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Tuesday, September 4th - 9 A.M.

Wednesday, September 19th - 7 P.M.

Managers Report

Sheriff’s Appreciation

By Ray Geroux So far, so good! We completed a few projects this summer. The A/B room, C Room and Library received new lighting, ceiling grids and some fresh paint. The Kitchen floor and storage room was remodeled. The new doors for the Library entrance have been installed and should prove to be very helpful. Thanks again to All-Stars Entertainment and the Brookridge Woman’s Club for their generous donations towards this project.

August 7, 2012, Board 1st Vice President, Bob Wilkes presented a Certificate of Appreciation and Thank You to the Hernando County Sheriff’s office for helping during Tropical Storm Debby. A donation check for $250 towards the Sheriff’s Fallen Deputy Memorial construction was also presented.

I hope everyone gets their tickets early for this season’s shows, there will be some great performances in the Brookridge Clubhouse this fall, and you should be a part of them. The pool patio remodeling is under review and we should see this project completed this year or early in 2013. The Brookridge Telephone directory deadline is Nov 2. If you have not opted-in to have your phone number listed, you must do so by then. If you signed a form last year, you do not have to sign another one. September 11th is Patriot Day and services are scheduled for the Clubhouse at 8:30 a.m. January 5, 2013 Brookridge celebrates its 40th Birthday.

SEPTEMBER 2012 SPECIAL EVENTS September 1st September 4th September 5th September 7th September 15th September 17th September 19th September 21st September 22nd September 30th

Social Dance Board of Directors Workshop Flu Shot Clinic Brookridge Bingo (Also on 9/14, 9/21, 9/28 Good Time Line Dancing Woman’s Club Lunch Board of Directors Meeting AARP Drivers Course Bob Shirley & Friends - Saturday Woman’s Club Dinner

7:30 pm 9:00 am 9:00 am 5:45 pm

L-R Deputies Lewis, Woodward and Valdez, Sheriff Neinhuis, Bob Wilkes- Board 1st VP presenting.

7:30 pm 11:30 am 7:00 pm 9:00 am 6:30 pm 5:00 pm

Board Of Directors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Minutes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19 Clubs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-33 Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-43 People . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Public Service Announcements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49-52 Miscellaneous . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54



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2012 SCHEDULE OF STANDARD BOARD MTGS Tuesday workshops begin at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. Held at the Clubhouse

September Tuesday, September 4 Wednesday, September 19 October Tuesday, October 2 Wednesday, October 17

November Tuesday, November 6 Wednesday, November 21 December Tuesday, December 4 Wednesday- No Meeting

From The President By Ray Starr

Rules & Regulation Changes

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Board approved 8/7/12 Article III: BCPO Swimming Pool Section 1. BCPO Swimming Pool Rules: D. The pool will be closed at 5:00 p.m. whenever an approved pool party is scheduled. Added: The pool will be open for Board approved organized exercise swimming at 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. G. No street clothes of any type are permitted in the pool. White T-shirts to prevent sunburn added: (and special UV sun protective clothing) are allowed. N. All trash should be put in barrels. added: receptacles.

BAR CODE LANES: O. Abuse to pool monitors could result in added: (immediWhen you use the bar code lanes for either entrance or exit ate removal and) loss of pool privileges. please be sure to wait for the green light before moving forward. Also, do not advance to the scanner until the bar is completely P. Added: There will be no public display of affection down. Trying to “piggy back” and hurry through the gate between consenting adults inside the gated pool area. increases the risk for an accident and also creates additional wear and tear on the bar code mechanically. There really is no Section 3. Pool Party Rules. hurry. We appreciate your cooperation. C. Added: No alcohol will be permitted at any time inside of the fenced and gated pool area. TRAFFIC DATA BEING COLLECTED: We are using a “Pico” traffic counter to collect traffic data. We E. Any cooking must be done 12 feet away from the added: will be able to determine how many vehicles pass a certain point; at what speed; at what time of day; and what day of the week. The (outside fenced and gated) pool area. device is portable so we can check a variety of locations. Valuable F. No food or drink, including alcoholic beverages, are information is provided for our traffic patrols. allowed inside the blue line. 55+ UPDATE: I. If any party hours go beyond 10:00 p.m. (including Brookridge has filed a plaintiff’s affidavit requesting a hearing cleanup), an extra fee of $20 per hour (for the monitor) will be date for a motion of final judgment. This action will also probacharged to the person having the pool party. Added: All parties bly move along at “judicial speed”, as slower than slow! However, we definitely are making progress and moving forward. must conclude, including clean up, before 9 p.m. If for any reason, the pool monitor has to stay after his/her assigned work time to clean up from a party, the person in charge of that party LIENS AND FORECLOSURES: Aggressive action by the Board of Directors has resulted in more will be charged a fee of $75 to cover those costs. If this is necesliens being settled. Brookridge has also foreclosed on several sary, this $75 fee will be paid from the deposit of $150 (see below). properties. J. A $75 added: $150 deposit is required for all member/resCHEER UP: The heat will be over soon and our snowbird friends will begin ident pool parties. to arrive. M. For Brookridge Pool Party Club events only, the pool will be closed one hour prior to the event. No pool party will begin Respectfully, before 5:30 p.m. All tables and chairs for the pool party must be Ray Starr in place no later than 4:30 p.m. Pool use cards are required for Brookridge Pool Party Club participants.

RULES & REGULATIONS CHANGE Board Approved 7/3/12 Effective 30 days after Board Approval

Section 4. Issuance of Pool Use Cards A. Member Card. Replacement of an old (unusable) card is free. There is a $5 fee for a replacement card. Added: If a Article XII: Enforcement of Regulations- Section 6, Item B. replacement card is needed, there will be a $5.00 fee, unless the card is worn out, then the replacement card is free. Parking and Vehicle Control Violations -------------------------------------------------------------------------Article I, Section 15: Leasing/New Owners re: Renter Violations Added: Section 15. Leasing/New Owner. # Regulation Penalty Category Board approved 8/7/12 B.10.1 Violations in excess 3 of 15 miles per hour Added: B. Member’s Leasing Responsibilities: Owner’s with above the speed limit renters continually violating the BCPO Governing Documents (three or more violations in a 12-month period) and owner’s failThis addition of this violation may result in a $50 fine and 30 ure to take responsibility may be subject to fines and/or suspenday loss of privileges (including barcode) sion of privileges (See Article XII: Enforcement of Regulations).

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Call to Order:

President Starr called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. with a moment of silence and the Pledge of Allegiance.

Proof of Notice: The agenda was posted at the clubhouse and administration office on June 29, 2012. PROOF OF NOTICE ESTABLISHED.

Proof of Quorum: Present: Chairman/President Starr, 2nd Vice President Miller, Treasurer Gaul, Secretary Sajdak, Director Basteri, Director Walters Also Present:

General Manager Geroux, Security Captain Dunevant; 29 resident names on the sign-in sheet.

Approval of Minutes: a. The Minutes of the Board of Directors’ Workshop of June 5, 2012 STAND APPROVED AS WRITTEN.

Correspondence: Secretary Sajdak read the following correspondence: a. A Letter received 6/18/12 from Phyllis Hecker re: Water Aerobics Club- Mrs. Hecker stated anyone could come into the pool and join the club or use the deep end. A petition to form the club was submitted to the Board. Discussion included division of the pool, cleaning times, hours for the club and a possible trial period. Members joining the discussion included: Fred Haberkost, Unit 6; Millie Foster, Unit 4, Nancy Cundall, Unit 4; Doug Beals, Unit 2.


New Business: a. Proposed Changes to the Rules & Regulations, Article XII: Enforcement of Regulations, Section 6: Penalties, Subsection B- Parking and Vehicle Control Violations- Secretary Sajdak stated that violators speeding in excess of 15 mph over the speed limit should have a more severe penalty category. The proposed change would assign this type of violation a category 3 penalty ($50 fine and 1-month suspension of privileges). MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY GAUL, TO APPROVE THE PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE RULES

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Member Comments: (Member Name/ Unit #/ Topic) Sharon Dickinson, Unit 6: storm flooding, safety cones and the Red Cross; Anne Vogel, Unit 1: Detour signs, teenager issues and the Sheriff’s Department; Lyla Harvey, Unit 3: Storm drains; Donna Maguire, Unit 3: Evacuation route and front gate admittance; Larry Schmitz, Unit 4: Speeding and radar. Security Captain Dunevant reminded members that approximately 15” of rain came down in one hour during the last storm. He asked, for safety reasons that Brookridge residents not drive and stay off the roads if this occurs again.

b. ACC Variance Request (15707 Brookridge Blvd.) Director Walters explained the variance request involved a homeowner’s deck. The ACC denied the application because the deck encroached on the setbacks as defined in the Deed Restrictions. Homeowner Doug Wolfe, Unit 4 presented his reasons for requesting the variance. Members joining the discussion included ACC members: Karl Kinzer, Meeting adjourned at 9:52 a.m. Unit 4 and Fred Haberkost, Unit 6. Transcribed by Michelle O’Connor, BCPO Recording MOTION BY WALTERS, SECONDED BY SAJDAK, TO Secretary DENY THE ACC VARIANCE REQUEST AT 15707 BROOKRIDGE BLVD. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUS- SUBMITTED BY: KEN SAJDAK, BCPO SECRETARY LY. Director Walters excused 9:30 a.m.

Roundtable: Treasurer Gaul suggested looking into an issue where garbage cans are sitting out in the road all day. The garbage cans should be on a member’s property. Treasurer Gaul suggested doing the remaining lighting work in clubhouse rooms D, E and the Arts and Crafts room in-house. General Manager Geroux stated the project could not be done this year, as it is not in the budget. Director Walters rejoined the meeting at 9: 34 a.m. and had no comments.

Secretary Sajdak announced the 4th of July dance is tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. Raffle tickets will be on sale at the dance. Secretary Sajdak requested that the Board of Directors turn in their tickets today. Secretary Sajdak stated that he was at the guardhouse observing for three hours. During this observation time, he witnessed guards being verbally abused by contractors and members. Secretary Sajdak asked that everyone be courteous and respectful to guardhouse employees. Resident tailgating is still an issue. Secretary Sajdak suggested a “no tailgating” sign be posted. People using the wrong outgoing barcode lane is still a problem as well. 2nd Vice President Miller announced he attended the Hernando County Board meeting regarding Republic Services. At this point, the automated garbage service for Brookridge is on hold until the BCPO hears back from the county. Director Basteri reminded residents that during storms, do not try to drive through standing water in the roadways. Director Basteri commended Public Works on the good job they did after the recent storm.

President Starr announced there will not be a Wednesday Board meeting this month.

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By Mildred Foster, Instructor

Sunny weather and no rain, has increased attendance at the Aqua class.

For a long healthy and productive life, seniors should engage in regular physical activity to keep muscles strong and joints from becoming rigid.

Every Monday and Thursday morning 9:00 - 10:00 am weather permitting. Aqua Exercise can be both a challenging and relaxing exercise program. Co-Ed, No fee.

By Philip Rastocny

The weather is always a concern of visual astronomers since the clouds block our views of the night sky. But there are other ways to observe when the heavens are obscured, such as they are during much of the summer evenings here in Florida.

Many observatories allow public access to their robotic telescopes via the internet. Like a library lending a book, these observatories allow you to schedule time on their telescopes and then email you the resulting photographs. Some even allow real-time viewing showing you what the telescope is looking at on your monitor. The best part about it is that it is totally free and if you know nothing about astronomy, this is one way you can get started. The Bradford Robotic Telescope high atop Mount Teide in the Canary Islands is just one of these places. Just go to and sign up for a free account.

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Harvard University working in conjunction with NASA has developed a similar program at including training on using their instruments. The Microsoft Foundation has created a free virtual telescope at You can Google the phrase “free robotic observatories” to find other such resources. Upcoming Astronomical Events:

• September 13 - Sunset Observing Session on Golf Course, west end of Midmoor Blvd. • September 11 - 7:00PM Club Meeting at Brookridge Club House, room A/B • September 22 - Equinox (first day of fall) • September 29 - Uranus at opposition (closest to the earth this year)

For more information, call David Bahr at 556-3466, John Whitman at 597-3656, or Philip Rastocny at 398-0119

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By Ed Kolbe

We will have our first meeting on the first Thursday of September. At this time we have a lot to talk about and to consider. One thing is most of the committee has been having health problems, including myself. It all comes down to one thing. We need some help from our residents or from where ever we can get it. Also, we can use some donations, as not much has been coming in. I have been searching around at different nurseries and flea markets trying to find out what is good for us to plant and what is not good in our area.

To any residents that live on or near the medium, we could use some help in maintaining the bushes planted. This will not take long and perhaps as little as one half hour a month. The plantings need weeding and in the dry season water. If you would be willing to help with those near your home it will be greatly appreciated. Some residents have been helping us to do this and you can tell as their plants look very good and we appreciate the help that they have given us. If you can help please call me at 597-3296 and let me know that you will do this and where you live. I have a chart and can mark that area as being taken care of. We would like to have our residents, if interested, come out our first Thursday meeting and perhaps give us some suggestions or just sit and listen to what we are planning. Your ideas and help would be appreciated.

Our only interest is to make our medium and common areas more beautiful. Something that we can all be proud of. Some time in the fall we will be shutting the fountain down to paint and clean it out as it has been on over a year and needs some sprucing and plant replacing.

By Jackie Bolt

I find it so hard to believe that the summer season is almost over, and here I sit writing an article for Ceramics.

We want to let the Community know that things are picking up with Ceramics. We have been blessed to find a lady who brings us pieces to work on. There are many items on our shelves now, from Halloween, to Christmas, plus other pieces to work on as well. We have a book you can go through and pick out pieces you may want to do. So there is a vast selection and, the prices are very reasonable.

We invite you to come see what we have here, ask questions, and hopefully join us. We are a fun group of people. Our class hours are from 9 5 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday.

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So, won’t you come in and see us and maybe join us. Oh, and by the way. Men are welcomed too. Any questions, please feel free to call me, Jackie Bolt, at 596-0703. Have a Blessed Day Always

By Denise Gasiorowski

The Christmas quilt for our Fall Festival on October 27th is complete. You can find us in Room D every Tuesday morning to purchase quilt raffle tickets. If that’s not convenient, call our President, Patty Benedict, and she will be glad to help you. Buy your tickets soon. The winner need not be present at the Festival. Look for our table at the Neighborhood Garage Sale on October 20th in the Clubhouse. In addition to our craft items, we’ll be selling raffle tickets for our handmade Christmas quilt.

We still have embroidery hoops (50 cents) and knitting needles ($1.00 pair) for sale.

We are a crafting and sewing group that makes items to sell at our Annual Fall Festival. The proceeds from the Festival go back to the Brookridge Community to purchase items on their wish list. There are no dues, just fun. We meet every Tuesday morning in Room D, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Bring your talents and a project you would like to share with us. We have supplies for most projects. All are welcome.

Many thanks to all who donate items to our group. We try to put everything to good use. If you have items to donate, bring them to the clubhouse on Tuesday mornings. If you have any further questions, contact our President, Patty Benedict at 556-2200; she will be glad to give you more information. Hope you can join us!

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By Linda Bixby

With the dog days of August behind us and as Brookridge begins to awaken from its summer hiatus, you may be thinking: "I sure could use a little drama in my life!" Well, if drama is what you are looking for, then we enthusiastically invite you to join the Brookridge Drama Club. Club members have been busy reviewing PQtential plays for the next season. Our next meeting is on October 24, at 7:00 p.m. in Rooms A/B (across from library) at the Club House.

Please come and see what we are all about. You may have a wealth of untapped hidden talent waiting to be unleashed. In addition to acting there is ample opportunity to direct, do scenery design, set up, production, advertisement, kitchen help, and to work with a group of talented, supportive, and fun loving people! For more information you can contact Sue Barcomb at (352) 597-5854 or Marie Genard at (352) 597-58S'4.

By Bill Hartmen

We are still here! Yes, The Brookridge Evening Study Club has been actively studying the Bible for one full year. It has been a wonderful year. We have completed studies of the books of Acts, Romans, and I Corinthians. We are currently studying in the book of II Corinthians.

We meet each Wednesday in room A/B from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Bill and Linda Hartman co- chair the study using a simple format of prayer time and Bible reading with discussions along the way to answer questions that arise. Our study is taken straight from the Bible so we are able to keep the study non-denominational. All are welcome to attend. Participation is according to your comfort level. You may ask your questions, join the discussion, or simply sit, listen, and ponder what is being said. So come on out for that refreshing pause in your week, the time is now. Don’t wait another year. If you have been wondering what this club is all about, come see for yourself. If you need any more information feel free to contact us at (352) 293-4647. See you Wednesday!!

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By Jane Walmsley

Here it is September already, time for the “EZ Does It' exercise class to celebrate on September 5th, eleven years here in Brookridge. We will be going out to lunch paid for by the club, from the dues paid by the members. We are here year round being consistent with exercising on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. The program is fifteen minutes each of aerobics, stretch 'n' tone, weights, chair or mat. We welcome both men and women, ages eighteen and older of Brookridge to join us. We are a friendly group.

The cost is only fifty cents. Come check us out. Take care! Hope to see you there!

By Karen Nelson

The fall season is approaching, and the snowbirds will be returning for the warmth of Florida. As a result, line dancing will continue to grow in participants as it is enjoyed by many. So join us for fun, exercise, and the chance to see old friends and make new ones.

We offer 3 different classes, and one is surely right for you. Our Beginner class is at 9:00-10:00 a.m. On Thursday followed by the Intermediate class from 10:15-11:15 a.m. Each of these classes costs only $2. The Advanced class meets on Tuesday from 9:30-11:00 a.m., and the cost for the 1 1/2 hour class is only $3.

NOTE: There will be no line dancing in the clubhouse on September 11 as there will be a Patriot Day Memorial Service from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Many of our dancers enjoy attending the "Good Times Line Dance Social." Check the article in this publication for more details. If you have questions, call Pat Forster or Jo Tierney.

By Jane Walmsley

We are looking for some new members. Show up at the Club House on the second Monday of each month from October April at 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. If you enjoy working in your yard or caring for your houseplants, you might find out some more information about how to do just that.

We have speakers from time to time come to talk about gardening. Our first meeting will start again on Oct 8th, at 1:00 p.m. We serve coffee, tea, and cake after the meeting. You can get to meet some nice people and socialize for the afternoon. Take a break and show up. You might be glad you did. Happy Gardening!

By Mary Campbell Just a reminder that the Northeast club will be starting up again in October, all the snow birds should be back by then, and it will be nice to see everyone.

Our first meeting will be on October 22, 2012. Our late lunch, early dinner will be at PAPA JOE’s on October 8, 2012. More news to follow in the October News and Views. I hope everyone enjoyed their summer.

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By: Merle Hammett

Welcome back! The Republican Club of Brookridge will be meeting on Tuesday, September 18th, at the Clubhouse, Room A/B, 10am - Noon. Brian MacNeel, Crime Prevention Practitioner is our Guest Speaker. Brian was a combat Medic and bodyguard for the commanding general of the renowned 82nd Airborne Division. After a near fatal parachute accident in a training exercise and 2 1/2 years of hospitalization and rehabilitation he was medically retired from the army in 1989. Brian then graduated from University of Florida with a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice and a Minor in Business Administration. He became a Crime Prevention Practitioner under the auspices of the Florida Attorney General. Brian has spoken to 100s of groups and has successfully transformed the stereotypical ‘boring’ Crime Prevention Program into an entertaining and educational experience.

We welcome newcomers as well as familiar faces! Refreshments will be served. For information call Jerry, (352)232-2191.

By Chris Robart

Start learning the exercises now, so you’ll be ready. Beginners Tai Chi Class starts in October.

Join our Fun group NOW for Chi Gong Exercises on

Monday & Thursday at the Clubhouse Main Hall. We do a gentle, standing or setting, slow moving exercise that will use most of the muscles in your body. We can help you improve your Balance, Flexibility and Blood Pressure. The first class is FREE.

Give Lynne Hart (Tai Chi Instructor) a call @ 596-0642 for the next available class time. Look forward to seeing you.

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By Carolyn McGuire

It won't be long now until our snowbird friends will be returning and hopefully we will be making some new friends through our Weight Control Program. Our program runs year round. When you have our "condition", you have to work the program every day.

Even after reaching your goal, it's a way of life. Come and give us a try. It works, if YOU work the program We're here every Monday morning at eight. Men and women are welcome.

By Rosemary Basteri

The summer hiatus is over and in a few short weeks our club activities will begin anew.

Tuesday Nite Bingo starts October 2nd at 6:30 pm. Open to Brookridge residents and their guests. Join Lillian and Howard Keller, and friends old and new. Hope to see you there.

October 15, 2012 is our Installation Luncheon, catered by Joanne Burns. There will be a social from 11:30-12, lunch @ 12, followed by the installation of officers. Please come to meet and greet your new Board and Committee Chairpersons. Tickets are $8.00, available after Labor Day, from any board member. Just a reminder, Tickets ($12.00) are now available for the Big Band with Frankie D. Sunday, November 11, from 3-6 pm. This promises to be a fantastic afternoon of music and dance. Don’t Miss Out!

BCPO has asked the Woman’s Club to sponsor the Pavilion Project, the construction of a pavilion near the pool for barbecues, picnics and other social events. We are hoping that other clubs, including B.C.C.G.A, would be willing to participate in and precipitate fund raisers for this endeavor. Query: If you could attend a Tree Lighting, complete with a home-cooked turkey dinner and entertainment for $5.00 per person, would you? For information call: Lillian Keller 200-5294, Joanne Burns 293-4158, Mary Robinson 835-4050, Rosemary Basteri 200-5697.

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By Charles "Chuck" Aftosmes

Wow, what a summer, heat, tropical storms and plenty of rain and humidity. Must be Florida!! September brings the cooler weather and reunites us with our friends from the north. Plenty to look forward to as the fall season approaches. Brookridge Entertainment is ready to present another outstanding season of great performers. It starts on October 11, 2012 when the Crests will be appearing featuring the electrifying voice of Tommy Mara. The Crests recreate the blissful harmonies and outstanding musical arrangements responsible for million dollar hits including “Step by Step”, “My Juanita”, and their most memorable hit “Sixteen Candles. They will be followed in November by a Tribute to the Carpenters. These are just the first two shows that will have you tapping your feet and clapping your hands.

In order to get tickets for these two shows as well as tickets for the rest of the season, visit Vivian and Larry Schmidt who will be at the clubhouse on September 5 and 12th between the hours of 9 & 12. Season tickets this year remain at $95 for residents and $111 for non-residents. Individual tickets are $20 per show. A copy of the schedule is available at the BCPO office. Reserved seating will be given preference in the order that the tickets are sold. For more information regarding ticket information you may call Vivian or Larry at (352)-610-4901.

Brookridge Friday Night Bingo By Roger Laliberte

Brookridge Friday Night Bingo is a weekly activity for the benefit of our friends and residents. We pay $50.00 for each regular game and $250.00 per jackpots, for a total of $2950.00 per week. We start selling at 4:15 pm and Bingo starts at 5:45 pm.

We now offer catering service starting at 4:00 pm which is available to players and visitors alike. Take out service is available to everyone. Come and enjoy a great meal.

We are always in need of volunteers, if you can spare a few hours per week, or per month, we would be very happy to accommodate you. For any additional information please call 597-9601 Please Help Support Friday Night Bingo

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By Jane Mulvaney, Linda Rogers

Our 2012-2013 Season opens on October 1, 2012 with the husband and wife duo “Finesse”.

Who is Finesse !!!! Finesse is a husband/wife duo based in Clermont, Florida. They have been performing together since 1982 in a variety of bands with musical styles ranging from big bands to oldies to country and so much more. Their wide variety of music has received rave reviews time and time again. For Jeannette, music has been a huge part of her life since she was 9 years old. She has performed all over her home state of Maryland, as well as New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, California and on cruise ships before coming to Florida in 2001. Jeannette’s smooth alto voice and unique vocal styling is sure to please any group of listeners from young to old, country to jazz.

Tom Jackson joined Jeanette’s group in 1982 and has been with her ever since. He too is from a rich musical background. He performed all over the Eastern seaboard in his father’s group, “The Rivieras”, for many years before joining Finesse in 1982. Tom not only plays keyboard, but sings as well. I hope all of you had a great summer and ready to enjoy our wonderful shows scheduled for the season.

Our October show has many seats available as all our “Snowbirds” have not come to Florida as yet. These are seats reserved starting in November and December. By December all our guest are back so seats are mostly for walk-ins, whom we appreciate very much. We do have a few seats available to reserve, so if interested please call as they won’t last long. If you plan on coming to the show in October or November, it would be to your advantage to call to purchase tickets in advance to avoid long lines at the door. The show starts at 6:55 pm, and tickets at the door are $6.00. We also have 50/50 chances at $3.00 for 9 chances to win. As a Winner, You are guaranteed $ 20.00 or more depending on amount sold. If you have any questions, please call me, Jane @ (352) 597-1357. I would love to hear from you.

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By Shirley Beck

Country Music Band with Bob And Friends All New, Would Love To have you join them for some great Country music September 22, 2012 from 7 to 9 pm. Come bring a friend and expect to have a good time. You can bring your own drinks and snacks, you will be hearing a combination of great songs, and meet new friends, so if you have no place to go Sept 22nd, from 7-9 pm just come to the Clubhouse Ballroom for a Good Time!!!! You won't be sorry. You can dance or just listen for your pleasure. If you play an Instrument or like to sing, Come meet the Band. Contact: BoB Beck @ 200-7401 Hope to see you all there.

By Norma Rakin

We will be having our monthly Social, on Saturday, September 15, 2012, from 6:30 until 9:30 PM, at the Clubhouse for $5 each. We will play a mix of dances from Beg to Int and lots more in between. We try to do some new, as well as, some of the treasured older dances! This is just dancing, no lessons, however there are always instructors on hand to give aid, if needed. Bring your own beverages, snacks, etc and ice, if needed. We will furnish the huge dance floor, and DJ Dave, who is very receptive to requests and keeps the music playing! And, of course, we welcome couples, too! (Interested in formal lessons? Check out the Line Dance Club article for further info on that!) Still have questions? No problem! Just call me at (352)397-6088. Come dance with us; you will have a great time, guaranteed! *Some Gave All, All gave Some* Pray For Our Troops*

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Norma Rankin

Our next regularly scheduled dance will be on Saturday, September 1st, at 7:30 PM, in the Clubhouse Hall. The theme will be "Country Western," meaning getting out those boots and cowboy hats or whatever you're comfortable wearing! Diana & Mitch will be playing for our dancing pleasure. At about 9:30, we'll have the 50/50 drawing and immediately following, donuts will be served. As always, we offer coffee all evening long and also ice, if needed, at the tables. There will be tickets sold at the door, but it's a good idea to check with Dot first, to make sure, and she'll have the tickets waiting for you at the door when you arrive.

Attention: All "reserved" tickets must be picked up no later than 7:15, the night of the dance. After that they will be sold first come first serve, no exceptions.

Note: We have the forms on the tables, for 2013-2014. Just fill out and turn into the office, along with a check, and you'll be assured of seats for next season. There are several plans available and Dot will explain all, including how to not get left out for our 2013 New Years Eve Gala and let me tell you, those tickets are hard to come by after the first of the year. (These forms must be turned in by November 30th for processing, no exceptions.)

*Season Ticket Holders: Please let Dot know if you cannot make a dance and she will be able to offer them to someone else that might be left out, otherwise. It only takes a couple of minutes and Dot will handle it all for you, right over the phone. Dot's number for any and all questions and information, is 597-0723. She would just love to talk to you! Next month's dance is October 6, 2012 and the theme is "Oktoberfest" with Just Us Duo.

*Go Up To A Military, Including our Local Police Person, and Just Say "Thank You" They'll Understand!

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Thank you when I was stationed in Afghanistan BROOKRIDGE SUPPORTS OUR TROOPS By Maxine Kolbe

Our sincere thanks to all the individuals living in Brookridge, and to all the wonderful clubs that have donated items and money to support our men and women in uniform. Due to health reasons we need to cut back on the amount of care packages we will be able to send. As of August 10th, we have stopped accepting donations for the care packages. Ed and I started this in 2004 and it has been a humbling experience. We never expected so many wonderful people to help but were pleasantly surprised. Most of the items we have left will be sent to the troops as we are able. Those not used will be donated to charities in Hernando County. We thank the Board of Directors of Brookridge, past and present for allowing us to set up a table in the office for collections and for the space in the compound to store and pack the items.

We received many wonderful cards and letters of thanks from our troops. We pray for them daily and wish them well. GOD BLESS AMERICA AND GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS! THANK YOU BROOKRIDGE LETTER FROM THE TROOPS

Hello Mr. Ed and Mrs. Max,

My name is Christian Fogleman, I am stationed in Afghanistan. I am writing because as I was walking through the hall here and I read your card. I saw the picture of you two as well as Drew. Nice photo, it showed that you are abundantly proud of him. I want you to know that we appreciate you taking the time to write us. It makes me happy and proud that you are thinking of us. It always brightens our day when we hear from fine Americans such as yourself. I want you to know that I am fully confident that Drew will be okay. We have a lot of high tech as well as personnel assets in place to protect Service Members.

I know you don't always get a reply back, for that I am sorry. I was fortunate enough to have found the cards posted and to be able to write you.

I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Please continue to write. Due to the mission, we may not always answer; however, we always read them. Sincerely, Christian J. Fogleman Chief Warrant Officer ISAF Afghan

Again I wanted to thank you all for the gifts from home while I was deployed. I might not have to ever go back.

As I have received official notification that my retirement date of 1 July 2013 has been approved !!! I hope you all continue to send packages to the troops downrange, as it was a nice comfort to get mail and goodies.

I wish everyone continued success in whatever path y’all may take in life, Have a great week ttyl Patrick R. Hyde, TSgt, USAF NCOIC Plans & Policies 23d Wing Public Affairs Moody AFB, Ga 229-257-3395


The family of Lillian “Marie” Peters wishes to extend their many thanks to everyone here in Brookridge For all their prayers, concerns, support and cards, while Marie was sick and since her passing on July 18, 2012 She especially enjoyed playing Bridge, Golfing, and her Red Hat Flirty Birdie sisters. Don Peters and family


Jack (Francis) Aho passed to the Lord, August 4, 2012, leaving his wife Donna. Resident of Brookridge for several years. No Services Thank you to my neighbors for their support and prayers and to all of Brookridge.

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Crossword Puzzle

ACROSS 1. Plot of land 6. Con game 10. Stately aquatic bird 14. Cowboy movie 15. Hefty volume 16. Novice 17. An electrode 18. Region 19. Lyric poems 20. Measurements 22. Not a single one 23. Gosh! 24. Latitude 26. "Wise birds" 30. Frozen water 31. Sweet potato 32. Harvest 33. Gangster's pistols 35. Indian prince 39. Kodaks and Nikons 41. Malleable 43. Betel palm 44. Distinctive flair 46. Not under 47. Babysitter's handful 49. French for "Summer" 50. Require 51. Gambian monetary unit 54. Precious stones 56. Graven image 57. It hangs in a cave 63. Wise men 64. Carry 65. Eagerness 66. Auspices 67. 1 1 1 1 68. Streamlets 69. Religious offshoot 70. Not more 71. Refine, as metal DOWN 1. Frog 2. Hindu princess 3. "Smallest particle" 4. Formally surrender 5. Tendency 6. Flight of steps

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7. A small crown 8. Ends a prayer 9. Paltry 10. A craftsman who works with stone 11. A woman whose husband is dead 12. Sporting venue 13. Inquisitive 21. Goat-like antelope 25. Acquire deservedly 26. Killer whale 27. Erode 28. Hobbling 29. An expert 34. Without citizenship 36. Swing music

37. Sheltered, at sea 38. Group of cattle 40. Male sheep (plural) 42. Bowel cleasing 45. Emissaries 48. Gun 51. 10 cent coins 52. Maxim 53. Reasoned judgment 55. Marks left by wounds 58. Sound 59. Clip 60. Indolent 61. Ring slowly 62. Formerly (archaic)

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Code Red – Reverse 911 system The system is designed to notify Hernando Residents of urgent messages. These messages are initiated by the counties Emergency Management Service. To update your contact information you can go to and click the Code Red link that will take you to the Sheriff’s webpage. We have a form at the office and in this edition of the News & Views. If you complete this form and turn it in to our office, we will enter it for you online and file the form in your office folder. - Brookridge Office Staff.


Please contact the Administrative Office at 352-596-0696 FOUND: Dog, Labrador Dog, Boston Terrier Cat, Gray Bicycle

LOST: Cat, Black & White Minx (No Tail) Cat, Black & White (2 yr old)

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Parents/Grandparents interested in starting Children's Activities Club, please respond by sending an email to There could possibly be Children's Aqua Fun within a scheduled time-frame similar to Aqua Exercise. Shuffleboard, Horseshoes, Art & Craft Activities are a few things that come to mind too.

Please email with your interests to plan, organize, support & supervise your children and we can get something’s going for their enjoyment. Rita Hanse 14772 Rialto Ave 352-585-7692


Adults interested in participating in a BC "Motorcycle Riding Club" please send an email to and we'll see just how many interested bikers reside here.

Then we can proceed based on input from those responding parties. Shiny side up! Rita Hanse 14772 Rialto Ave 352-585-7692

Hello Brookridge;


It’s me Rocky Miles to say to all that supported our Block Party, Thank you so very much from the Brookridge Men’s Association. The food was good so I hear, and the entertainment also. I’m still licking my fingers HA! Ha! -----Surprise!

Sometime in November the Woman’s Club and Men’s Club will merge and have a Thanksgiving feast for all who wants to attend of course there will be donations of $ 5.00. Thank you, President Rocky Miles

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September N & V's 2012  

September N&V's