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Tuesday, September 6th - 9 A.M.

Wednesday, September 21st - 7 P.M.




Board Of Directors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Minutes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19 Clubs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-34 Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-47 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Misc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 & 52

September 2nd September 3rd September 4th September 6th September 10th September 12th September 21st September 23rd

BCPO Bingo Also on 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th Social Dance Bob, Shirley & Friends (Gospel) BOD Workshop Good Times Line Dance Brookridge Men's Association/ Show BOD Meeting Blood Drive

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

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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 14th, February 11th, March 10th , April 14th, May 12th, June 9th, July 14th, August 11th, September 8th, October 13th, November 10th, December 8th. For the following months edition.

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2016-2017 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


September Tuesday, Sept. 6 Wednesday, Sept. 21

December Tuesday, December 6 No Wednesday Mtg.

October Tuesday, October 4 Wednesday, October 19

January Tuesday, January 3 Wednesday, January 18

February Tuesday, February 7 Wednesday, February 15

November Tuesday, Nov. 1 Wednesday, Nov. 16


March Tuesday, March 7 Wednesday, March 15

April Tuesday, April 4 Wednesday, April 19 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP & ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING:

Managers Report By Ray Geroux

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issue. We want to make sure our Membership is very comfortable with this Deed Restriction. The gist is to limit ownership to five (5) lots/homes. The feedback I have received is that you want ownership and to limit renters. This will accomplish that. It can also discourage corporations and LLC's from buying up property in Brookridge when they do not have a vested interest as we homeowners do. Anyone who now has more than five (5) homes/lots are grandfathered in. We will inform you when we will put this to your vote. We are moving forward with our road resurfacing and remilling. The Board has authorized General Manager, Mr. Geroux, to confer with Public Works Supervisor, Mr. Benoit, to seek bids for a contractor. We will keep you informed on this project. This is the main portion of our reserve account. We now have our Lazer Unit. Captain Shubert has been in contact with the trainer. He will be here within the next few weeks. Therefore, I ask everyone and their guests to please pay attention to your speed and please stop at the stop signs, even if there is no traffic coming either way. The five seconds it takes to stop will save you a violation and fine. I would like to gently remind everyone that we have speed limits to keep our community safe. We have had many drivers not negotiate the turns on Brookridge Boulevard and have caused destruction to our homes and property. This is real and we are dedicated to making our roadways safe for all.

I am happy to confirm that the Annual Meeting will be in March, 2017. I hope this will assist the Snowbirds.

An automatic door opener was installed on the west clubhouse I would like to make a plea again for volunteering. There door near the Bocce courts with funds donated by Brookridge are many activities that we do that are not possible without Woman’s Club. volunteers. Some examples are the Spring and Fall Garages Sales, the Art Festival, the Expo, and other BCPO The clubhouse stage dressing rooms have been painted and reor- sponsored activities that fund your projects. There is a volganized by Vince & staff; they also completed the annual floor unteer list you can sign at the office. You can specify which activity you are interested in and we will contact you. This is waxing in the hall in preparation of the fall show season. a great opportunity to meet people and to get involved in a Security has deployed the laser radar gun for speeding viola- small way. This is how I got involved and I would encourage you Members that would like to help without making a long tions, remember its 30 MPH on Brookridge Blvd. Please obey the term commitment. Most of these activities are only a day posted speed limits and you will not be subject to fines and sus- with a few meetings before to set up. No special skills are pensions. needed. If you would like some information on possibly volunteering please contact my secretary, Dorene Stenmetz. Labor Day, Monday September 5, Office is closed. She will put you in touch with me.

President’s Desk by Gail Metcalf

Hello Brookridge Residents:

We have been sailing through August with enough rain to green up our lawns and golf course. We have been busy this summer with keeping Brookridge looking great. The Board has voted to put the Deed Restriction Proposal for Limitation of Ownership out to the Membership to be voted on, the time will be announced. Please read the Proposal and come to a meeting to review this important

I have heard some grumbling about the Pool Pass rule. Please do not beat up our Pool Monitors. They are following our request to check all pool passes. As I indicated last month, this is part of the Rules and Regulations that you, our Membership, voted for. Part of this reason is that the pool is a privilege. If you have violations, you are not allowed to swim. The only way we can make sure is to check all pool passes. If you have misplaced your pass, please go to the Administration office to acquire a new one. It only takes a few minutes. Please feel free to contact me via my secretary, Dorene, and please stay safe and healthy.

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Beautification Committee By Nancy Lowry

Our committee has come out of their igloos and started working on the boulevards. Please watch out for them in the median wearing lime green vests. We thank the Drama Club and the Women’s Club for wellneeded donations. These will be well used for plans at the guardhouse island.

Memorial trees have been agreed to by our committee and Public Works. The Cassia is the selected tree of choice, it blooms from September into December and is hardy once established. Please contact me at 262/676-8934 for ordering and details. Our next meeting for Beautification will be on September 1st at 9:00 AM we would love to have you join us!

Safety Committee By Nancy Lowry

Our security personnel are doing a yeomen’s job in trying to keep traffic flowing at the clubhouse functions. Your cooperation with them is greatly appreciated.

Security Captain’s Report By Greg Schubert

With the election season fast approaching and 2016 being a Presidential election year, I would like to remind everyone about our rules regarding signs on your property.

No political signs what so ever are allowed on your property or in the windows of your home. Any sign on display will result in an immediate Notice of Violation with a possible fine of $25 per day and a 14 day loss of privileges. Privileges include use of the clubhouse and pool as well as the suspension of all barcodes assigned to the property. Also with the rainy season here, please keep your lawns maintained according to the deed restrictions, or the association can have Public Works mow your lawn for a minimum fee of least $100.00 per cut.

Please do your part to keep Brookridge the wonderful community everyone calls home.


Members may submit, in writing, items they would like to be considered for the 2017 Annual Membership Meeting Agenda. Please turn in items to the Administration office.

Deadline is no later than November 9, 2016

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By Betty Roberts

Our Motto: Lock it or Lose it. Crime is down in our area but the sheriff said we should be diligent about keeping a watchful eye in our community. If you see anything suspicious please call the Sheriff's Office at 754-6850. We are still patrolling around the community and also Bingo, and the dances. Remember no one is allowed to solicit in our community. If you see or hear anyone doing this, please call code enforcement at the office. September is upon us and we will start our regular monthly meetings. We meet the first Wednesday of the month at 9 AM at the clubhouse in Room D. This month it is September 7th, 2016.

Anyone wishing to join our Crime Watch we will have a background check by the sheriff's office. There is no charge for this and you will be fingerprinted.

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Call to Order:

9:00 a.m.

Proof of Notice:

The agenda was posted at the club house and administration office on 7/1/16. 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:

Present: President Metcalf, 1st Vice President Starr, 2nd Vice President Miller, Treasurer Basteri, Secretary Sajdak, Director Stratton & Director Ross

Approval of Minutes: Correspondence:

Brookridge • September, 2016 a. The Minutes of the Board of Directors’ Workshop of 6/7/16 STAND APPROVED AS WRITTEN None

General Manager Report:

Attached Discussion



General Manager, Ray Geroux Excused: Security Captain, Greg Shubert 12 member names were on the sign-in sheet. MOTION BY METCALF, SECONDED BY ROSEMARY TO ACCEPT THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE DEED Member(s) video/audio taping RESTRICTION: ARTICLE III, SECTION 30 AS WRITTEN meeting: 0 EXCEPT TO LIMIT OWNERSHIP TO FIVE LOTS. (DISCUSMember(s) audio taping (no video) SION) MOTION WITHDRAWN. meeting: 1

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Director Ross – Stated that when members are applying to get work done on their homes, they get a packet of paperwork to fill out and they are required to check with the County for any potential permits needed. In the past we have found that people failed to get County Permits because they don’t pay attention to the instructions listed in their ACC Guidelines. We have decided to have Dorene and Betty make an alteration on the letter to make it more noticeable. The members will now receive a letter with big bold print stating, “Prior to construction b. Adding Setback Requirements MOTION BY ROSS, SECONDED BY MILLER, TO COPY or remodeling, you should check with the County to obtain the THE SETBACK REQUIREMENTS, AS LISTED IN THE necessary Permits.” This change will be incorporated in the DEED RESTRICTIONS; SECTION III, 2 AND ADD THEM TO new ACC packets. THE ACC GUIDELINES UNDER ARTICLE 2, 2.02a. Member Comments: (no motions or consensus will be conMOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. sidered) Rich Stratton #3 (Pavilion electrical system), Jesse Sawyer # c. Unit Representative Appointment MOTION BY METCALF, SECONDED BY MILLER, TO (Thanks to Board/Lasers). APPOINT PAM ROSS AS THE UNIT #6 REPRESENTATIVE. DIRECTOR ROSS OBSTAINED FROM VOTE. MOTION BY METCALF, SECONDED BY MILLER, TO ADJOURN. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

Adjourned at 10:47 a.m. d. Account Suspensions Treasurer Basteri stated that if a member is more than 90 days delinquent in paying a monetary obligation due to the Transcribed by Dorene Steinmetz, BCPO Exe/Rec Secretary association, the association may suspend the rights of the SUBMITTED BY: KEN SAJDAK, BCPO BOARD SECRETARY member, or the member’s tenant, guest, or invitee, to use common areas and facilities until the monetary obligation is paid in full. MOTION BY BASTERI, SECONDED BY MILLER, THAT IN ACCORDANCE WITH FLORIDA STATUTE 720.305 THESE ACCOUNT NUMBER(S) 110029, 221011, 223021, 329020, 346013 ARE PAST DUE MORE THAN 90 DAYS. SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES WILL BE IMPOSED ON 7/6/16 UNTIL THE ACCOUNTS ARE MADE CURRENT. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

Report of Directors: Director Stratton – Bingo is looking for volunteers. She explained how easy it is to help. They need someone one night a month. This also helps with our Association Dues. Please call the Bingo President, Ellie Colasanti or Director Stratton if interested. She also would like to give a big thank you to The Social Dance, The Men’s Club, Good Time Line Dancing, Allstars as well as Brighthouse. These sponsors enabled Brookridge to have a great 4th of July celebration and TV giveaway that Joseph Yetto won. She also wanted to thank the committee group of 12 people that volunteered. We could not have done it without them. It was a fun filled weekend starting off with The Men’s Club Block Party, Bob and Shirley doing music, followed by Shuffleboard, the Golf Parade and lots of prizes. The Shuffleboard courts were wonderful. While the snow birds are gone, try out the amenities that are top notch right now. President Metcalf – Would like to thank Val Stratton for putting on the 4th of July celebration. Not only did we have shuffleboard, but we also had a balloon throwing contest. She also would like to thank Vince and his crew for the amazing job they did at the shuffleboard court. They painted the whole court and addressed the safety issue with the cement. They also have redone all the shuffleboard courts and the benches.

Treasurer Basteri – The Music Aires will be hosting the tree lighting celebration with a concert for flute & cello and caroling the Sunday after Thanksgiving from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Social Dance group will be decorating the trees. There will be punch and cookies. It is our hope that more members will try to become involved and attend these functions.

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The North & Middle Halls will be used for two (2) Elections this year and will not be available to club use. Tuesday, August 30, 2016 Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Presidential Primary General Elections

Clubs of Brookridge By Ray Geroux, GM

Share your good deeds. I encourage all clubs to notify Jean Hayes 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 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

On September 1, the moon begins its journey across the sky as a “new moon,” that is to say there is no moon visible at any time during the night or day. But what causes this? Well, the moon’s orbit is not in the same “plane” as the earth and sun. Just like the steering wheel in your car tilts up, so does the orbit of the moon tilt up from earth’s orbital plane. The moon is not seen when in between the earth and the sun [we’re looking at its shadow side]; this is called a new moon. Sometimes the earth is between the moon and the sun; this is called a full moon.

On occasion, the moon is directly between the earth and the sun and it blots out the sun. This is called a solar eclipse. Sometimes, the earth is directly between the moon and the sun and the moon is in the earth’s shadow blotting it out. This is called a lunar eclipse.

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To learn more about astronomy, 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 to attend. Just bring your interest, questions, enthusiasm, and smiles. Until next month, keep looking up!

Upcoming Astronomical Events:

• September 3—Neptune at opposition • September 3—NASA OSIRIS-REx (asteroid sample return) launch • September 19—7:00PM Club Meeting, Brookridge Club House, room D • September 22—7:26PM Observing Session, west end of Midmoor Blvd. • September 22—NASA SATCOM (military satellite) launch • September 22—Autumnal equinox 6:29AM For more information about our club, call Philip Rastocny at 352398-0119.

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Notice: To all Brookridge CERT members, we will be meeting September 7, 2016 at the clubhouse in room D at 10 am! Thank you for your attendance.

This will be an important meeting where we will discuss the balance of our year and catch up on all the happenings of the last three months. We will also discuss staffing and our next projects. Brookridge residents: If you are you interested in volunteering to take the basic training, please let me know at, or Call (352)293-4647. It will help you be prepared for emergencies in your home as well as in your community. We are looking for leaders to join our Brookridge CERT. Are you interested? Remember –Meeting is Wednesday September 7, 2016! As always if you have an emergency call 911! Thank you.

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By Carole Levesque

Wow, writing this in August and are we having heavy rain storms this year! Hope all is well for all of you. Our snowbirds will be back soon, we hope the rainy season will be over soon.

Our class meets at 8 :30 every Monday, Wednesday & Friday as long as the club house is available. The cost is fifty cents (no charge for your first session). We offer low impact aerobics, stretch & tone, weights, mats or chairs and a circle for balance, most of all, we have FUN!

Line Dance Winter Workshop By Norma Rankin

When: Saturday, January 21, 2017 How Much: $35-After Nov. 1st $40 Includes: Lunch, Step sheet Booklet, Donuts/ Coffee upon arrival Starts: Sign in 8:30-10 AM Event begins 10:00 AM Levels: Beg, Improv & Int. (NO Adv) Where: Here in our Hall

Spread The Wealth (@ $3 for 9 tickets or $5 for 18) until 12:15 PM. Drawing at 12:30. Lunch 12:00-1:00. Tee Shirts available for pre-order until Dec. 1st @ $17. Five great local instructors! Casual dress encouraged but NO backless sandals, please. Shoe tubes available @ $3 Pr, (or 2 pair for $5) Need more info? Norma or call (352) 397-6088. Good Times Line Dance Club Norma Rankin

Our next Social will be Saturday, September 10, 2016, 6:309:30 PM @ $5. DJ Dave Richardson will provide us with music for our dancing pleasure. All levels of line dance will be presented, with one wall “walk-throughs” for beginner dancers. There are always instructors on the floor to give aid, if needed. Casual dress is in order, but NO open back sandals, please. Bring own snacks, beverage and ice, if needed. We will provide a beautiful dance floor, soft lighting and lots of A/C!! The dances will be what Instructor Marilyn teaches at our Tuesday & Thursday Classes, but requests will be considered for 3 or more, as time permits. Remember, we have a Playlist. Any questions? e-mail or call (352) 397-6088, or see Norma at Class! ~God Bless America~

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By Pastor Ken Weidman

Labor Day is here again - It became a federal holiday in 1894, after the Pulman Strike, one of violent battles between Labor Unions, employers and police. Unions began for good purposes, but had abuses and excesses. Main causes were for fair pay and safe work conditions. Luke 10:7 says "The labourer is worthy of his hire." The Bible plus common sense could help a lot.

As to Salvation, Jesus said in Matthew 11:28-30 - "Come unto me all ye that labor" ("Labor"is active voice verb, meaning your works, actions or religion - ) "and are heavy laden" ("laden" is passive voice, acted upon by outside force - We are born sinners since Adam) "And I will give you rest" (More than physical or of heart and mind) "Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls." (This is spiritual rest from Him, by faith, working from within to the soul to give rest, often brings physical rest also.) We cannot work our way to Heaven - He already did all the work - All we need do is be repentant toward God and believe Jesus died for our sin and rose again - call upon Him - Romans 10:13 Are you resting in Him? All are welcome for Songs, Prayer & Bible message Sundays - 9 a.m.- Room D. Info: Ken, at 352-515-6509

By Tom Di Gregorio

We hope everyone in Brookridge has heard about our (as Ed Sullivan would say) “Really Big Shoe” on Sept.12th. in the clubhouse from 7 to 9 PM. Don’t miss a fun filled evening with Sally and Roy, this husband and wife team will be putting on a 50’s and 60’s Revue featuring Sally impersonating female stars of that period. Sally not only impersonates their voice but also their customs. Tickets are $5.00 each, bring your own snacks and beverages. Round tables seating 10 will be set around the dance floor for your enjoyment. So come alone, come with your spouse, or reserve a table or more and bring all your friends. Start the entertainment season with us. Nonresidents are welcome.

A little about Brookridge Men’s Association. We are a group of men who put on six events every year but we don’t go out and get drunk with it; we donate it to local and national charities and of course our community. This year so far we purchased new plaques for $870 to replace the outdoor Veterans board, when you’re in the Clubhouse please stop in the hall by the gym and see the new Brookridge Wall of Honor. A new vacuum $74 for the clubhouse, $100 toward railing around fountain at clubhouse $200 to Beautification, $50 to Wounded Warriors and $50 to help the golf club sponsor a golf tournament.

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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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Bob, Shirley Gospel

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Fall Garage Table Sales Brookridge ENT/Ticket Dist RV Compound

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Social Dance

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AARP Drivers Good Times Line Dance Social

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BCPO Bingo

MidWest Club Mtg Bob, Shirley & Friends

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Our last event for this year is our famous “Breakfast with Santa”. Parents and grandparents plan to bring all the kids to sit on Santa’s lap to tell him what they want for Christmas. More details in next News and Views. Men if you are interested in helping people and like to participate with like minded men please come to our next meeting on Wednesday Sept. 28th in room “E” of the clubhouse at 3 PM and check us out.

By Dianne Pizzo

We hope everyone enjoyed the summer months. Slowly, our snowbirds are making their way back to Brookridge. The Midwest Club will be having our next meeting on Saturday, September 17th. Please join us from 3-4 the clubhouse - Room E. Some topics for discussion are the annual Halloween dinner & dance, December's golf cart caroling, and Christmas Party. Refreshments will be provided. We look forward to seeing you!

By Sharon Dickinson Brookridge Rollers is a senior fun league, who will be starting their Fall Season on Friday September 9th, at Strike City Lanes 3544 Mariner Blvd, Spring Hill.

You do not have to be a good bowler. This is a good way to meet new friends. The cost is $12.00 a week, the league gets over April 13th, we take two weeks off at Christmas. For more information call Nick Pilato 352-556-3803, JoAnn Wagner 352-573-7612 or Sharon Dickinson 352-595-8564.

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By Chris Robart

Enjoy your Labor Day then

Join our Fun group if you want to see how we Gently get in shape.

Interested in joining MUST CALL Lynne Hart - 596-0642 to schedule your 1st Class Free.

Beginners Tai Chi Class is on Monday at 11am Thursday at 11:30am followed by Chi Gong Exercise. 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.

By Susie Hecker.

8:30 - 9:10 TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY Come on in - the water’s fine!!! We will be in the water as long as the outside temperature is 50 degrees or higher; the water temperature is generally between 83 and 85 degrees. Co-Ed No Fees

By Carolyn McGuire

It won’t be long now until our snowbirds will be returning and hopefully we will be making some new friends through our Weight Control Class. Our program goes the year round.

When you have our “condition” you have to work the program every day. Even after making your goal, it’s a way of life. Come and give us a try. It works, if you work the program. See you any Monday @ 8:00 am.

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ACROSS 1. Fine thread 6. Frosts 10. Devil tree 14. Up to 15. Assign a grade 16. Distinctive flair 17. Burn with hot water 18. Scottish hillside 19. Green 20. A large African antelope 22. In baseball, 3 per inning 23. Type of cereal grass 24. Fumbling 26. Gave money 30. Cacophony 31. Cap 32. Unit of land 33. If not 35. Map within a map 39. Red wine 41. A vehicle that races 43. Electrical pioneer 44. Fourth sign of the zodiac 46. Rescue 47. Australian flightless bird 49. Lyric poem 50. Goulash 51. Desolate 54. 5280 feet 56. Anagram of "Sage" 57. An orbiting vehicle 63. Pervert 64. Murres 65. Gown fabric 66. Against 67. Lease 68. Huckster 69. Cease 70. Type of sword 71. Davenports

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DOWN 1. Verdant 2. Ancient Peruvian 3. Sun 4. A jaunty rhythm 5. Church officer 6. Idiotic 7. Lurches 8. Historical periods 9. Draw 10. Piety 11. A part of the small intestine 12. Small open pies 13. Jittery 21. Anagram of "Debit" 25. Nonclerical 26. Agreement 27. Pang 28. Colored part of an eye 29. Car franchise 34. Destroy completely

36. Leave in a hurry 37. Overhang 38. An old spelling of "True" 40. What a person is called 42. Poplar tree 45. Type of lettuce 48. Hesitant 51. Anagram of "Basal" 52. Narc 53. Odd-numbered page 55. Toward the outside 58. Kind of school 59. Boorish 60. Charity 61. Antiaircraft gun 62. 10 10 10 10

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By Norma Rankin

Our next dance is Saturday, September 3, 2016, from 7:3010:30 PM, in the Big Hall! “Country Western” is the theme!! Casual attire or Boots and Cowboy Hats are in order! Starburst will be playing for our dancing pleasure! Spread The Wealth tickets will be available until 7:45, then we’ll have one “go around” at the 8:30 Intermission! Drawing will be at the second Intermission, about 9:30!

Members: If for any reason, you are unable to attend a dance, please take a couple minutes and call Dot at 597-0723, and she can see that someone else can take your seat {s} We are just about a “sold out house” and hate to see empty seats, so please, be a good neighbor and let Dot know if you’re unable to attend. All it takes is a quick phone call; and we thank you early, for your thoughtfulness! Registration Forms for 2017-2018 are on all the tables, and remember, renewal (or new!) must be in by November 30th, no exceptions! Take completed forms, with a check, to the office! Notice: To keep our costs down, (and yours) we are eliminating donuts, but coffee and ice will still be available all evening. Good News! Next season, 2017- 2018, our dances will be from 7:00 – 10:00 PM by overwhelming popular vote! NOT this season, but when you renew or join, for next time!! Check flyer info on table. Next months dance: Saturday, October 1st; “Oktober Fest” is the theme. “Lederhosen & Dirndles” are in order!! Star Burst will be playing! ~Be Proud and Fly Your Flag~

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Jane Mulvaney & Linda Rogers

OCTOBER 3, 2016 Singing, Dancing, Comedy. The complete One Woman Show A lady whose career has spanned the globe. Christine has earned her ovations all over the world. She did many tours of duty for both American and British troops. In fact, Christine entertained over 60,000 American troops during the first Gulf War for their R & R and has performed for the British Royal Family on many occasions.

By Rosemary Basteri

It's that time of the year again when Musicaires is recruiting new members. If you wish to join us or if you have a friend whom you think would like to join us, you and they would be most welcome.

Our group is not restricted to Brookridge residents only. We are not professionals, only a group of men and women who enjoy singing.

Rehearsals for our annual Christmas concert will commence on Tuesday, October 3rd, at 1:30 PM, in the North Hall (stage end) of the clubhouse. Let our voices be heard! After all music is the Universal language of the world.

The Cunard Cruise line was home for Christine for the next For information call Sandy (352-556-3248) or Ron (352-59612 years. She traveled the world as one of the resident 9831) entertainers on their flag ship the “Queen Elizabeth 2”. Her shows are full of quality material, fun and professionalism. Before you know it, the show is coming to an end and she is leaving you wanting for more.

In April of 2013 Christine was named the “Bright House Senior Idol winner. She beat out 100’s of competitors which brought the final twelve to the “Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. When you see Christine you are sure of a performance like no other. She truly is the person you are looking for to make your evening a success.


The doors open at 6:00PM and the show starts at Come on down for some Classic Country Music Bob, Shirley, for 6:55Pm. your enjoyment. Tickets at the door are $6.00.

there is no Charge at the door, we do have a Tip Jar if you would like to give a Gift. So don't waste a night with nothing to “Share the Wealth” tickets are sold for $3.00 for 9 tickets and do, Come to the Brookridge Clubhouse Ballroom on Sept. 17th $5.00 for 18 tickets. All winners are guaranteed $20.00 or 7-9pm, for a good time and meet new friend's. You can Dance more depending on money collected. or Sing along with the Band, and also request a song of your choice, so come spend a Night of Fun Hope To See You There Since are our “Snowbirds” are not back as yet, we will have tickets for the show. If you have any questions or would like For More Info: Robert Beck, 200-7401 to purchase tickets, call me (Jane) at (352)597-1357 GOSPEL JAM I would love to hear from you. With Bob, Shirley And Friends And Introducing Ben & Phoebe If you want to get a lift, come on down to the Brookidge Clubhouse to listen to some up lifting Spiritual Gospel Music. God Loves You and so do we. So come join us in Fellowship and Song on Sept. 4th 6-8 pm. I am sure there will be many songs that you like to hear Also if you play an Instrument or like to sing we would love to have you. We also take request, we will do our best to fulfill them. Just Come and Praise The Lord in song. There is no charge, and you can bring your own Snacks and Drink. So if you want to get Lifted up, then we will see you on Sept. 4th from 6-8 pm.

For more Information, Call Bob Beck: @ 200-7401 God Bless You.

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By Lamar Semmel

Any Golf member of the BCCGA who would like to join the league, may contact any of the officers of the league.

Golfing is every Monday starting at 8:00 AM, If anyone wishes to play as a guest you are welcome. The league is playing fun Golf from the end of April until the start of November. There is a meeting scheduled on September 26th, 2016 at 10:30 A.M, The starting and ending dates of regular league play will be made. Officers are: President - Bob Dunn 352-600-8323, Vice President/Golf Director- Don Bridges 352-597-6637, Secretary/ Treasurer - Lamar Semmel 352-597-2762

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Good Times Line Dance Club Cruise

We are, along with the Dandeline Line Dance Club, sponsoring a Line Dance Cruise!!! Lots of dancing, but many other activities, and sides trips, too! Departing Tampa on 4/23/17 and returning to Tampa on 4/30/17. (Bring family & friends; not necessary to be a line dancer!) Lots of time to plan ahead and good payment plan as well! Your ship: Norwegian Cruise Line, Jade – 7 Day Cruise – $579 – $1009, depending what kind of accommodations desired. Itinerary: Tampa, at Sea, Cozumel, Costa Maya, Roatan Bay Islands, Harvest Caye, at Sea, Tampa.

Group Leader: Line Dance Instructor Marilyn Richardson. Cruise Brochure available at Class on Tuesdays and Thursdays, or call Norma and she will see you get one! (352) 397-6088. ~Some Gave Some* Some Gave All~ *God Bless our Troops*

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