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Wednesday, September 19th - 7 P.M.

Tuesday, September 4th - 9 A.M.


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Social Dance BOD Workshop All Residents Welcome Blood Mobile Friday Nite Bingo Also on the 14th, 21st, 28th Good Times Line Dance Social ACC Meeting Also on the 24th Town Hall Meeting Unit Representative Meeting Brookridge Entertain Ticket Dist. Also on the 26th Compound Walk Thru Fall Garage Table Sales

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Gospel Jubilee Social Dance Ticket Sales Also on the 20th BOD Meeting All Residents Welcome VRC Meeting


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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.)

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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, December 19

Managers Report By Ray Geroux

The clubhouse floors will be waxed this month in preparation for the October Show season. Be sure to get your tickets early as this years entertainment is packed with some great performers.

We had some new homes installed this past year and they are really impressive. The history and reputation of the Brookridge community is long and proud and will continue to draw retirees from the snow states. The Golf is great, the people are friendly and the entertainment is exciting.

If you need approval from the Architectural Control Committee (ACC), we have added the forms to our webpage under forms & documents. You need a pdf file reader.

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ticular section, to recognize our volunteerism. Please consider this; you choose a spot, you make your own time every few weeks, and it is only for a part of the year. Otherwise, we will have to seriously consider a landscaping service to keep Brookridge the beautiful place it should be for all us residents.

Another concern we have had from residents regards outside vendors. We must remind you that the advertisements in the News and Views are paid advertising. Brookridge does not endorse the vendors. What we do advise is to look at the Vendor Book at the Administration office. This book is put together by your neighbors, who give positive and negative feedback on vendors they have hired. Please consider this when you must have any work done in and around your home. In closing, The Board would like to thank our residents and visitors who are obeying the speed signage, but we acknowledge that many of you and your visitors are still having trouble with your heavy foot on that pedal. Our new clerk is doing a great job with the violation paperwork, leaving more time for security to patrol. We are using our PICO counter to find trouble spots on the roadways. Is it worth it to disregard the signage just to get home or out of the neighborhood 3-4 minutes earlier, and then get a $50-$100 fine and sit in line because you lost your bar code for 30-60 days? Just saying… Gail Metcalf, President BCPO, Inc.


The office will be closed Monday, September 3rd for Labor Day, have fun and be safe.

If you are expecting guests to arrive after 10:00 pm PLEASE contact the Guard House. 352-596-0697 Per listing in the Rules & Regulations, Section 18 A Late Arrival Identification

President’s Desk


God Speed to our friends (little) Ray Lawrence and Dickie Baron who passed away in July. by Gail Metcalf

September is here, the weather is nicer, and the grass and flowers are beautiful. We hope everyone is well and enjoying the season both in Brookridge and at your seasonal homes.

I would like to speak about the Beautification Committee. This committee was formed many years ago because our residents wanted to contribute to the community rather than hire a landscaper, which would cost money. As we go around our neighborhoods, to the Clubhouse and outside Brookridge and pass the fountain and front sign, we see the work our volunteers are doing. Unfortunately, most of our volunteers are seasonal and the Boulevard, front sign and Clubhouse by the pond are looking shabby. We have only 1-2 volunteers trying to keep up with the weeding in the summer! Brookridge Community has at least 2500 full time residents in the summer. We need at least a dozen of you to offer your time, which would be 1-2 hours every few weeks. You can make your own time; perhaps a few friends could get together from May until October to weed some spots. It would be great to have you volunteer to take a section of the Boulevard, Clubhouse, or the front sign area, sort of like Adopt a Section. We would like to put a poster up with names for a par-

By Patrona Turman

PLEASE—Come to the Clubhouse on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm to donate blood. There will be a T-shirt, hot dog, chips and drink waiting for you

With hurricane season upon us, just a reminder that there are brochures at the clubhouse. Included in the brochure is an Evacuation map, Supply list, Pet Info, Important phone numbers and websites. Stop in and pick up a copy—be prepared and hopefully get to stay home.

With cooler weather on the way, so are our snowbird friends. The calendar and clubhouse will be busy again!! Watch the calendar for some exciting upcoming events!

For our clubs, when scheduling your special activities, I would like to list the activity on the calendar. If your club is meeting and there will be a speaker, special meal or movie;, I will list it on the calendar. This will inform your members of what will be happening. Also, this could draw new members or attendees to the event.

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Security Captains Report By Greg Schubert

Many residents of Brookridge live alone and have no one to check in on them. Being in this situation can be very scary. If there is a slip and fall or a medical issue, it could be hours or even days before help arrives.

Thankfully the Hernando County Sheriff has a program to address this issue. It is called Careline. Careline is a free program for all people regardless of age. When a person wakes up in the morning, they call a special number and let the HCSO that everything is fine. If the daily phone call is not made, a deputy will be dispatched to your home to perform a welfare check.

Having the peace of mind to know someone WILL come to your home if you are unable to call for help is a very comforting thought. I encourage all Brookridge residents who live alone or know someone who does to go to or call 352-754-6830 and ask for the Careline for further information. This office is open from 6:00 am to 10:00 am daily Again, Careline is a free service and available to everyone so please take advantage of this service.


Members may submit, in writing, items they would like to be considered for the 2019 Annual Membership Meeting Agenda

Please turn in items to the Administration office

Deadline is no later than Monday, October 8, 2018

Topics will be placed on the Board of director’s Agenda at the Wednesday, October 17, 2018 meeting.

2019 Brookridge Resident Telephone Directory

The Deadline is Friday, October 12th to have your phone number listed or changed in the Brookridge Resident Telephone Directory. If you have already signed up your okay, if you want to change your number please see Vivian at the front office. If you want to remove your information you need to sign a form with Vivian.

Fax your updates to 352-597-8174; email them to or drop it in with your next payment, Thanks!

Town Hall Meeting

Monday, September 10, 2018 Clubhouse 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Discussion for the renovation of our front Brookridge entrance sign

There’s a Membership Meeting in my HOA, Where Does the Notice get Mailed?

It is commonly understood that membership meeting notices are mailed to members in addition to being conspicuously posted. The address used has historically been either the property address in the community or an alternate address provided by the members. Effective July 1, 2018 however, the address to be used takes on a new characteristic for Homeowners Associations. Section 720.306, Florida Statutes, now requires that notices of members’ meetings be “mailed or delivered to the address identified as the parcel owner’s mailing address on the property appraiser’s website for the county in which the parcel is located.”

The statutory change requires that the Board of Directors, or the Association’s manager, or a committee created by the Board for this purpose, look up the address for each parcel in a community and confirm the mailing address for that parcel with the property appraiser’s website. In a small community of 10-20 parcels this could conceivably be done in a relatively short window of time. In a community with 100 or more parcels, however, it would be more daunting. Basically, the Board (or person/committee charged with the research) would have to begin checking addresses with sufficient time to ensure that the notice mailing requirements set forth in the Statute or governing documents are still met. For instance, in a 100+ parcel community getting ready for an annual meeting, the person charged with looking up addresses may only have an hour or two a day for the research. This person may have to begin the research a week before the mailer must go out to ensure ample time to check all addresses, print the mailing labels, pack the envelopes and then mail them at least 14 days before the annual meeting.

It is also important to keep in mind that since parcel ownership changes regularly and owners can change their mailing address with the property appraiser without notifying the Association, the research completed for the last membership meeting will have to be redone for the next membership meeting.

To avoid what could be a daunting research project, Associations may wish to consider authorizing the electronic transmission of notices and getting written owner consent to receive those transmissions. The consent would minimize the amount of time needed to research addresses as only those small groups of owners who have not consented would get the materials via mail. It would also lower costs related to copies and postage. Your Association attorney can assist with the authorization and member consent form.

CRIME WATCH BY Betty Roberts

Our Snowbirds will soon be coming back and that means we will be getting back to our meetings. We hope everyone had a great summer and a safe one. Our meeting will be on September 5, 2018 at 9:00 am in room D of the Clubhouse.

For more information, call Betty Roberts at 352-592-5161

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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 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 Patrona Turman

There’s A New Club in Brookridge!!!

A Book Club is forming, the first meeting will be Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 6:00 pm in the clubhouse, room E. This will be an organizational meeting. Come; bring book suggestions, beverage of choice and an appetizer to share. SEE YOU THERE!!

By Bill Hartman

Our first regular meeting after the Summer break will be September 5th! Set aside this day for the CERT meeting. All are welcome. Team members come ready to discuss your concerns and recommendations.

The hurricane season is upon us, be prepared. Check your supplies again and get what you need before storm warnings cause supplies to be sold out. Make sure you have water, food, batteries, etc., for three days for each member of your household (Including pets).

There are new classes available, contact us for information on how you can take these free classes. Be better prepared for next year. [Contact Bill at or Call (352) 293-4647 (and leave a message) or (352) 345-3285] Thanks for all your community support! Be prepared for any disastrous situation! And remember: always if you have an emergency call 911!

By Judy Howard

Crafty Stitchers is getting ready for the Craft Sale on Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 9:00am-12:00pm! Everyone is welcome and we would love to have new people share their craft skills. Some of our members have gone north for the summer and will start returning in September and are working on items for the craft fair while they are away. We would like to thank everyone who donates items to our group. We try to find a use for everything. If you have items to donate, bring them to the clubhouse on Tuesday morn-

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ings. If you have any further questions, contact our President Flo Dunham at 207-841-0262; she will be glad to give you more information. Looking forward to having you join us.

By Bill Hartman

Summer travelers are returning to their Florida homes, welcome back. It’s time to get back in the swing of Bible study with the Wednesday Evening group. Just a reminder, we meet Wednesdays at 6:00 pm in room C at the clubhouse. We look forward to seeing you again.

Bill Hartman directs the study, assisted by Linda Hartman and Dan Krotje. This is a Bible teaching which is open to all church denominations to study God’s Word rightly divided (that means we learn what is historical, what is current, and what is coming). Contact Bill or Linda at (352) 293-4647, Or E-mail us:

A verse to contemplate: Romans 1:16-17 (KJV) “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. (17) For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.”

By Linda Hartman

Studies show that active people have a 35% lower risk of cognitive decline. So get moving! Walk; dance around the kitchen; play with the dog. Every day, find ways to be active. Also aim for at least 20 to 30 minutes of purposeful activity most days of the week (that’s the stuff that gets your heart rate up a bit) plus two short sessions of resistance training.

Our class is for Brookridge residents and their houseguests (Sorry, no children). The cost is fifty cents per class and the first class is free! Class starts at 8:30am and runs to 9:30am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Classes start with low impact aerobics followed by stretch and tone; weights; and either mats or chairs. The class ends with a balance circle. Weights and mats are available if you don’t have your own. Come have fun with us!

If you have any questions, please call our leader, Karen Keaton, at 592-9737.

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By Marjorie Riedeman

We are a “Sewing for Charity” group and welcome everyone at our workshop every Thursday, 9:00 -11:00 a.m. in Room D at the clubhouse. We take donations of gently used sheets and pillowcases, large pieces of batting, packaged stuffing, kid friendly or Christmas fabrics and sewing supplies.

We always need people to put together, tie and finish Linus blanket tops, cut out gowns, neck pillows and bibs for hospice and package flag stars for the military. If you like to sew, cut out simple patterns, tie small quilts, stuff and finish pillows and enjoy being part of a group that makes things for others, please join us. We furnish the supplies, so come and see what we do. All we need is you. If we make something you need and live in Brookridge, please let us know. Donations for July: 12 White Sheets (Certs/Animal Shelter)

BY Rosemary Basteri

Thank you, ladies for supporting us this summer. We are looking forward to the fun and exciting events planned for the coming season. Do not miss out by not joining us.

Have you checked out our new Ladies of Brookridge Recipe Corner in the News & Views? If you have a favorite recipe, bring it to one of our meetings – the only criteria is that it be simple and easy to prepare. As a fund-raising event the Ladies of Brookridge will have a table at the annual BCPO Fall Garage Sale on November 17, 2018 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm in the clubhouse. All proceeds, minus the table cost will go into our coffers. Also, having a number of talented artists among our members, we will be providing the artwork for the newly renovated clubhouse area.

An important note—at our July meeting we voted to adopt the following Mission Statement. A better community through the caring hearts of the Ladies of Brookridge.

Our next meeting is Monday, September 17, 2018 at 2:00 pm in the clubhouse. We will have fun at our Dime Derby, horseracing without the mess. See you there!! For more information, please call Mary Astore at 352-5150625.

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MONDAY-SATURDAY 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM Daylight Savings Time (Summer & Fall) 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM Standard Time (Winter & Spring)

SUNDAY 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM Daylight Savings Time 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM Standard Time

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BY Doris Rossi

Sept is here already with the season of summer in full swing! You can meet new friends and join the friends you already know. Get out and come to our clubhouse for some dancing enjoyment. We offer three different classes. (Dancing is good exercise, and provides a healthy vessel for memory, a safe environment that also provides a great emotional and physical workout). Please join us!! Whether you live in Brookridge or not, everyone is welcome. Our teacher, Marilyn is a wonderful instructor, as she is patient and helpful with the routine. Our clubhouse is very comfortable. Hours and prices are: Tuesday Low/Intermediate class 10:30am to 12:30pm $6.00 Thursday Beginner 9:00am to 10:00am $3.00 Thursday High Beginner/Improve 10:15am to 11:15am $3.00

Keep in mind; many of our students are attending the Good Times Social as well, if you're interested. For more information, contact Norma Rankin @ 352-397-6088.

By Rose Beal

Greetings Fellow Brookridge Neighbors

Where does the time fly to? I seem to be busier now than ever since Retirement. Makes you wander how we found time to work!!

Wanted to invite all residents to our upcoming Annual Membership meeting Wednesday September 19th, from 24pm at the clubhouse South Hall. We will have a short membership meeting, then onto what we do best... Have fun! We will be playing Bunco or Jingles. Members are free to play. Non members we ask for $1.00 donation. Membership dues are $5.00 per person per year.

Our club is open to anyone & our goal is to enjoy our time together. We love to meet new people & catch up with our old friends to hear about what they have been up to this summer. Everyone is invited.

Come check us out. WE have doubled our membership over last year & look forward to increasing that again this year. Bring a friend & see what we are all about. Rose Beal 314 486-4650

By Tom DiGregorio

On Sunday, October 21, 2018--The Brookridge Men’s Association will be bringing back one of our favorite events – the Block Party. We have moved the date to later in the year so that we can enjoy the outdoor weather and the newly updated Pavilion.

The party will be from 4:00 to 8:00 pm and will feature a chicken dinner with various side dishes to accompany it. Beverages will also be provided or you can bring your favorite with you. Bring your folding chairs or golf carts to the pavilion and enjoy the food, live music, any activity you might enjoy and the company of your neighbors and friends. Tickets are available for a $9.00 donation by contacting Maynard Morrison (352-428-5774), Gene Cowell (352-5967140), Dave Chaney (352-592-5857) or any member of the Men’s Association. We also have the north and south halls of the clubhouse reserved In case of inclement weather, so don’t hesitate to get your tickets now. In order to get as accurate a head count as possible for food purchases, we are requesting that all tickets be reserved no later than October 15.

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By ADebby Burns

September, already? It’s hard to keep track when you’re as active as our singles’ group has been so active.

Some of our off-site excursions were the aquarium and dog races, the Drum Circle at Pine Island, Weeki Wachee, dancing at the VFW and Coney Island to see “Elvis”, twice! Closer to home, we played Bocci Ball, Shuffleboard and Board Games. We watched a few movies and had a Trivia Challenge. My favorites are our Carry-in Dinners, Ice Cream Socials and Wine Tastings.

Upcoming activities are Horse Racing, Corn Hole, Pot Lucks, October Fest and a Costumed Halloween Party.

Brookridge Singles is open to ANY single resident and their visiting guests. If you haven’t been to one of our functions, please, join us, we have something for everybody. If you haven’t been for a while, visit us, again. We are constantly changing.

Don’t forget, we bowl every Tuesday @ Strike City. No commitment, just show up. Can’t bowl? Be one of our cheerleaders. If you haven’t bowled for years, here’s your chance to knock down some pins.

a better photographer, and have fun and make new photo friends who enjoy doing what you enjoy doing and that is... taking photos." For more information, go to

Brookridge Singles is open to ANY single resident and their visiting guests. If you haven’t been to one of our functions, please, join us, we have something for everybody. If you haven’t been for a while, visit us, again. We are constantly changing. Don’t forget, we bowl every Tuesday @ Strike City. No commitment, just show up. Can’t bowl? Be one of our cheerleaders. If you haven’t bowled for years, here’s your chance to knock down some pins.

By Allan Blair

There's a train that runs around So hop aboard and come on down It brings you where to play Because it's DOMINOES every Friday Many people come from far and wide To see if they can win a prize We laugh and talk while the game is on But you will never see a sad face put on It would be a pleasure to see you there You might even let down your hair So come have fun with the group They will invite you into the loop

Every Friday 12:00 to 4:00 pm -- Room D Please try to be there by ll:45 am to get your seat A ticket cost just $1.55 (one quarter and 13 dimes)

By Cathryn Laham-Rahill

"This meetup is for anyone and everyone who loves photography, who wants to learn how to take better photos, learn some cool photography techniques and have fun with other photographers.

There will be a meeting once per month and a group shoot once per month. The first meetup will Monday, September 10, 2018 at 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm in room D of the clubhouse.

This meetup is also for those who want to learn specific skills; I will schedule classes at a minimal cost. This meetup is for the amateur photographer, the professional photographer and the want-to-be photographer. The main purpose of this meetup is to learn more about photography and become

By Carolyn McGuire

Although it’s been HOT and people are on vacation, The Weight Control Program is still going.

If you have been a member in the past and have dropped out for any reason, we would love to have you come back. We meet every Monday morning. It’s hard to get back on the “swing wagon” at times but the sooner we face the scale, the easier it is. See you Monday at NINE!

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By Rosemary Basteri

Look to the sky! Is it a bird, plane or a UFO? No, it’s a shiny balloon announcing our next dance – UP, UP AND AWAY! On Saturday, September 1, 2018 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. We will be introducing a new performer – Frank Sciara, a singer/DJ formerly from New York and now a resident of Brookridge. Let’s give him a warm and friendly Brookridge welcome.

We would like to thank all our dancers for supporting us during the lean summer months. You patronage is greatly appreciated. We are looking forward to welcoming back our “snowbirds”, pardon our “seasonal people”.

There are still some tickets available for the New Year’s Eve dinner/dance. The cost is $40.00 per person, which is a bargain – a 5 course meal, complimentary wine, dancing all evening and a champagne toast at midnight, and best of all close to home.

Reservation forms for the 2019-2020 regular monthly dances will be available at our dances through November. For ticket information, call: Blair at 352-515-1765

By Phoebe Hamar

Psalm 95:1 states: "Oh come, let us sing to the Lord...". That is the goal of the Gospel Jubilee, the Good News of the Gospel set to music. The Gospel Jubilee is always a FREE event, so come join us and bring a friend on Monday, Sept. 17th from 6 - 8 pm at the Brookridge Clubhouse.

Our special guest will be a Mother/Daughter Duo, Annie Riley and Shannon Carmack. Plus Sing-A-Long songs for us all, lead by our Jubilee Singers.

Come and join the celebration of Gospel Music and great fellowship. For more information, contact Ben or Phoebe at 701-0044.

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By Jack Brickles

Well, summer is here and my Jams are over for now.

We’ve had a great time and all of the musicians are sad it’s over for now, but we’ll be back.

I go to Tennessee in the summer, trying to find some cooler weather. We have a Park Model in a very nice place on top of the mountain. I will also do a Jam up there, but not as good as here. We’ll be back the first of November and I’ll start the Jams up again. Once again, we will donate our time and promote St. Jude’s Children Hospital.

Remember---Every Friday at 1:00 PM at my house, 9242 Denmarsh Drive. You are invited and don’t forget to BRING A CHAIR.

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. We have had some new faces joining us, spectators and participants both.

Please note!! We will NOT be having a jam in September due to my wife and I being away. Our next event will be Wednesday, October 3, 2018 from 2 to 5 pm in the North Hall of the clubhouse. Although the time is listed as 2 to 5, we often finish earlier during the summer due to fewer musicians and spectators attending as some go north at this time of year.

As always, there is no admission charge and this event is open to the public, so bring your friends and come on down! 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 352-573-8695.

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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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We will be holding our first bingo meeting on Sept.11th at 10:00 AM in Room E. Hopefully we can see some new people come in and see what we are all about.

Hoping your summer was awesome and here's to a Happy Fall. By Rosemary Basteri

Soon the halls of the Brookridge Clubhouse will be alive with the sound of music. Rehearsals for our Christmas Concert start on Tuesday, October 1, 2018 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm in the clubhouse.

By Dick Theriault

We are always in a recruiting mode, so please join us. Reading Brookridge Entertainment will have its first great show of music is a plus but not mandated. If you can carry a tune, on the season on October 11, 2018 at 7:00 PM. Paul Tanner key of course, welcome. We need a few more men, so don’t be will give us a Las Vegas Style Show. shy. We are a friendly and supportive group. Season Tickets are available. *The date’s for “Ticket Just a reminder—there will be an organizational meeting on Distribution” is September. 12th & 26th and on October 10th September 25, 2018 at 1:30 pm in Room D. at the BCPO Clubhouse. We will be there at the SOUTH HALL from 10 AM till 12 Noon. Call Larry or Vivian (352) 6104901for information and to reserve your tickets. What a great season we are going to have. October thru April the very best shows possible! Call 610-4901 We have Paul Tanner, Jersey Tenors, Dolly & Kenny and more. Get your season tickets and tell your friends about these professional shows all with live bands. Open to the public so bring those By Jackie Bolt outside of Brookridge friends to these shows. Tickets always available at the door. Shows begin at 7PM and doors open The summer is just about over and the new season is about at 6PM. We have a “Special” Christmas Show with The to begin. Many new and exciting things will be happening Redhead Express! this year. One of those things that is happening and has been happening all summer is our Friday Nite Bingo. We have had a great summer and the crowd has been even greater. For this we say Thank You!

Another Blessing that has happened is that we will be able to keep the kitchen open. People have stepped up to help Miss Ellie with the kitchen and to those of you who have, we say a big resounding THANK YOU! We did not know if we were going to be able to keep the kitchen open, but thankfully to these wonderful Volunteers, we are.

By Norma Rankin

We will be having our Monthly Social on Saturday, September 8, 2018, from 6:30-9:30 PM @ $5. Pay at the door only. All dancers are encouraged to come, from Beginners to Intermediate. Requests are welcome, if time allows. Casual attire is in order, but NO open back sandals, for obvious reasons. Bring own snacks, beverage & ice, if needed. We always have instructors on the floor to give aid, if necessary!

Need more info? e-mail or call (352) 397-6088. Hope to see you on the dance floor!!... ~God Bless America~

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By Sharon Dickinson

Once again it is time to start a new bowling season. Brookridge has had a bowling league for the past 35 to 40 years, let’s keep it rolling! If you are interested, please call JoAnn Wagner at 352-5737612 or Sharon Dickinson at 352-835-7046 or 352-4421001.

The season started on August 31, 2018, but please come out and join us. We bowl every Friday at 12:30 pm at Mariner Lanes.

By Erv Alber

We are now playing "Fun Golf' thru the summer. League play will resume in November. New players of all skill levels are welcome - we tee off at 8:00 AM every Monday morning. Players holding "Social Memberships" are also welcome to give us a try in the summer Please contact any officer for more information.

Important dates for 2018-2019: Next General Meeting - Monday October 8th @ 10:30 AM in Golf Clubhouse (following play) Course Closed - Monday October 15th thru October 30th League starts - Monday November 5th Last day of league - March 18th Presidents Cup - March 25th & April 1st Scramble/Luncheon/Awards - April 8th

Don't forget to pay your annual dues -$25.00 - prior

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It’s Back To School time for the children and it’s time for cancer victims and survivors to come to the Boutique of Hope because WE CAN HELP YOU. We know how trying and difficult it is to fight cancer so let us provide the support you need with wigs, bras, hat, turbans, scarves, hugs and smiles and more.

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Hernando County Property Appraiser relocates to new Brooksville office (Brooksville, FL) The Hernando County Property Appraiser’s Office in Brooksville will be closed Friday, August 17 and Monday, August 20 to move to its new location. Office hours, phone and fax numbers will remain the same. The Spring Hill office, located at 7525 Forest Oaks Blvd., is not relocating and will remain open. Contact the Property Appraiser’s Office by phone at (352) 754-4190 or email at for more information.

Former address Hernando County Government Center We are located at 5244 Commercial Way right near Golden 20 N. Main Street Corral, in the Community Clinic, and open Tuesday and Room 463 Wednesday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Brooksville, FL 34601

We’re always looking for volunteers to staff the BOH and crafters who can to make turbans, and cotton tieback scarves from our patterns. Please call Claire at 428-4143 if you can help.

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New address Brooksville City Hall 201 Howell Avenue Suite 300 Brooksville, FL 34601

This move is part of a larger project to provide more space for Judicial Services at the Hernando County Government New Saturday hours at West Hernando Convenience Center Center. The 4th floor space formerly occupied by the Property (Brooksville, FL) The West Hernando Convenience Center, Appraiser’s Office will soon be utilized by the Public located at 2525 Osowaw Boulevard in Spring Hill will have Defender’s Office, which in turn will provide expansion space on the 3rd floor for the Judiciary. new Saturday hours effective August 11, 2018.

• New hours of operation will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays Virginia Singer ONLY • Tuesday through Friday hours of operation will remain the Hernando County Government Public Information Manager same from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 20 N. Main Street, Room 263 This change is for the West Hernando Convenience Center Brooksville, FL 34601 location only. All other Solid Waste and Recycling facilities Office (352) 540-6780 Cell (352) 277-1069 will continue to operate as normal. Hernando County Solid Waste and Recycling offers three locations to drop off trash, construction and demolition debris, yard waste, recycling and certain hazardous materials: MEDIA RELEASE • East Hernando Convenience Center – 33070 Cortez Blvd., August 3, 2018 Ridge Manor, FL 33523 • Northwest Solid Waste and Recycling Facility (Main Volunteer opportunity to help local veterans (Brooksville, FL) If you have a desire to help the veterans of Landfill) – 14450 Landfill Rd., Brooksville, FL 34614 • West Hernando Convenience Center – 2525 Osowaw Hernando County consider becoming a volunteer van driver. The Hernando County Veteran Services Department is in Blvd., Spring Hill, FL 34607 need of three drivers to transport disabled veterans to and Contact the Solid Waste and Recycling Department at (352) from James A. Haley VA Hospital located at 13000 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard in Tampa. The van runs Monday through 754-4112 for more information. Friday, but not on Federal holidays. Veterans are picked up at two designated locations: Thank you, • Wal-Mart located at 7305 Broad Street in Brooskville Kasey Kupcik • Brooksville VA Outpatient Clinic located at 14540 Cortez Hernando County Government Boulevard in Brooksville Public Information Coordinator 20 N. Main Street, Room 263 Requirements to be a van driver: Brooksville, FL 34601 • Possess a valid driver’s license Office (352) 540-6426 • Have a safe driving record Cell (352) 573-7556 • Maintain current automobile insurance – proof of insurability • Pass physical health screening in relation to driving vehicles

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Vans are limited to eight passengers, plus driver. Pickups normally begin at 6:30 a.m. at designated locations. The van departs from Tampa no later than 2 p.m. Volunteer drivers will alternate shifts.

Contact the Veteran Services Department at (352) 754-4033 for more information on becoming a volunteer driver.

Thank you, Kasey Kupcik Hernando County Government Public Information Coordinator 20 N. Main Street, Room 263 Brooksville, FL 34601 Office (352) 540-6426 Cell (352) 573-7556 MEDIA RELEASE July 27, 2018

Apply now for upcoming CERT classes to train for disaster response (Brooksville, FL) Hernando County Emergency Management is seeking volunteers over the age of 18 who are interested in joining the Hernando County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). CERT volunteers receive special training which enhances their ability to pre-

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pare for, respond to and recover from a disaster situation. As an organized team, they provide vital services in the absence of emergency responders whose arrival may be delayed due to the severity of the event. The next training class will run seven consecutive Wednesday evenings: September 5, 2018 – Disaster Preparedness. Team organization September 12, 2018 – Disaster Fire Suppression September 19, 2018 – Disaster Medical 1 September 26, 2018 – Disaster Medical 2 October 3, 2018 – Light Search and Rescue October 10, 2018 – Disaster Psychology, Terrorism and CERT October 17, 2018 – Disaster Drill

Classes will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Emergency Operations Center located at 18900 Cortez Blvd., in Brooksville.

Previous emergency experience is not required. Training materials are provided free of charge. CERT members will be required to complete all modules and pass a level 2 background check (including fingerprints) before being issued equipment and an ID.

Applications can be found at 36 and must be received by the close of business on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Please email completed applications to or mail them to the Emergency Operations Center, 18900 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, Florida 34601.

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Call Emergency Management at (352) 754-4083 for more information.

Thank you, Kasey Kupcik Hernando County Government Public Information Coordinator 20 N. Main Street, Room 263 Brooksville, FL 34601 Office (352) 540-6426 Cell (352) 573-7556 MEDIA RELEASE August 8, 2018

New operating hours for Hernando County Library Services (Brooksville, FL) – The Hernando County Public Library System announces that effective Tuesday, September 4, 2018, there will be a change in operating hours for its four branches.

• The Main Library Branch (238 Howell Ave., Brooksville, FL 34601) and the West Hernando Branch (6335 Blackbird Ave., Brooksville, FL 34613) will operate Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. • The Spring Hill Branch (9220 Spring Hill Dr. Spring Hill, FL 34608) and the East Hernando Branch (6457 Windmere Rd, Brooksville FL 34602) will operate Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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Page 47 Brookridge • September 2018 Visit for the many e- MEDIA RELEASE resources available or call (352) 754-4043 for more informa- July 26, 2018 tion. $100 water bill credit for purchase of Energy Star HighThank you, Efficiency Washer (Brooksville, FL) Qualified residential Kasey Kupcik Hernando County Utilities Department (HCUD) customers Hernando County Government can get a $100 water bill credit by participating in the HighPublic Information Coordinator Efficiency Clothes Washer Rebate Pilot Program from July 23 20 N. Main Street, Room 263 through September 20, 2018. By replacing a non-high-effiBrooksville, FL 34601 ciency clothes washer with a new Energy Star-labeled, highOffice (352) 540-6426 efficiency clothes washing machine, residents can reduce Cell (352) 573-7556 water use by 45 percent and energy use by up to 25 percent. Visit and follow these four easy steps to participate: MEDIA RELEASE 1. Agree to the terms and conditions of this program by clickAugust 8, 2018 ing the ‘I Agree’ button at the bottom of the page 2. Submit for and receive via email the required authorization Fall into great programs at your library code, program policy, rebate application and list of Energy (Brooksville, FL) – The Hernando County Public Library Star-labeled high-efficiency washers System will be offering new programs throughout its branch- 3. Review list of qualified washers and make your purchase es starting September 2018. All classes are free and the pub- 4. Complete and submit the rebate application with the origilic is encouraged to attend. nal receipt for the Energy Star-labeled, high-efficiency clothes washer to receive a $100 water bill credit 1. Baby Storytimes - every Thursday from 10 - 10:30 a.m. at the Main Library Branch, located at 238 Howell Avenue in Submit rebate application and original receipt via mail or drop Brooksville. off to: Another day has been added for stories, songs, fingerplays Hernando County Utilities Department and bounce rhymes. Play and social time will immediately High-Efficiency Clothes Washer Rebate Program follow the lapsit program. This program is geared for babies 15365 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville, FL 34613 between the ages of 0-18 months. 2. "WooooSaaahh" Wednesdays - Wednesday, September Rebates are limited and will be given to participants with an 5, 19 and 26 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Main Library authorization code on a first-come, first-served basis. Branch, located at 238 Howell Avenue in Brooksville. Qualified Energy Star-labeled, high-efficiency clothes washColor, doodle and reintroduce yourself to a pleasurable pas- ers must have been purchased between July 23 and time that can reduce your stress level as you meet new lunch September 20, 2018. Term and conditions apply. buddies and create something beautiful. 3. ARTeration: Pulled String Art - Saturday, September 8 from Contact HCUD Water Conservation at (352) 754-4705 for 1:30 - 3 p.m. at the East Hernando Branch, located at 6457 more information. Windmere Road in Brooksville. Paint in a mesmerizing, unique way. Create beautiful works of art with just the pull of a string! Registration required. 4. A Romp through Classical Music - Monday, September 10 and 24 from 4 - 6 p.m. at the West Hernando Branch, located at 6335 Blackbird Avenue in Brooksville. Occasional memory problems are a normal part of aging, but Come experience a fun adventure with classical music as the symptoms of Alzheimer’s are anything but normal. Telling you gain enough background to listen knowledgeably, relax the difference can be difficult. The Alzheimer’s Association’s and enjoy. 10 warning signs are a good place to start.


Visit to register or call (352) 754-4043 for more information.

Thank you, Kasey Kupcik Hernando County Government Public Information Coordinator 20 N. Main Street, Room 263 Brooksville, FL 34601 Office (352) 540-6426 Cell (352) 573-7556

1. Memory loss that disrupts daily life 2. Challenges in planning or solving problems 3. Difficultly completing familiar tasks at home, at work, or at leisure 4. Confusion with time or place 5. Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships 6. New problems with words in speaking or writing 7. Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps 8. Decreased or poor judgment 9. Withdrawal from work or social activities 10. Changes in mood and personality

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1. Relating to aircraft 5. Tag 10. Expectoration 14. 24 in Roman numerals 15. Humble 16. Roman moon goddess 17. Vitality 18. Lingo 20. Continuing forever 22. Any simple chemical 23. Occupation 24. Church recesses 25. Cars 32. Water soaked soils 33. Licoricelike flavor 34. Bar bill 37. Hotels 38. Rubs 39. Garden tool 40. East Indian tree 41. Gesture of indifference 42. Eagle's nest 43. Happiness 45. Subarctic coniferous forests 49. A very long period 50. Abrupt strong increase 53. Type of marmoset 57. Criminal 59. Schnozzola 60. Mining finds 61. Sound of an angry dog 62. Scrabble piece 63. Rodents 64. Not cloudy 65. Toboggan

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1. Spindle 2. Way out 3. Abundant 4. Gladdens 5. Washbasin 6. Cain's brother 7. Tavern 8. Feudal worker 9. Loyal (archaic) 10. Slouch 11. Whines 12. Absurd 13. Small open pies 19. Stop


21. French for "Names" 25. Corrosive 26. Forearm bone 27. Armored vehicle 28. Scottish for "Child" 29. Enter data 30. Feudal lord 31. S 34. Container weight 35. Like 36. Red vegetable 38. Which person? 39. Leftovers 41. Neck warmer

42. "Smallest" particle 44. Almost 45. Carcinoid 46. 3-banded armadillo 47. A small island 48. Estimate 51. Jokes 52. Beige 53. Small city 54. Agitate 55. Small island 56. Require 58. 2,000 pounds

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The principal use of Grandma’s apron was to protect the dress underneath, but along with that, it served as a holder for hot pans from the oven. It was wonderful for drying children’s tears and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears.

From the chicken-coop the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.

When visitors stopped by, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids. And when the weather was cold, grandma wrapped it around her arms. Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove.

Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron. From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables. After the peas had been shelled, it carries out the hulls. In the fall the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.

When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.

When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out on the porch, waved her apron, and the men knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.

It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that “old-time apron” that served so many purposes.

REMEMBER THIS!! Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the window sill to cool…Her granddaughter’s set theirs ion the window sill to thaw…

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5 Cup Salad

1 C Pineapple Tidbits, drained 1 C Mondrian Oranges, drained 1 C Miniature Marshmallows 1 C Coconut 1 C Sour Cream

Combine all ingredients, stir and refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.

Submitted by Patrona Turman

Lazy Day Peach Cobbler

½ C Butter ¾ C Sugar ¾ C Self-rising flour

¾ C Milk ½ t. Almond extract 1 16oz. can of Peaches, drained

Melt butter in an 8 inch baking dish. Combine flour, sugar milk and almond extract. Pour over melted butter. Pour peaches over mixture. Bake 45 to 50 minutes at 350º

Submitted by Patrona Turman


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