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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

BOARD MEETING

Tuesday, May 2nd - 9 A.M.

Wednesday, May 17th - 7 P.M.

MAY 2017 SPECIAL EVENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

May 2nd May 5th May 13th May 14th May 15th May 16th May 17th May 20th May 29th

Board of Directors Workshop BCPO BINGO Also on May 12th, 19th, 26th Good Times Line Dance Brookridge Singles Mingle Gospel Jubilee Woman’s Club /Scholarships Board of Directors Mtg Richard’s Music Jam Memorial Day Events

9:00 AM 5:45 PM 6:30 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 5:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 8:00 AM

Page Board Of Directors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Minutes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-24 Clubs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-37 Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-46 Sports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47-48 People . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Miscellaneous . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52-54


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FOR ADVERTISING INFORMATION CALL (727) 846-0367 • Fax: (727) 847-9757

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Submit to: editor@brookridge.com or www.brookridge.com

News & Views Guidelines

The “News & Views” is a free community monthly publication for the residents of Brookridge, to help keep you advised of events and happenings in your community. The guidelines to follow in order to have your articles published are as follows:

1. The editor reserves the right to select letters for publication and to edit for grammar, style and length, while making efforts to preserve the core of the letter.

2. All articles must be 200 words or less, typed upper and lower case; not all caps, dated and signed by the writer, with their telephone number. (Short personal notices of Thanks, Condolences, etc. will be accepted, if they are printed legibly, easily readable and signed.) 3. The Deadline for all articles will be 2:00 pm on January 12th, February 9th, March 9th , April 13th, May 11th, June 8th, July 13th, August 10th, September 14th, October 12th, November 9th, December 14th. For the following months edition.

4. All articles must be submitted each month for the following month. No articles will automatically be re-run. All questions regarding the above should be directed to the BCPO Office at (352) 596-0696.

WATER RESTRICTIONS FOR BROOKRIDGE Only water before 8:00 A.M. or after 6:00 P.M.

Hand-watering and micro-irrigation (drip irrigation) of non-lawn landscape (such as flower beds, vegetable gardens, etc.) may be done any day and time, as nec0 or 1 Monday essary. You may water new plant material including sod for up to 60 days after the new plants are installed.

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For more information contact: Southwest Florida Water Management District: 1-800848-0499 or 1-800-423-1476 Ext. 4498: Or visit their website at: www.WaterMatters.org

Hernando County Utilities Department: 352-754-4037. Or refer to the county's website at: www.hernandocounty.us

Please follow the watering restrictions. Water on only the days you are allowed and only within the times that are allowed. Citations and fines for violating the watering restrictions do not require notice. For citation and fine information (or to report Water violations) contact ~ Hernando County Code Enforcement- 352-754-4056

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BOARD MEETINGS

The BCPO Board of Directors monthly meetings will be held the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm in the Main Hall. In addition, the Board meets on the 1st Tuesday at 9:00am in the South Hall. All BCPO members are welcome to attend.

DO YOU WANT “NEWS & VIEWS” MAILED TO YOU?

Brookridge residents who are leaving for several months may have copies of the “News & Views” mailed to them. If you are interested in this service, please fill out the form below and return it to:

The BCPO Office at 7300 Brookridge Central Blvd., Brooksville, Florida 34613

The cost for this service is $3.00 per issue. Checks should be made payable to BCPO and accompany this form. To Be Sent To: Address: City:

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2017 SCHEDULE OF STANDARD BOARD MEETINGS Tuesday workshops begin at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. Held at the Clubhouse

April Tuesday, April 4 Wednesday, April 19

2017

May Tuesday, May 2 Wednesday, May 17

Managers Report By Ray Geroux We are paving this month so please be alert for signs, detours, large trucks and workers in the roads. Safety is everyone’s responsibility; please SLOW DOWN so we can get this project completed as efficiently and safely as possible. We hope to have this years paving completed by May 19th and then the striping will have to wait for 3 weeks until that is performed. Next year we will bid out the Rialto area roads.

Page 7 first is for speeding. The violation will now be $50 fine, 30 day suspension of privileges. If the speed is 40+, the fine will be $100.00, with a 60 day suspension of privileges. The second is to clarify estate sales. Only one estate sale is allowed per homeowner. Just a word about walkers. As you know, we have no sidewalks in Brookridge due to the non-insight of the builders of our Community. We ask that you walk facing the traffic, so that you can see the oncoming traffic. Please do not walk in the road when traffic is coming toward you because our roads are narrow. Night walkers, please wear light colored clothing, reflective clothing if possible, and use a flashlight! No one can see you in the dark. This is for our walkers' safety as well as our drivers.

I am unhappy to address a disturbing concern we have been made aware of. There has been a rash of verbal abuse to our employees. Please be aware that we have security cameras on, and in, every building, including the Guard House. You are seen and heard, especially at the front desk. This is a violation carries a $50-$100 fine and one to two months loss of privileges. We take this very seriously. We would encourage you to read the Reminders from the Association page in the News and Views. It has many reminders and good information.

In closing, I thank my fellow Board of Directors for allowing me another year as your President. I will continue to assist in assuring Brookridge Community is a great place to live. Live well, be happy, enjoy every moment! Gail Metcalf, President, BCPO

President’s Desk by Gail Metcalf

Greetings, fellow Brookridge Residents,

Many of our Seasonal neighbors are leaving, or have left sunny Florida. We wish them all safe travels.

Our News and Views reports must be turned in a month before the newsletter comes out. So these next few items may be old to us, but need to be acknowledged:

We want to congratulate our new Board of Directors, Don Lowry and Linda Smith. Welcome back, Ken Sadjak and Rosemary Basteri. Along with Ray Starr, Ron Ross and myself, I believe we have an awesome Board of Directors who will continue to work very hard for all Brookridge residents. Thank you also, for passing the Deed Restriction for Limited Ownership of lots. This will help to insure Brookridge will stay a 55+ Community. We have awarded the bid for our road work. We are hoping, weather permitting, that the roads will be completed by the beginning of August. The Board has amended two Rules and Regulations. The


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Security Report By Greg Schubert

Speeding has been a major issue in Brookridge for the last couple of years. Last month alone, 39 speeding cases were sent to the VRC for possible fines and suspension of privileges. When a property is on suspension, the barcode is deactivated for all vehicles associated with that property. Also, there is no access to the pool or clubhouse. As of May 1st, the Board of Directors has increased the penalties for speeding. First offence - $50 fine AND a 30 day suspension Second offense - $100 fine AND a 60 day suspension

The fine and suspension go together. You can not pay the fine to remove the suspension but the suspension will not be lifted until the fine is paid. Our governing documents state that property owners ARE responsible for their guests, so if a visitor is speeding, the property owner will have the fine and suspension. Please notify your guests of the use of radar for speed enforcement. It is important that we all work together to reduce speeding before someone gets gravely injured.

Unit Representatives By Peggy Christie

We are the ambassadors for Brookridge. Our goal is to personally visit each new resident in Brookridge. We meet the 2nd Tuesday at 9 A.M. and attend the BCPO Board meeting on the 3rd Wednesday at 7 P.M. Join us we need Volunteers.

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Attention all Clubs and Committees

Attention all clubs and committees please keep in mind that I am only in the office on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM , please schedule your calls or visits accordingly. I apologize if this causes you any inconvenience. Ana P. Oliveira Editor /Activity Coordinator

Brookridge Accounting Notice

Our friendly reminder notice mailed out on the 15th has been modified to be sent as a postcard notice instead of the folded letter. This will allow us to use the current postcard postage rate of .34 cents each instead of .46 cents. We will also reduce labor time since we no longer need to fold and seal those letters. We usually send 250 – 300 notices per month. On more than one occasion since this policy was started in 2011 an owner has said they had forgot and are thankful for the friendly reminder. If you do normally make your payments between the 15th and the 30th please continue to do so. Owners will only be charged the current late fee if the payment is made after the last day of the month.


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RV Compound By Ed Baines

A lot has been done this year to improve our RV Compound. In addition to our once a month walk thru, We formed an advisory committee to periodically meet and discuss issues as the need arises. We have decided that an “all users” of the compound meeting be held twice a year in March and November to insure we get maximum attendance from our snowbird family. This will be advertised widely.

We formed an Adhoc committee to review our current Use and Storage Guidelines, RV Compound Rules and added a new Section that will define the Enforcement Procedures and Penalties for not following defined rules and regulations. This has been submitted to the Board of Directors and approved. In the coming months, a mailing will go out to provide these new guidelines to all current users and will be provided when new spaces are assigned. Please read over this information as a lot of changes have been made. We have begun re-positioning units in their current sites to allow greater ease in parking units. This will be an ongoing effort please be patient with us as we work to accomplish this. We have eliminated the Guest Spot parking area within the compound and assigned additional parking sites in this previous space. Residents who will have guests visiting us here in Brookridge with RV’s will be allowed to park in the Clubhouse Parking Lot for up to 3 days. Arrangements must be made with Security prior to this visit.

As funds become available, we will be installing new lighting in the compound and additional security cameras. These additional services are made possible by users of the compounds donations each year. If you wish to donate to the RV Compound which is a huge benefit to the residence of Brookridge using the compound, please make your check payable to BCPO. In the memo field of the check state “RV Compound” and submit your check to the Administrative Office. Space in the RV Compound is at a premium. If you wish to obtain a site there is a waiting list. Please contact Betty Hine in the admin office to get on this list. If you are traveling home please be safe.


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MINUTES

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BROOKRIDGE COMMUNITY PROPERTY OWNERS, INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ WORKSHOP MINUTES OF TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7th, 2017

Call to Order:

9:00 a.m.

Proof of Notice:

The agenda was posted at the club house and administration office on 3/3/17. PROOF OF NOTICE ESTABLISHED.

Turn off all phones & remove hats Moment of silence & Pledge of Allegiance

Proof of Quorum:

Also Present:

Video/Audio

Taping Notice:

Approval of Minutes:

Page 19 APPROVE CHANGES TO RULES & REGULATIONS ARTICLE IV, SECTION 1, BULLETIN BOARDS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. c. Rules & Regulations: Article II, Section 1 & 2 and Article XII, Sections 1, 3 & 6 Discussion MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY ROSS, TO ACCEPT THE CHANGES TO RULES & REGULATIONS, ARTICLE II, SECTIONS 1 & 2 AND ARTICLE XII, SECTIONS 1, 3 AND 6 AS AMENDED. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. d. Unit Rep Appointment MOTION BY ROSS, SECONDED BY SAJDAK, TO APPOINT LESLIE HARGETT AS A UNIT 4 REPRESENTATIVE. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. Report of Directors:

Present: President Metcalf, 2nd Vice President Metcalf – We are having an Art & Craft Festival on April 5th at 10:00 a.m. Jackie McCabe is looking for President Miller, Treasurer Basteri, Brookridge members to sign up to share their crafts and show Secretary Sajdak & Director Ross off their talents. Please contact Jackie or Administration to get Excused: 1st Vice President Starr a table. We need someone to step forward to help with the Memorial Day program. I want to say, “Thank You” to General Manager, Ray Geroux; Beautification for the fun party we had on Sunday. Last year Security Captain, Greg Shubert; we had 110 people that bought tickets, this year we had 150 25 member names were on the people. We made over $1500 for the Beautification sign-in sheet. Committee. Thank you, Carole Tobey and everyone who helped. Ballots are coming in for the election. Last year we Meeting was Broadcast on had about a dozen voided ballots. This year we have approxCCTV Channel 95 imately 34 voided ballots. You need to place your ballot enveMember(s) video/audio taping lope inside a self-addressed envelope with your name and meeting: 0 Member(s) audio taping (no video) meeting: 0

a. The Minutes of the Board of Directors’ Workshop of 2/7/17 APPROVED AS WRITTEN

Correspondence: Secretary Sajdak read the following correspondences:

a. A letter dated 2/16/17 from Ben Hamar, Gospel Jubilee Director, re: Name Change MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY ROSS, TO ACCEPT THE NAME CHANGE OF “GOSPEL JAM” TO “GOSPEL JUBILEE”. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. General Manager Report:

Unfinished Business: None

Attached

New Business: a. Eight foot tables replaced MOTION BY MILLER, SECONDED BY SAJDAK, TO APPROVE THE PURCHASE OF 64 NEW TABLES FOR THE CLUBHOUSE. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. MOTION BY MILLER, SECONDED BY SAJDAK, TO APPROVE THE SALE OF THE OLD TABLES AT THE CLUBHOUSE. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

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address on it so we can document that you have voted. Without your name on the envelope, we cannot document your vote. To clarify, our General Manager does not see what you voted when the online information comes in. The only thing he can see is your name, address and UBL number so we can document that you did, in fact, vote. It is the same with the paper ballots. Volunteers open the addressed envelope and place it in the ballot box and Dorene checks off that you voted in our book. Please understand that we do not know how you vote. Also, the Women’s Club is not disbanded. They are only doing the Tuesday night scholarship Bingo. Residents are not responsible for their vendors. We did take that requirement out of the Vendor Rules. It is the vendors themselves that are responsible. We had 69 people at the Honorary wall appreciation breakfast. Please remember that Golfers pay their $41 assessment for Brookridge but also pay an extra fee to golf. It was wonderful to see that many people there as we are all in this together. I also want to thank Larry Miller for being on the Board and hope that Rosemary Basteri & Ken Sajdak are here next year.

Treasurer Basteri – March 28th is the Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast. This is to recognize all the volunteers for everything they do for Brookridge. Also, on March 26th, the MusicAires are putting on a free will donation Spring Concert featuring music from Broadway shows. All proceeds go to pay for our materials. We are on a limited budget and we would appreciate your attendance. The concert is at 3:00 p.m. at the Clubhouse and we will have share the wealth. It is an audience participation song-fest. Also, anyone come and observe the counting at the election, however, they cannot speak or interact with the counters.

Secretary Sajdak – A/VRC needs more volunteers. April 2nd is the BCPO Annual Pancake Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. I will be making pancakes. It is for the Clubhouse wish list. 2nd Vice President Miller – Don’t forget to come to the BCPO Annual Pancake Breakfast. Director Ross – We are still looking for more Unit Reps!

Member Comments: (no motions or consensus will be considered)Bill Hartman #6 (CERT – Saturday Garage Sale, News & Views missing pages & Mailbox damage), Ken Duncan #2 (Paving Time & Traffic), Gloria Weaver #3 (Vandalized mailbox), Charlene Forsythe #3 (Paving, Resident Access & Tables) & Leo Benoit #4 (General Manager) MOTION BY ROSS, SECONDED BY SAJDAK, TO ADJOURN. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. Adjourned at 10:18 AM

Transcribed by Dorene Steinmetz, BCPO Exe/Rec Secretary SUBMITTED BY: KEN SAJDAK, BCPO BOARD SECRETARY

{Minutes subject to BCPO Board approval on April 4, 2017}

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BROOKRIDGE COMMUNITY PROPERTY OWNERS, INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING MINUTES OF WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15TH, 2017

Call to Order:

Unit Representative Chairman, Peggy Christie called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm

Turn off all phones & remove hats Moment of Silence & Pledge of Allegiance

Establish Quorum: According to Article X, Section 3 of the Bylaws approved April 18, 2007, the members present at an Annual or Special meeting shall constitute a quorum, regardless of the number present. General Manager Ray Geroux and 106 registered members & 7 guests were present. Election of Chairperson: MOTION BY WAYNE BARCOMB, UNIT 4, SECONDED BY JOE GRAY, UNIT 4, TO ELECT GAIL METCALF, UNIT 6, AS CHAIRPERSON. NOMINATIONS CLOSED. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY TO APPOINT GAIL METCALF AS CHAIRMAN.

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VOTE IS NEEDED PRIOR TO ACQUISITION. Discussion Ensued 3 IN FAVOR, MAJORITY AGAINST Motion Failed

Election Results – Board of Directors and Induction: Election results were announced by Chairperson Gail Metcalf, BCPO President.

Kenneth Sajdak – 615 votes (3-year term), Don Lowry – 605 votes (3-year term), Rosemary Basteri – 585 votes (2year term) & Linda Smith – 571 (1-year term).

A total of 64 Voids were counted with no addresses on them to be recorded. Non Elected Candidate: 5th Leo Benoit (531)

Proposed Deed Restriction Amendment Results for 2017: AMENDMENT: Article III: Limitation on Ownership, Section 30 774 IN FAVOR, 172 AGAINST, AMENDMENT PASSED

Proof of Notice of Meeting: On February 6, 2017, an Annual Package, including the Notice of the Annual Membership meeting, was mailed to every member who was on the Association’s roster of property owners as of that date. Proof of Notice Affidavit has been submitted to the Administration office.

Member Comments: Jackie McCabe #6 (Thanked BOD & Art Festival), Larry Miller #2 (April 2, 2017 Pancake Breakfast – All money goes to Clubhouse & Sign up to Vote Online), Marci Bocompani #1 (Garage Sale), Val Stratton #3 (GM report in print), Bill Hartman #6 (CERT thanks Brookridge Community - Garage Sale funds will go to Food Supplies for Emergency), Pheobe Barker-Humar #4 (Gospel Jubilee), Karen Overholt #6 (Great Job Gail Metcalf) & Rich Stratton #3 (April 23 – Men’s Club Car Show, Registered Chevrolet & lunch provided)

Approval of Minutes: Minutes of the 2016 Annual Meeting were approved at the 5/18/16 Board of Directors’ meeting.

Adjournment: 8:30 p.m.

Approval of Agenda: Topics introduced that require all membership notice cannot be approved but can be discussed.

Correspondence: None

Annual Report of Officers: President Metcalf: Verbal recap of previous years’ events. Treasurer Basteri: Verbal recap of previous years’ expenses. Unfinished Business: None

New Business: Item 1: Proposed Member Questions by Val Stratton: MOTION BY VAL STRATTON, SECONDED BY TOM BOCOMPANI, THAT BCPO REPURPOSES OUR ASPHALT TO ESTABLISH A WALKING PATH AT 7 ACRES OR AT THE CLUBHOUSE. Discussion Ensued 2 IN FAVOR, MAJORITY AGAINST Motion Failed

Item 2: Proposed Member Questions by Val Stratton: MOTION BY VAL STRATTON, SECONDED BY TOM BOCOMPANI, PRIOR TO ACCEPTANCE OF ANY NONBUDGETED DONATED ASSET, OTHER THAN INDIVIDUAL BCPO LOTS WITH A REPLACEMENT VALUE OF OVER $5000, A VOTE WILL BE TAKEN AT A BOARD MEETING AN AFFIRMATIVE VOTE BY A SIMPLE MAJORITY OF THOSE MEMBERS CASTING A

MOTION BY PEGGY CHRISTIE, UNIT 2, SECONDED BY VINCE PIZZO, UNIT 3, TO ADJOURN. MEMBERSHIP HAD NO OBJECTIONS. MOTION CARRIED.

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BROOKRIDGE COMMUNITY PROPERTY OWNERS, INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING MINUTES OF WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017

Call to Order: Roll Call:

Director Gail Metcalf called the meeting to order at 8:40 p.m.

Directors Present: Gail Metcalf, Ray Starr, Rosemary Basteri, Ken Sajdak, Ron Ross, Linda Smith. Absent: Leo Benoit

Nomination/Election of Officers:

President: MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY ROSS, TO NOMINATE GAIL METCALF AS PRESIDENT. NOMINATIONS CLOSED. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY TO APPOINT GAIL METCALF AS PRESIDENT. 1st Vice President: MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY ROSS, TO NOMINATE RAY STARR AS 1ST VICE PRESIDENT. NOMINATIONS CLOSED. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY TO APPOINT RAY STARR AS 1ST VICE PRESIDENT. 2nd Vice President: MOTION BY ROSS, SECONDED BY METCALF, TO NOMINATE KEN SAJDAK AS 2ND VICE PRESIDENT. NOMINATIONS CLOSED. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY TO APPOINT KEN SAJDAK AS 2ND VICE PRESIDENT. Secretary: MOTION BY METCALF, SECONDED BY SAJDAK, TO NOMINATE RON ROSS AS SECRETARY. NOMINATIONS CLOSED. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY TO APPOINT RON ROSS AS SECRETARY. Treasurer: MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY ROSS, TO NOMINATE ROSEMARY BASTERI AS TREASURER. NOMINATIONS CLOSED. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY TO APPOINT ROSEMARY BASTERI AS TREASURER. Meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m.

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Clubs of Brookridge By Ray Geroux, GM

Share your good deeds. I encourage all clubs to notify Jean Hamilton of the Tampa Bay Times of your events that benefit the Brooksville Community. Fund raisers, charitable donations, or awards are some examples. If you include a good color photo in your email she may include it in your story. You can email Jean at Jhamilton@tampabay.com or by phone at 352-848-1438

The Projector

Attention Clubs, the projector has been placed in the clubhouse inventory for your access. It connects to a laptop to project on a screen. If your club needs to use it please check it out from the monitors office, great for showing slides or power point programs.

By Philip Rastocny

THE UNIVERSE. So big it's beyond our comprehension. All the stars we see in our night sky are within a tiny portion of our own Milky Way Galaxy. While we can see objects "outside" our galaxy, the only other galaxy that can be seen with the unaided eye is Andromeda. It is our closest galaxy neighbor, ONLY 2.2 million light years (ly) away.

Keeping this distance in mind, how many galaxies are currently estimated in the universe? An article in the March 2017 issue of Astronomy Magazine puts the figure at 1-2 trillion. Two astronomers, extrapolating the galaxy count from the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) deep field picture came up with the figure, looking at galaxies 13 billion ly away. We can see (from Brookridge) on a really clear night a maximum of 7-8 galaxies, using our telescopes. That's out of 1-2 trillion. Time, as we know it, keeps marching on, along with our ever expanding knowledge of the Universe. If only Carl Sagan would have known. He would have titled his book, Trillions & Trillions, not Billions & Billions! Hubble Ultra Deep Field Up to 13 billion light years away. To learn more fun astronomy stuff, come to our next club meeting or join us at our observing session at the west end of Midmoor Blvd. All are welcome and you do not have to own a telescope or binoculars to attend. Just bring your interest, questions, enthusism, and smiles. As Phil always says," Keep looking up!"

Upcoming Astronomical Events:

• May 6 - Eta Aquarids meteor shower (Ongoing all night) • May 15 - 7:00PM Club Meeting, Brookridge Club House, room D


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• May 17 - Best look at Mercury - Low in East before sunrise. • May 19—8:15 PM - Observing Session, west end of Midmoor Blvd.

For more information about our club, call David Bahr at 352610-0464.

By Ed Baines

I would like to personally thank each one of our Brookridge Beautification Committee Members for their hard work and dedication during these past months in making Brookridge a showplace to live in. The Front Gate, Brookridge Entry Sign, and the Boulevard itself have been transformed and spruced up by many hands in our committee. In addition, Thank You to our participating Brookridge Clubs in assisting us monetarily to make these efforts happen. Mulch, Flowers, decorative Grasses, Bushes, Fountain Supplies, decorative block, etc. were all purchased with these funds.

I am proud to be Chairman of the Brookridge Beautification Committee and look forward to the 2017/18 Season. For all Snowbirds returning North. Please be careful driving and we look forward to seeing all of you back in the Fall.

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By William Hartman

One of the fun times we can have as a Brookridge CERT member is the practice exercises. April was our Windshield Assessment exercise. We travel around the community looking for make believe storm damage. The leader pre-tags select homes throughout Brookridge (with occupant permission of course) then our trained members search each home from their golf cart windshield to find streamers that indicate home damage. It is work but it is also fun to do.

Our regular meetings are on the first Wednesday of the month at 10 AM room D. Guests are welcome to sit in on a meeting to learn about any updates of CERT. Brookridge residents: If you are interested in volunteering to be a member of CERT, please let me know at WWHarLin@aol.com, or Call (352) 2934647. Thanks for all your community support! And remember: always if you have an emergency call 911! Thank you.

By Bill Hartman

Can you believe it is May already!? Nearly all the part timers are gone for the summer and we have the place all to ourselves. We will miss them while they are away but we have much work to do until they return. Remember that our Wednesday Evening Bible Study is a year round class. We keep our start time at 6PM in the clubhouse room C. This month our Bible study will begin in Hebrews and we’ll see how far we go from there.. Linda and Bill Hartman co-chair the study, assisted by Dan Krotje (an up and coming Bible Teacher we are pleased to have with us). Our study consists of reading a chapter in the Bible, giving a commentary of the chapter, and leading discussions which include answering your questions. This is a non-denominational study taken from God’s Word. You may contact Bill or Linda at (352) 293-4647, Or E-mail us: WWHarLin@aol.com

Here is a Bible lesson you may wish to know: Hebrews 1:13 (KJV) God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, (2) Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; (3) Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;


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MAY 2017

SUNDAY

MONDAY

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TUESDAY

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WEDNESDAY

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10:00 am

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ALL RESIDENTS WELCOME

Recycle and Yard Waste Pick-Up

Trash Pick-Up

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8 Sunday Church

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9:00 am

ACC Meeting

9:00 am

10 Unit Rep Mtg.

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17 7:00 pm

9:00 am 6:00 pm

Sunday Church SINGLE MINGLE

6:00 pm 7:00 pm

Gospel Jubilee Astronomy Club

5:00 pm

9:00 am

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ACC Meeting

Recycle and Yard Waste Pick-Up

Trash Pick-Up

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10:00 am

ALL RESIDENTS WELCOME

8:30 am

Sunday Church

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Woman’s Club Scholarships

19:00 am

Board Meeting

Recycle and Yard Waste Pick-Up

Trash Pick-Up

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VRC Meeting RV Compound Mtg.

Recycle and Yard Waste Pick-Up

Trash Pick-Up

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8:30 am 10:00 am

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Memorial Day Events

Trash Pick-Up

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Mens Association Meeting

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6 NEW Mexican Train BCPO Bingo New Pongers

12 Beautification Committee Safety Committee

12:00 pm 15:45 pm 16:00 pm

SATURDAY

7:30 pm

Social Dance

13 NEW Mexican Train BCPO Bingo New Pongers

9:00 am 6:30 pm

AARP Drivers Course Good Times Line Dance

Trash Pick-Up

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19 12:00 pm 15:45 pm 16:00 pm

20 NEW Mexican Train BCPO Bingo New Pongers

7:00 pm

Richard’s Music Jam

Trash Pick-Up

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26 12:00 pm 15:45 pm 16:00 pm

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Did you know that Brookridge has its own Community TV channel 95 or 732(HD) on Brighthouse Cable to see all the coming events and community news.


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By Carole Levesque

HAPPY MOTHERS’ DAY!!!!!!!!!

Twenty nine of our members went to I-Hop yesterday and had a great SPRING FLING! We had brunch (either breakfast or lunch) and the food was VERY VERY good! ! I guess we will go back there again!

Our Classes are open to both men and women. Classes are held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:30 am. We start with low impact aerobics, stretch & tone, weights, either mats or chairs and a circle for balance. Mats and Weights are available for your use during the session. Your fist lesson is free after that it’s fifty cents. Hope to see you there, it’s lots of fun!

By Karen Doulin

New members are always welcome at this sewing for charity club. Workshops are every Thursday in room D at the clubhouse from 9 am until 11a.m., business meetings every second Thursday. We have all supplies; just bring your desire. We need people who can use a sewing machine; also those who can iron or cut out fabric for gowns.

Thank you Brookridge for such donations of gently used, colored sheets and kid friendly fabric that we use so much of. Thanks for that large box of thread and the stroller All you give us is put to good use.

Delivered to our charities in February and March: New Beginnings Youth Center got the leftover syrup, butter and pancake batter from our pancake breakfast. New Generations Pregnancy Crisis Center got 4 quilts and a donated stroller. Hospice got 11 gowns and 7 bibs.

Some of our members have already left us for summer homes. Many will be going soon. To all of you, thank you for your participation in our charitable endeavors and fundraiser. We wish you a safe trip and a summer filled with fun and good health. On your travels don’t forget we can use all those toiletries you pick up along the way, that we’ll donate to our charities. If you are a permanent resident our workshops are open as long as there are enough people and there are no business meetings.

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By Pastor Ken Weidman

After Easter's colored eggs, new clothes and higher church attendance, we find in the Bible the truth of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, that He "is our Passover, sacrificed for us - I Cor 5:7 The "Lamb of God" prefigured in the Passover lambs of the Exodus from Egypt.

Jesus, on the earth 40 days with His disciples, said "I ascend unto my Father" John 20:17-21 As His Father had sent Him, "so send I you" Vs 21 - When Thomas had to see to believe, "Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed." Vs 29 - Like Hebrews 11:1 Faith is "the evidence of things not seen" Romans 10 - "Faith cometh by hearing; hearing by the word of God." In 21:5,6; He guides them to where fish are, feeds them in Vs 12; asks Peter, "Lovest thou me?" He tells Peter the manner of Peter's death, saying again, "Follow me." Vs 15-20 In Acts 1:4-8, He tells us that it will be in God's timing to "restore the kingdom of Israel" - and that they "shall be witnesses unto me in Jerusalem, all Judea, Samaria and unto the uttermost parts of the earth." The Lord then ascended from Mt. Olivet and will return one day to the same place. ARE WE READY? All are welcome to Sunday 9am services, Room D. Info: Ken @ 352-515-6509

By Doris Rossi

May is here already with the season of spring, Get out and come to our clubhouse for some line dancing to enjoy, you can meet new friends, We offer three different classes, to enjoy! It's great for your memory and provides great mental and physical workout.

Please join us for a invigorating time line dancing! Whether you live in Brookridge or not, everyone is welcome. Our teacher, Marilyn is our wonderful instructor as she is patient and helpful when she shows you the dance steps and routine.

Our Club house is very comfortable. Hours and prices are: Tuesday is a low intermediate Class, 11:00AM-1:00PM @$6.00, Thursday is a beginner Class 9:00-10:00AM @$3.00 and a high Beginner/Improver Class, 10:15-11:15 @3.00 Many our of students enjoy attending the Good Times Line Dance Social, If you would like to know more about the "Good Times Line Dance Social" call Norma Rankin at 352397-6088.


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By Tom Di Gregorio

A big thank you to all of you who came to our 2nd Annual Car Show. I had to turn in this article before we actually had the event, so I will speak about it more in the next News and Views.

Our next event will be the Block Party on June 25th, or as I like to call it a “Bugless Picnic”. So mark your calendar and join us for a great time in the clubhouse. If you have been to past Block Parties you know how good they are. A little about Brookridge’s’ Men’s Association. We are a group of men who put on six events every year we donate it to local and national charities and of course our community. Men if you are interested in helping people and like to participate with likeminded men please come to our any meeting on the last Wednesday of each month in the north hall of the clubhouse at 3 pm and check us out.

By Allan Blair

The train has found a few more friends So on this you can depend The train will run all summer long From 12 noon to 4pm Get on the train and come along Don't forget the price of a ticket is $1.55 (one quarter and 13 dimes)


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Yes, that's right!

By Debby Burns

Brookridge has a single's group. Linda Smith, our founder, put together an active core group that got things rolling. We are 4 months old. Fun activities are being added to the calendar monthly. Mini golf, wine tastings, movies and day trips are in the planning stages. Mini Golf is scheduled this month. Anyone who is single and a Brookridge resident is welcome. Come out and mingle other senior singles. We meet at the Community Center the 2nd & the 4th Sundays with varied activities off campus throughout the month. We had a nice turnout for our Hot Dog Roast, So many brought great dishes to share. Shuffleboard after dinner was fun, too.

The 2nd Sunday of May falls on Mother's Day. Brookridge singles are invited to celebrate with a dessert pot luck. Bring a drink for yourself and if you'd like, a dessert to share. Not all of us cook. Store bought salads or cookies are good.

Our winter friends are leaving but Brookridge Singles will continue throughout the summer months. Watch the News and Views calendar for more events to attend. We'll be glad to see you.


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8:30 A.M. - 9:10 A.M.

By Susie Hecker

TUESDAYS & WEDNESDAYS

As long as the temperature is 50 degress or higher we will have our class. The water temperature is generally between 83 and 85 degrees.

By Carolyn McGuire

It’s May already and some of our Weight Control Class people have already gone North. Our class goes on all year because a weight control problem is an every day year round commitment, It’s very important to come to class every week. Coming to class shows support for each other and we also learn from each other.

We meet each Monday morning at 9:00 A.M. Men and women are always welcome. “We are so worried about what we eat between Christmas and New Year’s , BUT, we should really be worried about what we eat between the New Year and Christmas”. HAPPY MOTHERS’ DAY!!!!!!

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By Rosemary Basteri

The Music Aires wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to all our friends and neighbors who supported our Spring Concert. Without your generous donations we would not be able to continue. Good news for us, our accompanist Joni Whitehead, will be available for rehearsals for the Christmas concert. Yes , it is only May but plans are in the works. Rehearsals start Tuesday, October 3rd.

BCPO President Gail Metcalf has asked the Music Aires to present a musical program for our annual Memorial Day Ceremonies. Our director, Sandy Kalisack and those of us who are available are working on that program. As ever, we always support our veterans. Enjoy your summer. See you in the Fall.

By Jackie Bolt

Welcome to May and the shock of being almost thru the first half of the year. Time is flying by. We at Friday Night Bingo are busy with the wonderful crowds that are coming out on Friday Night. We do so appreciate each and every one of you and also our outsiders. Summer is fast approaching and we will be looking to keep the Friday Night staff full. So if anyone is interested, please stop by and talk to anyone of the workers. They are most happy to help. As we near the end of the Winter Season, we want to wish our Snow Birds safe travels as they begin to head home for the summer. We look forward to seeing all of you in the Fall. We also want to send out a very Happy Mother's Day to all of our Moms. Have a Wonderful day.

By Phoebe Hamar

If you are not attending the Gospel Jubilee on the third Monday of each month, you are missing an awesome time of Gospel music and encouraging fellowship. On Monday, May 15th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm, our featured quests will be Charlotte Meinhardt and Joe Brancaccio, plus our very own Jubilee Singers will lead us in sing-a-long songs. This event is FREE, so come and join the fun. For more information, contact Ben or Phoebe at 352-293-4814.


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By Richard Hutchins

As the name implies, Richard’s Variety Music Jam is open to ALL musicians and singers and ALL musical styles and tastes. Our next event will be Saturday, May 20th from 7 to 9 pm in the North Hall of the clubhouse.

As always, there is no admission charge, so come on down and join the fun. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks, and don’t forget your dancing shoes. If you have any questions or want more information, I can be reached at 352-600-9250.


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Myers, Secty., & Carol Petsch, Treas. MANY THANKS to Helen Garner for her years of service as Secretary. Fun Golf begins on Tuesday, April 18th, a signup sheet is posted in the annex room.Wishing all of our Northern friends a safe journey home, and looking forward to your return in the Fall.

By Barb Theriault

Brown Bag Outing A round of applause for the 18 Hole Ladies for all their work organizing an exciting round of golf enjoyed on April 4th. Congratulations to winners Mary Ellen Baker and Gwen Parenteau on the team for First place and Chris Robart on the team for Second place. Our 9 Hole league did very well! Florence Louvar was closest to the line on 7. Our Annual Awards Luncheon at The Cove regrettably, was cancelled due to the fire. Because of the cancellation, the awards were held on Tuesday 4/11/17 at 9:00am in the ProShop. We thank the Pro-Shop for accommodating us at the last minute. Most Improved Golfers This year we kept track of the most improved golfers in our league. Red tees: Linda Landon by 38 strokes – and Lori Vogel by 35 strokes. Silver tees: Mary Ellen Baker by 36 strokes – and Kathy MacMillan by 30 strokes. Good golf ladies! UPCOMING EVENTS We hope to see our ladies out for Summer Fun Golf, which started on April 25th! Everyone have a Great Summer and we’ll see you next season.

By Bea Mitchell

The ladies 9 & 18 hole leagues held their Brown Bag/Charity golf event on April 4th to benefit Special Olympics of Hernando County. The event was able to donate $2,115. to the Charity. The Charity was represented by Rhonda Coleman, County Director and Judy Howard, Coach. The golf event was chaired by Patti Fieber & Sue Myers. The brown bag luncheon was chaired by Shirlie VanLoon, Jeri Federle & Carol Petsch.

Our award luncheon and installation of officers was held on April 11th. A western theme was the focus with ladies enjoying a western style luncheon. The golf course and the dining room carried out the Western theme & ladies wore their Western best. Gay VanderBie was the talent behind the decorations. In addition to Gay, Cindy LaPorte & Diane Burmeister were co-chairs. Cathy Wilmore swore in our new officers: Edie Helfers, Pres., Shirley VanLoon, VP., Sue

By Linda Rogers

The last party of the 2016-2017 season for the Tennis Club was a pizza dinner in April. We each brought desserts to pass as well as best wishes to all for a great summer. We played shuffleboard after the meal so we wouldn’t feel so guilty about all those goodies! What great courts we have for this fun game! And our pavilion provided great shade. It is time to say Thank You to all who made this year such a fun one for this club. Our officers were David Lucka, President, Barbara James, Secretary, and Anne Edwards, Treasurer. Leslie Christensen maintained and brought along all of our important supplies for all the parties and meetings. Bill Herring was responsible for putting up the sign to remind us all about our monthly meetings. Ron Leaky was available to anyone who wanted help with their tennis game. Many hands make light work.

We are still out there taking advantage of the great weather every morning from 8 till 10, except for Sundays. Free lessons will be available all summer from Ron Leaky, 3469487. He will teach beginners and also help those with some experience. The next Club meeting will be on November 11, 2017. Have a great summer!


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Boutique of Hope

To all cancer survivors and those fighting the disease right now, MAY we invite you to SPRING in action and find the things you need to make you FLOWER AND BLOOM once again. The Boutique of Hope is open to serve you on Tues. and Wed. from 10-2 with FREE wigs, hats, turbans, scarves, mastectomy bras, inserts and more. We are located at 5244 Commercial Way, near Golden Corral, next to Jericho Road Thrift Shop. Our volunteers will greet you with smiles, hugs, and help you feel whole again, and ready to SPRING into summer. Please call Claire at 352-428-4143 if you would like to volunteer at the Boutique.

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CROSSWORD PUZZLE

ACROSS 1. Mountain crest 6. Contributes 10. Small amount 14. Steam 15. Rhythm 16. False god 17. Scallion 18. Dogfish 19. A region of SE Pakistan 20. Evil 22. Ice cream holder 23. Lather 24. Chemical cousin 26. Charity 30. Bamboozle 31. Our star 32. Tidy 33. Leg joint 35. Swelling under the skin 39. Release 41. Instinctive 43. What a bee might do 44. Defeat decisively 46. Unwakable state 47. Before, poetically 49. An uncle 50. Russian emperor 51. Insight 54. Unable to hear 56. Big party 57. Transparent gem 63. Picnic insects 64. Killer whale 65. Part of the large intestine 66. Tropical tuber 67. Encounter 68. Inclination 69. Distinctive flair 70. Portend 71. Genders

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DOWN 1. Affirm 2. Hindu princess 3. Sweeping story 4. Swiped 5. Anagram of "Sneer" 6. Forfeited 7. Estate 8. Speaker's platform 9. Stoppage 10. Behave badly 11. Manner of speaking 12. 1000 kilograms 13. Church officer 21. Dodges 25. Cooking fat 26. Rectum 27. Gave temporarily 28. French Sudan

29. A type of craftsman 34. List 36. God of love 37. Mother 38. Winglike 40. Monster 42. Perpendicular to the keel 45. Made less in size 48. Bury 51. Marble 52. Artificial waterway 53. Extreme 55. Truths 58. Chocolate cookie 59. Old stories 60. Holly 61. Not a single one 62. Terminates


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Hernando County does not have a handyman license requirement

The following are some things that may be done without a contractor license: Painting, Wood, Laminate, & Carpet Flooring (Tile requires a license), Cabinets, Interior Trim Carpentry, Repair or Replace Screen, Pressure Washing, Decorative Curbing, Residential or Commercial Cleaning, Construction Cleaning, Mow & Edge Lawn, Tree & Shrubbery Trimming, Move Furniture & Yard Work

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