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					     BLUE HERON BAY                          Telephone numbers have been removed
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 JULY/AUGUST 2010

         By: Elaine Higgins

      www.blueheronbay.net

                                             two months attached to the back
 HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!
                                             of this newsletter.
   It went from cold to HOT.
Where was our Spring? I guess it                We never got a host for the
is due to the EL Nino, El pinto or           Fourth of July this summer, but if
the El Santa Maria. Oh, never mind.          you want to get out and share in
I have been out showing houses and           the festivities, the City of Haines
I think my brain is overheated.              City hosts Thunder on the Ridge.
    I don’t see very many of you             It is an all day event down at the
outside and I don’t much blame you.          new Lake Eva Park. Admission is
When I can I am staying inside               FREE! They will have food and arts
where it’s cool too. I am not going          and crafts vendors, plus a lot of
to complain about the cold as much           scheduled      live   entertainment
anymore, oh yea, now I will still say        starting at noon featuring country
that I don’t like the cold, but I tell       music artisit Joe Diffie performing
you, I’m not much liking this heat           at 7:30 p.m. with the night ending
wave right now either.                       with    Polk      County’s   largest
                                             Fireworks display at appox. 9:15
     If you have not noticed the             p.m. Take yourself a lawn chair and
heading on this newsletter, it is for        enjoy the day.
July and August. Our summers are
just really slow and not much going           Our Recreation Committee will
on, so we decided to combine these           collectively host our Labor Day
two together. So you will find your          Picnic. Food will be prepared and
July and August Calendars and                provided by a local restaurant, with
birthdays of residents for these             the menu being, Pulled Pork Bar-b-
                                             que Sandwich, Baked Beans, Cole


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Slaw, Potato Salad, Dessert and            your car. The alarm will be set off,
Beverage. The price has yet to be          and the horn will continue to sound
determined. That will need to be           until either you turn it off or the
based on the cost of the prepared          car battery dies. Next time you
foods. But the deadline to sign up         come home and you start to put
will be Wednesday, September 1.            your keys away, think of this. It is
   The Committee is looking for            a security alarm system that you
people to help them with the set up        probably already have and requires
and clean up and possibly some             no installation. Test it. It should
preparations. If you will so kindly        go off from mostly anywhere inside
let Bob Andrew, Judy Churley, or           your house. If your car alarm goes
Connie Novack know that Yes, I can         off when someone is trying to
help with the Labor Day Picnic,            break into your house or car, odds
That will be greatly appreciated.          are the intruder won't stick
They didn’t want to see another            around. After a few seconds all
holiday go by without good friends         the neighbors will be looking out
and neighbors joining in to                their windows to see who is out
celebrate these holidays together.         there and sure enough the criminal
So let them know by your support           won’t want that.
and help that you enjoy these                 And remember to carry your
events as well.                            keys while walking to your car in a
                                           parking lot. The alarm can work the
                                           same way there.
     MARK YOUR CALENDER                      Also, if you live alone and fall in
                                           your home or are having a medical
Saturday, Dec. 4 is The Blue Heron         issue and you can’t get to the phone
Bay 2nd Annual Craft Fair. Contact         to call 911, but you do have your
Linda Colhardt at 863-421-xxxx             keys with you, you could use this as
for an application.                        a signal for help.

                                              2010 SALES TAX HOLIDAY
 NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH TIP                      AUGUST 13 – AUGUST 15, 2010
                                           No Sales tax will be collected on
Put your car keys beside your bed          sales of books, clothing, footwear,
at night.     If you hear a noise          and certain accessories selling for
outside your home or someone               $50 or less, or on certain school
trying to get into your car or home,       supplies selling for $10 or less. This
just press the panic button for            three day tax exemption is in



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effect from 12:01 a.m., Friday,             Southern Dunes – Haines City
August 13, 2010 through midnight,                Meet at the Clubhouse
Sunday, August 15, 2010.                             at 11:30 a.m.

   FRIENDS WE HAVE LOST
                                         Sat. July 17 - Coffee Time
We want to extend our deepest              Meet at the McDonalds across
sympathy to the family and friends             the street at 8:30 a.m.
of:

Ray & Pat Duckworth –                    Sat. July 24 - Coffee Time
 189 Egret Dr.                             Meet at the McDonalds across
                                               the street at 8:30 a.m.
Charles (Chuck) Bowden –
 145 Blue Heron Blvd.
                                         Sun. July 25 – Social Dinner**
William (Bill) Truax –                                  Sizzlin Grille
307 Kingfisher Lane                                  Hwy 27 Lake Wales
                                                 Meet there at 4:00 p.m.

       BHB JULY EVENTS
                                         Sat. July 31 - Coffee Time
                                           Meet at the McDonalds across
Sat. July 3 – Coffee Time                      the street at 8:30 a.m.
  Meet at the McDonalds across
      the street at 8:30 a.m.                   AUGUST EVENTS:

                                         Check out the daily and weekly
Sat. July 4 – Happy Fourth of            activities planned on the August
July.   Don’t forget Thunder on          Calender. Other than that, the
the Ridge at Lake Eva Park in            only other thing planned is Coffee
Haines City.                             Time,     which   will be    Every
                                         Saturday in August at 8:30 a.m.
                                         at the McDonalds across the
Sat. July 10 - Coffee Time               street unless somewhere else is
  Meet at the McDonalds across           planned by the ones that attend.
       the street at 8:30 a.m.
Thurs. July 15–Ladies Luncheon**              SEPTEMBER EVENTS:



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                                                    By: Walt Ellsmore
                                                 It is noted that someone put
 Wed. Sept. 1 – DEADLINE TO               “prices pls” on the display on the
           SIGN-UP FOR THE                bulletin board. There are too many
           LABOR DAY PICNIC               different prices involved to list
                                          them all. Please call me for prices.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 –                            There will be a 10 day cruise
          LABOR DAY PICNIC**              to Eastern and Southern Caribbean
                 5:00 p.m.                on the Emerald Princess on
          Price to be determined          November 8, 2010. Ports of Call
(It will be posted on sign-up             include: Antigua, St. Kitts, St.
sheet)                                    Lucia, St. Thomas and Princess Cays
    Featuring Bar-b-que pulled            in the Bahamas. We have 14 who
Pork Sandwich, Baked Beans, Cole          have signed up and several more
Slaw, Potato Salad, Dessert and           who are “interested”.
Beverage prepared by a local                     The Oasis of the Seas will be
Restaurant.                               departing Fort Lauderdale on
                                          December 4 for a 7 day cruise to:
                                          St. Thomas, St. Martin and Nassau,
**Sign-up sheets for these events         Bahamas.
are in the clubhouse. PLEASE sign                The Radiance of the Seas will
up for events as soon as you know         depart Tampa on January 8, 2011
that you will be attending. Knowing       for a 5 day Western Caribbean
in advance the number of attendees        cruise to Cozumel and Costa Maya,
for each event helps us in our            Mexico.
planning and making the necessary                On January 16, 2011, the
arrangements and/or reservations.         Ruby Princess will depart Fort
     Also, if you see that you            Lauderdale for a 7 day cruise to:
cannot attend an event that you           Princess Cays, Bahamas; St. Martin;
previously signed–up for, PLEASE          St. Thomas and Grand Turk, Caicos
cross out your name on the sign-          Islands.
up sheet. Thank you.                             There are several more
UNLESS OTHERWISE POSTED,                  departures with “group rates”
ALL SCHEDULED EVENTS AND                  available. They are listed on the
OR ACTIVITIES ARE AT OR                   bulletin board in the clubhouse.
AROUND THE CLUBHOUSE.                     Please call me at 419-0979 if you
                                          have any questions.
 NEWS FROM YOUR TRAVEL DESK                        RESIDENTS ADS :



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                                            Sunshine Committee:
FOR SALE – G.E. 25 cu.ft.                   Gloria Marcotte . . . . 421-xxxx
Refrigerator. Side by Side with               Will send cards to residents
water & ice dispenser. PERFECT              hospitalized or ill, death in the
CONDITION. $195.00.                         family, etc. So please, if you know
Call 863-421-xxxx                           of any of our neighbors that are ill
Available after July 5.                     or have passed away, please let
                                            Gloria know.
If you would like to place a For Sale
ad, notice or an announcement in            Welcome Committee:
the newsletter, the deadline is the         Judy Churley & Kay Watson,
20th of each month. The ads are             Ralph & Denice Curtiss,
$5.00. You need to write the ad up          Fran Hein &Terry LaRock.
the way you want it to appear in the        Welcoming Coordinators - Bob &
newsletter and bring it into the            Virginia Carmichael
park office before the deadline.            Directory Coordinator -Mary Ellen
Residents are not allowed to place          Diamond.
any ad or other items on the
bulletin board in the clubhouse.            Recreation Committee:
                                            Bob Andrew. . . . . . . . . . 422-xxxx
      BHB Contact Persons:                  Judy Churley . . . . . . . . . . 421-xxxx
                                            Doug Conran . . . . . . . . . . 421–xxxx
                                            Ralph Curtiss . . . . . . . . . . 422-xxxx
Neighbor in Need Committee:                 Connie Novack . . . . . . . . . .419-xxxx
Terri LaRock . . . . . .419-xxxx            Dave Davis . . . . . . . . . , 422-xxxx
   For any general assistance, such         Elaine Higgins . . . . . . . . ….422-xxxx
as a ride to an appointment, a meal
fixed when ill, etc. or if you need         Bingo Committee:
some medical equipment that we              Walt Ellsmore . . . . . . . . .. 419-xxxx
may have on hand, such as,                  Evan Shirley . . . . . . . . . . . 421-xxxx
crutches,       canes,      walkers,        Mary Umphrey . . . . . . . . . 419-xxxx
wheelchair, bedside potty seat, etc.
                                            BHB Group Travel Coordinator:
                                            Walt Ellsmore . . . . .. 419-0979
                                              waltellsmore@gmail.com




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