert is “tin            I asked Bea about her many years       month and year. She said, “I did it          these past 30 years at OTOW. You
roof sundae” ice cream.                      of service, in p[articular the 28 years     because I wanted to, not for any other       are a treasure.

        Bingo will be closed in the month of July to allow the staff some time off. Bingo will reopen on
    Aug. 2 and continue until the beginning of December, when we will close for the busy holiday season.
               We will reopen once again at the very beginning of the new year, January 2011.
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     Bible Study
                                             Core picnics offer chance to meet and greet
                                                   In April, Marshall and I were in
        Club                                 Las Vegas celebrating his 75th birthday,
                                             so I’m catching up this month with all
         Bob Reis, President                 the news. Marsh was delighted at the
                                             turnout of family from Chicago and
      The OTOW Bible Study Club              California who joined us in Vegas.
  is a non-denominational Bible                    We also sponsored the March
  study group to explore the word            building lunch at Campogna’s Dugout,
  of God, and how it relates to              where I met Marge O’Leary visiting with
  our everyday lives. Our teacher,           Phyllis D’Almeida and Elsie Wojcik,
  Woodie Tully, brings 45 years of           who were also at the luncheon.
  Bible teaching experience to help                Marg aret Diez, a Snowbird
  understand the Scriptures.                 resident, attended her first Emerald
      The club meets each Tuesday            Isle luncheon and had a great time, as
                                             did Ann Grenozzi, who feels blessed to
  evening at 7 p.m. in the Veranda           have made some special new friends in
  Room of the East Activities                our building. Moving to a new place and
  Center. Every third Tuesday we             starting a new life is always difficult.
  meet downstairs in the Craft Room                We are so lucky to live in a         Core picnics are always a big hit with Emerald Isle residents. This one was held in April.
  next to the kitchen. Occasionally          building where people care and look out
  we use a third Tuesday evening             for each other.                                                                           relentless inspection campaign. Having
  for refreshments, music                          Our April luncheon was a core                                                       a building tag sale helped some, but
                                             picnic. Joyce and Mike Donnelly started
  and singing.
      We welcome everyone to our             this tradition a few years ago. It’s the                           Glenda                 there were few participants — and still
                                                                                                                                       lots of junk. This stuff has to go!
                                             best-attended social we have. Everyone
  club. You do not need to have
  any knowledge of Scripture to
                                             brings a covered dish and everything is                           Greenman                      Farewell to Sam Englehart, who will
                                                                                                                                       be truly missed by our community.
                                             always delicious.                                                                               The Snowbirds have begun
  join, and there are no club fees                 Joe Heller brought his traditional                                                  trekking northward. We’re off to
  required. We are not a church;             cole slaw, but was unfortunately                 Emerald Isle                             the mountains as well! See you again
  those attending are from a variety         unable to stay.                                                                           in October.
  of denominations.                                We a l s o m i s s e d s e e i n g
      Every first-time guest receives        Julie Hofmeister, but loved her            from Phoenix. Joyce and Mike’s
  a complete copy of the Bible to            macaroni salad.                            children were also visiting, along with
  keep as their own.                               We had 22 residents participating.   grandson Derek, 3 years old, who
                                             The weather co-operated, and it was a      stole the show.
      For more information, call
                                             perfect day.                                       This in from our building
  Bob Reis, 798-2443, or Woodie
                                                   Bev Wade was there with her          captain, Liz Buckley: Please clean out
  Tully, 399-1773.                           daughter, Darlene, who was visiting        your storage area. We are going on a



     Siboney already beginning to prepare for the holidays
      Ah, the jacaranda trees are in                                                   you had to memorize all those lines.                 Ladies and Gentlemen: Brush
bloom! Those beautiful purple/lavender                                                 We went back to my condo where we               up on your polkas! We’re having an
blossoms are a sight to behold. Only
problem is they don’t stay around for                              Cele                watched several Jesters tapes, reliving
                                                                                       old memories. Ah, to be young again.
                                                                                                                                       Oktoberfest in the fall to celebrate our
                                                                                                                                       25th anniversary. Watch the bulletin
long. So enjoy them while they last.                                                                                                   board for further details.
      Arla Gossiaux and I attended the
Jesters Dinner/Dance at the Clearwater
                                                                  Radeloff                  Another luncheon — this time
                                                                                       with Audrey Decker and her friend,                   I ’ m s t i l l h o o ke d o n C a s h
                                                                                                                                       Cab, Channel 34, 5–7 p.m. It’s
                                                                                       Dorothy Johnson. It was at Bon Appétit
Country Club, but we missed our                                                                                                        so entertaining!
                                                                                       and everything was delicious. Thank
Siboney core party. Therefore, Linda                    Siboney                        you, Audrey.
                                                                                                                                            Happy Fathers Day to all!
Mathewson, our president, supplied the                                                      Theatre Workshop held its end of
following information:                            “It’s been a great year for the
      “The Siboney Club held its last        Siboney building, and we look forward the year party in the Sunrise Room. It
core party/business meeting on Sun.,         to an even better season next year. was well attended but we missed our
April 18. It was a rainy day but by the      We’ve been busy little bees as all our president, Victor Sutcliff. Mrs. Sidney
time the hot dogs were cooked, the sky       work is done for next fall: the Christmas Colen inducted the new officers and
had pretty much cleared and a great          “Noel” has been redone, the Christmas did a very nice job. I believe there were
time was had by all. It was our send-off     party (Dec. 9) is all planned and four cheesecakes. Food was varied
party for all our dear friends who will be   reservations made, and the storerooms and delicious!
leaving us for the summer. We wished         have been cleaned. Thanks to everyone          Ernie and Josephine Falzon
them all a great trip home and made          for your help.”                           celebrated their 64th wedding
them promise to hurry back.                       Three friends of mine, Ednamae anniversary by going out to a fine
      “The girls have been busy with their   Jordt, Mary Allen and Jean Gates, restaurant. Congratulations.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday golf            enjoyed lunch at First Watch to                Did you notice the pretty new
league (the “Princess Don’t Wanna’s”),       celebrate Jean’s return from the state of summery decorations in the core? I
with the playing of their final rounds.      Washington. We’ve known each other understand Dolly and Gerry did all
They also enjoy playing dominoes on          almost 24 years as we were all in Jesters the work, while Mario supervised. It
Tuesdays. Next season we look forward        together. Mary was also in Theatre looks nice when you enter the Siboney.
to having more girls join us.                Workshop when they put on plays and Many thanks.
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Flea market proceeds funded this cookout under ‘the oak’
                            Sue
                           Morse
           Fujiwara
     As a result of the monies we
collected from two flea markets
our building had over the past few
weeks, we held our barbecue in back                                                                                                  West Pullman, 95, who just moved into the
of Don and Shirley’s condo under                                                                                                     Ecuadorian side, enjoyed the cookout.
the oak tree on a wonderful breezy                                                                                                         Many thanks from all of us to
fun-filled day.                                                                                                                      Shirley Miller for all of the work and
     Shown at right is the “Fuji                                                                                                     caring she puts into our building and
                                    Al LeBlanc mans the grill while “Bernie” Tapper and Jack Murray help out.
Master Chef ” Al Le Blanc with the                                                                                                   the positive “always with a smile”
tools of his trade. Behind him are       In the other picture is West                   Stop by and say “welcome” to                 attitude she exhibits.
“Bernie” Tapper and Jack Murray Pullman, who has just moved into Earl and Diane Greene, who have
who was a guest of Don and Shirley the Ecuadorian side, and is proud just moved into the Ecuadorian
from the building next door.        of his 95 years.                              side as well.


      Springtime brings visitors in abundance to Yoshimitsu
      Ed. Note: The monthly column for
the Yoshimitsu Building was inadvertantly
left out of the May issue. Information for
that column has been combined with the June
                                                                    Barbara
column, below.
      Things are starting to quiet down
                                                                   Sundberg
around here already. The golf course is
not as crowded and the foursomes are
not backing up as they had been last                 Yoshimitsu
month. Many of our Snowbird friends
have packed up and headed North. We           was their first visit to Houston, which
wish them well and look forward to            they enjoyed.
their return later this year.                       Dorothy Churchill has escaped
      David and Jeri Schletter, Dick          again! She took another trip. This
Broadhurst’s cousin and his wife were         time Dorothy headed to Alabama for
here for a visit. They enjoyed our            a visit with her nephew, Mike, and his
                                                                                        An evening out at Cheddar’s. From left to right around the table are Elizabeth Asselta,
beautiful weather which allowed them          wife, Joyce, to see their new home        Pauline Nodar, Jim Sundberg, Barb Sundberg, Dorothy Churchill, Farrell Malandro,
to spend time at the pool, soaking up         near Mobile. Dorothy’s sister, Ann,       Joe Malandro and Jack Nodar.
some of our Florida sunshine, visiting        along with her daughter Becky and
family here at OTOW and in Dunedin,           husband also made the trip from Little    Anderson, age 7, who is a Brownie in              Pauline Nodar’s son, Jack, flew
along with meeting many neighbors.            Rock, Ark. Dorothy said she wanted        the Girl Scouts. It turns out that Rachel    down from New York for a visit over
      We wish to congratulate Maria           to surprise Ann to pay her back for       sold the most Girl Scout cookies (150        Mother’s Day. While here, he spent
and Helmut Mader on becoming                  the time Ann surprised Dorothy at         boxes) ever sold by anyone in her troop      some time visiting many of the friends
grandparents for the first time. Their        Dorothy’s son Jim’s place in Michigan     in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Of course, Emily       he has made at OTOW over the years.
son Oliver’s wife, Liz, gave birth to a       several years ago. We all hear it was a   and Bob were happy to contribute, even       Jack enjoyed line dancing and getting
son, Alexander, last month. In April,         big surprise and a very happy family      though it meant added calories. They         together with some of the neighbors
Maria and Helmut drove to Houston to          reunion.                                  both agree these cookies are just too        for an evening out at Cheddar’s Casual
see their new grandson and visit their              Emily and Bob Anderson have         good to resist!                              Café, as pictured above.
son, daughter-in-law and her family. It       helped out their granddaughter, Rachel



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                                              these two dogs were always the best of pals
                         Fritz                     Since I am writing this article on                                                Maria. I don’t go with them because this
                         Kocka                Mothers Day, I thought I would tell
                                              you a love story. I have three sons: two                           Clare
                                                                                                                                     is their private time together.
                                                                                                                                           People tell me that during their
                                              are two-legged, and one is four-legged.                                                walk, Maria constantly speaks to King
          Valencia
                                              Six years ago I got my four-legged son,
                                              and his name is King. When I got him,
                                                                                                               Pebworth              in some foreign language and he seems
                                                                                                                                     to understand her. Yes, Maria speaks
                                              King was one year old, very frightened
                                                                                                                                     Croatian to him just as she did to Gino,
                                              and wouldn’t go near anyone.
                                                   One day while taking our daily                    España                          and King does understand her because
Check before                                  morning walk, a lady named Maria,                                                      he does what she tells him to do. I
                                                                                                                                     understand that at times they have quite
                                              with her boxer named Gino, passed by       me that morning that for a long time
 you plant                                    King and me. As dogs usually do, Gino
                                              sniffed King, and I was surprised that
                                                                                         Gino sat on the sidewalk opposite our a conversation, and sometimes King
                                                                                         home looking at our back door as if stops walking, looks at Maria and speaks
      In case you have not noticed, King would let him. Over the years,                  wanting to say goodbye to King. Now to her in his dog language.
the flowers at the east end of our every day, Maria and I walked Gino                    when I take King to Maria’s house, King           Maria and King walk for about
building are gone. Because there is and King together.                                   runs through all the rooms as if looking    an hour, but before Maria brings King
an underground meter/valve in that                 Gino and King became good             for his friend.                             home she takes him to her house and
location, Dottie Love had to remove the friends. They ran and played in our back               Ruth Osborne often tells me that gives him chicken, some water to drink,
flowers she had planted there. A good yard. Many residents of our building               she misses watching King and Gino and lets him lie on her kitchen tile floor
reason to always check with the OTOW told me that they enjoyed watching                  playing in the yard.                        to rest for five minutes. Maria tells me
Maintenance Department before you Gino and King play while they had their                      Now every morning, Maria comes that King likes her kitchen better than
do any planting.                              morning coffee. Gino would come in         to my home to take King walking. mine because mine is carpeted and not
      Our monthly luncheon was held and visit King, and I would take King                While he is waiting for her to come, cool for him like her floor is.
May 13. The ladies went to Country to Gino’s house.                                      King runs from the front windows to               This is truly a love story about the
                                                   During our walks, if a strange
Boy and the men went to Paradise.                                                        the side windows to the loveseat in the love that two dogs had for one another
                                              person or dog came up to King, Gino
Both were a good choice. The men, of would stand right next to King as if                den watching for her. When he finally and the love that King has for Maria in
course, discussed how we would change to protect him.                                    sees her, King barks and runs around his attempt to look after her for Gino
and correct all the problems we have in            The day that Gino left this world,    because he is so thrilled to see his friend just as Gino looked after him when
our country. But who would listen?            King happened to sleep late. Maria told    Gino’s mother who is also King’s friend King first came to OTOW.
      Our spring picnic was held May
19 at Philippe Park. KFC was served.
Games followed lunch.
      On June 14, Flag Day, we will gather
in the core for the raising of our flags, and
then drive over to Denny’s for breakfast.
Again, check the bulletin board.
      On July 5 we will go to Hella’s for
dinner. Save room for their dessert.
      Check the OTOW News activity
calendar for additional activities.
Get involved.
      Mama sez: You can always tell
when a man is thinking about sex. He
will be breathing.




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 Margaret is a new reporter…                                                                              … and so is Katarina
                                                                                                    Our building (#31) has been pretty
     A sure sign that summer is on
                                                                                              active, but without a writer.
the way is when the morning pool
                                                                                                    Thanks to our friendly and helpful          Katarina Tepesh
exercisers are back in motion, and also
when we watch our winter residents                                    Margaret                building captain, Larry Ishida, and his
                                                                                              organized wife, Judy Ishida, we recently
head for the North.
     Msgr. Palladino left a few days                                   Doran                  enjoyed a well-attended and delicious          Contemporary
                                                                                              potluck dinner. In addition, during the
earlier than usual as his parish, St.                                                                                                    challenges with her health, this is one
                                                                                              winter, the two organized twice-weekly
Mary’s, in Melrose, Mass., is having                                                                                                     lady who, at the age of 87, continues
a 100-year celebration of the school.          Middle East Moorish                            lunches, and we car pooled to local
                                                                                                                                         to exercise and swim often, while
                                                                                              restaurants so that neighbors could
The Msgr. said the Cardinal will                                                                                                         generously contributing to her beloved
                                                                                              meet and get to know each other.
be in attendance.                             April 19 with dinner at Cody’s. She and                                                    theater group for the underprivileged
                                                                                                    Judy excels in golf and volunteers
     The day before Marilyn and Ted           I celebrated on the 20th with dinner at                                                    children in Tampa.
                                                                                              organizing the group schedule for the
Berger left for Cleveland, Marilyn            Carrabba’s. Happy birthday, Phyllis!                                                             During WWII, Elspeth stayed and
                                                                                              9th Hole Golf Club. Larry and Judy
told me that a cousin and family                    Jack and Liz Sharp had a visit                                                       volunteered in London with FANY
                                                                                              plan to travel to their other home
from Ontario spent spring break with          from a long-standing friend from                                                           (www.fany.org.uk), an organization
                                                                                              in Ohio as soon as Larry recovers
them. The Canadians were particularly         Philadelphia. They are godparents                                                          based on principles of duty and integrity,
                                                                                              from recent surgery. We wish him
interested in watching the Phillies           to one of her children. They spent                                                         self discipline and collaboration.
                                                                                              speedy recovery!
and Blue Jays play as the 12-year-old         time at the Hard Rock Casino and the                                                             A recent newcomer, Helen Doris
                                                                                                    Another popular resident in
boy visitor, Jordan, will be pitching         Ellenton Mall.                                                                             Fitzgerald Morris, is a published poet, a
                                                                                              our building is Hazel Kelly, 2010
in the Little League World Series in                A special welcome to our newest                                                      member of the Greater Haverhill Poetry
                                                                                              Entertainment Committee Chair. Our
Cooperstown, N.Y. this summer.                resident, Diane Deitz. Diane had an                                                        Society. Originally from Massachusetts,
                                                                                              community thrives on volunteers such
     The Bergers’ son and family              aunt who lived in OTOW, and she used                                                       Helen enjoys crocheting, knitting,
                                                                                              as Hazel, and we could not be happy
also visited from Cleveland. Marilyn          to visit her when possible. Diane moved                                                    playing scrabble and collects tea pots,
                                                                                              and dancing without her organizing
and Ted have been winter residents            from Columbus, Ohio, to a rental in the                                                    broaches, etc. Creative and playful (after
                                                                                              new events.
of the Moorish building for 15 years.         Bavarian building. She liked OTOW                                                          all, she is a member of the Red Hat
                                                                                                    Liz Benedetti has lived in our
Marilyn’s sister lives in the Loch            so much she bought Ginny Sewell’s
                                                                                              building for 35 years. At age of 95,       Society Ladies), Helen is preparing to
Lomond building.                              apartment. We hope Diane will enjoy
                                                                                              after 75 years of marriage to Amiel,       celebrate 90 years among us on July 6.
     At the first part of April, Phyllis      her new digs.
                                                                                              she is bravely meeting new challenges            Finally, this writer (Katarina
Butler’s sister and brother-in-law,                 The spring flowers are all in
                                                                                              at adopting a new lifestyle.               Tepesh) promoted her book, Escape
Ruth and Beryl Clayton, drove down            bloom. Be sure to take a look at the
                                                                                                    A long-time full-time resident,      From Despair (www.katarinatepesh.
from Anna, Ill., for a five-day visit.        beautiful jacaranda tree one block east,
                                                                                              Elspeth Cumming, originally from           com) at the NOW weekend conference
Their sister, Donna Byron, from the           off Sunset Point Road. It is a sight
                                                                                              Scotland, loves our community and          held at the Tradewinds Island Resort
Corinthian building, joined in for            to behold.
                                                                                              is so grateful to be part of it. Despite   on St. Pete Beach.
a family reunion. Phyllis celebrated                Have a good month and please
her 76th birthday with Donna on               keep the news coming.


 100th is celebrated in fine style
     Happy Father’s Day! Also, celebrate
Flag Day and fly “Old Glory” on June
14. Let’s honor all of the men and
women who fought (and are fighting)                                  Marguerite
for our freedom by displaying our
American Flag.                                                       Laskowski
     Gwen Nolan continues to be
blessed with grandsons. Her daughter,
Susan, and son-in-law, Jim, recently            Roman Byzantine
welcomed Jackson Riley to the family.
The new bundle of joy weighed in
at seven pounds (20¼ inches long).
Jackson has two brothers, Garrett and
Mason.
     In early April, Carole Lacey hosted
a birthday luncheon for her mother,
Loretta Gilkey. If you recall my April
column, Loretta turned 100 years young
on April 30. Eighteen of Carole and
Loretta’s friends joined in the festivities
at Cheddars. It was a wonderful event,
being able to celebrate Loretta’s
long life.                                    100th birthday celebration for Loretta Gilkey
     The happiness continued with             at Dunedin’s Bon Appetit Restaurant.
some of the ladies in our building                 In other news, we had a great
partying with Loretta at Bon Appetit          turnout for a pot-luck dinner held
Restaurant (see picture). When Loretta        on the second floor the latter part of
arrived home in Pennsylvania for
                                              April. Great to see the new neighbors
the summer months, her family held
another party in her honor. When              attending the activities. Thanks to Gwen
you reach that milestone, parties are         Nolan for organizing the dinner.
definitely in order!                                   “Till We Meet again”
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                                                                                           Management praised for repair
             THE WAY WE WERE                                                               Our good friends and neighbors,
          A look back at the OTOW News                                              George and Katie Zeller, have asked us
                                                                                    to share a letter with you, dear reader —                                Elaine
                          (Part 14: June, 1972)                                     a letter that they recently sent to OTOW
                                                                                    management. An exterior wall in their                                   & Leonard
                           By Dolores Burm and Elaine Gotler
     • The month’s issue was dedicated to Jan Tipton, social director and editor
                                                                                    apartment required repairs, both inside
                                                                                    and out, and OTOW staff immediately                                      Gotler
                                                                                    addressed the problem.
       of the OTOW News. Many letters were written expressing appreciation
       for her valuable contribution to the OTOW community.                                George wrote that “Lisa was                          Malagueña
                                                                                    pleasant and excellent to work with,
     • The Veranda Shoppe was to hold its grand opening July 4th.                   and we appreciated her communication               North Carolina family. His daughter
       Consignments would be received on Fridays between 7–8 p.m. in                skills in keeping us aware of the                  Elaine and husband Fred Samperi,
       the auditorium. It was specifically stated that all items must be made       various stages of progress in this                 who live outside Charlotte, came
       by OTOW residents, and all fees and income would be used for the             complex repair.                                    with granddaughter Monique Brooks
       benefit of the OTOW community.                                                      “The folks that removed the                 and husband Steve and their two
     • The Lloyd Tingler Furniture Store was now in its new location on             drywall were also excellent to work with.          boys, 10-year-old Austin and 5-year-
       Highway 19 in Pinellas Park. The store had furnished the model               Neal and his helper were friendly and              old Griffin. All six of them loaded
       apartments at OTOW, and many residents used the store’s design               professional, and when they finished               up their family car to spend four
       services for their own condos.                                               installing the drywall, they cleaned               enjoyable days with great-grandpa
     • The Hole-in-One-Club expanded its membership by two, with the                up thoroughly.”                                    Howard at OTOW!
       expert golfing of Charles Gossom and Frank W. Nelms.                                George was impressed also by                      Like so many of us, Alice
                                                                                    comments from a painter he hired                   Langguth has grandchildren all over
     • A “Dining Around” article in the OTOW News about Heilman’s                   to complete the interior job: “The
       Beachcomber at Clearwater Beach showed these prices: Fried chicken                                                              the U.S. In April, she traveled with her
                                                                                    workmanship of the drywall installation
       dinner, $3.95; sautéed chicken livers with mushrooms, $3.75; fried                                                              daughter and son-in-law to Austin,
                                                                                    was first-class!”
       shrimp, $4.50; red snapper, $5.25; leg o’ lamb, $4.25. Those were the               Thanks, George, for sharing                 Texas, for the wedding of another
       good old days!                                                               with us.                                           granddaughter, Lisa, who is a nurse, to
                                                                                           The last couple of months have              Erick, a paramedic.
                                                                                    been busy ones for many of our                           Alice says they had packed for a
                                                                                    Malagueña neighbors, either hosting                very warm weekend, but it rained the
                                                                                    family and friends here or packing up              whole weekend except for an hour
  bohemia wins area golf tourney                                                    and traveling to see their loved ones.
                                                                                           Dottie and Herb Abrams had a
                                                                                                                                       before the wedding. Luckily, the sun
                                                                                                                                       came out for the outdoor ceremony, but
                                                                                    houseful of guests for the celebration             then the rains came down again.
      Our ver y own Pat Eastman                                                     of their 67th anniversary, Dottie’s 87th
won the low-gross two-day 2010                                                                                                               Fortunately, the reception was
SLAPS Women’s Golf Association                         Jim Schelling                birthday, and Herb’s big 90th!
                                                                                           Daughter Bobbi and husband Jack
                                                                                                                                       indoors in Round Rock. Alice says it
                                                                                                                                       really was a fun trip. They had time
Championship at the Dunedin                                                         came from Hilton Head, S.C.; daughter              to tour the State House between its
Country Club. SLAPS originated in
1965 as an interclub competition of
                                                       Bohemia                      Patti came from Richmond, Va., and a               semi-annual sessions, and had the run
                                                                                    dear niece, Carol, and husband Nate                of the place. “It was a joy to see all the
13 area clubs.                                                                      came from New Jersey with Herb’s                   Langguths,” she said. “They came from
      This was Pat’s first year in the to one of our many Buffalo girls, brother Bernie. Local attractions that
                                                                                                                                       Illinois and Oregon, and a good time
SLAPS tourney representing the Diane VandenBeukel with a luncheon
                                            at Rumba Island Bar & Grill.            they enjoyed included the Safety Harbor            was had by all.”
Clearwater Country Club.
                                                 S e n d yo u r n e w s t o m e a t Spa and Bon Appétit Restaurant.                          And, from your reporters, as we
      On April 24, fifteen of the Bohemia                                                                                              enter June may all of us always have a
                                                                                           Howard Arcon had a surprise
Villagers said farewell for the summer jrschelling@yahoo.com.                       E a s t e r h o l i d ay v i s i t f r o m h i s   good time.
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     WHAT IS SO RARE AS                                                                                                 CONGRATULATIONS,
           RARE?                                                                                                           GRANDSON
           By Alma W. Hudson                                                                                                 By Madeleine Wanda
What is so rare as rare?                               FRIENDSHIP — SCHOOL DAYS                                     I’ll bet you’re relieved your college is
Things that are rare are priceless                                   By Alma W. Hudson                              finished
Is it because of niceness – or                                                                                      It has been a struggle or two,
Is it because we care.                      I started to school                      Many of my class friends       Now you can look the whole world over
Rare means of greatest value                When I was only five                     Keep in touch or are near.     And find what career is made for you.
Rare means in great demand                  And to think at 91                       After all that time            It has been quite a struggle
Rare can arouse our envy                    I’m still healthy and alive.             How can one be so blessed      But some fun didn’t pass you by.
Making us want to command.                  What makes it more precious              It’s the fine friendship       Congratulations, dear Kendall
Rare as a lovely lady                       Over all those years                     That has put us to the test.   For what you accomplished.
Rare as a golden coin                                                                                               You will go far as the years pass by.
Rare as a place that’s shady
Where our hearts could enjoin.
Rare as the joy of living                                                  TO JOAN                                   DR. KIRSTIAN SANBORN
Rare as a sweetheart’s kiss                                           By T. E. Brennan                                       By Madeleine Wanda
Rare as the love of living                           A writer can change history with a stroke of a pen,            Congratulations to my granddaughter
Rare as a moment’s bliss.                            A scientist with a bomb can kill ten thousand men;             Here is a little check for you.
We may want life’s full meaning                      A saint with a candle can light up the dark,                   Now you are a real live doctor
Hoping to get our share                              A drunk with a bottle can sleep in the park;                   Wish I could send a thousand or two.
While all our thoughts are leaning toward            None of these things can I do                                  You have worked so very hard
love                                                 So I come to the dance and be happy with you.                  And you have come, dear Kirstian, so far.
That shows we care and that’s rare –
                                                                                                                    This, my dear, is just the beginning
      if we compare.
                                                                                                                    It will not change the person you are.
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   Post offices figure prominently in this couple’s marriage
      Hello from Rila Renaissance!
      We would like to honor Atwood
(Bud) and Joan Anderson who were
married 65 years in May (see photo
                                                                   Arlene
at far right). Bud was in the Army
serving in England during World War                                Bergen
II. He went to the British Post Office
to pick up registered mail and met Joan
Holder, who was working there.               Rila Renaissance
      After a few times talking to Joan,
Bud asked her out on a first date and
she accepted. On the day of their
date, Bud got picked to see the Irving
Berlin show at his base. He wasn’t able
to invite Joan, so he asked if it would
be alright to postpone their first date
to another time. He was very happy
that she said yes.
      After dating for awhile, Joan and
Bud decided to get married. Bud was                                                   Bud and Joan Anderson share stories of their 65 years together.
now stationed in France. On the day
of their wedding, Bud came from                                                              It was a pleasure talking to them     Oasis of the Seas. They had a great time
France to England for the wedding.                                                    and learning about their lives. You          with their family. The ship is new
The day they were married turned out                                                  can see how much love and devotion           and they all said it was magnificent
to be VE Day.                               Kathy and Guy Bertuzzi with their         they have for each other. It is stronger     and unique.
      After the service, Bud went back      grandchildren Alexis and Jackson.         each year!                                        If you have any news from our
to Caribou, Maine, to continue working           After retirement, they moved to             Guy and Kathy Bertuzzi just had a     building, please leave a note in the white
at the post office. Joan could not follow   On Top of the World and became            wonderful visit with their son, daughter-    mailbox under the bulletin board. We
until almost a year later. Bud eventually   Snowbirds between Florida and             in-law and grandchildren from Las            would like to introduce new neighbors,
became Postmaster of that post office       Maine. Bud golfed and Joan learned        Vegas (see photo at left). They also had a   report news about your trips, a new
in 1954. He remained Postmaster             to oil paint. Some of her pieces are      visit from their family from New Jersey.     birth, a great new pet or a birthday
until he retired in 1978 after 41 years     hanging in their condo. Joan also         All went to Tampa Bay Downs and had          or anniversary.
of service. Joan made 22 trips back to      learned to knit and made several great    a wonderful time.
her home in England to visit family         sweaters for Bud. Now, Joan loves to do          Gerri Jaeger and Richard Maxwell
during their marriage.                      crossword puzzles.                        just returned from a cruise on the
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                                                      Living Alone
                                                                By Ruth Grace
      There are both advantages and disadvantages in                      hosts who are like friends with the same or similar
living alone and not. Among persons residing alone,                       beliefs. I listen to a variety of information from their
many go out almost every day to join groups in varied                     monologues, and from discussions with prominent
activities, while some people, loners, go out only once                   guests and callers.
in a while for a change of scenery.                                             After applying my attempt at common sense and
      They may find it more relaxing, for example, to be                  rational thinking to all that I hear, I arrive at possibly
alone in a restaurant without someone who may like to                     alterable opinions that occasionally urge me to
continuously yakity-yak. A good companion there can                       write to politicians.
enjoy eating more than talking and can feel contented                           Persons alone may have had no husband, wife,
with or without people.                                                   children, brothers or sisters — or maybe a few good
      Many “aloners” find comfort and pleasure (good                      relatives or friends died, leading to depression, a feeling
therapy) in living with a pet dog or cat. I recently bought               of no one left to care about their well being. Possibly
a life-sized and alive-looking cat ornament in a reclining                they could be encouraged by group activities.
pose with head up. Looks natural on an old, small,                              Certain hobbies can lead anyone to a sense of
unused chair because a real cat could easily jump up on                   accomplishment, no matter how small.
it. I named it “Queenie” in memory of a long-ago pet,                           Surprisingly, I get relief from glum feelings by
and it has a pleasing face, complete with whiskers, a pale                reading my favorite fiction (a particular type of mystery/
pink outline at the nose and mouth and large eyes that                    crime novel). In no hurry to finish, I seem to live through
appear to express varied moods.                                           everything as I read, and am emotionally involved as
      Once, while eating a snack in a reading chair, the                  if a silent witness. Often I wish that a very interesting
ornament’s eyes stared straight at me, as if somehow                      story would continue much longer before my return
the power to come alive and make me feel guilty by not                    to real life.
offering a bit of my snack. Laughable moments.                                  Many of us can try harder to make our lifestyle
      The radio can benefit anyone, especially persons                    more interesting. Yes? Yes.
alone. For me, the radio provides a few talk-show


Enjoy jacarandas while you can
      Last month I wrote about all the
beautiful Florida flowers. I really enjoy
the jacaranda trees. Every place I go, I
look for the trees. So beautiful for such
                                                                              Val
a short time, but isn’t that life?
      Alice Markus flew to Phoenix,
                                                                            Kastner
Ariz., to celebrate grandson Miles’ first
birthday. She said the party was nice, but
24 little ones plus the adults that go with                  Melbourne
them was overwhelming.
      Her granddaughter, Cameron, will               me. They had motored from Big Bay,
be 3 soon. Alice couldn’t believe all the            Mich., north of Marquette, through
children under 5 in the neighborhood.                Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri,
We do forget, living in an adult                     Arkansas, Louisiana and northern
community, but when our son was 5,                   Florida. They just missed a major
there were six other boys born the same              tornado in Arkansas, spending the night
year in our sandbox every day.                       just south of the area.
      Ruth Lahoy’s daughter, Judy                          I was glad to see them — he is my
McKinney, came for her annual visit.                 “Mr. Fix-It.” I had several projects for
I missed seeing her but I know she                   him while he was here. When they went
enjoyed being here and sharing the time              on to visit their daughters in Knoxville
with her mother.                                     I missed them.
      Carol Futej was in Orlando for                       We will miss Joan Tannahill
her granddaughter’s tumbling and                     and all her volunteer work. Also
cheerleading World Championship                      miss her walking her dog, but she is
competition. The first day they were                 close at Beckett Lake, so we can all
12 out of 32, and the second day 24                  go and visit.
out of 62. They were happy to be able                      We are glad to see Bessie Demos is
to compete with girls from all over                  home and doing well. Hope to see her
the world.                                           on the elevator soon.
      R a l p h D e C r i s t o f a r o ’s s o n ,         Looking forward to the next
Jonathon, has been spending a lot of                 Melbourne get-together? Check the
time jetting from New York to Tampa.                 bulletin board. It will be soon, probably
Know Ralph loves having him and he                   before you read this news.
has been a lot of help to his father.                      Speaking about news… I can’t
      My brother, C.B., and his wife,                submit it if you don’t tell me. So… let’s
Yvonne Stortz, spent several days with               see more news in the box!
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   Featured couple were high school classmates
     in Chicago — but they didn’t realize it
     How in the world R U, neighbors?                                                    who served in Vietnam – like father,
Let’s get acquainted with Fern and                                                       like son.
Steve Wakulich.
     Fern was living in Tarpon Springs                               Tom                       Fern came to OTOW as a widow
                                                                                         in 1996, when a friend suggested
in 1987, and Steve was residing in an
RV park in Brooksville. During that                                 Brennan              that she come see what a wonderful
                                                                                         place we have here. Fern was raised
time, their mutual friend Adam came                                                      in Chicago, has a younger sister who
to a police officers’ convention in the                                                  lives in Clearwater, and two brothers.
Tampa Bay area every year. He would          Swedish Traditional                         She remembers the great adventure
look up his high school friends from                                                     when the family moved into Grandpa’s
Chicago, and in doing so would visit                                                     house “so he wouldn’t be lonely.” She
Fern and Steve independently.                                                            loved high school and was a four-year
     On one of these visits, he left                                                     honor student. Her first and only job
Fern and Steve their respective phone                                                    was with Sears, where she worked
numbers and suggested they call one                                                      for 43 years.
another. They became phone pals for                                                            Fern and Steve were married on
three years before they finally met. They                                                June 30, 2001 – she almost missed being
graduated in a class of 537 students                                                     a June bride!
from Harrison High School in Chicago                                                           You can catch them gliding across
and never knew each other.                                                               the dance floor at our Saturday night
     Steve was born and raised in                                                        dances in the E.A.C. She has been at
Chicago. After high school, he enlisted                                                  the same table since 1996 and is a firm
in the Army for the Signal Corps, but                                                    believer in getting your reserved seats
there was a shortage of early warning                                                    early in the season.
radar specialists, so he was transferred                                                       Fern and Steve find the weather
to the Air Corps. He worked on the                                                       agreeable, have plenty of social life and
radar systems of B-29 bombers.                                                           are happy living here.
                                          Fern and Steve Wakulich, featured couple.
     After his discharge, there weren’t
any jobs available so he joined the Navy,      He worked for Philco on TVs and
which he enjoyed so much he stayed radios, then spent 30 years with Eastern
in for five years.                        Airlines. He has one son in the Army



    Be sure to fly the flag on June 14th (and other times, too)
      Since this reporter is a veteran of
the Korean War, (U.S. Air Force), I fly
the flag at my home and also fly one on
my car. This month we celebrate Flag
                                                                   Edna
Day on June 14, so please display the
flag to show our patriotism.
                                                                 Androvette
      Remember Father’s Day on
June 20, and summer begins on June
21. Have a wonderful month living               English Gothic
at OTOW.
      Highlights from our business                Mary also informed residents that
meeting on May 11 are as follows:            she has some whistles left, and that if
      The building outing to Oriental        something looks suspicious or does
Super Buffet on Gulf to Bay was enjoyed      not feel right in the neighborhood, you
by all who attended, and another trip to     can always phone the Pinellas County
this restaurant will be planned in the       Sheriff ’s Department. The number
near future (see photo).                     is (727) 582-6200. Please keep this         English Gothic residents at the Oriental Buffet Restaurant on Gulf-to-Bay in Clearwater.
      English Gothic has a new resident,     number for easy access.
Pat Stuart, and she was welcomed by               A brunch outing was held May 15              Kudos to Eileen Lester and Sandy           1. Clean bugs off your windshield.
everyone and we hope she will be happy       at the Sunset Grill. A movie outing is      Failing for their part in helping beautify    Let the club soda sit for a few minutes
residing here at English Gothic.             planned for the month of June. Final        our area with flowering plants, grass         and wipe away for crystal-clean glass.
      A Columbia side clean-up took          plans at our June business meeting.         seed in areas that need it, and also             2. Soak jewelry overnight in club
place, with leaves and debris raked               Some of our residents were recent      for watering these areas to keep them         soda and they will sparkle by morning.
and placed in containers for pickup.         Bingo winners. The lucky ladies are         flourishing. We appreciate your time               I’ll have more uses for this product
Another day will be scheduled to             Betty Wilson and Phyllis Cellini. Phyllis   and efforts.                                  in my July column.
finish the job.                              also had a visit from her daughter,               Please remember to contact me                Happy summer to all. Please
      Mary Casey, the building captain,      Vicky, from New Jersey.                     with any news about your comings and          remember your sunscreen!
reminded residents that regular blue              Sandy Failing, Helen Lane and Ann      goings and visitors which you would
Dawn degreaser dish soap is being            O’Malley went through the bookcase          like included in this monthly column.
collected to give to organizations that      near the laundry room, and replaced         My number is 386-5725.
are helping to clean up birds, turtles and   the old, well-read books with newer               I have been including in my
other animals covered in oil from the        books they donated. We appreciate their     column uses for WD-40. This column
gigantic oil spill. Let us do our part.      efforts for undergoing this project.        will include uses for club soda!
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  Spring weddings are lovely                                                               another busy azores month
       To be perfectly honest, I really                                                        Wow! I thought May would be a bit
don’t have much Americana doings                                                         slow with all the Snowbirds fluttering
to report. But when I gaze around
                                                               Carol                     off to the North – not so! We had all               Russ Heiserman
the parking area, it’s easy to see the                                                   kinds of goings on and adventures to
reason why. Namely ‘cause most of
the Snowbirds have already taken
                                                            Muntzenberger                report. So I’d better get to it.
                                                                                               Petie Furnuto finally found the                     Azores
off for points north, and those who                                                      courage and a big enough reason
haven’t are busy packing their cars to                                                   to get her on a trip to Indiana: Her        old times were revisited and a great visit
follow that ritual.                                 Americana                            granddaughter received her master’s         was had by all.
       Florence Winsor recently took                                                     degree from Indiana University. Also,              Dulce Boyce, our traveling
a trip to Lancaster, Penn., for the              Saturday was the wedding and            her grandson received his master’s          ambassador, took an exciting bus trip
wedding of her grandniece. Florence         reception itself, and what a gloriously      degree from Harvard. Congratulations        to San Antonio, Texas, for the San
was absolutely ecstatic about what a        beautiful day it was. Sunday morning,        to all three of you!                        Antonio Fiesta, which lasted several
magnificent wedding it was. She and the     both families including the bride and              Gerald and Ava Smith celebrated       days and nights. The trip included
rest of the family believe it was (excuse   groom, got together one more time            their 50th anniversary with wonderful       stops in Pensacola, New Orleans,
that age-old expression) “a match           for a send-off brunch. Let me tell           friends and with a good dinner at           Lafayette, Pensacola (again) and home.
made in heaven.”                            you, the Jenner family really knows          the Beachcomber Restaurant. A               Wow, the trip sounds wonderful and
       It’s always great to get in a few    how to party!                                great evening of celebration and            a bit demanding – glad you made it
words about our end-of-month                     I will be reporting again in October.   looking forward to the 60th in just         home! A parade made up of only
luncheons. At the end of April, 19          Meanwhile, if you have any news you          a few years!                                women and the lighted night parades
of us went to Pssghetti’s, thanks to        want me to include, drop an item in                Ian Inglis recently became a          sound fascinating.
arrangements made by Ann Talner.            the news box in the core or send me an       grandfather; his daughter had a beautiful          Gordon and Jean Fowlie made a
       Ken Jenner and I had a wonderful     e-mail at crmuntz@msn.com.                   baby boy. Congratulations!                  trip to Pensacola for a Navy reunion
five-day weekend or mini-vacation                Have a great summer!                          The Azores Romeos had lunch           (I’ll bet the sea stories were thick at that
(take your pick as to which is the                                                       at Rumbas. Thanks, Gerald Smith, for        meeting). After the meeting, the Fowlies
proper term) when we went to Myrtle                                                      making the arrangements. We are sure        went over to Biloxi, Miss., for a little rest
Beach, S.C. for the wedding of Ken’s                                                     that all the Azores ladies had wonderful    and relaxation (R&R).
granddaughter Debbie.                                Dancercise                          lunches for Mother’s Day.                          Russ and Sy drove to Branson,
       On Friday of that weekend, we             Whether you are looking to                    We have new neighbors in two          Mo., with a side trip to Huntsville, Ala.,
all attended the rehearsal dinner which       maximize fitness, or simply looking        apartments. One couple is Bob and           to visit Sy’s daughter and family. We
was almost as good as the wedding             to improve your health, our dance          Merle; the other is Darryl and Brenda.      got to watch Sy’s granddaughter work
reception but a little more casual.           exercise class will impact both —          All are from Canada. We all welcome         out – she has been selected to go to
                                              your fitness and your health status.       you; please join us in our many             National Gymnastics for the second
                                                  Come participate in classes on         building activities.                        time. Way to go, girl! In Branson, Russ
                                              Tuesdays and Fridays from 12–1 p.m.              Tom and Marie Pirrello, with John     met with some old comrades he was
                                              in the exercise room of the East Side      and Dolores Parham, went on a cruise        with in Korea. We got to see three great
CONDOMINIUM OWNERS                            Activity Center.                           from San Diego along the Mexican            shows – but the drive is long – only
WHO RENT THEIR UNITS                             Please call 736-5050 for complete       Riviera to celebrate Marie’s birthday.      one ticket, though.
                                              information on class structure, fees       The Pirrellos stayed on to visit with              Our prayers have produced results:
(Note new information and address)            and attire.                                Tom’s brother and family. Dolores           Joe Caso is home from the hospital
     OWNERS who rent direct must                                                         visited her old college roommate –          and doing well.
request necessary forms for securing
Activity Cards for their renters by
submitting a written request giving           Original building residents are noted here
Building Number, Apartment Number,
the address of the Apartment and               Welcome back home to Jack Ryan!                                                       She and her grandson, whom she was
                                        We are pleased to see him following his                                                      babysitting, watched a man as he dug
enclosing a legal-sized self-addressed,
stamped return envelope to:
                                        three-month stay at rehab and are glad
                                        he is exercising and receiving physical
                                                                                                                 Dawn                up the grapefruit trees for replanting
                                                                                                                                     elsewhere at OTOW in order to get
        On Top of the World
        Activity Card Dept.
                                        therapy and doing so well. Jack said he
                                        was looking forward to joining us at our                                 Rubio               the site ready for construction of the
                                                                                                                                     Malagueña building. The trees were not
  2069 World Parkway Blvd. East         social events.                                                                               cut down and hauled away, but were
                                               Rose and Patrick Mulhall enjoyed                                                      preserved for use elsewhere. Maybe
       Clearwater, FL 33763             caring for their 17-month-old grandson                    Flamenco                           that’s where the grapefruit tree in our
     This application can ONLY be Colin from East Chester, N.Y. for three                                                            backyard came from.
sent to OWNERS of apartments days while Colin’s daddy was in town on                     Congratulations to a wonderful and                Observed at the East swimming
here at On Top of the World and the business. Also, son Michael and his wife             youthful looking couple! John and           pool in May: A woman was carrying
                                        Jill from Long Island visited during the
OWNER shall process applications Easter season with their children Jack                  Marilyn have two children, and all the      a bundle of beach towels, pool shoes,
for Rental Activity Cards.              and Olivia.                                      family will join in the celebration to be   etc. from her car to the pool when
     Applications are NOT available            Marilyn and John Jernberg hosted          held at a favorite restaurant.              she dropped one of the shoes. Several
at any On Top of the World offices Louise Danley, Marilyn’s long-time                         Did you know that we have four         people told her about the shoe and she
or the Palm Acre Real Estate friend from Minneapolis. Marilyn and                        original residents in the Flamenco          said she would pick it up after she put
                                                                                         building? They are Al Bilancio, Helen
office. They MUST be obtained Louise were part of a singing trio at                                                                  her bundle on a lounge chair. When she
                                                                                         Peters, Betty Sagun and Mary Steele.
BY MAIL and MUST be requested church years ago. Both gals love to shop                   All moved to this building in 1985.         retrieved the shoe, she sang, “One shoe
                                        and enjoyed themselves at the sponge
BY THE OWNER.                           docks and the stores in Dunedin.                 Mary Steele recalled that the Malagueña     come home, Bill Bailey?”
                                               Marilyn also told me that June 2 will     building hadn’t been built yet and that               Happy Fathers Day!
                                        mark their 60th wedding anniversary.             a grapefruit grove occupied the site.


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‘Traveling Sisters’ make the trip of a lifetime to the Orient
      It is hard to believe summer is
here again and we have said goodbye
to most of our winter visitors. There
is a quiet that has settled over the
                                                                      Pat
building, and there are definitely more
visitor spots to park in again! We will
                                                                      Weir
miss our winter residents, but look
forward to next fall when they will start
coming back again.                                       Nagoya
      We have a couple of new residents
who moved into the building in April.
Cheryl Reese is a year-round resident
who moved here from Chambersburg,
Penn. Also, we have new owners in
another unit. They are Patrick and Mary
Falls from Greenville, N.Y. They will be
back with us next October.
      After months of planning, our
“Traveling Sisters,” Honey Weilaman,
Pat Pellicane and Barbara Sloup, from
New York, left for their Asian cruise
in early March. They started their trip     Honey points to a “Nagoya” sign in Japan.      Honey, left, and Pat at the Great Wall of China.
from Kennedy Airport so Pat and
Honey could visit with their New York       the Ocean Princess. The ship was fine and           Dalian, their next port, was far          seeing the city shrines, temples and,
family before and after the trip. The       the entertainment very good.                   more impressive than they thought it           as usual, shopping!
total trip took about two months.                 The ship made three stops in Japan:      would be. The people were warm and                   Shanghai is a modern city only
      The sisters started out on the        Osaka, Hiroshima, and Hakata, where            outward. They went to a large square           a hundred years old. They saw only a
                                            they saw many temples and shrines.             where costumed senior citizens danced          couple of rickshaws, but many bicycles.
Princess Cruise in Tokyo, Japan, and
                                            Interestingly, in Hiroshima they stressed      to local music. They invited picture-          Sometimes, as it was in Tokyo, bicycles
ended in Shanghai, China. The total
                                            “peacefully settling differences.” In          taking while a group of 20 to 30 did           stood side by side from one corner of
cruise took 15 days. Before departing
                                            each port they took the tour which             “Chi” to music, all very impressive.           a block to the next corner. The subway
on their cruise they spent a week sight-                                                        Another day at sea and into               system was great and maybe better than
seeing in Tokyo; after the cruise they      was quicker and easier to see the most
                                            important sights.                              their port of disembarkation,                  that in Tokyo. The trip speaks for itself.
spent another week in China.                                                               Shanghai. A week there was spent               The sisters did shop and did not stop!
      Tokyo was very modern with its              After a day at sea they arrived in
                                            Vladivostok, Russia. Small ice-breaking
fine buildings. It all seemed like many
                                            ships cleared the shipping lane into
U.S. cities. The subway travel was great,   port for their ship. They were then in
and helped them to get around quickly.      Lower Siberia, and it sure felt like it. The
Many of the signs in Japan are in           sisters toured the city and a weapons
Japanese and English. This helped the       museum (with tanks, cannons guns,
sisters to jump about the city at will.     etc.). The Russians there really wanted
The people in Tokyo were friendly and       to be liked.
helpful. The children were especially             Next, a visit to South Korea was
delighted in seeing the sisters and were    sandwiched between three of the sea
quick to wave and say hello or “Hi,” a      days. Finally, the ship arrived in Beijing.
Japanese word for hello.                    Pat and Honey walked the many uneven
      An upgrade at their hotel put the     steps up on the Great Wall’s huge
sisters on the 31st floor (“On Top of       towers (see picture). It was exciting
the World”). A cloudy day trip to Mt.       and worth the three-hour bus ride
Fuji was saved by a super speedy bullet     to get there.
train ride back to Tokyo.                         Barbara went to Tiananmen
      From Tokyo, they started their        Square and the impressive Forbidden
cruise on a small 700-passenger ship,       City Palace.
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      Yoshimitsu Memorial Bench
     A lovely, novel way to celebrate a mom’s life at OTOW
          By Russ Lamesfield
     Gladys Nobles was born in Flint,
Mich. She settled in Holiday, Fla.,
in 1977, as a newly-retired seasonal
resident. She and her husband, Curt
Nobles, took a trip and tour of OTOW
and loved the varied architecture of
each of the buildings, the golfing, clubs,
shows, etc. They also liked being closer
to the (new at that time) mall and TIA,
                                             This inscribed plaque decorates the bench
so they decided to sell in Holiday and       that Russ Lamesfield donated in his mother’s
buy at OTOW.                                 honor to the Yoshimitsu Building.
     At that time, buildings at OTOW
were going up and selling out quickly,       know each other quickly and enjoyed
so the process meant waiting for the         getting together regularly; they had so
unit size and floor plan you wanted          many great times!
and making a decision sight unseen                 After two more years as a seasonal
at a moment’s notice (in many cases          resident, Mom decided to make                    Russ Lamesfield sits on the bench he donated to the Yoshimitsu
before construction on the building had      Yoshimitsu at OTOW her year-round                Building in honor of his mother, who resided there for three decades.
commenced). The 18-hole golf course          home. She spent time in Michigan and                                                       (OTOW photos by Doug Kates)
was under construction at that time.         Chicago every summer, and I spent
Since Mom wanted the view of the             the Christmas holidays with Mom at             starter. After that she would go to the         In the photo shown here, that’s
golf course and a first floor location,      OTOW every year.                               mall two or three times a week for half-   me sitting on the bench I have provided
Building 46 (Yoshimitsu) was perfect.              Gladys was a volunteer in the            hour walks. She took great pride in her    the Yoshimitsu Building to honor and
     I remember Mom shipping some            Gift Shoppe. She enjoyed reading,              appearance and always thought the way      celebrate Mom’s life here at OTOW,
furniture from Michigan and arranging        crossword puzzles, dancing, and always         you dress affects the way you feel. She    where her neighbors can stop, sit and
for her friend and upstairs neighbor,        did a lot of exercising. She had a habit       preferred to eat small meals through the   read their mail or just look out over the
Doty Cero, to accept delivery. In            of stretching upon rising. For many            day, with the bigger meal at lunch and
                                                                                                                                       golf course and enjoy their day.
October, 1979, I helped drive Mom            years, Mom was a member of the ladies          an early dinner.
down to move in to the new unit she          9-hole golf league.                                  We enjoyed 30 years here at OTOW,
had never really seen. As a new building,          She stopped when she turned 93,          and now after 31 years, I’m continuing
smaller in size, the residents got to        but continued on volunteering as a             her legacy in another building.
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               April 1 Daytime                                                                                                                                                                        (Continued from previous column)
Van Jones ..............................................4090
Leona Anderson ....................................3540                                                                                                                                                                Saturday, April 24
             April 5 Daytime                                                                                                                                                                       1..................... Betty Johnson, Karen Russell
Naoma Harper .......................................3270                                                                                                                                           2................... Walter Caithness, Paul Streigle
Florence Fingerhut ................................3050                                                                                                                                            3...........................Pat Van Hise, Jean Rhame
                                                                                                                                                                                                   4......................................Ed Nagel, Liz Bohl
                       April 5
Jane Child..............................................3230                                                                                                                                                            Monday, April 26
Sergio Pistella .......................................3180                                                                                                 April 14
                                                                                   April 8                                                                                                         1................... Walter Caithness, Paul Streigle
                                                                                                                                   3800.............................................. Elsie Toth
                      April 7                                  6990 (1st Place)..................... Jackie Powers                                                                                 2......................................Liz Bohl, Ed Nagel
                                                                                                                                   2940.........................................Ann Gehrling
Sergio Pistella .......................................3880    6410 (2nd Place) ....................Norma Fusari                                                                                   3..................... Betty Johnson, Bob Ferguson
Chet Czeczot .........................................2950     Double Pinochle .... Ed Wagner, Guy LeRoy                                                    April 21                               4........................Floyd Thrower, Hilda Platte
                                                                                                                                   3440.............................................. Elsie Toth
             April 8 Daytime
                                                                                  April 15                                         2270......................................... Mary Powers                         Wednesday, April 28
Marilyn Miller.......................................4140
                                                               6760 (1st Place).....................Ella Van Dorn                                           April 28                               1..................Harriet Sanner, Ellie Thompson
Nancy Savelle .......................................3640
                                                               6560 (2nd Place) ................. Donna Lehman                     3380.............................................. Elsie Toth   2............ Bob Ferguson, Mary Lou Ferguson
                    April 12                                   Double Pinochle . Guy DaRos, Ed Fronzoni,                                                                                           3........................ Betty Sagun, Karen Russell
                                                                                                                                   2400......................................Norma Neiland
Chet Czeczot .........................................4610     Joyce Harvey, June Sweeney                                                                                                          4.................. Carl Heymann, Reva Heymann
Regina Dietrich .....................................3940                                                                                                    May 5
                                                                                  April 20                                         2750......................................Norma Neiland
                     April 14                                                                                                                                                                                           Saturday, May 1
                                                               6710 (1st Place).........................Kay Nelson                                           May 12
Sergio Pistella .......................................4310    6530 (2nd Place) .......................... Brad Day                                                                                1..................... Betty Johnson, Bob Ferguson
Chet Czeczot .........................................4240                                                                         1770.........................................Ann Gehrling       2................... Paul Streigle, Walter Caithness
                                                               Double Pinochle ..... Joan Mannarino, Helen                         1160 ......................................Norma Neiland
             April 15 Daytime                                  Gonzalez                                                                                                                            3........................ Tom McKee, Karen Russell
Regina Dietrich .....................................3790                                                                                                                                          4.................. Carl Heymann, Reva Heymann
Verna Olson...........................................3160                        April 22
                                                               6830 (1st Place)......................Ken Doolittle                                                                                                       Monday, May 3
                     April 16                                  6810 (2nd Place) ..............Clayton Hancock                                                                                      1..................... Betty Johnson, Bob Ferguson
Sergio Pistella .......................................5810    Double Pinochle ...........Helen Gordon, Jean                                                                                       2................... Paul Streigle, Walter Caithness
Regina Dietrich .....................................4210      O’Brien, Ken Doolittle                                                                                                              3......................Joan Mannarino, Jana Packer
             April 19 Daytime                                                                                                                                                                      4.....................Jerry Kaplan, Ellie Thompson
Naoma Harper .......................................3890                          April 27
Regina Dietrich .....................................3560      7100 (1st Place)....................... Bertie Lewis                                                                                                     Saturday, May 8
                                                               7060 (2nd Place) .....................Sophie Kress
                      April 19                                                                                                                                                                     1................... Walter Caithness, Paul Streigle
                                                               Double Pinochle ...........Betty McKay, Anita
Sergio Pistella .......................................4130                                                                                                                                        2............ Bob Ferguson, Mary Lou Ferguson
                                                               Brunozzi, Bertie Lewis, Ed Fronzoni
Jane Child..............................................3880                                                                                                                                       3....................Kay Ralston, Thelma Wishnek
                                                                                                                                                                                                   4......................................Ed Nagel, Liz Bohl
                      April 21
Sergio Pistella .......................................3250                                                                                                                                                             Monday, May 10
Jane Child..............................................2980
              April 22 Daytime                                    PROGRESSIVE EUCHRE                                                                                                               1................... Walter Caithness, Paul Streigle
                                                                                                                                                                                                   2.......................... Beverly Gibbo, Jane Child
Van Jones ..............................................3970          EAST SIDE – Thursdays                                                                                                        3...........Julienne Workman, Joan Mannarino
Julie Solfronk ........................................3880       Diane Bigelow – Maxine Murray                                                                                                    4.....................Jerry Kaplan, Ellie Thompson
             April 26 Daytime                                                        April 1 Winners                                                                                                                 Wednesday, May 12
Regina Dietrich .....................................3980      1...............................................Joyce Harvey
Florence Fingerhut ................................3590                                                                                                                                            1..................... Betty Johnson, Bob Ferguson
                                                               2............................................Norma Neiland                                                                          2.......................... Harriet Sanner, Nita Akers
                     April 26                                  3.................................................... Dottie Ely                                                                    3........................ Betty Sagun, Karen Russell
Sergio Pistella .......................................6210    4........................................... Maxine Murray                                                                          4..........................Beverly Gibbo, Jan Packer
Chet Czeczot .........................................5100
                                                                                     April 8 Winners                                                                                                                    Saturday, May 15
                      April 28
Regina Dietrich .....................................3580      1................................................Dick Gordon                                                                        1................... Walter Caithness, Paul Streigle
Jane Child..............................................3820   2..............................................Tom Whitlock                                                                         2........................ Betty Sagun, Karen Russell
                                                               3 (tie) ....................................... Fran Milanec                                                                        3.........................Lu Erskine, Georgie Jensen
             April 29 Daytime                                  3 (tie) .......................................Joyce Harvey
Nancy Savelle .......................................4010                                                                                                                                          4......................................Liz Bohl, Ed Nagel
Naoma Harper .......................................3740                            April 15 Winners
                                                               1........................................................ Jim Ely         Walter Balderson, Director                                                     Monday, May 17
Florence Fingerhut ................................3740
                                                               2.................................................... Dottie Ely     (Top leaders listed for each playdate)                         1................... Paul Streigle, Walter Caithness
                      April 30                                 3................................................. Ron Murray                                                                       2.................... Joan Mannarino, Jerry Kaplan
Sergio Pistella .......................................5510    4................................................June Sweeny                                                                        3............. Beverly Gibbo, Julienne Workman
                                                                                                                                                     Wednesday, April 14
Jane Child..............................................3780
                                                                                                                                   1........... Mary Ann Sinnenberg, Harry Coley
                                                                                    April 22 Winners                                                                                                                 Wednesday, May 19
                                                                                                                                   2........................ Helen Dreeben, Joan Masel
                                                               1..............................................Helen Gordon         3......................................Liz Bohl, Ed Nagel       1.......................... Harriet Sanner, Nita Akers
                                                               2................................................. Ron Murray       4........................... Rose Davies, Joan Davies           2.........................Ella Van Dorn, Emily Viale
                                                               3..............................................Tom Whitlock                                                                         3............................Tom McKee, Jana Packer
                                                               4................................................Dick Gordon                          Wednesday, April 21                           4.....................Betty Sagun, Kathy Caithness
                                                                                                                                   1............ Bob Ferguson, Mary Lou Ferguson
                                                                                    April 29 Winners
                                                                                                                                   2.................. Carl Heymann, Reva Heymann
                                                               1.................................................... Dottie Ely    3..................Betty Schlotter, Frank Schlotter
                                                               2 (tie) .................................. Maxine Murray            4...........................Tom McKee, Dot Graham
                                                               2 (tie) ............................................ Joan Wolf
                                                               3........................................................ Jim Ely           (Continued in next column)
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 Get out and enjoy yourself!                                                                  Time for ‘movies and a pizza’
      Welcome to the month of June.                                                             It’s hard to believe that another
We have had a very busy past month                                                         season has ended and that many of
and more to come this month.
      Donna and Bill Hunter seem to
                                                                   Yvonne                  the Snowbirds have traveled back to
                                                                                           their summer homes. We wish them
                                                                                                                                                                  Maureen
be our always travelers. They are going
from one adventure to another. Their
                                                                  Courtney                 safe travels and happy returns to the
                                                                                           Mallorca Building!
                                                                                                                                                                  Finguerra
last journey took them to Egypt. They                                                           As many of you may know, my
had a fantastic trip where they visited                                                    good friend and teaching colleague
the Pyramids, Valley of the Kings,        Hawaiian Towers                                  from New York, Loretta Keys, visited                     Mallorca
Valley of the Queens, various temples,                                                     us for a week (it seemed so short a time).
Cairo Museum, and had a two-day           home from work (he was a firefighter).           While she was here we introduced her         then we met at Lonzalo’s for a delicious
stay at a resort on the Red Sea and a     T h e ch i l d r e n h a d c l e a n e d t h e   to many of our friends and neighbors;        Italian dinner. This has always been a
three-day cruise down the Nile. What      house, done the laundry and fixed                we also went to Clearwater Beach, the        favorite outing as it requires no work on
an adventure! Welcome back to the         a special dinner; what more could a              OTOW pool and shopping.                      anyone’s part. Just watch a movie and
Hunters.                                  father ask for?                                       The week went all too quickly,          eat – what can be easier!
      We have so many residents in our         Ted Admire could not think of               but she is planning on coming down                 We are so happy to announce that
building who enjoy different things.      anything special, but remembers he               again next April. We are all hoping          Jim and Rita Rudderham have bought
Roxie Tyndall joined a new activity       never wanted his children to grow up             her husband Pete will have the same          an apartment here in the Mallorca
at OTOW: ballroom dancing. It is on       and leave home. Such a great father!             school vacation and that he will be able     Building. They rented in this building
Wednesdays at 3 p.m. in the organ room         So Happy Father’s Day to all                to accompany her. Loretta now knows          for the season, and when a unit became
if anyone is interested. The instructor   of you fathers.                                  why we look forward to coming down           available, they purchased it. Welcome
is the same lady who teaches belly             Our building would like to thank            here every fall; if she can convince         and congratulations!
dancing. So if you would like to try      Jim and Lenti Harrington for the                 Pete to follow us when they retire, it             C o n g r a t u l a t i o n s t o We n d y
something new, here is your chance.       nice plants they put around the sign             would be super!                              Colquhoun who earned the degree of
      This month is the month we          on Ecuadorian Way. They look great,                   Ginger Currier hosted her annual        Master of Science in Nursing/Health
celebrate Father’s Day. I had an          so thank you!                                    Crazy Bridge party with 16 enthusiastic      Care Education from the University of
opportunity to talk to several men in          Remember to watch the bulletin              neighbors playing this whacky card           Phoenix. Good job, Wendy!
our building who remember how they        board for the building’s happenings. If          game. Prizes were awarded to the                   By the time this issue goes to print,
used to enjoy this special day.           you have some happy or enjoyable news            man and lady with the highest score,         more Northerners will have taken off,
      Ed Hanson, who was a single         to share, leave it in the mailbox under          as well as to the man and lady with          escaping the infamous Florida heat and
parent raising five children, remembers   the bulletin board by the waste room.            the lowest score. All agreed it was a        humidity. This will be my last column
one Fathers Day when he returned               So get out and enjoy yourself!              delightful evening.                          until November (probably). Until then,
                                                                                                T he Mallorca and Monaco                have a safe and healthy summer. God
                                                                                           buildings again enjoyed the annual           willing, Jim, Maggie, Ginger and I will
                                                                                           “movies and pizza” night. As in the          see you all when the Northern skies
                                                                                           past, we attended a movie of our             turn gray and the first few snowflakes
                                                                                           choice at the Oldsmar Theater, and           blanket our yards!




                                                                                                           oToW After-Hours
                                                                                                           Emergency Number
                                                                                                                         799-1115
                                                                                                (Water intrusion, electrical problems, etc.)
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          Great weather on hand for May Orizaba gathering
      Summer is here, the Snowbirds
have fled north, and I haven’t heard
anyone complaining about the
cold weather.
                                                                   Howard
      The April luncheon held at Spoto’s
in Dunedin was hosted by Carol Hillios
                                                                  Bergendahl
and was attended by 25 residents
who, by all accounts, thoroughly
enjoyed themselves.                                   Orizaba
      An announcement was made that
the May luncheon will be a Bar-B-                The Wednesday Breakfast Club
Que (cook out) on the 8th of May.          will especially miss Stew who was one
Wayne Slaught gave us all a good laugh     of the original members.
when he had to be helped by Maria                I was lucky enough to celebrate my
Slaught getting his wallet out of his      birthday at my son’s house in Cape Coral
pocket. He agrees that he will have        and was joined by my four children           Orizaba residents enjoy a fine time at the May Bar-B-Que recently.
to put some money in the bank to           and two of my grandchildren; it was a
lighten his wallet.                        wonderful weekend and definitely made       and the Pictionary game showed some          all of the residents to make sure that
      Another announcement was made        getting a year older well worth it.         surprisingly good artists are hiding         their vehicles are not in the way when
that was not so well received. Carol and         The May Bar-B-Que was a huge          amongst us.                                  the pavers arrive. If you are going to be
Stewart Hillios revealed that they had     success and accolades have to go to                The take-off on the Newlywed          away for any period of time be sure to
purchased a home in Seminole and will      Shirley Howland and Kathy Keary, the        Game revealed some interesting things        leave your key with a neighbor so that
be leaving OTOW. We will all miss them     hostesses who worked very hard and          about the couples who participated.          your vehicle can be moved.
since they were excellent neighbors, but   overcame several obstacles to make the      Funny hats and eyeglasses were in                  After paving, it is necessary to
wish them well in their new endeavor.      outing a great day.                         style as was the tutu worn by Shirley’s      allow time for setting and drying of
Jackie Blair, Ed Fournier, Rosemary              The weather was perfect and           little dog, Diva.                            the asphalt so don’t rush in and park
Flaherty and I visited with Carol and      Shirley kept everyone involved with                The latest word is that our parking   as soon as the workers are finished.
Stew and can report that they have a       an assortment of games and activities.      lot on the even side of the building will    Parking is available on the Costa Rican
really beautiful home.                     The beanbag toss was a big attraction       soon be paved. It is incumbent upon          side and along Americus Blvd.


        Orizaba Personality: Helen Sutkowi
                                By Howard Bergendahl
       How many times have you
 looked at someone and said that he or
 she reminds you of someone else?
       Helen Sutkowi has been hearing
 for years that she looks like movie
 and recording star Debbie Reynolds.
 Helen’s daughter is a CPA and does
 work for a woman in California
 who mentioned that she is a friend
 of Ms. Reynolds. A conversation
 ensued about the resemblance and the
 friend said that she would mention it
 to Ms. Reynolds.                             Debbie Reynolds and Helen Sutkowi
       Helen was not at home when Debbie first called and left a message, but
 was ready and waiting the second time. A short conversation developed over
 the close resemblance and Helen told of many requests for an autograph from
 people who thought that she was Ms. Reynolds. Joking, Debbie told her to sign
 the autograph and make the recipients happy. They wished each other well and
 hoped to meet some day.
       Last March Debbie Reynolds was appearing at the Plant City Strawberry
 Festival and need I tell you who was there to see her? Helen and Walter Sutkowi
 were front and center for the performance and Helen wasted no time getting
 backstage to meet with Debbie.
       They had a memorable conversation, exchanged telephone numbers, and
 made an agreement to get together for cocktails in the not too distant future.
 Helen and Debbie posed for pictures, one of which is shown here.
       Helen has said that Ms. Reynolds is a friendly, vivacious and talented person
 who is very easy to talk to, and I might add that she is also a beautiful lady.
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                                             Original owner still active at 92 years young
                         Gloria                    Our own Winnie Stafford                                                                  I had visits from my nephew, who
                         Walz                celebrated her 92nd birthday May 20.
                                             Winnie and her late husband Bill were                            Mary Lou
                                                                                                                                      came to celebrate his 55th birthday
                                                                                                                                      away from the miserable Chicago
                                             one of the original owners at Casa                                                       weather. Then my youngest nephew,

       Modernage
                                             Verde. They were actually able to see
                                             their building being constructed.                                 Kelly                  his wife and two daughters, also from
                                                                                                                                      Chicago, came down to celebrate their
                                                   For the 20 years that Winnie has                                                   spring break.
                                             lived at OTOW, she has participated                                                            Oops! Doris Burns’ son David
 New resident                                in many of the building’s activities,              Casa Verde                            came down in March, not Jack, as I
                                             serving as chairperson of various                                                        had thought. But son Jack did come

  has varied                                 committees and, until this year,
                                             served as wing lieutenant.
                                                   An avid bridge player, Winnie
                                                                                                                                      for several days in May and was able to
                                                                                                                                      spend Mother’s Day with Doris.
                                                                                                                                            Mother’s Day was also celebrated
   interests                                 loves a good game and participates
                                             in a bi-monthly bridge club.
                                                                                                                                      by Lani Sirna, who had a cook-out with
                                                                                                                                      her son and daughter and their families
      We have a new resident that you              She remains very active in her                                                     at her daughter’s home.
will want to welcome. He is Lynn Long        church. Her photo is at right.                                                                 Mary Tigh Dickie enjoyed a
and he hails from Grapevine, Texas. He             Winnie is the mother of four                                                       Mother’s Day dinner with her daughter’s
has also lived in Montgomery, Ala., and      (three sons and a daughter) and has                                                      family.
Greenville, S.C. Most likely you will find   seven grandchildren.                                                                           After she returned from Myrtle
him enjoying family, playing poker or              So here’s a belated but heartfelt                                                  Beach, S.C., Jo Settle left for Colorado
looking up interesting historical facts.     “Happy Birthday, Winnie!”                                                                to celebrate the wedding of her
      Gerry Lamothe has us enjoying                Fishtail Willy’s was the choice of                                                 granddaughter. She was present at
eating and g reeting at different            the entertainment committee for our                                                      her granddaughter’s birth, so she was
restaurants, even when so many of            monthly outing. Some 23 residents                                                        doubly excited to be at her wedding.
our residents are Snowbirds. Be sure to      enjoyed the “early bird special” menu.                                                         As usual, the tree in the core is a
check the bulletin board in the center       A good time was had by all.                                                              reflection of the time of year. Darlene
core so you don’t miss any of our get-             Several residents had company.                                                     Ordway has done her usual magnificent
togethers. One month is lunch, the           The Metz’s had all three of their                                                        job of decorating it.
next dinner, etc.                            daughters (not all at the same time,                                                           Our General Meeting and pot-luck
      What word begins and ends with         but their stays did overlap). One of
                                                                                                                                      supper were cancelled, but the meeting
an “E” but has only one letter? Why          the daughters came from Pontiac,           Long-time Casa Verde resident Winnie Stafford will be rescheduled and the new time
that would be the word “envelope,”           Mich., along with her daughter and
right?                                       granddaughter. So for a few weeks,
                                                                                        celebrated her 92nd birthday May 20.
                                                                                                                                      and date posted on the bulletin board
      Please let me know your comings        the Metz’s had a lot of fun with                 Olive Pocius had a good friend in the core room.
and goings to put in next month’s            a full house.                              down from Chicago who stayed with                   Please remember, there is a box in
column so we can all enjoy them.                    Pat Dooley had a visit from         her for a while.                              the core room for news articles, or you
                                             her daughter, along with two                     Ed Stefan had the pleasure of a can call your wing lieutenant with any
                                             friends — one of which was from            visit from his granddaughter and her news you wish to share. There cannot
                                             Saudi Arabia.                              new husband. Ed was very happy to be a Casa Verde news column without
                                                   Carolyn and Dennis Babini            learn that they will be moving to Tampa your input and help!
                                             entertained friends from Colorado.         in the near future.
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        Residents’ landscaping efforts pay off in lovely lawns
      Missed an article last month, but I                                             to those who paid current building           and make the most of some of the
must say Easter was glorious although                                                 dues, had about 55 in attendance – a         “summer doldrums.”
the rest of the month wasn’t the
greatest for me. But here I am thinking
                                                                 Margaret             relatively easy job for all since it was
                                                                                      catered by Chick-Fil-A.
                                                                                                                                        Always remember to be good
                                                                                                                                   to yourself and others. A smile goes
of the constants in life – the little
yellow ground cover has reappeared
                                                                 Copland                    Shirley and Jim Wishmier will be
                                                                                      leaving soon for points north, but not
                                                                                                                                   a long way!

on the medians on Belcher, and the                                                    before Jim has cleaned up the flower
jacarandas are in midst of their annual                                               beds around the building. Our dues help
spectacular blooms ranging from                   The Gables                          to keep the surroundings beautified
shades of lavender to bright purple.                                                  with the purchase of lava rock that
The good and beautiful things of life       and daughter Nina, from England.          keeps the weeds down. Jim had help
are all around us!                          Their planned stay was extended by two    from Glen Ohl and Charlie Santasieri
      We have had some changes here         weeks due to the volcanic cloud that      in putting down lava rock in the four
at The Gables – nearly all of our           drifted from Iceland to many parts of     coachlight beds which now are really
Canadians have gone home as well            Europe, especially the UK. Nina, age 9,   much improved in appearance.
as our “Snowbirds,” and we feel their       was the recipient of extra visits, some         Irene Marshall discovered two
temporary loss but look forward to their    of which were free, to Busch Gardens,     mourning dove eggs in a hanging
return come the fall.                       Sea World and Disney. I’m sure she        basket on her back patio being carefully
      Kathleen Davis sold her apartment,    didn’t mind the prolonged stay!           tended by mother dove, and then
moved to the East coast of Florida,               Our ladies of The Gables have       discovered two furry chicks that made
and we will await the new residents.        enjoyed two monthly luncheons, one        their appearance around Easter Sunday.
Catherine Dolan has moved to Emeritus       at Ivory when we said goodbye to          I’m sure they have “flown the coop”
on Montclair Road, so we can visit her      our part-time residents in April, and a   by now, but what a wonderful event to
so close by.                                smaller group in May at Queen’s Pizza.    have enjoyed. Makes one feel that all is
      New residents Sawinder and            It is nice to socialize with neighbors    right with the world.
Varinder Marok bought and moved into        from both sides of our building –               After an especially cold winter for
Irma Kelm’s end apartment and have          Brisbane and Denmark.                     us, I think summer has arrived and will
been busy traveling back and forth to             Another new resident is Patty       stay with us until October. Whatever
Canada. They plan many short stays in       Rubin, who purchased Fabian and           you decide for the summer, have a
their new residence, so we expect to see    Cookie LaVeille’s apartment just next     wonderful time doing it.
them from time to time.                     to the Marshalls. She is enjoying her           Scheduled activities are scaled back
      Angela and Rick Helton had a visit    new residence.                            leaving us more truly “leisure time.”
from son William, with his wife Trisha            Our annual picnic, provided free    Enjoy whatever you have planned
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        Reporter’s ‘Swan Song’
     Inasmuch as last month’s deadline
                                                                                              Many travel, many entertain
was before our last farewell party for
                                                                                                   Isn’t the newly decorated core
departing Snowbirds took place, I could
not write a worthy account of the affair.
                                                                     Virginia                area inviting? We, of course, have
The gathering of 40 or more people                                   McGinnis                OTOW to thank for the attractive
                                                                                             new flooring, but we added two                                   Jane
was indeed a happy one.
     Aside of the BYOB, all the pizza
                                                                                             chairs on either side of the park
                                                                                             bench, moved it from the center
                                                                                                                                                             Haynes
and salad was paid for out of the
building fund. Judy Boley, Ralph                New World French                             to the “Christmas Tree” corner,
                                                                                             placed an enameled octagonal table
Wells and Jan Guyton set up the
                                                a 100-day quarantine. Naturally, his wife    in the center of the grouping, added       Loch Lomond
table and chairs. The Tousignants
                                                will be with him, thus the necessity of      two baskets of “plants” and a big
and Hubers brought hors d’oeurves.                                                                                                          We meet at 11:30, carpool,
                                                the dog needing care.                        container of blooms on the top of
Dessert consisted of brownies, lemon                                                                                                  and order from the menu. There is
                                                      I want to thank all who have           the table. I believe Sherrie Ladell
pies and coconut cream pies. The pies                                                                                                 always someone new (sometimes
                                                contributed news and those who               and Shirley Swift were the spirits
were baked from scratch by our own                                                                                                    more than one), and it’s a super
                                                have overlooked some mistakes I              behind this decorating. Many thanks
Donna Cameron. Delicious!                                                                                                             way to converse and really become
                                                have made in reporting the same. For         to them and all others who helped.
     I have been writing this column
                                                example in the last issue, I erroneously     Let us all try to keep it tidy.          acquainted with your neighbors.
for our building since 2003, having
                                                stated Donnita McConnell was visiting              Sherrie and Shirley recently             Although Marie and Paul
missed not more than four editions.
                                                Judy Boley instead of Reta and Gene          entertained Sherrie’s granddaughter,     Froeba could not make the
This article is my “swan song,” as I will
                                                Carney. The good news is that Linda          who is a new high school graduate,       luncheon, they persuaded their
be leaving for several months to care
                                                Rosenberg has consented to be your           soon to follow her older brother to      Nova Scotia guests to attend with
for my son-in-law’s dog and his home
                                                new reporter!                                junior college.                          us, and we were all pleased to enjoy
while he undergoes a bone marrow
                                                      Have a great summer, everyone.               M a r y M c C a n n e n j oy e d
transplant. This procedure will mandate                                                                                               the company of this couple. They
                                                                                             her one-week visit to Atlanta
                                                                                             to join family and her young             have visited the area often and
                                                                                             granddaughter, honoring her first        are passionate about the tropical
   Co-creator of ‘G.I. Joe’ doll                                                             Holy Communion. Mary is part of
                                                                                             a large family group and visits all on
                                                                                                                                      flowers, especially hibiscus, which
                                                                                                                                      will not grow well in their short
                                                                                                                                      growing season.
   honored at nat’l convention                                                               their special celebrations.
                                                                                                   Remember, the “Last Tuesday              They can look at Doris
                                                                                             Luncheons” still happen — no             Coogan’s yard from the Froebas’
       News is sparse again this month,                                                      missed months for us. A neat             apartment and have admired so
but who knows, maybe we’ll hear of                                                           informative poster is posted about       much of what Doris has created
something really special last minute,
so to speak.                                                             Mary                one week in advance on the bulletin
                                                                                             board near the elevators with the
                                                                                                                                      outside.
                                                                                                                                            Many will travel, many will
       Snowbirds have left, of course,
but some of us stay-at-homers are out                                    Ellis               date and place and a sign-up space.
                                                                                             Helen Hofer contacts the chosen
                                                                                                                                      entertain friends. Just stay well and
                                                                                                                                      safe, and enjoy!
and about because of end of school                                                           locale to reserve a table.
year anniversaries, etc.
       Hilda and Jim Hamilton spent ten
days traveling up to North Carolina                       Saratoga
to celebrate their 55th high school
reunion and then on to Tennessee to
visit a cousin.
                                                flag football practice of the season,
                                                which was educational for her.
                                                                                               wedding bells for this couple
       Paul and Ida Thompson missed                   Norm and Barbara Jacques recently           Bells! Do you hear bells? Well, I
playing in his last Saturday SPC Concert        attended the G.I. Joe Convention as         heard wedding bells on May 13th. The
Band performance in order to attend             guests. Norm was honored for his            bells were ringing for Marie “Terry”             Rachel Barlow
his granddaughter’s graduation from             having helped Hasbro Toys develop           Theresa (Elston) Streicherts and
                                                                                            Douglas Streicherts. They were married
Pennsylvania State College.
       Mary Lou and Niels Larson flew
                                                G.I. Joe. The 12-inch soldier doll, which
                                                was so popular when our kids were           at St. Michaels Catholic Church, with     Chinese Cathay
up to Connecticut, but first he showed          young, is now sold as a 4-inch model,       Father Greg officiating.
us another fine piece of his marquetry          no longer dressed in a cotton uniform!            Terry wore a beautiful white
skill, this time a picture of a cowboy.         They have a six-year-old granddaughter      pant suit and carried a white orchid
They even have their car shipped                in Providence, R.I.                         on her wrist. Her best friend of 50
up and back in time for their use                     Lois Rogers tells me that her         years, Connie Majta of Chicago,
there and here!                                 neighbor Mary Dispenza and she              along with Shirley Bower of OTOW
       We couldn’t help notice the photo        are old-timers here, having moved           were the witnesses.
of Phyllis and Paul Ferrell in the May          into Saratoga 27 years ago. Both get              After the ceremony, the bridal
paper because of their winning First            their exercise these days in our pools,     party and about 20 guests went to
Place in their golf team’s participation        east and west side, in classes or on        lunch at Kally-K’s restaurant. Three
in the Rally for the Cure. (‘Way to go,         their own.                                  cousins from Tallahassee, Port St.
you two — we’re proud of you!) We                     Maria Hurt is enjoying a visit with   Lucie and Colorado, relatives they
wonder if they do the same up on their          her three grandchildren in Orlando. Bob     had not seen for many years, drove in
Newfoundland links.                             says he has never seen such loving kids     for the big day.
       Mary Ellis and her family are            who really care about each other. He              The couple spent their honeymoon
pleased with the new plaque in honor            is having a ball these days developing      at Honeymoon Island and Key West.
of Fr. Marshall, placed in the outdoor          his web site for law groups with 1,400            Since everyone wants to know Congrats to May newlyweds Douglas and
“Garth” of their church.                        subscribers. The site is bobhurt.com        how Terry and Douglas met, it’s short Marie “Terry” Streicherts.
       Young grandson Dylan Malone                    Most of us celebrated our Mother’s    and sweet. They met at the pool of the
                                                                                            L.A. Fitness Center where they both do     We all certainly wish them a long
will play in his first piano recital in June.   Day in one way or another. Now we
Wouldn’t his Grandpa be proud of him?           have time to plan something for the         therapy. Doug proposed in the pool, and happy life!
His “Gramma” was taken to his final             fathers in our lives on June 20!            and she said yes, also in the pool!
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                                    99th birthday gala held in
                                   Indiana for former resident
                                        Dodie Alfred flew to Indiana for
                                  two weeks to visit family members and
                                  friends. Dodie’s mother, Vera Drew,
                                  celebrated her 99th birthday on March
                                                                                                        Gloria
                                  16. The staff at the assisted living
                                  facility arranged a delightful surprise                              Clifford
                                  party for her.
                                        Beginning early that morning,
                                  10 different groups of caregivers and            Rural French
                                  workers entered her room carrying ten
                                  helium-filled balloons. The last group
                                  brought nine balloons. By mid-day, her
                                  room contained 99 balloons of different
                                  colors, designs and messages.
                                        The staff performed some of her
                                  favorite songs, skits and dances. Many
                                  floral arrangements and cards of well
                                  wishes were sent by friends and church
                                  family. What a beautiful tribute to the
                                  facility’s oldest and favorite resident.
                                  Vera is a former resident of OTOW.
                                        Correction concerning my May         Here’s Bosco, the ‘coon’ that was reported
                                  column: I started wondering if it          on in last month’s issue. It’s actually a type
                                  was “How much is that doggie in the        of house cat called a Maine Coon cat.
                                  window?” No, not a dog, but a beautiful                      (Photo by Dan Bernstein)
                                  17-pound Maine raccoon named Bosco.
                                  Her owner, Nancy Wright, and I were              Our water aerobics started with 59
                                  waiting for either Ken Colen or Animal     souls. Even I was there (as usual) only if
                                  Services to come with their nets to        it’s warm enough for this turnip.
                                  collect the “raccoon” that was living            Our Tai Chi teacher, Ruth Pittman,
                                  at OTOW. I feel like the lady in the       was seen sitting in her husband George’s
                                  Sears commercial – “Here kitty, here       wheelchair while he was pushing. That’s
                                  kitty…” (See picture, next column.)        a twist. The reason – George was
                                        I was disappointed to see no         safely doing his walking exercise. Wish
                                  response to my suggestion for fun          I had my camera so I could show her
                                  summer projects.
                                                                             students. They’d have a chuckle.
                                        Our best wishes to Nancy
                                  Campbell. Get well from all.                     Till next time – “Bee well, bee
                                        Remember: Recycle — no ID            happy, bee good to one another.”
                                  in the trash.                              God bless.




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                                                                                                    JUNE 1 – 30
            2    Wed ................................ 1:30 p.m. .....................................K .............................................................................................. Scrapbook Class
            4    Fri................................... 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ..................A-2 .................................................................AARP Defensive Drivers Course
            5    Sat .................................. 6:30 p.m. .....................................S ...........................................................................Singles Wine & Cheese Party
            6    Sun........................................................................................................................................................................................................D- Day
            10   Thurs ............................. 9:45 a.m.......................................A.......................................................Get Acquainted Coffee and Entertainment
            14   Mon .................................................................................................................................................................................................. Flag Day
            16   Wed ................................ 1:30 p.m. .....................................K .............................................................................................. Scrapbook Class
            16   Wed ................................ 6:30 p.m. .....................................CR .............................................................................Hoosier Club Game Night
            16   Wed ................................ 7:00 p.m. .....................................V-1................................................................................................. Lambda Club
            17   Thurs ............................. 10:00 a.m.....................................A............................................................... OTOW Association Budget Meeting
            19   Sat .................................. 8:00 p.m. .....................................A ................................................................................. “Remember Dad” Dance
            20   Sun..............................................................................................................................................................................................Father’s Day
            20   Sun ................................. 2:00 p.m. .....................................A.......................................................................................... Sunday In The Park
            21   Mon ..............................................................................................................................................................................First Day of Summer
            21   Mon ................................ 9:30 a.m.......................................Back of A ................................................................ Free Ear & Eye Screenings
            30   Wed ................................ 1:30 p.m. .....................................K .............................................................................................. Scrapbook Class



                                                                                                      CALENDAR KEY
                             A ..........................Auditorium                         CL ........................... Classroom                     R ............Rainbow Room (W)
                             C .......................... Card Room                         K ................................Kitchen                    S .............. Sunrise Room (W)
                             CR ..........................Craft Room                        L ......................Lecture Room                         V ............................... Veranda




 Photo courtesy National World War II Museum
                                                                                                                                                                                                First Day of Summer
       D-Day Anniversary                                                Flag Day                                                      Father’s Day                                               Monday, June 21
        Sunday, June 6                                                Monday, June 14                                                Sunday, June 20




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MONDAY
 7:00 – 10:00 AM ........................................................... Coffee Corner (E)                     10:00 ...........................................................................Men’s Exercise (W)
 8:00 ............................................................ Free Exercise Class (E. Gym)                    10:00 .............................................................................................Aerobics
 8:00 ..................................... Men’s & Women’s Tennis Doubles (E & W)                                 10:00 ......................................... Tai Chi w/Mary Caceras (E. Card Room)
 8:00 – 9:00 ...............................................................Bonesavers Class (E)                   11:00 ........................................................................Tap Class (Beginners)
 8:25 ........................................................... Free Exercise Class (W. Gym)                     11:30 .......................................................................................... Tap Dance
 9:00 .........................................Water Exercise Class (East & West Pools)                            12:00 PM. ..........................................................................................Poker
 9:00 ................... Computer Help for Software & Hardware Problems (E)                                       12:00 ................................................................................Duplicate Bridge
 9:00 ....................................................................................Slimnastics (E)          12:30 – 1:30 ............................................... Belly Dancing Class (E. Gym)
  9:00 ..................................................................................... Art Workshop           1:00 ................................................................................. Painting Pals (E)
  9:00 .....................................................................................Photo IDs (W)           1:00 ................................................................. Double-Deck Pinochle (E)
  9:00 ....................................................................................Wood Carving             1:00 ........................................................................................ Canasta (W)
  9:00 ..........................................................................................Chess Club         1:00 – 4:00 .................................................................... Casual Bridge (E)
  9:30 .................................................................................... Lawn Bowling            3:00 – 4:00 .......................................Ballroom Dance Class (Card Room)
  9:30 ................................................................................. Shuffleboard (E)           5:00 .............................................................................................Poker (E)
 10:00 ...........................................................................Men’s Exercise (W)                6:00 ........................................................................................... Poker (W)
 10:00 .............................................................................................Aerobics        6:00 ........................................................................................... Bridge (E)
 12:00 PM ................................................................................... Bridge (L)            6:30 – 10:00 .......................................... Women’s Pool/Billiard Club (W)
 12:30 – 1:30 ............................................... Belly Dancing Class (E. Gym)                          6:30 ...................................................................................500 Card Game
 12:30 – 3:00 ........................................................................ Mahjongg (W)                 7:00 ................................................................Dance with Joyce (E. Gym)
 1:00 ...................................................... Duplicate Bridge (E. Card Room)                        7:00 ....................................................Lambda Club (3rd Wednesday) (E)
 1:00 .................................................. Crafters Group (2nd Monday) (V-1)                        THURSDAY
  2:00 .....................................Butterfly Tai Chi Exercise, Level I (E. Gym)                            7:00 – 10:00 AM ........................................................... Coffee Corner (E)
  2:00 ........................................German Interest Group (2nd Monday) (W)                               8:00 ............................................................ Free Exercise Class (E. Gym)
  5:00 .............................................................................................Poker (E)       8:00 ......................................................... Men’s Tennis Doubles (E & W)
  5:45 .................................................................................... Mahjongg (W)            8:25 ........................................................... Free Exercise Class (W. Gym)
  6:00 ................................................................. Butterfly Tai Chi (E. Gym)                 9:00 .........................................Water Exercise Class (East & West Pools)
  6:00 ........................................................................................... Bridge (E)       9:00 ........................................................... Beginners Computer Class (E)
  6:15 ........................................................................................... Poker (W)        9:00 ....................................................................................Slimnastics (E)
  6:30 ...................................................................................Bingo (E. Aud.)           9:00 ..............................................................................................Lapidary
  7:00 ................................................................Dance with Joyce (E. Gym)                    9:30 .................................................................................... Lawn Bowling
TUESDAY                                                                                                             9:30 ................................................................................. Shuffleboard (E)
 7:00 – 10:00 AM ........................................................... Coffee Corner (E)                     10:00 ................................................................Line Dancing Practice (W)
 8:00 ............................................................ Free Exercise Class (E. Gym)                    10:00 .............................................................................................Aerobics
 8:00 .......................................................................... Ladies’ 18-Hole Golf              11:00 ......................................................................... Yoga Class (E. Gym)
 8:00 ......................................................... Men’s Tennis Doubles (E & W)                       12:00 PM. .................................................................“Friendship Painters”
 8:25 ........................................................... Free Exercise Class (W. Gym)                     12:00. ......................................................................................... Bridge (E)
 9:00 .........................................Water Exercise Class (East & West Pools)                            12:30 – 1:30 ........................Butterfly Tai Chi for Special Needs (E. Gym)
 9:00 ....................................................................................Slimnastics (E)           1:00 ...................................................................................... Portrait Class
  9:00 .................................................................... Caring & Sharing Group                  1:00 .....................................................................................Euchre (CL-2)
  9:00 ..............................................................................................Lapidary       2:00 – 4:00... ........................ Veterans’ Association (2nd Thursday) (A-2)
  9:00 ..........................................................................................Horseshoes         2:00 .................................................................................. Chess Club (W)
  9:30 ............................................................................ Ladies’ 9-Hole Golf             2:00 ................................... Butterfly Tai Chi Exercise Level III (E. Gym)
  9:30 .................................................................................... Lawn Bowling            6:00 ........................................................................................... Poker (W)
 10:00 .............................................................................................Aerobics        6:00 ............................................................................... Pinochle (E & W)
 10:00 ................................................................................ Philosophy Club           FRIDAY
 12:00 PM ..............................................................................Mahjongg (E)               7:00 – 10:00 AM ........................................................... Coffee Corner (E)
 12:00 – 1:00 .................................................... Dancercize Class (E. Gym)                       8:00 ............... Free Strength/Resistance/Weight Training Class (E. Gym)
 12:00 – 3:00 .................................................................................... Library         8:00 ..................................... Men’s & Women’s Tennis Doubles (E & W)
 12:00 ......................................................................................Ceramics (E)          8:00 – 9:00 ...............................................................Bonesavers Class (E)
  1:00... ................................................................................... Line Dancing         8:25 ........................................................... Free Exercise Class (W. Gym)
  1:00 ...................................................................................................Poker    9:00 .........................................Water Exercise Class (East & West Pools)
 1:00 ......................................................................................... Canasta (E)        9:00 ....................................................................................Slimnastics (E)
 2:00 ................................... Butterfly Tai Chi Exercise, Level II (E. Gym)                            9:00 ............................................................................................. Ceramics
 5:00 – 8:00 ......................................................................... Mahjongg (W)                9:00 ....................................................................... Computer Club (CL-1)
 6:00 .......................................... Karaoke Plus (1st & 3rd Tuesdays) (A-2)                           9:30 .................................................................................... Lawn Bowling
 6:00 .............................................................................................. Pinochle      10:00 ...........................................................................Men’s Exercise (W)
 7:00 .................................................................................... Lawn Bowling            12:00 – 1:00 PM ............................................. Dancercize Class (E. Gym)
 7:00 ......................................................................................... Bible Study        12:00 – 3:00. ................................................................................... Library
WEDNESDAY                                                                                                           1:00 – 4:00 .................................................................... Casual Bridge (E)
 7:00 – 10:00 AM ........................................................... Coffee Corner (E)                      6:00 ........................................................................................... Poker (W)
 7:30 ..........................................................................................Men’s Golf         6:00 ........................................................................................... Bridge (E)
 8:00 ............... Free Strength/Resistance/Weight Training Class (E. Gym)                                     SATURDAY
 8:00 ..................................... Men’s & Women’s Tennis Doubles (E & W)                                  8:00 AM .................................................. Men’s Tennis Doubles (E & W)
 8:00 – 9:00 ...............................................................Bonesavers Class (E)                    8:30 ..................................................................... OTOW Computer Club
 8:25 ........................................................... Free Exercise Class (W. Gym)                      8:30 ...................................................................................... Line Dancing
 9:00 .........................................Water Exercise Class (East & West Pools)                             9:00 .................................................................................... Lawn Bowling
 9:00 ..................................Zumba Gold w/Mary Caceras (E. Card Room)                                   12:00 PM .........................................................................Duplicate Bridge
 9:00 ....................................................................................Slimnastics (E)          12:00 ................................................................................................Putting
 9:00 ..................................................... Good Neighbors Veterans Projects                        6:00. .......................................................................................... Poker (W)
 9:00 ....................................................... Good Neighbors Craft Workshop                       SUNDAY
 9:00 .........................................................................Veranda Consignment                 2:00 ..........................................................................................Bridge (W)
 9:00 – 10:30 .........................Photography Club (2nd Wednesday) (CL-1)                                     4:00 .................................................................................................Putting
  9:30 .................................................................................... Lawn Bowling
 10:00 ............................................................................................ Cribbage
                                                                                                                         (E) Activity Center East                         (W) Activity Center West
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                                                                             OTOW BUS SCHEDULE
                                                                    For reservations, call 799-3417, then press #7 of voice menu.

              Monday “Specials”                                           Wednesday Morning                                                     Thursday Morning                                                   Friday Morning
              See Posting in Bus                                     Publix (Sunset Pt. & Belcher Rd.)                                      Publix (Sunset Pt. & U.S. 19)                                  Publix (Sunset Pt. & Belcher Rd.)
Paradise ................................................. 8:00    Paradise ................................................. 8:00    Paradise ................................................. 8:00    Paradise ................................................. 8:00
Bldg 64 .................................................. 8:05    Bldg 64 .................................................. 8:05    Bldg 64 .................................................. 8:05    Bldg 64 .................................................. 8:05
Bldg 75 .................................................. 8:10    Bldg 75 .................................................. 8:10    Bldg 75 .................................................. 8:10    Bldg 75 .................................................. 8:10
Bldg 82 / 88............................................ 8:15      Bldg 82 / 88............................................ 8:15      Bldg 82 / 88............................................ 8:15      Bldg 82 / 88............................................ 8:15
Bldg 56 .................................................. 8:20    Bldg 56 .................................................. 8:20    Bldg 56 .................................................. 8:20    Bldg 56 .................................................. 8:20
Bldg 61 .................................................. 8:25    Bldg 61 .................................................. 8:25    Bldg 61 .................................................. 8:25    Bldg 61 .................................................. 8:25
Bldg 48 .................................................. 8:30    Bldg 48 .................................................. 8:30    Bldg 48 .................................................. 8:30    Bldg 48 .................................................. 8:30
Bldg 37 / 43............................................ 8:35      Bldg 37 / 43............................................ 8:35      Bldg 37 / 43............................................ 8:35      Bldg 37 / 43............................................ 8:35
Bldg 33 .................................................. 8:40    Bldg 33 .................................................. 8:40    Bldg 33 .................................................. 8:40    Bldg 33 .................................................. 8:40
Bldg 23 / 26............................................ 8:45      Bldg 23 / 26............................................ 8:45      Bldg 23 / 26............................................ 8:45      Bldg 23 / 26............................................ 8:45
Bldg 18A ............................................... 8:50      Bldg 18A ............................................... 8:50      Bldg 18A ............................................... 8:50      Bldg 18A ............................................... 8:50
Bldg 8 .................................................... 8:55   Bldg 8 .................................................... 8:55   Bldg 8 .................................................... 8:55   Bldg 8 .................................................... 8:55
Bldg 4 / 1................................................ 9:00    Bldg 4 / 1................................................ 9:00    Bldg 4 / 1................................................ 9:00    Bldg 4 / 1................................................ 9:00

           Tuesday Morning                                                 Wednesday Afternoon                                                Thursday Afternoon                                                        Friday Afternoon
         K-Mart, Countryside Mall                                        Publix (Sunset Pt. & U.S. 19)                                  Publix (Sunset Pt. & Belcher Rd.)                                                   Walmart
Paradise ................................................. 8:25    Paradise ............................................... 11:25     Paradise ............................................... 11:25     Paradise ............................................... 11:25
Bldg 64 .................................................. 8:35    Bldg 64 ................................................ 11:30     Bldg 64 ............................................... 11:30      Bldg 64 ................................................ 11:30
Bldg 75 .................................................. 8:40    Bldg 75 ................................................ 11:35     Bldg 75 ................................................ 11:35     Bldg 75 ................................................ 11:35
Bldg 82 / 88............................................ 8:45      Bldg 82 / 88.......................................... 11:40       Bldg 82 / 88.......................................... 11:40       Bldg 82 / 88.......................................... 11:40
Bldg 56 .................................................. 8:50    Bldg 56 ................................................ 11:45     Bldg 56 ................................................ 11:45     Bldg 56 ................................................ 11:45
Bldg 61 .................................................. 8:55    Bldg 61 ................................................ 11:50     Bldg 61 ................................................ 11:50     Bldg 61 ................................................ 11:50
Bldg 48 .................................................. 9:00    Bldg 48 ................................................ 11:55     Bldg 48 ................................................ 11:55     Bldg 48 ................................................ 11:55
Bldg 37 / 43............................................ 9:05      Bldg 37 / 43.......................................... 12:00       Bldg 37 / 43.......................................... 12:00       Bldg 37 / 43.......................................... 12:00
Bldg 33 .................................................. 9:10    Bldg 33 ................................................ 12:05     Bldg 33 ................................................ 12:05     Bldg 33 ................................................ 12:05
Bldg 23 / 26............................................ 9:15      Bldg 23 / 26.......................................... 12:10       Bldg 23 / 26.......................................... 12:10       Bldg 23 / 26.......................................... 12:10
Bldg 18A ............................................... 9:20      Bldg 18A ............................................. 12:15       Bldg 18A ............................................. 12:15       Bldg 18A ............................................. 12:15
Bldg 8 .................................................... 9:25   Bldg 8 .................................................. 12:20    Bldg 8 .................................................. 12:20    Bldg 8 .................................................. 12:20
Bldg 4 / 1................................................ 9:30    Bldg 4 / 1.............................................. 12:25     Bldg 4 / 1.............................................. 12:25     Bldg 4 / 1.............................................. 12:25




                                    Residents’ Guidelines for Riding the SCA Bus
                              • No tipping allowed. The bus is a free OTOW service.                                                       They are strictly prohibited from entering your unit.
                                Drivers are not allowed to accept tips.                                                                • Grocery or merchandise bag limits or size restrictions are
                              • In an effort to follow timelines and safety guidelines,                                                  at the driver’s discretion.
                                the bus picks up passengers at the designated                                                          • Daily grocery shopping time limit is 90 minutes. Other
                                locations only.                                                                                          time limits are posted and announced by the driver.
                              • “Special” pick-ups are prohibited.                                                                     • If space allows, residents with proper ID may catch a
                              • You must be able to transfer on your own to ride                                                         return ride home on the SCA bus. You must get on at the
                                the SCA bus.                                                                                             designated pick-up location.
                              • Medical devices may be restricted due to                                                               • Intoxicated passengers are not permitted on the bus.
                                passenger load.                                                                                        • If you create a safety hazard or cause unsafe distractions
                              • No eating or drinking on the bus.                                                                        to the driver, you will not be permitted on the bus.
                              • If you live on the second floor of a building without an                                               • The SCA Bus staff takes their directions from SCA
                                elevator, or if your building’s elevator is out of service,                                              management. Please refer questions and concerns to the
                                the bus staff will carry your bags to your front door.                                                   Service Department.
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                                                         CLASSIFIED
                                        This Classified section is a service to the OTOW community. There is
                                  no charge to residents for this service. Items must be priced under $500 and
                                  copy must be 20 words or less including phone number (or four column lines).
                                  Submitter’s name and building name must be included, but will not be published.
                                  If the submitters’s name and building is not included with the ad, it will not
                                  be accepted for publication.
                                        Please note: We do not accept ads for automobiles, firearms, apartments
                                  for sale or rent, or employment.
                                        Ads must be placed in the boxes marked OTOW News in the East and West
                                  Activity Centers. Ad deadline is the 10th of the month preceding publication
                                  date. Those received late will be placed in the next available issue.
                                           Only one (1) ad per person per month will be accepted.


                                                 FOR SALE                           Futon, white $100; floor lamp $25; table lamp
                                  Pulsating shower head $10; complete encased       $25; 2 ceramic table lamps (flowers) $30;
                                  Stanley barbecue set $10; 24" tripod $15.         black hard shell Samsonite luggage $30; many
                                                                    799-6541        other items.           420-0828 after noon.
                                  Love seat dual recliner, super soft, high         5-light chandelier, brass with glass
                                  back, med. brown mixed color cloth, great         domes $6.                  791-1264
                                  mechanism, perfect for sunroom. New cost          Hoveround electric power chair with chair
                                  $800, sell for $300.           712-1906           rise feature, barely used $300. 365-0123
                                  19” I-Inc monitor with stand, cord, booklet,
                                  etc., perfect cond. $75.         799-1479
                                  Pfaltz Graff blue York Towne country dishes,                      WANTED
                                  complete 8-place 6-piece setting, includes        Landline telephone with answering
                                  glasses, serving bowls, platters, serving         machine.                 791-6017
                                  dishes, plus extras. Best offer. 290-6948         Need a ride to Light of Christ Catholic Church
                                  Hamilton-Beach 2-speed food processor,            for 4 p. m. Saturday Mass.          791-7610
                                  good condition. Best offer. No calls before       Poker players for East Side 5–9 p.m. No wild
                                  9 a.m., please.                  796-0609         cards, no high/low.               669-3867
                                  Core Sale, Bldg #12 (Swiss Alps Chalet),          Traveling north to Delaware in August,
                                  Australia Way West, Saturday, June 5,             leaving about Aug. 1, return mid-Sept. If you
                                  9 a.m. – 1 p.m.    For info call 725-4048         need a ride north, please call.
                                  Shark steam mop, new cost $125,                         726-8622 evenings or leave message.
                                  asking $50.            791-0954
                                  Huffy men’s red bicycle, with chain and
                                  basket, like new $75.         796-8271
                                  Women’s Foot Jay golf shoes, 7B & 7C, worn                Attention
                                  twice $35 each; Oriental runner, 24" x 92"
                                  $15; wrought iron round table $30; seamstress            Dog Walkers
                                  mannequin on wheels $15.           796-7890
                                                                                         When picking up after your
                                  Presto electric salad shooter (electric slicer/
                                                                                      dog, do not throw plastic bags
                                  shredder/grater) $10.              791-3894
                                                                                      down the storm drains. This is
                                  Computer tower, 1.66GHz, 80GB removable/
                                                                                      against the law.
                                  lockable HDD plus 160GB spare HDD, 1.5GB
                                  RAM, DVD/CD-RW drives, USB ports, LAN                  Be sure to always clean up while
                                  card, 1.44MB floppy drive.     643-3376             walking your dog.
                                  Ladies’ “Power Built” golf clubs. 791-1925
                                  23” color TV, excellent condition, on swivel
                                  base, will deliver $125.          789-6343
                                  “Freedom” brand organ, free — just haul
                                  it away.                     726-3272
                                  Scooter, electric 3-wheel, “Pride Elite
                                  Traveler” brand, less than a year old, basket
                                  and charger included. Also automatic lift for
                                  scooter, fits back of car.         799-3408
                                  Portable washing machine, Whirlpool $50.
                                                                  475-8536
                                  Lazyboy faux leather chair $35; Lazyboy
                                  3-cushion maroon fabric couch w/2 recliners
                                  $95. $100 for both OBO.
                                                       Leave msg 784-4488
                                  Record collection of great music for sale. Buy
                                  one or all; also CDs to swap.      726-6301
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