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Lake Hammock Village Homeowners Association Board of Directors 2012 President: Vice Pres.: Secretary: Treasurer: Director: Director: Director: Director:

Officers and Directors David Lennox Richard Gould Doreen Hughey Pete Evans Tammy Anthis Barb Cowles Jim Fitch Bob Marotti

2012* 2012* 2013* 2013* 2012* 2012* 2012* 2013*

*Denotes term ends at the end of the noted year

Committee Chairs Activities: Gator Tales: Phone Squad: Sunshine: Welcome:

Activities Committee Tammy Anthis Jane Biba Kay Levinson Marilyn Smith

353-1959 422-6531 422-8543 421-1018

“Gator Tales� is available online at:

Unofficial Newsletter of Lake Hammock Village Tammy Anthis, Editor


Every month of the year is beautiful, but November has its own kind of madness. The gorgeous colors have mostly been stripped away by the winds and rain that late October brings. The skies are often gray and forbidding. The holidays are looming up and a feeling of fear creeps in that you won't be able to keep up. The massive shopping and choosing of gifts are daunting and pressing over your heart. All of this starts to overwhelm people as this gray and cold month, November appears. For those born in the month of November Topaz is the traditional birthstone. Topaz is associated with constancy, loyalty, faithfulness and friendship. November’s birth flower is Chrysanthemum. They are a symbol of cheerfulness; you’re a Wonderful Friend; Rest; Loveliness; Abundance; Wealth. Scorpio and Sagittarius are the astrological signs for November. Birthdays from November 1st through the 21st fall under the Scorpio sign. November 22nd through November 30th birthdays fall under the sign of Sagittarius.

HOLIDAYS IN NOVEMBER VETERANS DAY: In 1921, an unknown World War I American soldier was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. This site, on a hillside overlooking the Potomac and the city of Washington, became the focal point of reverence for America’s veterans. Similar ceremonies occurred earlier in England and France, where an unknown soldier was buried in each nation’s highest place of honor (in England, Westminster Abbey; in France, the Arc de Triomphe.) These memorial gestures all took place on November 11, giving universal recognition to the celebrated ending of World War I fighting at 11 a.m., November 11, 1918 (the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.) The day became known as “Armistice Day.” Armistice Day officially received its name in America in 1928 through a Congressional resolution. It became a national holiday 12 years later by similar Congressional action. If the idealistic hope had been realized that World War I was "the War to end all Wars," November 11th might still be called Armistice Day. But only a few years after the holiday was proclaimed, war broke out in Europe. Sixteen and one-half million Americans took part. Four hundred thousand of them died in service, more than 292,000 in battle.


Armistice Day Changed to Honor All Veterans: Realizing that peace was equally preserved by veterans of WW II and Korea, Congress was requested to make this day an occasion to honor those who served America in all wars. In 1954 President Eisenhower signed a bill proclaiming November 11th as Veterans Day. On Memorial Day 1958, two more unidentified American dead were brought from overseas and interred in the plaza beside the Unknown Soldier of World War I. One was killed in World War II, the other in the Korean War. In 1973, a law passed providing interment of an unknown American from the Vietnam War, but none was found for several years. In 1984, an unknown serviceman from that conflict was placed alongside the others. To honor these men, symbolic of all Americans who gave their lives in all wars, an Army honor guard, the 3rd U.S. Infantry (The Old Guard), keeps day and night vigil. A law passed in 1968 changed the national commemoration of Veterans Day to the fourth Monday in October. It soon became apparent, however, that November 11th was a date of historic significance to many Americans. Therefore, in 1978 Congress returned the observance to its traditional date. National Ceremonies Held at Arlington: The focal point for official, national ceremonies for Veterans Day continues to be the memorial amphitheater built around the Tomb of the Unknowns. At 11 a.m. on November 11th, a combined color guard representing all military services executes “Present Arms” at the tomb. The nation’s tribute to its war dead is symbolized by laying of a Presidential wreath. The bugler plays “Taps.” The rest of the ceremony takes place in the amphitheater. Every year the President of the United States urges all Americans to honor the commitment of our Veterans through appropriate public ceremonies.

REMEMBER NOVEMBER 11th It is the Veteran, not the preacher,

Who has given us freedom of religion. It is the Veteran, not the reporter, Who has given us freedom of the press. It is the Veteran, not the poet, Who has given us freedom of speech. It is the Veteran, not the campus organizer, Who has given us freedom to assemble. It is the Veteran, not the lawyer, Who has given us the right to a fair trial. It is the Veteran, not the politician, Who has given us the right to vote.

It is the Veteran,

Who salutes and serves under The Flag.


We would like to thank and honor our Lake Hammock Village Veterans:

Barry Anthis – Navy 1960-1968 – Gunners Mate USS Sperry, USS Rowan, USS Lucid, ASPB, USS San Joaquin County, USS Constellation – Viet Nam Vet. Chester Clapp - U.S. 1954 to 1956. Ron Cowles – U.S. Air Force 1966-1970. Vito DeStefano – Army 1951-1953. Lee Emery – Army 1968-1970. Pete Evans – ARNG 1970-1976. Tom Godfrey – U. S. Marine Core 1959-1965. Herb Hunt – U.S. Army 101st airborne 1968-1970 Hamburger Hill. Vietnam. Jeff Hunt – Army 1967-1978. Dalep Karem – Marines 1953-1956. Lloyd Larry – Army 1968-1970. Jack McQuade – Army & Air Force Feb. 24, 1943-Feb. 19, 1946. Rich Nolan – Navy 1977-1998. Walter Paulovske – Army WWII for 1 year & 6 months (1944-1945). Served in Germany. 87 INF, Division Purple Heart & 1 Bronze Star, wounded and sent home. Gerald Rockwell – Air Force 1951-1971. David Schnopp - Army 1975 to 1978. Richard Spiegel – Navy 1960-1964 Walter Strohmaier- U.S. Navy from 1966-1968. Denny Weinzierl - Air Force from 1968 to 1972.


Manager Notes

HAPPY THANKSGIVING As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Thankful Week before Thanksgiving, I limp around real strange. Huddle in the corner, As though I have the mange. All the other turkeys, Just gobble, gobble on. I'm silent, and I act As if my gobbler's gone. Everyone is thankful On Thanksgiving Day. Friday it's forgotten. You all go on your way. I know what thankful is So listen when I say. "It's great to be a turkey, After Thanksgiving Day."


Renee November 2012


November President’s Article November is an exciting time for Lake Hammock Village. Almost daily, our snowbird residents are returning, ready to be involved with the activities in our community. We not only look forward to you joining in the events and activities, but urge you to volunteer to assist or lead in supporting our activities. And we are always ready to entertain suggestions for new ideas. November is also time for you to consider being nominated and running for the Board of Directors. We will be appointing a Nominating Committee at the Board meeting, Tuesday, November 6th. Hopefully we will develop a good list of residents interested in offering their skills and experience as a Board Member. You are also reminded that November/December is an excellent time to pay your 2013 Association dues ($15). To be able to vote at the Annual Meeting, the dues must be paid at least ten (10) days before the Annual Meeting which will be held on the third Tuesday of January, 2013. While you are choosing the activities and events you want to join, remember that: -

Welcome Back Dance, Saturday, November 3rd. Tickets are available from Pete Evans or Mary Morin. Yard Sale, Saturday, November 10th. To offer to help please contact Dick Gould. Thanksgiving Dinner, Thursday, November 22nd, hosted by Betty Pall and Carol Gould. Please sign up at the clubhouse.

Let us all remember that activities are always better when you join in. And, each activity takes a lot of planning and support to be successful. As the saying goes – many hands make light work. As I write this, we are starting to pack for our 24 hour trip to Lake Hammock village and by the time you read this, we will be onsite. I leave you with these thoughts which will challenge me on the way south: Why do the slowest drivers drive in the passing lane? How do they get deer to cross the road only at the yellow signs? Why do they lock gas station restrooms? Are they afraid someone will clean them?



Sick List Please keep these people in your thoughts and prayers: May Cook – Palm Gardens Nursing Home Sally Phillips – Home

Ira Ladyman – Home Perky Schmauder – Home

If you know of anyone that is sick or in the hospital please let Kay Levinson (422-8543) know so she can get a card to them. If you would like to be put on the prayer chain please contact Cathy Strohmaier (419-2699).

To Renee for the pictures of Lake Hammock Village yard decorations. __________________________________________________

We Remember Them “A Litany of Remembrance” In the rising of the sun and in its going down, We remember them. In the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter, We remember them. In the opening of the buds and in the rebirth of spring, We remember them. In the blueness of the sky and the warmth of summer, We remember them. In the rustling of the leaves and in the beauty of autumn, We remember them. In the beginning of the year and when it ends, We remember them. When we are weary and in need of strength, We remember them. When we are lost and sick at heart, We remember them. When we have joys and special celebrations we yearn to share, We remember them. So long as we live, they too shall live, for they are now a part of us, as we remember them. Rabbi Sylvan Kamens and Rabbi Jack Reimer Central Conference of American Rabbis



November 1, Thursday- ACTIVITIES PLANNING FOR DECEMBERClubhouse 2:00 PM

November 3, Saturday-WELCOME HOME LUAU-CLUBHOUSE-7 P.M.-11.P.M. $5/PP BYOB / BRING APPETIZER OR DESSERT TO SHARE/ Mary Morin is Hostess / 353-1023

November 6, Tuesday-LHV BOD MEETING-7:00 P.M.-Clubhouse

November 8, Thursday-LADIES LUNCH-LANG’S-17-92 / meet at Clubhouse 12:30 p.m. Jane Biba in charge of reservations 863-422-6531

November 10, Saturday-LHV YARD SALE & BAKE SALE-8:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. / $3/PER HOUSE-Richard Gould is coordinator-863-422-5902

November 11, Sunday-“BUNCO”-(clubhouse) 7:00 p.m. Cost $3-Please bring snacks to share & BYOB

November 13, Tuesday-LHV HOA MEETING-Clubhouse 7:00 PM


November 14, Wednesday-EARLYBIRD DINING-RED LION (fka) Gift Mill) DUNDEE-carpool 4:30 p.m. Cathy Strohmaier is in charge of reservations863-419-2699

November 17, Saturday-BREAKFAST-at-R-EATERY (US 27 HAINES CITY) meet there at 8:15 a.m. Jane Biba is in charge of reservations 422-6531

November 18, Sunday-BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES-celebration is at 6:30 0 p.m. (clubhouse) Hostess to be determined

November 22-Thursday-LHV THANKSGIVING DINNER- 1:00 p.m. Clubhouse-Bring a dish to share. Hostesses are Betty Pall 863-421-4907 & Carol Gould 863-422-5902

November 27, Tuesday-DINING BY THE BOOK-TO BE DETERMINEDWHEN BOOKS ARE HERE carpooling at 4:30 p.m.-Reservations person to be determined.

November 29, Thursday-CRAFTS-clubhouse-1:00 p.m.-$5 to be paid in advance. Margaret Conley is the coordinator 353-7640

Have you missed our monthly Make-N- Take crafts? We are going to try again to have Make-N-Take craft day once a month. If you would like to participate please pay $5.00 a month in advance to Margaret 107 Reineke 353-7640 We are planning on November 29th to make Christmas charm bracelet and earrings. Please sign up and pay before November 8th


BINGO - BINGO SAME TIME WEDNESDAY AT 7:00 PM (please arrive by 6:45)


The more people we have the larger the pots will be. If we don’t start having more players we might need to cancel Bingo.

We need people willing to take a turn being a Bingo Caller.


SNOWBIRD WELCOME BACK “LUAU” (Grass Skirts and Hawaiian Shirts Optional) (Leis will be handed out compliments of the HOA)

Saturday, November 3, 2012 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm Music and Karaoke will be provided by Lake Hammock’s new DJ couple

Clark and Joice Smith

Tickets are $5.00/person For Tickets, Please call Pete & June Evans 422-9537 or Carl & Mary Morin 353-1023

Bring a snack to share with other guests!

There will be Games and Prizes!

Hope everyone can attend the 2012 Snowbird Welcome Back Luau! B.Y.O.B. Beer and Non-Alcoholic Punch will be provided at no cost



Yard Sale Co-chairpersons Dick Gould (422-5902) and Bob Post (3535356) respectfully request that you consider volunteering to make this Yard Sale another success. We need help with food sales (coffee & doughnuts, bake goods, hot dogs), taxi drivers and traffic control. Once again we call upon the wonderful LHV bakers to make the bake sale successful. Please bring baked goods to the Clubhouse by 4:00 pm, Friday Nov. 9th. The bake sale is open to residents on Friday from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. The cost is $3.00 per carport to hold a yard sale. Reta Cramer has volunteered to collect the fee on Friday, Nov. 9th. At the conclusion of the Yard Sale, Lighthouse Ministries, with assistance from Walter Strohmaier, will collect any leftover items you wish to donate. Please take your donated items to the driveway at 192 Glen Este Blvd. If you are unable to take your items to Walter’s driveway, please place them at the end of your driveway. Signup sheets can be found in the Clubhouse. The Yard Sale is a very important revenue-generating event for the HOA. Success depends on the efforts of our residents to get involved and help. We thank you in advance, knowing that YOU will do your part to make this the best Yard Sale ever.

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present. Live and savor every moment, This is not a dress rehearsal!


HERE’S HOW TO OBSERVE THANKSGIVING Count your blessings instead of your crosses, Count your gains instead of your losses. Count your joys instead of your woes, Count your friends instead of your foes. Count your smiles instead of your tears, Count your courage instead of your fears. Count your full years instead of your lean, Count your kind deeds instead of your mean. Count your health instead of your wealth. THANKSGIVING: November 26, 1789, the first United States Thanksgiving Day took place. President George Washington proclaimed that November 26th was Thanksgiving Day, in response to a request from both houses of Congress for a day of public thanksgiving and prayer. Thanksgiving was later established as an annual holiday, to take place on the fourth Thursday of November each year. A Thanksgiving Day Prayer Lord, We humbly ask Thy blessing On the turkey and the dressing, On the yams and cranberry jelly, And the pickles from the deli. Bless the apple pie and tea, Bless each and every calorie. Let us enjoy Thanksgiving dinner. Tomorrow we can all get thinner. For all Thy help along the way We're thankful this Thanksgiving day. We're thankful too, for all our dear ones, For all the far away and near ones. Although we may be far apart, We're together in my heart. Keep us in Thy loving care, This is my Thanksgiving prayer.

P.S. Anyone who wishes may help with the dishes.


“A SPECIAL INVITATION TO ALL OUR FAMILY AT LHV” We will be having our Annual Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner, Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 1:00 pm. The price for Guest & Non Dues Paying HOA members will be: adults $4.00, children age 5-12 $2.00, under age 5 free. You must pay 1 week ahead to Betty Pall at 184 Glen Este Blvd. We would love for “ALL OF YOU” to attend. Please sign up in the clubhouse with the food you will bring to share and the number attending. We realize that some may not be able to attend. If this is the case, we offer to serve (deliver) you a “Thanksgiving Dinner at Your Home” (Residents only please). In order to serve you, please call Betty Pall 421-4907 and tell her how many meals you need for home delivery. Please remember that if you attend or cannot attend we are truly “THANKFUL” that you are a part of the Lake Hammock Village Family!

Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is a traditional American Holiday where families all over the United States sit for dinner at the same time---Halftime


Look at these Lake Hammock Village homes 151 GLEN ESTE BLVD **157 GLEN ESTE COURT**148 GLEN ESTE BLVD 148 GLEN ESTE BLVD* *205 GLEN ESTE COURT**175 GLEN ESTE BLVD 176 GLEN ESTE BLVD *170 GLEN ESTE BLVD*201 GLEN ESTE COURT 83 REINEKE ROAD Cool Facts *The practice of identifying baseball players by number was started by the Yankees in 1929. *A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21 inch tongue. *The greatest mountain range is the Mid-Ocean Ridge, extending 64,374 km from the Arctic Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean. *An area of the sun’s surface the size of a postage stamp stamp shines with the power of 1,500,000 candles. *41% of the moon is not visible from earth at any time. *In literature, the average length of a sentence is around 35 words. *Leonardo Da Vinci never signed or dated his most famous painting, the Mona Lisa. *The symbol on the pound key (#) is called an octothorpe.


The ENJOYMENT BOOK for 2013 is available. Great 2 for 1 dining coupons, discounts at a variety of businesses and attractions. Cost still only $30. To purchase one see Marilyn Smith – 67 Sargent


On Monday November 5th we will have a mobile knife sharpening event in the clubhouse parking lot. 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

SUNCREST SALES CORPORATION At Lake Hammock Village 36106 U.S. Highway 27 * Haines City, Florida Email:

Lake Hammock Village Residents – Bring us a buying customer and receive $100.00

Office Hours

Sales Staff

Monday thru Friday * 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Saturday and Sunday by Appointment Closed Holidays

Judy * Cell (863) 325-6846 Renee * Cell (863) 242-5400


November Birthdays

November Anniversaries

"Love is not blind – It sees more and not less, but because it sees more it is willing to see less."

Sing a song of Birthdays Full of fun and cheer And may you keep on having them For many a happy year. – Anonymous 1st 2nd 3rd 5th 8th 9th 9th 9th 10th 12th 18th 18th 19th 21st 23rd 25th

Quoted by: Will Moss


Barbara Pund Suzanne Morin David Schnopp Wayne Saunders Pat Carmen Charles Loveall Emily Marshall Don VanDeman Charles Wheatley Betty Kretz Ruth Ives Doreene Martell Susan Belski Trish Keiger Mary Schnopp Carol Gould


Bill & Sue Pickard 12 years


Terry & Sherry Talcott 42 years


Luther & Barbara Dickerson 29 years


Douglas Simpson & Pamela Angeline


David & Karen Butcher 43 years



Jeff Hunt & Lori Johnsen 10 years

Bob & Brin McDonald

October LHV Volunteers Please, take the opportunity when we see them to say thanks. If any names were omitted please let me know & I will include them next month.

HOA/Activities Tammy Anthis (Activities, Bingo, Club house decorations, Gator Tales) Jane Biba (Activities, Bingo) Margaret & Jack Conley (Activities, Birthday’s & Anniversaries, Birthday Balloons) Judy Dixon (Bingo)

Mary Ann Donovan (Activities, Potluck)

Carol Gould (Bingo)

June Gratz (Bingo)

Vivian Keller (Bingo)

Bee Koenig (Bingo)

Joyce Ladyman (Activities, Bingo)

Kay Levinson (Sunshine)

Karen Loveall (Bingo) Joanne Marko (Activities, Club house decorations, Potluck) Betty Rhoades (50/50 Drawings)

David & Mary Schnopp (Librarians)

Marilyn Smith (Activities, Welcome Committee) Marian Spiegel (Bingo)

Cathy Strohmaier (Activities, Gator Tales)

Gator Tales

Wed. Coffee

Tammy Anthis

Herman & Jane Biba

Andy & Nancy Belski

Lee & Nancy Emery

Mary Ann Donovan

Tom & Doreen Hughey

Richard & Marian Spiegel

Leon & Linda Martin

LHV Resident Patrol Tammy Anthis

Dick Gould

Bill & Karen Patelunas

Jack & Margaret Conley

Tom & Doreen Hughey

Clark Smith

Terry & Renee DeJane

Lori Johnsen

Richard Spiegel

Tom Godfrey

Bob Marotti


November Celebrations this month


1884 - On November 1st, 1884, delegates from 25 nations met in Washington, D.C. and established time zones for the world with every 15 degrees of longitude equaling one hour.


1947 - Howard Hughes conducts the only flight of the Spruce Goose - the largest fixed-wing aircraft in history.


2009 - Warren Buffet announces he will purchase the rest of Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway - a deal valued at over $44 billion.


1952 - The United States government establishes the National Security Agency.


1895 - George B. Selden is granted the first U.S. patent for an automobile.


1965 - Cuba & United States agree to begin airlift for Cubans who want to go to US.


1994 - The student radio station of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, called WXYC, provides the first ever internet radio broadcast.


1933 - As part of the New Deal, Franklin D. Roosevelt introduces the Civil Works Administration, which will create 4 million jobs.


1989 - The Fall of the Berlin Wall.


1903 - Mary Anderson patents the windshield wiper.


1926 - U.S. Route 66 is established.


1954 - Ellis Island shuts its doors.


1940 - Walt Disney's "Fantasia" premieres.


1832 - The first street car to be used in United States (car named John Mason) took its initial trip in New York City.


1969 - Dave Thomas opens the first Wendy's restaurant in Columbus, Ohio.


1914 - The United States' Federal Reserve Bank opens.


1970 - A patent is given to Douglas Engelbart for the first computer mouse.


1963 - Push-button telephones are introduced into service for the first time.


1895 - First US patent for a pencil issued to Fredrick Blaisdell.


1947 - NBC's political talk show "Meet the Press" premieres.


1922 - Rebecca Latimer Felton of Georgia becomes the first female United States Senator.


1954 - Humane Society of US founded.


1889 - The first jukebox goes into operation in San Francisco - it would later become a national phenomenon.


1932 - In Washington, D.C., the FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory officially opens.


1940 - Cartoon character Woody Woodpecker first appears with release of Lantz's "Knock Knock".


1922 - Archaeologists enter King Tut's tomb.


1948 - Honda Motors opens a location in the United States for the first time.


1964 - NASA launches Mariner 4 probe for Mars.


1933 - Liquor stores are authorized in the United States for the first time - the first location is in Pennsylvania.


2004 - Ken Jennings "Jeopardy!" win streak ends at 74.

Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday, November 4th

Remember Veterans Day November 11th


Veteran's Day Deluxe Crossword Puzzle

ACROSS 2 Fight among nations 4 Serve as ground troops 8 Weapon 12 Famous Arlington site


15 Serve in air 16 Found in cemetery 19 March in this 20 Logic used to win 22 Special memory 23 Responsibility


1 A fight 3 Served in armed forces 5 Toughest of tough 6 Brave soldier 7 For winner of fight 9 Give respect 10 Stars and stripes

11 Won for bravery 13 Shot from guns 14 For fight loser 15 WWI agreement 17 Armed forces 18 Serves on ships 21 Weapons

In the Kitchen with Susan Belski Welcome to the Holiday Season everyone! I have put together some information if you are interested in brining your turkey for Thanksgiving. Turkey’s need not be dry! If you have any questions on food or nutrition or would like more recipes for the Holiday Season, feel free to email me at and put LAKE HAMMOCK in the subject line.

BRINING Brine is essentially salt water. Yes, you should do it with your turkey, as you should chicken or shrimp or fresh ham. It changes the cellular structure of the meat, allowing it to hold on to more moisture as it cooks. It also pulls seasoning deep into the meat. My general rule of thumb is to use one cup to one and a half cups of kosher salt per two quarts (half a gallon) of water. I also add about 3/4 cup of sugar. Dissolve the salt and sugar in a small amount of hot water. Then add to the rest of the water, which should be cold. You can add various seasonings, such as crushed peppercorns, cloves, juniper berries, garlic, or other green herbs. For a whole turkey, I like to let it soak in a cool place for 8-10 hours, overnight if possible. A breast should soak for at least 4. Once the brining period is over, pat the meat dry and cook it immediately.

Chestnut, Sour Cherry, and Bacon Stuffing 1 (1 1/2-lb) sourdough loaf, cut into 1/3-inch dice (18 cups) 1 lb. coarsely chopped bacon slices (about 3 cups) can use Pancetta instead of bacon for crispier texture. 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, cut into tablespoons 3 cups chopped celery (5 to 6 ribs) 4 cups chopped onions (2 large) 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 3 (7- to 8-oz) jars peeled cooked whole chestnuts, halved (4 cups) 2 cups dried sour cherries 40 fl oz reduced-sodium chicken broth 4 large eggs, lightly beaten


Special equipment: a 4-quart shallow ovenproof baking dish (15 by 10 by 2 inches) or Cast Iron Dutch Oven

Put oven rack in upper third of oven and preheat oven to 400°F.

Scatter bread in a single layer in 2 large shallow baking pans (17 by 12 inches) and toast, stirring once or twice and switching position of pans halfway through baking, until golden and dry, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a very large bowl.

Cook bacon in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until browned, 12 to 15 minutes. Add butter and heat until melted, and then add celery and onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 12 minutes. Stir in sage, salt, and pepper and cook 1 minute. Add bacon mixture along with chestnuts and cherries to bowl containing bread. Whisk together stock and eggs, and then stir into bread mixture until combined well. Transfer to baking dish (stuffing will mound above dish). Bake, loosely covered with a buttered sheet of foil (buttered side down) 30 minutes, then remove foil and bake until top is browned, 10 to 15 minutes more. Cooks' notes: • Stuffing, without stock-and-egg mixture, can be assembled (but not baked) 1 day ahead and chilled, covered. Stir in stock mixture, and then proceed with recipe. • Stuffing can be baked 6 hours ahead and cooled completely, uncovered, then chilled, loosely covered. Reheat, covered, in a preheated 400°F oven until hot, about 30 minutes. Serves 12





Haines City (For more information call Parks & Recreation Department 421-3700) Farmers Market: Every Wednesday at Railroad Park Movies in the Park: Nov. 2nd, Lake Eva Park 7-9 PM rd Saturday, Nov. 3 : Sand Spur Seafood Festival – 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM at Lake Eva Park

Bok Tower


Nov. 2 & Nov. 30th - Moonlight Carillon Concert Nov. 23rd – Jan. 6th – Holiday Home Tour at Pinewood Estate

Celebration Saturday, November 3rd - Annual Alfa Rome Car Show Friday, November 9th – Sunday, November 11th – Founder’s Day Weekend Saturday, November 24th - Tree Lighting Ceremony with snow


Lakeridge Winery

Friday, November 9 – Sunday, November 11th - 22nd Annual Holiday Open House

Harrison Center

Nov. 8th – 11th – Peter Pan

Lakeland Center

Friday, Nov, 2nd – Mickey’s Music Festival Saturday, Nov. 10th – World Beer Festival Saturday, Nov. 17th – Lou Gramm Sunday, Nov. 18th – The Raleigh Ringers

Lakeland Community Theatre

November 9th, 10th, 11th & 15th, 16th, 18th - Moonlight & Magnolias

Polk State Theatre


Nov. 8 – 11th & 15th – 18th – Richard III

Theatre Winter Haven “The Winter Wonderettes” – Nov. 29th – Dec. 16th


Our 26th Year! - Over 8,000 Roofovers Installed! Ask Our Lake Hammock Customers! Larrry & Lorraine Dezinski Joe & Joanne Marko Andrew & Nancy Belski Florence Browning Jeff Hunt & Lorene Johnson

Dennis Weinzierl Richard & Carol Gould David & Mary Schnopp David & Karen Butcher Leon & Linda Martin

1-352-242-5055 Thompson’s

Comfort Seal Roof Systems, Inc.™ Clermont, FL 34711 “Since 1986” FL St. Lic. # CCC1325522 Certified Contractor

A+ Rating

Newsletter Information All newsletters can be viewed in color on the web site at (click on Lake Hammock at bottom of page). Just a reminder any information for Gator Tales needs to be submitted to me by the 20th of every month. If you have any questions or suggestions about the Gator Tales please contact me in person, by phone or in writing. I am always looking for ways to improve the newsletter. Gator Tales Staff: Tammy Anthis (Editor)

Andy & Nancy Belski

50 Sargent St.

Mary Ann Donovan


Richard & Marion Spiegel


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Thursday 1

8:00 AM Men's Breakfast 10:00 AM Shuffleboard

2:00 PM Activities

Friday 2

9:00 AM Water Aerobics 10:30 AM Line Dance 1:00 PM Pokeno

7:00 PM Bingo


5 9:00 AM Water Aerobics

10:00 Knife Sharpening 10:00 AM Shuffleboard 7:00 PM Men's Poker


12 9:00 AM Water Aerobics

7:00 PM Bunco

10:00 AM Shuffleboard

6 9:00 AM Weight Loss


1:00 PM Hand & Foot

9:00 AM Water Aerobics

7:00 PM HOA Board

7 PM: Dominoes Men’s Poker

13 9:00 AM Weight Loss 1:00 PM Hand & Foot

7:00 PM Men's Poker



6:30 PM Birthday/ Anniversary Celebration

9:00 AM Water Aerobics

7:00 PM Movie

7:00 PM Men's Poker


10:00 AM Shuffleboard

26 9:00 AM Water Aerobics 10:00 AM Shuffleboard 7:00 PM Men's Poker

7 8:15 AM

7:00 PM HOA 20

14 8:15 Coffee 9:00 AM Water Aerobics

4:30 PM Early Bird

8 8:00 AM Men's Breakfast 10:00 AM Shuffleboard

12:30 Ladies Lunch


1:00 PM Hand & Foot

27 9:00 AM Weight Loss 1:00 PM Hand & Foot

4:30 Dining by the Book 6:30 Texas Hold’em

9:00 AM Water Aerobics

Coffee 9:00 AM Water Aerobics 7:00 PM Dominoes Men’s Poker

1:00 PM Pokeno

16 9:00 AM Water Aerobics

10:00 AM Shuffleboard

10:30 AM Line Dance

7:00 PM Bingo

1:00 PM Pokeno



1:00 PM Thanksgiving Potluck

7:00 PM Dominoes Men’s Poker

28 8:15 AM

10:30 AM Line Dance

8:00 AM Men's Breakfast

Coffee 9:00 AM Weight Loss

Water Aerobics

7:00 PM Bingo

7:00 PM Dominoes Men’s Poker

21 8:15 AM

9 9:00 AM

Men's Breakfast 10:00 AM Shuffleboard

1:00 PM Crafts 7:00 PM Bingo

10:30 AM Line Dance

30 9:00 AM Water Aerobics 10:30 AM Line Dance 1:00 PM Pokeno

November 8, Thursday-LADIES LUNCH-LANG’S-17-92 November 14, Wednesday-EARLYBIRD DINING-RED LION Hwy 27 Dundee


3 7:00 PM Welcome Home Lalu

10 8:00-Noon Yard Sale 6:30 PM Ladies’ Poker

17 8:15 AM Breakfast at R-Eatery 6:30 PM Ladies’ Poker


9:00 AM Water Aerobics

1:00 PM Pokeno

29 8:00 AM


6:30 PM Ladies’ Poker