Upcoming EvEnts Gras
3 Hormones Men vs. Women Fundraiser
Expanding Horizons Wine and Cheese
Group Cruise! For sunliGht hoMes
4 Classical Performance
5 Community Garage Sale It is New Orleans’ premiere party season and it’s
8 Picasso Workshop coming to VillageWalk! It’s time to enjoy life, party,
10 Case Study
12 Pub Crawl and have a good time! Get dressed up and get ready
13 West Side Story to party on Saturday, February 26 as we celebrate
14 Valentine’s Day at Railhead Cafe Mardi Gras with Caluha and Cream. Doors will open
17 Tennis Exhibition
17 Michael Feinstein at 6:00 p.m. and close at 10:00 p.m. Dinner will be
19 Everblades Hockey Game catered by Railhead Cafe’ consisting of Chicken
Health Fair and Blood Drive
Portobello over pasta, Seafood Gumbo; a New Orleans stew with shellfish,
22 Sunset Cruise vegetables, okra, sausage and gumbo z’ herbs, red beans and rice, collard greens,
23 Pamper Day and King Cake for dessert. This event is a fundraiser for Sunlight Home, a safe
24 Women Only Seminar and Free Dinner
25 Babcock Ranch Tour haven for women and teens. Sunlight Home was founded in June of 1994 to help
26 Mardi Gras with Cahula and Cream break the cycle of poverty and abuse for pregnant women and teens. This program
Fundraiser for Sunlight Homes affords hope and a bright future for women and their babies. We are hoping to
march have some silent auction items available. For this special dance the price per ticket
1 Investment Workshop will be $30.00 with $5.00 going directly to the charity. Please remember to BYOB.
2 Volunteer Luncheon Don’t miss out on the best party in town. It’s going to be irresistibly fun, vibrant,
3 Miami Heat Basketball Game
7 Horseback Riding sarcastic, and sassy! All reservations must be in to the HOA Office by Thursday,
10 Butterfly Estates February 24.
11 Pub Crawl
12 Race for a Cure
12 Art Exhibition
15 Fashion Show
16 Frond Zoo
16 Annual Meeting
17 St. Patrick’s Day at Railhead Cafe’
18 Kayaking Trip
19 St. Joseph’s & St. Patrick’s Day Dance!
22 Selby Gardens
23 & 24 AARP
25 Sunset Cruise
26 Davis Cup
28 Charming Charlie’s VIP
31 For the Love of Pearls
“Turning Houses into Homes and Customers into Homeowners for Life.”
Community Garage Sale
Join in the fun
St. Patrick’s &
on Saturday, St. Joseph’s Day
February 5 from Why not celebrate two
8:00-11:00 a.m. Holidays instead of One! Join
right here in us in the Town Center on
VillageWalk as we Saturday, March 19 from 6:00-
host a Community 10:00 p.m. as we celebrate
Garage Sale! If St. Patrick’s Day (an Irish
you have some tradition) and St. Joseph’s Day (an Italian Tradition).
items you wish Joe Marino and all of the King’s Men will be here for
to get out of the this special night to keep the dance floor rocking. The
house, please sign up at the HOA Office by calling evening will be catered by Railhead Cafe’ consisting of
949-9909. When registering, please leave your home confetti salad, fresh baked garlic bread sticks and Irish
address, phone number, and the items for sale. On Soda bread, Corned Beef and Cabbage with mashed
Friday, February 4, a Garage sale list will be placed potatoes and steamed carrots, Chicken Marsala with
out in the Town Center for everyone to pick up. All penne pasta, Irish Whiskey Mousse Pie and Amaretto
participating homes will be listed, and a Community layer cake. Non-Alcoholic beverages are included, but
map will be attached! All garage sale hosts must have please remember to BYOB.
their addresses into the Town Center by 12:00 noon on Seating assignment accompanies
Friday, February 4 to make the listing. If you miss the payment. Please have your
deadline you are still permitted to have a garage sale, reservations into the HOA
but will not be included on the handout. If you have Office by Thursday, March 17.
friends or relatives you wish to attend, please plan Tickets are $25.00 each.
ahead by putting them on the guest list for the day.
Health Fair/Blood Volunteer Luncheon
I would like to thank all of the many hands that
Drive/Free Breakfast! make this Community such a special place. As the
Saturday, February 19 •9:00-11:00 a.m. Activities Director I would not be able to offer the
Free Continental Breakfast provided by Costco while residents of this Community such a wide array of
supplies last! events if it weren’t for all of the help and support I
Join us in the Town Center on Saturday, February receive from my volunteers. There are many behind
19 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. for a Health Fair, blood the scene hours that go into planning and executing
drive and FREE Continental breakfast (while supplies these events. I would like to invite anyone who has
last). Physicians Regional Healthcare will be on-site volunteered in the last 6 months to celebrate with me
with their doctors to educate residents with hearing on Wednesday, March 2 at 12noon for this Volunteer
screenings, blood pressure and glaucoma checks as well Appreciation Luncheon. Please RSVP to the HOA
as information on infectious diseases, gynecology and office by Monday, February 28 if you will be attending
colorectal cancer. NCH Community Blood Center will for catering purposes.
be on-site to run a blood drive. We need 20 donors for
this wonderful cause. If you are interested in giving back,
please register with the HOA Office by Wednesday,
February 16. Please
register for the FREE
as we need a count for
planning purposes by
Friday, February 18.
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ADT ����������������������������������������������������������������972-871-3798 VillageWalk Sales Center �������������������������������������� 948-4141
Bonita Springs Utilities ������������������������������������������ 992-0711
Wildlife Conservancy (Alligators)������������������866-392-4286
Comcast Customer Service ������������������������������������ 598-1104
Town Center Tenants
DiVosta Customer Service���������������������������1-888-898-9712
Guard House ���������������������������������������������������������� 949-2091 Steven Emerson Hair Studio ���������������������������������� 992-8181
Guard House Fax ��������������������������������������������������� 949-2372 Fifth Third Bank ���������������������������������������������������� 992-1695
Lee County Domestic Animals ������������������������������ 432-2083
Island Nails ������������������������������������������������������������ 495-5863
School Transportation �������������������������������������������� 344-2544
Post Office�������������������������������������������������������������� 949-4470
Southwest Property Management �������������������������� 261-3440
Town Center HOA Office �������������������������������������� 949-9909 Railhead Cafe ��������������������������������������������������������� 221-7093
Town Center HOA Office Fax ������������������������������� 947-3880 Tennis & Travel � � � � � � � � � � � � ���������������������������� 947-6260
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FEBRUARY 2011 Talk of The walk~ 3
Grand opening EvErbladEs HockEy!
We are hitting the Ice
New Town Center Vendor Tennis and Travel! on Saturday, February 19
Join us for our Grand Opening on for a 7:00 p.m. game. The
Saturday, February 12 from 12:00-4:00 p.m. Florida Everblades will
for a Wine and Cheese celebration! be taking on the Gwinnett
We will be offering all of our residents a full service Gladiators for Pink in the
travel agency and a tennis pro shop. We will be Rink. This evening on the Ice
available to handle all of their tennis and travel needs. is dedicated to Breast Cancer
Our hours of operation are as follows: awareness! Tickets are $17.00 each and we are limited to
Monday-Friday 10:00 to 5:00 (Wednesday till 6:00) only 20 tickets for this event. Stop by the HOA Office and
Saturday 12:00-4:00 pick up your tickets today.
other hours by appointment by calling 947-6260.
Stop in and say hello! Women Only FREE
Dinner and Seminar!
pub crawl! February 24
Join in the festivities 5:30 p.m.
on Saturday, February Women of all
12 as we head to Fort ages are beginning
Myers Beach for the to realize the
first Pub Crawl of the importance of being
season! The Ku-Ku informed
Ku-Nu-Ku, a famous and becoming actively involved in securing their financial
authentic “open air” San futures. This informative and fun workshop is specifically
Francisco Motorized designed to address the financial issues faced by women
Cable Car, will pick ages 50 and over. Learn the six simple principles of
us up at VillageWalk P.U.R.S.E.S. Purpose based planning, Understanding
to start the evening off money basics, Resources available, Stages in life,
right. We will travel Empowered for decision making, Security system for
your assets. Join us in the ballroom for Dinner provided
to Fort Myers Beach
by Sonny’s BBQ starting at 5:30 p.m. with presentation
hitting all the hot spots. Coolers, snacks and beverages
to follow. Registration is required 72 hours in advance by
are allowed on the trolley. The tunes will be jammin’ as calling 949-9909. Get your girlfriends together and enjoy
we get on and off the trolley all evening. The cost for dinner and this educational seminar FREE of charge.
the trolley is $20.00 per person based on a minimum
of 30 residents. Please RSVP to the HOA Office by
Monday, February 7. So don’t drink and drive, hop on
the trolley and ride with us around the beach for this
party! The trolley will depart VillageWalk at 4:30 p.m. Join in the fun on Tuesday,
from the Town Center and return around 9:30 p.m. February 22 at 7:00 p.m.
for Bike Night at
Valentine’s Day off your bike
and meet other
at Railhead Cafe’ VillageWalk
Monday, February 14 • 6:00 p.m. riders. Free
Sweet Heart Special for Two appetizers for
Soup or salad, surf & turf filet and stuffed shrimp, dessert and a Bike Riders, $2.00 drafts
bottle of house wine - $45.00 per couple. Please call Railhead for and drink specials at
reservations at 221-7093 Railhead Cafe’!
4 ~ Talk of The walk FEBRUARY 2011
specIal eveNts ( c o N t. )
Baseball Tickets Babcock Wilderness Tour
All baseball tickets are one sale now! Guests of On Friday, February 25 take a trip with us to
VillageWalk residents will be permitted to sign up starting Babcock Wilderness Ranch in Punta Gorda! Beginning
Tuesday, February 1. All tickets are non-refundable and at 10:00 a.m., enjoy a 90-minute Swamp Buggy Tour
are for the ticket to the game only. Checks can be made through the Babcock Ranch and Telegraph Cypress
out to VillageWalk. Swamp. Experienced guides offer in-depth descriptions
SuNDAy, FeBRuARy 27 of birds, animals, plants, and the cattle and horses
Twins vs. Boston Red Sox 7:05 p.m. Game $24.00 that are raised on the ranch. Visitors will see panthers,
FRIDAy, MARCh 11 (ONLy 4 TICkeTS LeFT) alligators, and many other animals living in Southwest
Twins vs. Boston Red Sox 1:05 p.m. Game $24.00 Florida. Tickets for this trip are limited and are $22.00
per person. All reservations must be in to the Town
SOLD forU O T
SuNDAy, MARCh 27
Twins vs. New York Yankees 1:05 p.m. Game $27.00
Center on Monday, February 21. We will depart from
the Bocce courts at 9:00 a.m. If you wish to carpool
The games listed above are Hammond Stadium in please let us know at time of reservation.
Fort Myers, FL. Price is for ticket only.
ThuRSDAy, MARCh 3
Red Sox vs. Phillies 1:05 p.m. $24.00
New LD O
ThuRSDAy, MARCh 17
Red Sox vs. SOYork Mets 1:05 p.m. $24.00
The game listed above it at Red Sox Stadium in Fort
Myers. Price is for ticket only.
Relax and enjoy a romantic hour and a half cruise
through the tranquil back waters to watch some of the
world’s most fantastic sunsets aboard All Water Excursions.
We will meet at Lover’s Key boat ramp on Tuesday, Kayaking Tour at the
February 22 at 5:00 p.m. departing at 5:15 p.m. You may
bring a small cooler with food and beverage onboard. Conservancy
$25.00 per person which includes cruise, tax and gratuity. Monday, February 21st Check In 9:30 AM Tour
All reservations must be received by Friday, February Departs 9:45 AM
18. We need a minimum of 20 people to hold group rate. Return 11:15 AM
Payment required at time of reservation.
Pamper Day side of our
Experience the difference in Cosmotique Day Spa wondrous
and Salon compared to the rest! Get pampered on waterways
Wednesday, February 23 from 9:00-11:30 a.m. at the on this
Spa. You will have a choice between chair massages, kayaking
mini-facials, dry manicure, mini pedicure, and tour on the Gordon River. Departing from the
permanent make up consultation. The spa will provide Conservancy in Naples you will see an abundance of
breakfast items, juice and coffee to start the morning wildlife on this excursion. Paddling is a great way to
off on the right foot. Each participant will receive a get some exercise and explore the beauty of Southwest
$10 gift certificate to be used towards the next visit Florida. An excellent adventure for families, small
and buy $2 raffle tickets for a chance to win 4-$50 group and couples! This 1 & 1/2 hour guided paddling
gift certificates. We need 10 ladies to make this a go. adventure includes the kayak, paddle, life vest and
$10 for one service, $20 for two or more. Don’t miss guide. Single or Double Kayaks available. Group
your chance to relax. Stop by the HOA Office to pick maximum of 24. Please dress appropriately. Cost is
your time slots today. All reservations must be in by $40 per person. Check payable to VillageWalk. A 7 day
Wednesday, February 16. cancellation applies for refund.
FEBRUARY 2011 Talk of The walk~ 5
specIal eveNts ( c o N t. )
Sunset horseback Ride kayaking at Isles of Capri
Friday, March 18th 9 AM to Noon (check in 8:45 AM)
Monday, March 7th Depart 5 PM return 7 PM (check in by 4:45 p.m. )
A beautiful guided horseback ride through the This guided
“Everglades” of Florida. Departing from kayaking tour departs
M & H Stables in south Naples. You will enjoy from a private beach
beautiful vistas, fauna, fowl and quite frequently, behind The Capri Fish
visits from Bald Eagles. So be sure to bring your House on Johnson
camera. We return at dusk. There is a maximum Bay in Isles of Capri.
of 5 for this ride. Cost is $60 per person. Your breathtaking
Check payable to VillageWalk. RSVP required by views include: Islands,
Monday, February 28th. A 14 day cancellation policy
beaches, mangrove tunnels, Dolphin, birds, Manatee
applies for this event. M & H Stables is located at
4540 Stable Way Naples, FL 34114. and more. We will make a stop on an island to do some
shelling as well. Afterwards grab a bite at the Capri Fish
House restaurant (charges on own). The cost is $65.00
per person (please indicate single or double kayak at
The Butterfly estates Tour and lunch time of reservation). Check payable to VillageWalk.
Thursday, March 10th 10:30 AM to 1 PM RSVP required by Monday, March 7th. See the HOA
A wonderful day in the heart of Spring! Surround
Office for reservations. A 14 day cancellation policy
yourself with thousands of butterflies as we tour the
gardens of the Butterfly Estates in downtown Ft. applies for this event.
Myers! The day begins with a butterfly presentation
in the Butterfly Conservatory featuring 3,614 square
feet of glazed glass complete with cascading waterfalls, KoMen SouTHweST FloRiDa
lush tropical plants and butterflies that astound guests
with their beauty. Next, our outdoor adventure starts in
Race FoR THe cuRe
the Butterfly Gardens. Gardeners are on hand to provide The “VillageWalkers” are back in action
information and to answer questions. After our tour, we for The Fight against Breast Cancer.
visit Flutterby’s Café for lunch and (weather permitting) We are entered in the Saturday,
dine Al Fresco under the large oak trees. After lunch March 12, 8:00 a.m. Race at Coconut
you may return to the gardens or visit Caterpillars, a gift Point Mall in Estero. If you are interested
shop with an ice cream and fudge factory! Cost is $29.00 in joining the group please contact Marge
per person and your entrée selection is required with Wisniewski at 948-3930 or email her at
your reservation. Choose from swallowtail sandwich, firstname.lastname@example.org. You can register
chrysalis wrap, monarch sandwich, oriental grilled
online at http://www.komenswfl.org/komen-race-for-the-
chicken salad or the flutter by salad (menu descriptions
available at the HOA Office) also includes beverage. cure/teams. Make sure to make the VillageWalkers your
Check payable to VillageWalk. RSVP required by team of choice! We are looking for more participants to
March 1st. See the HOA Office for reservation: please join us in the Walk this year!
indicate your entrée choice at time of reservation. 7 Day If you are unable to attend the
Cancellation Applies. Transportation on own. race you may still donate to our
team! If you register by 2/25 a
Progressive Dinner Pub crawl race packet will be mailed to your
house, otherwise you will have to
Join the fun and grab dinner on the way! Friday, March 11
we will be doing a progressive dinner pub crawl. The Ku- pick it up or on day of race. We are
Ku Ku-Nu-Ku, a famous authentic “open air” San Francisco also selling t-shirts this year for our
Motorized Cable Car, will pick us up in front of the Town team the VillageWalkers.
Center. We’ll board the trolley at 5:00 p.m. and go to Yucatan’s
for appetizers, Nervous Nellie’s for Dinner and Parrot Key All t-shirts are $10.00 each and
for dessert. We are working on VillageWalk specials at each come in Navy Blue and White.
of these restaurants to make this night a blast. The cost for We are taking pre-orders until
the trolley is $20.00 per person and food and beverage at the February 11. After February 11,
restaurants are on your own. The trolley will depart from t-shirts will be $15.00. Get your
VillageWalk at 5:00 p.m. and return at 10:00 p.m. Limited t-shirt orders in today!
space is available for this night of fun so stop down to the
HOA Office today!
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specIal eveNts ( c o N t. )
FashionofShow food St. Patrick’s Day at Railhead Cafe’
Thursday, March 17 at 6:00 p.m.
Join us for day fashion and
on Tuesday, March 15 here at the Town Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Railhead Cafe’ with a
Center beginning at 10:00 a.m. Boutique themed buffet consisting of Corned Beef and Cabbage,
on Wheels offers a unique Fashion Show Irish stew or Dublin Chicken and dessert. $14.95 per
Program that every woman will love. person ++. Please call 221-7093 for reservations
Their clothes are washable, perfect to
travel in, take on a cruise and they come
in separates and sets! The best thing is
they bring racks and racks of clothes with
them on the day of the show. If you see Girls M orning Out!
something that you love, you can actually If you haven’t been to Charming Charlies you are missing
take it home with you that day! They carry out. Grab your girlfriends and let’s go shopping on
all sizes from small to x-large in average Monday, March 28 from 10:30 -12:30 p.m. for our Girls
and petite lengths; of course some smaller Morning Out. Light refreshments and snacks will be
provided for this VIP Shopping with 20% off your total
and larger sizes are available. All forms of
bill for the afternoon. Minimum of 10 ladies to receive the
payment are accepted. For groups of 30 people or discount. We are headed to the Shops at Mercato in Naples.
more ten lucky participants will receive a $5.00 gift Please sign up by Thursday, March 24 by calling 949-9909.
certificate to be drawn at the conclusion of the program!
Lunch will begin at noon catered by Railhead Cafe’
consisting of a trio of salads: tuna, chicken and egg
salad, beverage and dessert included. So get your
For the Love of Pearls
Thursday, March 31 at 12:00 p.m.
girlfriends together and enjoy some fashion on this
What goes best with a little black dress? Pearls of
afternoon. $15.00 per person. Please make reservations course! This is a luncheon any woman certainly
by Friday, March 11 for planning purposes. Payment does not want to miss. Break out that timeless little
due at time of reservation. To make this Fashion Show black dress and join us for this fabulous luncheon.
a success I am looking for 5 models to participate in the Discover the beautiful world of pearls at this relaxed
show. Models can be sizes 8-18 and only need to arrive and fascinating event. Mike Brennan, International
with a pair of dress shoes and a smile! Call Michelle at Pearl Expert, will share information about the past,
949-9909 if you wish to participate. present and future of pearls as well as secrets from
pearl cultivation and production. Each attendee will
receive a beautiful pair of pearl stud earrings (see the
gift at the HOA Office) and one lucky person will win
sunset cruise a classic pearl necklace. A buffet luncheon will be
Set sail out of the City Dock in followed by shopping in the Gallery of Pearls! This is
Naples aboard the Sweet Liberty a special opportunity to save up to 75% off retail. All
on Friday, March 25. The Sweet pearls are GIA Certified for Authenticity Grade A and
Liberty winds through the Gordon above. Included are true Tahitian and Rare Pink Pearls.
River, passing Port Royal and Lunch is catered by Railhead Cafe’ with a fabulous
giving passengers a great view salad bar with an assortment of house salad, fruit salad,
of some of Naples largest homes. The trip to The Gulf three bean, pasta salad, Sesame chicken stir fry and
of Mexico takes about 40 minutes and also encounters a mousse dessert. Beverages and coffee are supplied.
mangroves and a variety of wildlife. After entering the Cost is $20.00 per person: includes lunch and of course
Gulf of Mexico, passengers will view our famous sunset a pair of pearl stud earrings! All reservations must be
-- a memorable, breathtaking experience. Boarding into the HOA Office by Thursday, March 24. This event
begins at 6:15 p.m. with a 6:30 p.m. departure, returning is open to guests and a 14 day cancellation applies for a
around 8:00 p.m. The city dock is located at 880 12th refund. Payment due at time of reservation.
Ave South, Naples, FL 34102. The price per person for
this trip is $30.00. Please sign up and pay at the HOA
Office window by Monday, March 21. Checks can be Save The DaTe:
made out to VillageWalk. You may bring a small cooler Saturday, March 12 VillageWalk’s 2nd Annual Art
on board with food and beverages. exhibition by VillageWalk’s own Oil Painting Class
FEBRUARY 2011 Talk of The walk~ 7
bus trIp s
Immokalee Casino SeLby GarDenS Trip
Hop on the bus for a day of pressing your luck! We
Tuesday, March 22
have Thursday, February 17 booked for a day at the
8:00 a.m. check in/8:15 a.m. departure
Immokalee Casino. We will depart from the Bocce
courts at 9:00 a.m. and return around 2:00 p.m. The cost Experience nature in
of this trip is $20.00 per person, which includes a $30.00 full bloom at Marie Selby
free play voucher and a $5.00 food voucher. Photo ID Botanical Gardens! Marie
is required and driver gratuity is not included. We need Selby is a 15-acre tropical
a minimum of 20 people to make this trip a go. Checks oasis on the sparkling shores
can be made payable to Dolphin Transportation and of Sarasota Bay. Here you
must be turned in by Monday, February 14. Guests of will encounter the world’s
VillageWalk residents are welcome to attend! most spectacular living
collection of rare tropical
plants in open-air and under-
glass displays, including more than 6,000 orchids and
MiaMi HeaT BaSKeTBall GaMe 3,600 bromeliads! After our guided tour of the gardens
Miami Heat Basketball Game vs. orlando Magic enjoy lunch at the famous Columbia Restaurant. There
t you will have the choice of: Merluza “A La Russa”;
THuRSDay, MaRcH 3 LiS
premium Merluza (fish) breaded with toasted ground
Depart Villagewalk at 2:00 PM W n
O Cuban bread, grilled and topped with lemon butter,
Dinner 5:00 PM/Game Time 8 PM chopped parsley and egg and #1) served with yellow
Return immediately Following Game rice and fresh vegetables. #2) Palomilla: Marinated
Top Sirloin cut very thin and quickly grilled. Topped
Tickets are on-sale! If you have already replied to the with Mojo Crudo (chopped onion, parsley, and lime
previous email your name is on the list! juice), served with Plantanos and Fries or Rice, or #3)
Join us for an evening of great basketball as the Arroz con Pollo; the traditional dish from Tampa’s
Miami Heat take on the Orlando Magic! Who will Ybor City, one quarter chicken baked with yellow rice,
be the winner in this evening of Florida rivals?
green peppers, onions, tomatoes, spices and virgin
The Miami Heat have three new super star players
(LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh) so this olive oil. All lunches come with bread, butter, coffee,
game is certain to be full of action. Your trip includes: tea, soda and a choice of key lime pie or flan for
round trip transportation from/to VillageWalk, ticket dessert. If time permits, you may visit a few shops at
to game (level 300), dinner before game at The Knife St. Armand’s Circle before or after lunch. On the way
Argentinean Style Steak House in Bayside Market home we will make a quick stop at Troyer’s Amish
Place www.thekniferestaurant.com featuring a buffet Restaurant. Troyer’s offers a delicious display of fresh
of: Appetizers (over 10), Salad Bar, Entrees: Beef, baked desserts, breads, fresh salads, cheeses and much
Poultry and Achuras (sausages, sweetbreads, etc.) over more. This bus trip includes: roundtrip transportation,
15 entrees available, choice of one dessert, choice guided tour at Selby Gardens, lunch at the Columbia
of one bottle of wine or two draft beers or unlimited Restaurant and a light snack en route. Gratuity for
soda/iced tea per person. Snack on bus on return route. the driver is not included and will be collected on
Cost will be $129 per person.
return route (suggested amount $3 per person). Cost is
$65.00 per person. Check payable to VillageWalk. All
reservations for this trip are due to the HOA Office by
miami south beach trip Monday, March 14. A 14 day cancellation for refund
Wednesday, March 30 applies.
$65 per person includes: round trip
transportation from/to Naples. Guided South
Beach Walking and Riding Tour. Shopping
and lunch time (on own) at Lincoln Road in
South Beach and narrated boat cruise around
Biscayne Bay including the “stars” homes. Bus departs
from Bonita Grande Shopping Plaza at 7 a.m. Call Diane
Licata at CI Travel for reservations at 430-1254.
8 ~ Talk of The walk FEBRUARY 2011
workshops & classes
Oil Painting Monday Mornings Cooking Demonstration
Feb. 10 Thurs. 1-4 pm • Feb. 14th Mon 9:30-12:30 Join Nicole Roy on Wednesday,
Feb. 21 Mon. 9:30-12:30 • Feb. 28 Mon. 9:30-12:30 / February 16 for this cooking class that
9:30-12:30 for $65.00 is a ton of fun! This hands-on cooking
We will paint from your choice of several set up still lifes experience is a great group activity
(or you can work on your own project) and will focus on in a kitchen environment at your
relationships, values, edges and shapes. Our goal will be community clubhouse or restaurant.
to become better painters that grow into true artists! All Learn how to cooking a healthy
levels welcome! Contact Information: Lydia LaChance, meal in a snap, cook with less clean
email@example.com, 802-343-3300 up, maximize flavor with “healthy”
seasoning, easily prepare a variety of
foods you never thought you would
love, make healthy substitutions to oils, cream-based
foods, fried foods and breading. Class will begin at
2:00 p.m. right here in the VillageWalk kitchen. Class
is $5.00 per person with a maximum of 8 people. All
investment Workshop reservations must be in by Monday, February 14.
Join Joe Dise from Dise Wealth Management on
Tuesday, February 1 at 9:30 a.m. This is low-key,
open forum on investing and the overall markets. Picasso Workshop
He encourages questions as no agenda is set for the Learn how to create a layered imagery master piece!
discussions. Please contact Joe Dise on topics you would Join Marjorie Pesek as she hosts this one or two day
like to discuss or if you wish to attend at 898-9122 or workshop at the Town Center on Tuesday, February 8
email firstname.lastname@example.org. & Wednesday, February 9. Class is for all levels and
will run from 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m. If you are wondering
what Layered Imagery is, take a look at the flyer and
pieces that are displayed at the HOA Office. Class is
$55.00 for one class or $85.00 for both days. Please
RSVP to all of these classes by calling 949-9909 today.
Check out her work online at www.youtube.com/
“outlook and opportunitiEs:
tHE Good, tHE bad,
Watercolor Classes and tHE opportunity”.
Watercolor lessons are being offered this season. Dee This is an education
and Ellen are Terry Madden certified teachers and also program brought to you
add in other methods from classes they have attended. by Kathy Markiewicz of
The cost for 2 teachers and lots of individual help is Edward Jones, geared to
$30/class with the 7th class free. No drawing skills need. people who have a variety
You too can paint. You can do it! Call the Watercolor of investment experience.
ladies at 239-436-3528 or 239-641-9802 to reserve your The seminar is on Tuesday, February 15 at 9:00 a.m., with
spot. Classes meet Friday mornings from 9:30 a.m. - a continental breakfast. This seminar addresses concerns
12:00 p.m. You must pre-register for class. surrounding the economy, including the recession, jobs,
interest rates, inflation, the deficit and taxes. We’ll also
explore how the current economic environment presents
some attractive opportunities for investors. Please RSVP
to the HOA Office by Friday, February 11 for planning
purposes. Minimum of 5 people to hold FREE seminar.
FEBRUARY 2011 Talk of The walk~ 9
work shop s & cl asses (coNt.)
hormones: Men vs. Women villageWalk Case Study -
Join us in the ballroom on Thursday, February 3
2:30 p.m. for this informative FREE seminar. Please Get Those Thinking Caps On
RSVP by Tuesday, February 1 for planning purposes. Thursday February 10th, 10:00 am • Ballroom
We need a minimum of 5 people to run this seminar. $4 per person
Have you ever wondered what those hotshot MBA
students discuss at institutions like the Harvard Business
School? Now is your chance. Frank Kearney, a resident
Frond Zoo of VillageWalk, will lead a one and a half hour class using
Don’t miss out on this unique experience. These an actual business case study and the techniques used at
creations are not your normal same old craft. They graduate schools such as the Harvard Business School.
are unique creatures that come to life and no two are Frank is a Harvard Business School graduate; he will teach
exactly the same. You will be hands on in this craft a business case study which he has taught in China and
class making elephants, turtles, fish, zebras or whatever elsewhere. It is a short (3 page) case which lends itself to
your imagination allows you to envision. Heidi Saletko group presentations and discussion. The case involves a
has been perfecting this class to engage you for about simple problem with no clear-cut solution: in other words,
an hour and 45 minutes of pure fun. Class will be a typical business case study. When Frank has taught this
held on Wendesday, March 16 at 10:00 a.m. in the case in the past, the class enjoyed the challenge and had
fun at the same time. You don’t need a business or finance
Town Center. All supplies for this class are provided
background to participate. Ladies, you should also be
for $20.00 per person. Please make checks payable to
aware that at business schools today, classes are typically
Heidi Saletko. Must RSVP by Monday, March 14. Plus equally split between men and women so join in the fun.
you keep what you create! The class will cost four dollars to cover, printed
materials and royalty fees. A minimum of 20 participants
is required in order for the class to be successful. This
presentation is a part of the Expanding Horizons program.
Payment and reservation with Tammy at the Town Center
reception window by Monday February 7th at 4:00 pm.
Grocery Store Tour-
Are you tired of manufacturers making label reading
“brain surgery”? Do you really know how to read an
ingredient list to improve your health? Do you know that
some manufacturers “stretch the truth” about their product?
Learn how to:
• discover healthy foods you didn't know existed
• decipher between items labeled fat free, sugar
Join us on Wednesday, March 23 and Thursday, March
free, low fat, low sugar, etc.
24 at 5:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. for this important program. The
AARP offers the Driver Safety Program designed to reduce • make homemade granola, snacks, and other
a driver’s risk for accidents and tickets. The classes serve as quick recipes
a refresher course but also present new changes in Florida
laws. Defensive driving techniques are emphasized. Included • prepare highly nutritious veggies that are not
are ways to adjust your driving due to age-related changes well known
in vision, hearing and reaction time. Each driver over 55 • steer clear of ingredients that will exacerbate
taking this course is automatically eligible for a discount on your health, or as Nicole calls them... the
auto insurance. There is no final exam; only attendance is "hidden forbiddens"
needed. AARP membership is not necessary but affords a $2
discount on the $14 tuition. We need a minimum of 15 people No more guessing whether it’s healthy or not. Let me
to register by Monday, March 21 to make this class a success. show you how to make grocery shopping quick, easy, and
Please RSVP to the HOA Office by calling 949-9909. Checks healthy! Join Nicole Roy on Friday, February 11 at 1:00
are made payable to AARP and are due at time of registration. p.m. at the Publix in the Bonita Grande Shopping Plaza.
Class will run for about three hours each evening. This tour is $25.00 per person with a maximum of 8 people.
Checks made payable to Nicole Roy.
10 ~ Talk of The walk FEBRUARY 2011
neW CLUb! Southwest Florida
*Cornhole* Bocce League
First tournament will be on Monday, February 28 at Village Walk is one of 16
6:00 p.m. Please sign up at Railhead Cafe’. $2.00 drafts communities in the Southwest
and drink specials. Florida Bocce League. League
play is on Fridays from January
7th through March 25th. For
aLL OCCaSiOnS more information call Steve
Spring at 498-2332.
Richard Flach • Joan Cleneay • Sue Adams Men’s Bocce
Al Robertson • Sue Valentin
Join the men of VillageWalk at our Bocce courts
hAPPy ANNIVeRSARy every Friday at 10:00 a.m. for a game of Bocce. All are
Angie and Bill Cornelius 66 wedding anniversary, welcome, experience not required! Just show up!
If you have a special occasion, birthday, or anniversary, bOWLinG
please send an email to Marita at email@example.com . We
like sharing these special dates with the community! LeaGUe
If you are interested in getting
together once a week or once a
village Walk ambassadors month let’s do it! Call Michelle
Welcome New Residents at 949-9909 to get this going.
Our Goal is to help you to become an active, happy
resident of this great community. Please call on any
committee member for information on the many activities
at Village Walk. The best way to get to know your BRIDGe SOCIAL CONTRACT
neighbors is to volunteer for an activity or committee. 1st & 3rd Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. in the Great Room.
Please RSVP to Dorothy at 390-9417 if you can volunteer. Contact: Lela 948-0267
Dorothy DeCastro (390-9417) firstname.lastname@example.org or
Sandy Gibbons (949-1887) Sondra.email@example.com. Canasta
Join us in the Hibiscus
Room on Mondays at 1:00
Bike CluB p�m� and Tuesday nights
On Wednesday, February 9 bike the beautiful bridges in the main lobby at 7:00
of VillageWalk! This is great cross training right in p�m� for this card game� The
your backyard. We will meet at the Bocce courts at first Monday of the month
10:00 a.m. and bike about 12 miles at a moderate pace. at 12:00 noon we will be
After the ride we will return to the Railhead Cafe’ giving instruction on playing
for lunch. Helmets are mandatory. If you have any Canasta� If you are interested,
questions or wish to participate, please call Fred please contact Sandy Gibbons at
Hodapp at 495-2499. 949-1887, Marge Wisniewski at
948-3930 or Margie Lutz at 390-9305 to schedule
an instructional session�
Join us in the Town Center on Monday,
February 7, 21 & 28 at 7pm for Bingo. Doors
CarD MakinG & rUbberSTaMpinG
Join us on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at
open at 6:15 p.m. with FREE dessert and a
10:00 a�m� or 6:30 p�m� in the Town Center for this class�
$100 cover all each night. Railhead Cafe’
Each class is $10�00 per person paid directly to the in-
will be hosting Pre-Bingo specials, please call
structor� If you wish to attend, reservations are a must by
221-7093 for details. If you are interested in making Bingo
calling Sue Keys at 495-7785 or Ruth Naton 948-3662�
a success, please call Margie Lutz at 390-9305 today!
FEBRUARY 2011 Talk of The walk~ 11
clubs ( c o N t. )
Computer Fishing Club
Join us on our next trip Monday, February 1 at 9:00 a.m.
Class Come fish with us on Wednesday, February 16 out of the
Payment made directly to Port of the Isles.
instructor: Christine Capasso 992- 7 AM DePARTuRe FROM The BOCCe COuRTS.
0970� Please make reservation with 8-12:30 FIShING
Christine, if planning on attending� Lunch on your own to follow. No
Learn Basic Computer Skills� equipment needed. The boat captain
Library in Town Center� supplies everything. We will be fishing
in the Thousand Island area. The cost
will be $85 per person for 4 1/2 hours
Coffee Men’s of fishing. Please call Tom Gibbons at
949-1887 if interested.
On February 8 join Dr Allen
Weiss, CEO Naples Community
Hospital as he speaks about Health Game NiGht
Care Reform. On February 22 1st & 3rd Tuesday • 7 p.m. in the Great Room
Marc Semach, DiVosta Pulte and Get a group together to play Euchre, Pinochle,
Nicole Hornberger Bonita Springs Rummy Cube, or your game of choice� Have a new
game to share? Bring it with you�
Fire Department will be discussing
new home sales and trends in VillageWalk and
CERT program. Grandma’s Closet
We need your baby stuff! As people move in and out of our
community it’s important to keep updating our Grandma’s
Dining with Friends Closet listing. Grandma’s Closet is a community listing of
We are a group baby and children’s items such as cribs, strollers, play toys
of people who etc. that you are willing to share with other homeowners. We
enjoy good all have family that comes into town; instead of buying these
food and good items why not help someone in need. If you are willing to
conversation and share or need items to be shared, please contact Margie Lutz
who need more at 390-9305 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget
members. We to mention your name, phone number, the items and if you
will be meeting are seasonal or permanent. We thank you in advance!
monthly on the
third Tuesday Hand and Foot
evening of the month; our next get together is Tuesday, Join in the fun on Friday afternoons at 1:00 p�m� in
the Town Center for this takeoff on Canasta� If you
February 15. We meet at member’s homes. Food
are interested in joining the group, email Meryl at
preparation duties are shared. Members are expected to msmwade@comcast�net
act as hosts/hostesses at least once a season.
For more information, people can contact Sara Kearney
at (239) 495-1615 or Dorothy Decastro (239) 390-9417. woulD you liKe To HelP wiTH a
coMMuniTy HealinG SHawl?
Contact Linda Rosen at 947-0900 or email her at
Expanding Horizons email@example.com.
Join Expanding Horizons on Thursday, February 3 at
7:00 p.m. in the Town Center for a special presentation, Ladies’ Coffee Klatch
Join us on Friday, February 4 at Railhead Cafe’ at 10:00 a.m.
with champagne and hors d’oeuvres! Tom Wade will
for our monthly meeting. The morning breakfast menu will
be discussing the Rachmaninoff concert which is be available. Barbara Dell productions will be on-site with
scheduled for the following night at the Philharmonic. her fabulous array of handbags, jewelry, tops and accessories.
Please call 949-9909 to sign up. Her items vary from $5.00-$50.00, so there’s something for
everyone! They accept cash, check and charge.
12 ~ Talk of The walk FEBRUARY 2011
clubs ( c o N t. )
heLPING hANDS LunCh BunCh
Suzanne Kiley and February 23, 2011
Linda Johnson have
agreed to coordinate We will be
the Helping Hands enjoying our
group. As noted in lunch this month
January’s newsletter, at “The Jolly
we are trying to Cricket” at 720
gather a group of Village Walk residents who would Fifth Ave. So,
be willing to give a “helping hand” to neighbors who Naples.
may need temporary assistance. This might include Meeting time
driving to doctors’ appointments, grocery shopping, is 12:30 with
providing a meal during illness, or providing a few choice of menu
hours’ respite care for a homebound resident while the and separate
caregiver takes a needed break. We will be meeting checks available. “The Jolly Cricket” offers a varied
at 1 p.m. on February 23 at the Town Center to menu of soups and salads, sandwiches and flatbreads.
discuss ideas, develop a mission statement, and get a Pub grub such as fish & chips, bangers & mash,
group of residents (may be seasonal or full time) who shepherd’s pie and ribs to name a few are also on the
would be willing to help out. If you have questions menu. Ladies – an extra bonus. The Best of Everything
or suggestions, please contact Suzanne (948-4309 is almost right across the street.
firstname.lastname@example.org) or Linda Johnson (405-8335 Reservations are required and must be made with
email@example.com). Tammy by noon on Monday Feb. 21st.
HooKeD on BooKS Mah Jongg
FeBRuARy 9, 2011 Ladies play Mah Jongg in
the Town Center on Tuesdays
at 1pm. We use the 2010-
Books will meet On 2011 National Mah Jongg
February 9, 2011 in League card. We welcome
the Town Center. new players. Anyone
The book choice wishing to learn the game contact Barbara Spring at 498-
for this month is “Room” by emma Donohue; the 2332 to arrange for lessons. If you wish to learn how to
leader will be Sara kearney. play stop by at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday for a quick lesson!
To five-year old Jack, Room is the entire world. It
is where he was born and grew up. It’s where he lives
with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep Photography Club
and play. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in his We are getting a Photography club going here at
wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old VillageWalk! Join us for our organizational meeting on
Nick visits. Monday, February 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Center.
Told entirely in the language of the energetic, pragmatic We range from beginners to advanced and all levels are
five year old Jack, Room is a celebration of resilience and welcome! If you have any questions please call Sara
the limitless bond between parent and child. Kearney at 495-1515 today.
Please call or email Lela Gahwiler (gahwilerfl@
aol.com) if you are planning to attend – and if you are
interested in lunch at Railhead before the meeting. Ladies Golf
hOOkeD ON BOOkS 2 It has been decided that the ladies will be playing golf
Join us on February 10 at 1:00 p.m. for our first on Wednesday of every week at Cypress Woods.If you
organizational meeting. Your suggestions for our first are planning to play, please notify Marge Wisniewski at
book will be considered and one will be chosen. If you firstname.lastname@example.org or 239-948-3930. I must know by
would like to join the group please contact Bill Jones at Sunday of each week in order to make a tee time for the group.
email@example.com. The tee time will be made under the name “VillageWalk”.
FEBRUARY 2011 Talk of The walk~ 13
clubs ( c o N t. )
Men’S GOLf !!SafeTy COMMiTTee nOTiCe!!
vW Men’S GOLf LeaGUe The Safety Committee is looking to revive
Members attending: Don ementraut,
Our numbers are growing, Fred hodapp, Vince Marchesani and
come join the fun. George Worden Guests attending: Bill hedges,
Membership is available
throughout the year. A $50
Jayne hedges, Bob Wagner, Chet Oliver
enrollment fee per year must and Frank kearney
be paid at the VW activity
office, Michelle Kithcart, Minutes:
prior to play. The fee is Discussion of the transition from the Security
used to enroll you in the Committee to the Safety Committee, the Mission
Florida PGA GHIN system Statement and the structure of the latter committee.
to establish a handicap and Since the structure of the committee requires three
for administrative costs of permanent members with safety background three
the league as well as socials. guests with law enforcement experience agreed to
This is a fun league with the serve, including Bill Hedges (17+ years), Bob Wagner
goals of enjoying golf with (20+ years) and Chet Oliver (28+ years).
little to no pressure, the great Frank Kearney agreed to publish the minutes and
weather, and friendships. other timely items on the website and to highlight
League operation is on important topics at the Men’s Coffee meetings.
Thursdays from November Michelle will do the same for the Newsletter and
to April 28, 2011, tee times Kathryn will post the agenda in the Post Office and
are between 10 am and Noon Town Center.
and may vary due to course A Card Entry Sub-Committee will be headed by Bob
special events. Members may play the course with carts Wagner. Elaine Hubbell and Jane Spillane have agreed
whenever it is open at leagues fees. The league fee to serve, and one more person will be selected.
is $57 plus tax. If you bring a guest they will pay the A concerted effort will be made to reorganize the
normal SWCC Guest Fee. Neighborhood Watch and the Cert Committees.
If you are interested in joining please contact Len If you want to be involved or simply get more
Yanazzo 239-495-3690, firstname.lastname@example.org or Andy information, contact Fred hodapp: 239-495-2499 or
DiPalma 239-405-3816, email@example.com. e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
reDTREASURE HUNT (THRIFT SHOPS shopping Sunshine Committee
haTS Many times we would be more than
Our willing to help our neighbors if we only
in Naples) AND LUNCH IS CONFIRMED. There’s knew they were in need. If you know
a great shopping district on 10th Street around 2nd someone in our community who is ail-
Ave. North. I have a brochure which lists TWENTY ing or who has lost a loved one, please
SHOPS in a 6 block area!! Most open at 10am, some contact Mary Jane at 221-7160.
at 9 am & two open at 11 am. We will have lunch
at AUDREY’S ATTIC & TEA ROOM. WE ARE
CONFIRMED FOR 12:00 -12:30 for lunch. Wait Quilting to socialize while you work! Join in
This is a great club
til you see this shop!!!! it is loaded with jewelry and
clothing and furniture and stuff!! Please be advised as the fun on the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in
the owner told us. :This is not the kind of place like the card room. Please call Ann McKenzie at 595-4104 and
THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY” EVERYTHING IS bring your project with you.
MADE TO ORDER....SO PLAN ON A LEISURELY
LUNCH. We will carpool from the Bocce Courts at
9:00 on February 16th. Please contact the Queen Mother, Join us Thursday afternoons at 1:00 p.m. in the Town Center
Barbara Fortunato for details at 239-992-8520. for this fun card game. It’s quick and easy to learn! Call Ada at
949-1671 for more information or to join the fun.
14 ~ Talk of The walk FEBRUARY 2011
Rose costello, PeRsonal tRaineR
neW MaT piLaTeS CLaSS 239-980-3352 or Botrose@aol�com� BS in Vocational
Come join our great stretch, Rehabilitation Education from Pennsylvania State University�
balance and tone class. This Degree in Fitness and Nutrition�
discipline is a soft flowing Pilates
format. The one hour experience
is conducted for you to stretch
and relax after a busy day. You
Muscle and conditioning!
If you are interested in participating in a
will gain strength, better balance,
muscle conditioning class (using hand
lose inches and have FUN. Meet
me in the Grand Cypress room weights, ball, body weight, etc),
at 6:30 P.M. each Wednesday. please contact Rose Costello at
Please bring a mat and wear 980-3352 or Botrose@aol�com�
comfortable clothing. See you We have class on Tuesdays
then….. Mary Ann Sundin at and Thursdays at 4:00 p�m�
495-3313. Must provide own weights,
ball and mat or towel� Cost
$5�00 per class�
Free Class with a volunteer resident instructor! Tuesday and
Thursday mornings at 9:00 a�m� at the Resort Pool� This is a
great class for all fitness levels and abilities. No need to sign ZUMba!
up, just show up! If you have any questions please contact The routines feature
Marita at email@example.com. interval training
sessions where fast
and slow rhythms and
resistance training are
combined to tone and
sculpt your body, while
burning fat. Come see
what Zumba is about.
Class will be offered on
& Friday mornings
at 10:00 a.m. in the
WaLkinG Aerobics Room. Single
Classes are $7.00 or
STaRTinG MaRCH 1
Tuesdays & Fridays
buy the punch card, 9
DVD Class classes for $63 and get
at 10:00 a.m.
Monday - Friday at 9:00 a.m. the 10th class FREE.
in the Aerobics Room.
Great for all levels, low Zumba is now at night!
Join us at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday Night for Zumba in
impact, free class that the Aerobics Room of the Town Center. Same pricing
anyone can join. as the day class. Must call Erika at (239) 770-4831.
A minimum of five people required to run class.
There will be a class held on Tuesday, February 1st no
Cardio and strength
DVD Class TV RoTaTion: THe cenTeR TV in THe FiTneSS
Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 8:00 a.m. in the
Aerobics Room. Join us for this strenuous DVD tape RooM iS on a once a MonTH RoTaTion
as stay in shape for season! Free class, anyone can join. BeTween cnn anD FoX newS.
FEBRUARY 2011 Talk of The walk~ 15
actIvIty dIrector Notes
e-mail Distribution List phIlharmoNIc shows
If you would like to receive
updates for the community with classical series #4
Activities and HOA information Shelley Play Rachmaninoff
or wish to have the newsletter
please email Michelle Kithcart at S
Friday, February 4, 2011 8:00 p�m�
Tickets are $61�00 each
or stop in the Town Center and fill
out a form� Michael Feinstein...the sinatra Project
Thursday, February 17, 2011 8:00 p�m�
Tickets are $71�00 each
The Directory is here and it’s twice the size as Mamma Mia!
last year. Please pick them up from the HOA Office Sunday, April 3, 2011 at 8:00 p�m�
window for $5.00 each. Tickets are $87�00 each
New paymeNt polIcy Tuesday, April 19, 2011 8:00 p�m�
Due to the Tickets are $100�00 each
and for more spamalot
efficient tracking Saturday, April 19, 2011 8:00 p�m�
purposes, Tickets are $74�00 each
reservation for all activities. There will only be a 72- love me tender and elvis tribute
hour window for residents who are out of town. We Saturday, May 14, 2011 8:00 p�m�
thank you in advance for helping us make this smooth Tickets are $41�00 each
transition and to improve our overall accounting
records for the Activities here at VillageWalk.
villageWalk License plates!
We are happy to announce that we will now be selling
cHannel 95 VillageWalk license plates at the HOA Office. Each plastic
plate is professionally designed with the VillageWalk
Don’T FoRGeT To TuRn youR TV To cHannel 95 FoR all
oF VillaGewalK’S uPcoMinG eVenTS anD iMPoRT anT logo and will adhere to any size car� What a great way to
support your community! Each plate is $7�00 each and
can be purchased from the HOA Office Monday-Friday
from 8am-5pm, starting Monday, February 14� Limited
ACTIVITIeS quantities are available, grab yours today!
Join the activities committee on Thursday, February
10 at 3:30 p.m. for our monthly meeting. We would
like to invite all new volunteers to our wine and cheese
event beginning at 4:00 p.m. We are looking for new
homeowners in the community to join our group and
make some new friends. You are welcome to attend our
meeting at 3:30 p.m. as well. Bring a friend and help
our community grow with new and exciting events!
16 ~ Talk of The walk FEBRUARY 2011
h . o . a . I N f o r m at I o N
new Tenant in the Town Center MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Please join us in welcoming “Travel & Tennis of Villagewalk of Bonita’s annual Meeting is scheduled for
wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 6pm in the Town center. all
VillageWalk” to the community as new tenants between
are welcome to attend. The neighborhood Voting Street
Fifth Third bank and the Steve Emerson Hair Studio. Representatives should be in attendance to sign in for their streets.
This business is a joint venture of Advantage Tennis
and Cruise Planners. Herbert and Barbara Wormser,
are both USPTA certified tennis instructors and Neil
and Carol Koelemeyer are Cruise Planners franchise
Dogs Must Be Kept On Leash
owners. At All Times
Tennis services will include tennis orientation, league VillageWalk has several pet owners allowing their
play, racquet repair and items for purchase such as dogs off leash within the Community, violating both
balls, grips and strings. Travel services will include the VillageWalk rules and Lee County Ordinances.
cruises, land vacations, travel counseling, location and Although the need for exercise is recognized and
destination guidance. understood, pet owners may not allow their pets to run
The hours of operation shall be Monday through free on any portion of the Community. When violations
Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and on occur please contact Lee County Animal Control
Saturdays from noon until 4:00 p.m. Other hours will immediately, while the violation is occurring, and report
be available by appointment. the violation. Lee County Animal Control will send
their deputy out to investigate and, as they have the legal
authority, will remove the animal from the property,
clarifying a check that all shots are current, check that the animal is
in good health and fine the pet owner. The number to
misunderstanding call is 432-2083. Walkers/bikers, put this in your cell
Confusion and phones.
misinformation If possible, contact the HOA office with the address
is circulating of the pet owner so we may follow up with a violation
through our letter.
Community This is a serious safety issue (and health issue as
regarding a roaming dog cannot be picked up after either) and
Mainscape compliance is expected at all times in our Community.
Landscaping and Pet Owners: A list of local pet friendly Doggie Parks
their monthly is posted on the HOA board in the Post Office.
of the pavers
auk and Blue Marlin neighborhood
Mainscape will spray one time only during the Meeting information
month. Mainscape will not remove the weed stubble Attention Auk Way, Blue Marlin Terrace and Sea
once weeds have died. This service is offered to Star Lane homeowners! Elections will take place
VillageWalk as a courtesy and primarily to help with on Tuesday February 1, 2011 in the Town Center to
the overall appearance of VillageWalk regarding elect your street representatives. It is important that
the abandoned/foreclosing homes. Mainscape is not you make plans to attend to attain a quorum, become
currently charging for this extra service which has familiar with the Neighborhood Representative duties
already improved our Community overall. and elect those who will represent you! If you can not
attend the meeting, please be sure to return your signed
However for most homeowners in VillageWalk once
proxy so quorum may be attained. If you do not have
a month treatment of the weeds will not be enough anyone to represent you, leave that portion blank and
to keep homes free of weeds and looking their best. we will hand your proxy to another homeowner from
Homeowners will continue to be responsible for weed your street to represent you.
maintenance of their paver driveways/walkways and West Block Neighborhood Meeting (includes Auk
violation letters will continue to be sent to homeowners Way & Blue Marlin Terrace)…6:00pm.
where regular maintenance is not being performed. Sea Star Lane Neighborhood Meeting …6:30pm.
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TenniS inSTRucToRS Pro exhibition match
Friday, February 18 at 4.00 PM
Herbert Wormser (USPTR ) Certified Come and watch some exciting Men’s Doubles Matches
with our local professionals:
Barbara Wormser (USPTA) Certified
Roddy CanTey • TyleR ManRinG
ViCToR MonTeiRo • Jose PoRsTello
Private/Group Lessons • Gift Certificates • Cardio Tennis
League Play • Demo Racquets Cost is $ 10 ( incl. ticket and drinks)
Racquet Restringing & Regripping Please pay at our Tennis Pro Shop by February. 11.
Please call or email to sign up. Tel. 947-4050 Questions call Herbert 947-4050
tennis & travel
Practice & Play Clinic pro shop
Wednesdays at 6.00 PM
90 minutes practice and play - 45 minutes practicing herbert Wormser/Neil koelemeyer
strokes, drills, doubles strategy and 45 minutes coached Please visit our Tennis & Travel Shop
playtime� Minimum of 5 players� In order to sign up call at the Town Center, # 300
Herbert 947-4050 or email wormserb@aol�com Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday 10:00 to 5:00
aDvanCeD beGinner CLiniC Wednesday 10:00 to 6:00
Tuesdays & Fridays at 11.00 AM Saturday Noon to 4:00
Introduction to tennis strokes, techniques, basic
doubles strategy & coached playtime. Sign up by
calling 947-4050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. tennis instRuctoR
Tennis Fun for all Kids PTR CeRTIFIeD INSTRuCTOR
Thursdays at 5.00 PM. 60 min. of instructions, fun and 239-206-0372 or email mindigogirl@mac�com
games. Call Herbert Wormser in order to sign up 947-4050 Services/Consultation: Racquet Stringing, Re-gripping,
Demos/ Gear Gift Certificates, Video Tape Analysis
Beginner Clinic • 15.00 per person for 1.5 hours
Bus Trip to Sony ericsson open Intermediate Clinic 15.00 per person for 1.5 hours
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 Private/Group lessons (individual or 5pk pricing)
Cost: $ 73 - price includes bus trip and reserved seat Doubles Strategy Clinics. Crunchtime (See bulletin
for the day session. Make check payable to: Herbert board or call for additional information)
Wormser and mail to: 28532 Hammerhead Ln,, Bonita
Springs, FL 34135. Questions call: 947-4050
racquet stringing & regripping G e T
Customized racquet stringing on electronic controlled
digital tension stringing machine.
3.0 Open Clinic
Demo racquets are available at no charge. 11:00 a.m. on Saturday Mornings
Call Herbert 947-4050 or email email@example.com. $15 per person
Call Mindy at 206-0372
Save The DaTe fOr:
March 4 ............ Draw Party f. Davis Cup UpDaTeD TenniS rULeS anD reGULaTiOnS Can
March 26 .................................. Davis Cup be fOUnD On The inSerT paGe
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Visit Our New, Successful Model Park! Monday - Saturday open at
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your friends and family to share the same joy in a new DiVosta home that Put moisturizer on dry ends of hair
you’ve enjoyed. We look forward to seeing you! at nighttime and don’t rinse out.
Try this 3 times a week. If you have
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Dublon - 1,858 a/c sq. ft. Surrey Crest– 1,701 a/c sq. ft. Dunwoody Lane - 2,315 a/c sq. ft. that need an
to make an
Furnished Vernon Hill - 1,911 a/c sq. ft. me a call at
Dunwoody Trail - 2,488 a/c sq. ft.
Gray Myst - 1,392 a/c sq. ft.
Tifton Way - 2,029 a/c sq. ft.
Morningside Lane - 2,611 a/c sq. ft.
Pine Spring - 1,492 a/c sq. ft. Tifton Walk - 2,177 a/c sq. ft.
Hours of operatIon
open 7 days a Week
lunch & dinner 11am-Close
Furnished Breakfast 8am -11am friday saturday and
Model! Don’t Miss Our New Included Features Package! sunday only.
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Please stop by or call the new VillageWalk Sales Center for more information. dinner menu!
(239) 948-4141 4pm-Close with weekly drink specials
FiFth third Bank tennis & Island naIls
Hours of operation travel Hours oF operation
Monday – Friday Tuesdays - Friday
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm pro shop 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
239-992-1695 Herbert Wormser/ saturday
Fax 239-002-2461 Neil Koelemeyer 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
www.53.com Please visit our 495-5863
Tennis & Travel Shop
at the Town Center, # 300
HourS oF operaTioN:
Monday - Friday 10:00 to 5:00
Wednesday 10:00 to 6:00
Saturday Noon to 4:00
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New year’s at villagewalk
Vill ageWalk Monthly C alendar - FeBrUary 2011
Sun Mon tues Wed thurs Fri Sat
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9:00 a.m. Investment 7:00 p.m. O’Canada 2:30 p.m. Hormones: 10:00 a.m. Women’s 8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Workshop Get Together Men vs Women Coffee at Railhead Cafe Community Garage
8:00 p.m. Shelley Play Sale
7:00 p.m. Expanding Rachmaninoff at the
Horizons Get Philharmonic Group
Together Group Cruise
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Group Cruise 7:00 p.m. Bingo 9:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. Case Study 1:00 p.m. 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Men’s Coffee Picasso Workshop 1:00-4:00 p.m. Special Oil Grocery Store Tour Grand Opening of
painting class Tennis & Travel
9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Hooked on Books 2
Picasso Workshop Bike Club
3:30 p.m. Activities Meeting 4:30-9:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m. Book Club 4:00 p.m. Wine and Cheese Pub Crawl
party for new members!
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1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. Tennis 9:00 a.m. 7:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Tennis 9:00-11:00 a.m.
West Side Story Community Meeting Outlook and Fishing Trip Immokalee Casino Exhibition Health Fair
6:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m. Michael
Cooking Feinstein at the Everblades Game
at Railhead Cafe
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9:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:00-11:30 5:30 p.m. 10:00 a.m. 6:00-10:00 p.m.
Kayaking at the Men’s Coffee Pamper Day Women Only FREE Babcock
5:00 p.m.Sunset 12:00 Lunch Bunch dinner and seminar Wilderness Tour
Cruise on AWE
1:00 p.m.Helping and Cream!
7:00 p.m. Bike Night Hands
7:00 p.m. Islet Trail
7:05 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
Red Sox vs. Twins Bingo
Mondays: 8:00 a.m. Cardio & Strength Aerobics DVD • 8:00 a.m. Men & Women Round Robin/Cardio Tennis • 9:00 a.m. Walking DVD Class9:30 a.m. Oil Painting
9:30 a.m. Tennis Advanced Beginners Clinic • 10:00 a.m. Zumba • 1:00 p.m. Canasta • 6:00 p.m. Weight Watchers • 7:00 p.m. 1st Bingo
Tuesdays: 9:00 a.m. Water Aerobics • 9:00 a.m. Walking DVD Class • 9:00 a.m. 2nd & 4th Men’s Coffee • 10:00 a.m. 2nd & 4th Cardmaking • 1:00 p.m. Mah Jongg
4:00 p.m. Muscle and Conditioning • 6:30 Bocce League • 6:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Cardmaking • 6:30 p.m. 3rd Dining with Friends 7:00 p.m. Canasta
7:00 p.m. 1st & 3rd Game Night • 7:00 p.m. Zumba
Wednesdays: 8:00 a.m. Cardio & Strength Aerobics DVD • 8:00 a.m. Men & Women Round Robin • 9:00 a.m. Walking DVD Class • 10:00 a.m. Zumba
10:00 a.m. 2nd Computer Class • 1:00 p.m. 1st & 3rd Bridge • 5:00 & 6:30 Bocce League • 6:00 p.m. Practice and Play Clinic • 6:30 p.m. Mat Pilates
7:00 p.m. Poker
Thursdays: 9:00 a.m. Water Aerobics • 9:00 a.m. Walking DVD Class • 1:00 p.m. 313 Card Game • 4:00 p.m. Muscle and Conditioning • 5:00 p.m. Kid’s Tennis
6:30 Bocce League • 7:00 p.m. 2nd Quilting • 7:00 p.m. Bible Study
Fridays 8:00 a.m. Cardio & Strength Aerobics DVD • 8:00 a.m. Men’s & Women’s Round Robin • 9:00 a.m. Walking DVD Class • 10:00 a.m. Men’s Bocce
10:00 a.m. Zumba • 1:00 p.m. Hand and Foot
Saturdays: 9:30 a.m. Mixed Doubles Round Robin
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VILLAGE WALK OF BONITA SPRINGS
TENNIS RULES AND REGULATIONS
Availability: The Tennis Facilities are available to all residents 7 days a week.
Hours of Play: 8:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M.
Definitions: Resident: VillageWalk owner or lessee. (When leasing to a non-resident, the owner forfeits rights to use the
Town Center Amenities).
Guest: Overnight houseguest. Guest has resident’s rights.
Visitor: Day Guest.
Prime Time: 8:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. seven (7) days a week from October 1 through April 30. Prime time is reserved
for Round Robin and for resident play. Visitors are not permitted during “Prime Time” and Visitors are permitted during
“Non-Prime Time”, hours provided at least one resident is on the court with the visitor (s) at all times.
Lights: Lights may be turned on at each individual court as required. Lights will automatically shut off at 10:00 P.M.
However, players are requested to turn off lights upon completion of play.
General: Appropriate tennis attire including tennis shoes only must be worn at all times. Unacceptable attire would
include but would not be limited to bathing suits, tank tops, cut off jeans, sandals, running and cross training shoes.
Appropriate shirts, shorts, shoes and/or warm-ups are required wear at all times. Excessive yelling, noise, profanity
and racquet throwing will not be tolerated at any time. Pets, bicycles, roller blades, skateboards, scooters, etc. are not
permitted on the courts. Parking of bicycles on the walkway between the courts is not allowed. All bicycles must be
parked in the designated area. Courteous behavior and proper language are also required.
Children: Parents will be responsible for their children’s behavior at all time on the courts and will be responsible for
any damages that they may cause. Children under twelve (12) years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times,
unless participating in an organized tennis program or lesson.
Reservations: Court reservations must be made on the sign up board located at the Tennis Pavilion. The earliest sign-
up can be done is after 8:00 P.M., one week in advance only. Entries shall be made in using first initial and last names.
Playing time is limited to 1 1/2 hours. Back-to-back sign ups are not permitted. Reserved courts are held for 10 minutes
and then become available to walk-ons. Anyone who walks on the court to play shall first enter their name on the Sign-Up
Round Robin Play: Doubles Round Robin for men and women are on a drop-in basis. No sign-up is needed for
morning Round Robin Play and is scheduled from 8:00 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for men;
Tuesday and Thursday for women. Saturday will be open tennis play for Round Robin from 8:00 A.M. to 9:30 A.M.
Three courts shall be allotted for Round Robin play. The ten (10) minute cancellation policy is in effect regarding unused
Activities: Any type of tennis activity (e.g. tournaments, special events, league play, parties, etc.) must be presented to
the VillageWalk Activity Director.
Leagues: League practice or play is not permitted during Prime Time hours. When League play is scheduled, the Captain
is responsible for providing the names of the visiting team to the “Entrance Gate Security Office” 24 hours in advance.
League practice or play shall be allotted up to a maximum of 5 courts and all team roosters must be comprised of at least
50% VillageWalk residents. League play has preference over all other play, and must be scheduled via the Reservation
Instructions: Individual or group instructions may be given to Village Walk residents and their guest/visitors.
Instructions may be given by only Certified USPTA or USPTR members only and must be residents approved by the
Tennis Activity Committee and the Town Center Manager. These individuals must provide proof of $1,000,000 in
Liability Insurance naming VillageWalk as an Additional Insured.
Court Cleaning: Tennis courts will be groomed and maintained by VillageWalk Maintenance Personnel. Problems with
the court surfaces, lines, nets, etc. should be reported to the Town Center Front Desk.
Rule Infractions: Rule Infractions should be in writing to the Village Walk Office via the Town Center Front Desk.
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