Southfork News “FOR THE RESIDENTS, BY THE RESIDENTS” Happy Labor Day
It feels like Fall ……….Somewhere Fall will be here soon, although here in Florida it’s hard to tell. You’re going to have to wait until about the third week of October before the daily high temperatures drop to the low 80s. The folks at the Florida climate center say Fall happens when the daily low temperatures drop below 60 degrees and stay there. In the Tampa Bay area that doesn’t usually Happen until you’re eyeing turkey for Thanksgiving.
Time to Celebrate! To honor workers far and near Our nation passed a bill To grant all men a day of rest A Sabbath—if you will!
You know its fall in Florida when-----
Much praise is due our labor force For each achievement made Who’ve furthered the economy Our country’s growth and trade.
It’s also a three day weekend’n The last chance to bask in the warm sunshine, Enjoy the poolside and just have a great time With friends and family with bbqs, parades and picnics. Chill out this Labor Day with friends, family, Associates and loved ones and wish’em a Fun-tas-tic Labor Day weekend!
You put away your light green bathing suit in favor of your brown one. You can roll down the windows in your car and not run the risk of melting You can plant things without them withering immediately The stores put out the winter holiday decorations. Everywhere you turn there is some sort of festival celebrating art, food, wine, crafts, history, cars, gourds etc. Although we don’t get the rainbow of falling Leaves that other states do, we do see a lot of acorns and random other seedlings. Hey, that’s less raking for us.
Newsletter Information Note, any information to be placed in the newsletter, must be submitted between the 1st and 15th of every month. Please contact the editor (Phyllis Grossi) at 567-6105 or drop off the information at 11150 Mesquite Dr. All newsletters can be viewed in color on the web site @ www.floridacommunities.com (click on Southfork at bottom of page.) Suggestion Box Suggestion Box is to be used to deposit, Annual Dues, Letters to the Board etc. All letters must be signed or they will not be honored. Office of Southfork 10808 U.S. 98, Dade City, Fl 33525 Phone: (352) 523-0022,
After Hours: (352)206-4080
_________________________________________________________________________ ASSOCIATION OFFICERS: President
Directors: Phyllis Grossi
Emergency CONTACT NUMBERS IN PASCO COUNTY (911) Pasco Cty Sheriff 352-521-5131
Dade City Police 352-521-1493
Hurricane Updates 800-427-8340
Dade City Hospital
Sick List. Shirley Rouer
Rene (Bud) Beunier
Get Well Wishes To All! In Memoriam Brenda Goebel
Father passed away (Frank Dennison)
Brother passed away
Son passed away
Resident passed away Our condolences to the family and friends!
WELCOME BACK WOW!!!!! It is hard to believe that Labor Day weekend is nearing and summer is quickly coming to an end. It seems like just last week that the season was just beginning and the snowbirds were leaving. I hope it has been a good and healthy summer season for all of you. It has been a good summer here at Southfork and now, in just a few short weeks, most of the snowbirds will be back and many of the activities, meetings etc will be starting again.
FIRST DAY OF AUTUMN!!!!!! September 22nd is the first day of autumn but here in Florida it is like any other day of the year. Up North you are already thinking of cold weather, snow and ice and we here in Florida can only go by the news media on what is happening and not missing the cold but we sure do miss the fall colors. So to all of us here in Florida, relax and enjoy with no worries about shovels or freezing cold!!!!
from the Association President DEAR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, HOPE THAT YOU ALL HAVE HAD A WONDERFUL SUMMER. MY FAMILY HAS BEEN BLESSED. MELISSA HAD AMAZING SURGERY THANKS TO THE NEW MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY AND THE SKILLED HANDS OF HER NEUROSURGEON SHE IS RECOVERING VERY WELL. HOPEFULLY I WILL BE BACK AT SOUTHFORK ON THE 8TH AFTER MY GRANDDAUGHTER’S WEDDING. I CAN’T WAIT! THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE HOME…………….AND I MISS YOU ALL! SAFE TRAVELS TO ALL OF WHO WILL BE TRAVELING DOWN HOME…………….. DOT
Monday Morning Coffee Hour
Each week on Monday mornings from 8am to 9am there is always coffee brewing which is free and we do have donuts for those who are a little hungry and they are $.50 each. What a good way to meet some of your neighbors and start your week.
The men are usually talking about the latest sport event on TV and the women are always talking about the latest happenings in the community. No agenda or speakers, just a chance for our community to come together. Bring your smile and wit and we’ll furnish your coffee. We would love to get to know all of our new neighbors and the others who have been in hibernation lately. Come join us!!!!
Women’s Club On August 1st – 20 ladies gathered at the Village Inn in Zephryhills for a great meal and it was very enjoyable. We raffled a few prizes and we had a lot of laughs. I want to thank the Southfork residents for their generosity in the giving of school supplies. I had asked to fill 1 big box, well we had 2 overflowing boxes full. Thanks again and we even had Blue Jay people who brought in school supplies. What a nice relationship we have with our neighbors! I hope that you are saving your slightly used item’s for our Bazaar which be held on November 17th. We will use them to help bring in funds for our Charities and your co-operation is very well appreciated. Next month on September 5th, we will go to the Golden Corral at 11am in lieu of a regular meeting. There will be a sign up sheet in the clubhouse so we know approximately how many will be attending. Marielle, President
Double Pinochle If you are bored and have nothing to do on a Tuesday evening, come on to the clubhouse at approx 6:00 to 6:15pm and play a game of Double Pinochle with us. We can play tables of 4, 5 or 6 people and our games start at 6:30pm..
SOUTHFORK BINGO Welcome back snowbirds and hope all of you attend our weekly bingo which is the highlight for a lot of you on a weekly basis. We have a committee who will get you started for the evening and we wish all of you the best of luck and hope that you win at our many games. We look forward to hearing the tooting of the whistles and horns and the laughter that goes along with it. That “cookie jar” is waiting for you and there have many a good size winnings from it, so come on Wednesday at 5:30pm when the doors open and try your luck at winning some of the prizes.
Many people may not know that this day exists in September. Some may choose to ignore it. They may think “must we have a day for every person in the universe, when does all this day naming end?” Sadly, those people probably did not have an opportunity to develop a relationship with their grandparents. They don’t understand the gifts that a grandparent can give. Grandparents can provide a sense of continuity and roots to their grandchildren. They can provide a sense that life matters, and the ability to see life within a larger context of time exists. To be a grandparent is not an easy job. Your grandchildren are counting on you to love them unconditionally to a degree that their parents may not be able to.. They’re counting on you to listen, really listen, without judging right or wrong. It is often assumed that you have no life of your own, and that you only exist to be called on when you are needed. This of course is not true. At the same time do not miss this opportunity that you have been given, a chance for a relationship with the next generation. To all, Happy Grandparents Day!!!!
SOUTHFORK POKER GAMES Anyone out there bored and like to play cards? We have many games of poker that go on every week, Monday & Friday afternoon’s from Noon until 3pm and then again on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 4:30pm until 9pm and Saturday evenings from 4:45pm -8 pm. The Monday, Friday and Saturday group’s play with wild cards and the Tuesday and Thursday evenings play straight poker with no wild cards. So if interested, stop by and come join us in one of the groups. Bring your nickels and dimes!!!!
OUT & ABOUT A CLUE HUNT LUNCHEON (SEPT 18TH)
Departing from our Clubhouse about 11:00am, each auto will travel to a given “clue” site and receive a new clue. Isn’t this interesting? Good news! Left or right turns do not matter, your mileage does not matter, but your crew needs to interpret the clues….. The restaurant will be expecting some, if not all of us…… Did I tell you that our travels will not leave eastern Pasco County? Also maps, cell phones, GPS systems etc. won’t help. Sign up sheet in Clubhouse.
The Library is for the entire community to use and it is now under the direction of Irene Schreier. If you have come by lately, Irene is doing a great job of trying to keep things neat and organized. Before anyone leaves any unwanted items, please contact Irene to make sure it is okay. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Irene.
READING GLASSES Now that Mr. Anderson was retired, he finally had time to read as much as he wanted to. The only problem he had was finding enough time to find his reading glasses and to visit the Library for some good books!
DO YOU KNOW WHO THIS IS???????? I got a suggestion to start an article on â€œCan you guess who this isâ€? and I was wondering if you would like to be part of this. There is only one problem, my scanner does not work on my computer so a picture would have to be emailed to me with a little info for the article ( ex: this person grew up in Belair, Md or anything you would like to have in so everyone can try and guess so they can try and figure it out ). You can ask someone who has a computer to email for you if you do not have one so you can submit. I need pictures of anyone when they were a child or teen so everyone would have to try and guess who this is. I will place the article in the newsletter and the following month I will give you the correct answer. If interested, send to me @ firstname.lastname@example.org I will not disclose any info until the following newsletter. This could be a lot of fun!!!!!!
WHERE ARE YOU?????? Another idea that came was to ask all the travelers and or snowbirds to send in interesting pictures or articles of places you visit, where you live, vacations etc. An article of places that you visited with maybe some pictures that are interesting and maybe places others would like to visit or know about. These articles do not have to be in every newsletter but whenever you travel you may want to share some really good stories or pictures. There are so many travelers and snowbirds in this community and I think this would be great to share with everyone. I am looking for new ideas and hope you all will be able to help me in trying to make this a more interesting newsletter so please help and submit your suggestions. Thanks, Phyllis
PRODUCE STAND To anyone who may want to know, we are no longer helping out at the produce stand at 301/98 but starting our own produce stand. Starting on Wednesday, August 15th (9am to 5pm) our new produce stand will be located on the corner of Wild Rd/US 98, across the street from Blue Jay. Orders of produce can be made in advance for any events etc! We will also do home deliveries here in Southfork so if you are homebound or just canâ€™t get out and need some fresh produce, give us a call and we will deliver. Thank you all who have made me feel good about the stand when I was there. I can guarantee I will do even better with my own stand. Hope to see you all soon and god bless. Sincerely,
RUTH & John CLEMONS
RETIRED NURSE AVAILABLE Retired nurse specialized in wound care offers her assistance to you in your home: Changing Bandages, B/P Monitoring, Transportation to appointments, Grocery shopping, Bathing/Grooming, Help you write letters, Keeping you company while family does errands, etc. Check on a loved one for you in Home/Nursing Home/ or Hospital. Available, Monday thru Friday, will discuss weekends. Hourly charge: $9.00,
Dade City / Zephyrhills area Resident of Southfork Jeanne Bittman, L.P.N., C.W.S (Certified Wound Specialist) 352-437-5139
LET ME DO THAT! Reasonable Rates For: House Cleaning ($10 per hour) Laundry/Ironing Painting Yard Work Landscaping Gutter Cleaning Window Washing Snowbird Home Peace of Mind Pressure Washing And any other odd jobs........................... DEPENDABLE! RELIABLE! ON TIME! SHERRY MORVATZ Cell 352-999-2949 Home 352-437-4782
LET ME FIX THAT! (It Beats Being Retired and Sitting Around)
Reasonable Rates For: Car Detailing Minor Plumbing Repair Minor Electrical Repair Minor Structural Repair Ceramic Tile Installation Laminate Floor Installation And any other odd jobs........................... REASONABLE RATES! DEPENDABLE! ON TIME! JIM MORVATZ Cell 843-222-2713 Home 352-437-4782
Pet Pix by Diane
Pet photography, Home, Fundraiser, Pet Parties etc.
Need general housekeeping? Call Gloria Traub
Blue Jay Park
Avon: Catalogs are available if interested. Please call Tanya or Bobby Hahn @ 567-7125 or email
Pressure Washing See Andy @ Clubhouse
$65.00 per house; $25.00 for Green Side only
Cooking, cleaning or just company. Call 352-437-4989 and ask for Ruth. I live in the park!
Maintainence of your home Gutters, Hedging trimmed, garden weeding, mowing, pressure washing, raking of leaves and much, much more. More info, contact John or Ruth at 352-437-4989 or stop by at 10916 Prairie
Electric hospital bed $600. Jazzy Scooter $800. And a manual wheelchair $200. All of these items are like brand new and belonged to Elsie McDowell. If interested please call Elsie’s daughter, Kathryn Pless @ 352-9992271 with “Best Offer” or questions. Help Wanted Preferably male help needed to help with the husband of Linda Hartman. 4 hours a day, 4 days a week @ $80.00 per week. Linda needs someone to make sure he takes his meds and has something to eat and help him to get around. If anyone is interested, please call Linda @ 567-7888
Weekly Calendar of Events nd
Church of Your Choice…”May I” card game @6:00pm, 2 , 4 & 5 weeks
Coffee Hour @8am…Line Dance @10am…Mixed Poker @12 noon…Men’s Shuffleboard @1pm…Hand & Foot @6pm…Euchre @6:30pm
Mixed Shuffleboard @9am…Exercise @10:30am…Sequence @1pm…Men’s Shuffleboard @1pm…Ladies Shuffleboard @3pm… Men’s Poker @4:30pm… Dble Pinochle @6:30pm…Bowling @noon
Men’s Golf @7am…Quilting @9am…Men’s Shuffleboard @1pm… Bingo @6:30pm…TRASH PICKUP @AM
Hand & Foot @9am…Dominoes @1pm…Men’s Shuffleboard @1pm…Ladies Shuffleboard @3pm… Men’s Poker @4:30pm… “May I” @6:00pm
Mixed Shuffleboard @9am…Exercise @10:30am…Mixed Poker @noon…Men’s Shuffleboard @1pm “65” game @7pm…Mixed Poker 4:45pm… TRASH PICKUP @AM
Special Monthly Events
Sept 5th Sept 8
Women’s Club meeting (11am at Golden Corral) see sign up sheet
BLUE BAG CAN RECYLE PICK @ AM
Assn Board meeting 9am
Out & About 11am (see sign up sheet)
“Special Potluck Night” (watch the sign up on the bulletin board @ clubhouse)
BLUE BAG CAN RECYLE PICK @ AM
REMEMBER TO CHECK OUT THE BULLETIN BOARD AT THE CLUBHOUSE FOR ANY EVENTS THAT NEVER MADE IT INTO THE NEWSLETTER!