Tara Woods Columns - March 2023

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Resident Appreciation Valentine Dance, fresh strawberry shortcake and prizes from Tara Woods / Hometown America enjoyed by over two-hundred residents.

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If you haven’t already registered on the NEW Tara Woods Homeowners Association website, then Check It Out!

If you haven’t already registered on the NEW Tara Woods Homeowners Association website, then Check It Out!

We would like to wish everyone a Happy St. Patrick’s Day and extend a warm welcome to all our new residents. We hope you are getting settled in and can start enjoying the magic of Tara Woods. If you missed our last Orientation, please note that we are not having Orientation for the month of March. You are encouraged to come to our next Orientation which will be on Saturday, April 8th , at 10:00 AM in the Clubhouse Meeting Room. We have a wealth of information to share with you. All are welcome.

Janet Bezler

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Janet resides on Lot #456, 19773 Cottonfield Road. She is a part-time resident from Missouri. Janet has two children and four grandchildren. She is a semiretired lawyer working in family law. In her spare time, Janet will be checking out all the activities offered here at Tara Woods.

Weekly “What’s Happening” email.

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Upcoming Events – Community Event Pictures.

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News Articles – Classified Ads.

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Community information – when you want it!

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EDITOR: Linda Elliott 239-560-0768 (lindabluetw@gmail.com)

ASSISTANT: Linda Engel

PHOTOGRAPHY: Lou Dunning, Donna Erhardt

CALENDAR: Janet Daly and Sue Clark

CIRCULATION: Linda Janis and Donna Tribeck, Co-Managers

COMMUNITY DIRECTORY: Haywood Gandy, Manager


COORDINATORS: Agatha Breen, Carolyn Kelsey, Diane Nunn, Diane West, Ed Simko, Julie Wehrung, Maury Miller, Nancy Schoeppner, Pat Dunning, Shari Libby, Stu Berman, Sheila Harris, and Barb Simonson.

STUFFERS: Barb Simonson, Carol Schnepp, Carol West, Claire Schwinn, Diane West, Gene Dickie, Hilda Dienes, Lou Sapp, Maury Miller, Pam Harrington, Pat Dunning, and Sharon Boehlke.

ALTERNATES: Barb Simonson, Carol Heidemous, Celia Blotkamp, Gerri Linder, and Linda Weibel.

REPORTERS: Reporters will be noted by their bylines at the end of each article.

Chris Olson, Tara Woods Homeowners Association Liaison

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Contributing writers are acknowledged with bylines accompanying their submissions. Attribution for photos are not included unless supplied. We sincerely thank everyone for their contributions. Your articles help showcase the strong and diverse community that makes up Tara Woods. The Columns is published monthly from October through May. Summer issues are condensed: June/July and August/September.

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Carol and Frank reside on Lot #312, 2821 Cloister Street. They are part-time residents from Rhode Island. They have four children and six grandchildren. Carol is a retired office manager. Frank is a retired truck driver. In her spare time, Carol enjoys golf, tennis, pickleball and cards. In his spare time, Frank enjoys golf, shuffleboard, and cards.

Maggie and Chuck Johnston

Maggie and Chuck reside on Lot #209, 19465 Omega Road. They are part-time residents from Ontario, Canada. They have two children and six grandchildren. Maggie is working part-time in administration, and Chuck is working part-time in the electrical field. In her spare time, Maggie enjoys pickleball, the pool and exercise. In his spare time, Chuck enjoys pickleball and going to the pool.

Candi and Andy McLean

Candi and Andy reside on Lot #545, 19012 Potomac Circle. They are full-time residents from Massachusetts. They have two children and four grandchildren. Candi is a retired insurance broker, and Andy is a retired manager from the manufacturing industry. In her spare time, Candi enjoys exercise, ceramics, crafts, and Bingo. In his spare time, Andy enjoys social activities.

Nicole Racine and Frank Geltner

Nicole and Frank reside on Lot #106, 19621 Woodfield Circle. They are part-time residents from Oregon and New York. They have four children and six grandchildren. Nicole is a retired public health nurse, and Frank is retired from the University of Oregon and the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys the theater, jazz, and Bingo. In his spare time, Frank enjoys the theater, jazz, walking, bicycling, and spending time with his family.

Jack Reedy

Jack resides on Lot #484, 19829 Kara Circle. He is a full-time resident from Delaware. He has two children and two grandchildren. Jack is retired from Chrysler Corporation and was involved with UAW. In his spare time, Jack enjoys playing bocce.


Barbara Krilivsky and Linda Kasdorf, co-chairs of the Welcome Committee

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Photos below had their bio’s previously published:


Each day, as I bike and drive through our community, I marvel at the astounding progress that has been made to bring our community back to better than before Ian. At the same time, I feel an overwhelming amount of frustration that we still have a long road in front of us I have every confidence that we will continue to address each and every obstacle that we meet. Some obstacles are relatively easy and can be quickly addressed, while others are more difficult and complex.

Our rate of volunteerism has never been higher. People have stepped forward and are stepping forward each day to volunteer for our community. There are many studies that show that the rate of people volunteering directly equates to the success and happiness of a community. If you help and watch out for your neighbor, we thank you. If you volunteer your time and talent to help, make us all better, we thank you. If you participate with others in activities here in Tara Woods, we thank you.

Even though we come from many different states and countries, we all have one thing in common: Tara Woods is our home. Be it part-time or full-time, Tara Woods is our home. Like any family, we don’t and won’t always agree on everything. That is natural and healthy, while keeping focused on making our home Tara Woods better.

One key element to staying positive is to stay

informed. Inherently, we all know that the road back is uphill. How can we best be prepared to maneuver the road? First and foremost, stay informed. How?

• Our monthly issue of The Columns newspaper is full of great information concerning our community.

• Our Tara Woods website (www.twhoa.net) is an excellent way to stay current.

• The monthly Community Improvement meeting minutes with the Community Manager are posted for your review.

• The weekly “What’s happening” email every Monday to your email box not only includes current news, community activities, and photos, but it is also a place to view items for sale or items you want or need.

• Also included is the periodic “Minute with the Manager”.

• Minutes of your Homeowners Board of Directors meetings that is posted on the bulletin board.

• Minutes fr om yo ur Ho meowners mo nthly Homeowners Association meetings are also posted on the bulletin board.

• Email blast. Important, timely, and accurate information is sent directly to your email when time and speed are essential.

You can use the ‘contact us’ form on the website, which goes directly to the HOA President and/or the


Many of you are not aware of USAA Auto and Home Insurance specifically designed for veterans AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS: spouses, brothers, sisters, children, grandchildren etc. I can attest to the fact that the savings are substantial (for myself and my family) since becoming a member several years ago.

You just need to call: 1-800-531-8722 to enroll.


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What if I don’t have a computer? No Problem! Pick up and fill out a Resident Concern form available in the Clubhouse and submit it.

What’s the message? We have a long way to go together, and we will do it together through open communication and continued participation of our residents.

Lou Dunning, President, 239-240-5847, loudunning2@gmail.com


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Tentatively, several members of the leadership of FMO will be here after Saturday Morning Coffee on March 18th. They will answer all your questions about the FMO and why it is so important for you to be a member.

To ensure that all your questions are answered, please email them to Stuartberman34@yahoo. com or drop them off at Lot #670, 19267 Potomac Circle, no later than Saturday, March 11th. I will then forward them to our guests so they can be prepared to answer your questions. Questions will be taken from the floor also.

The FMO Board and Committees do a lot behind the scenes. As a member you will be able to know firsthand what is going on.

Membership in the FMO is $25.00 per year or $65.00 for three years. For less than pennies a day you can help the organization grow while ensuring your interests are protected. Please do not leave it up to your neighbor. There is strength in numbers. The FMO offices have relocated to 222 S. Westmonte Drive, Suite 111, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714. Their telephone number is 321-214-4300.

You can join or renew your membership online at www.fmo.org.

Thank you for your support of the FMO.


On Friday, March 31st, the Garden Club will be hosting the Fashion Show. This is a free event open to all residents; all we will ask is for you to bring either a salad or dessert for the buffet table.

The show will feature fashions from Anthony’s of Punta Gorda.

We are looking for eight ladies who would like to have some fun modeling three different

outfits each.

Maximum size: top 1X, bottom 16.

You will need to be available one day about a week before the show to go to Anthony’s, and, with the help of the ladies in the store, choose the outfits you will model.

Questions or to sign up as a model: contact Carol Shields 239-731-0481 or email shoreten@ msn.com


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Our group will have a 6:00 PM early dining in the Main dining room.

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by February 28th to receive - $200.00 pp off your fare AND up to $300.00 pp Onboard Credit. BUS FROM TARA WOODS TO AND FROM PIER INCLUDED.

Deposit of $450.00 per person is refundable until final payment date of October 24th, 2023. Lower fares with a non-refundable deposit, and/or, no perks may be available. Inquire when making your reservation if you prefer this option. Travel insurance is available.

For information, call Dolores Paeth in Tara Woods, 239-731-5119 or Suzi Dollman, All Seas Cruise & Travel, 239-278-1208. You may also email: s.dollman@allseascruises.com



Your Neighbors Helping Neighbors group has arranged two speakers for March.

The Saturday Morning Coffee on March 4th will be hosted by Mary Plummer from MASA Medical Transport Solutions. She will be sharing a program from the World’s Premiere Medical Transportation Solutions Provider. Since a lot of you travel and cruise, this is something you might want to consider. The cost of an air ambulance could be as high $50,000. MASA covers the out-of-pocket costs for any 911 ground or air transport. MASA specializes in providing peace of mind benefits if one experiences a medical emergency wh ile tr aveling. Th ese be nefits include: Patient Transport Home, Companion Return Home, Vehicle and RV return, Mortal Remains Transportation, Pet Return, Great/

Grandchildren Protection, and much more. Come join us for complimentary coffee, donuts, and great information! Hope to see you at the March 4th Saturday Morning Coffee and become well informed.

On Thursday, March 23rd, at 3:00 PM in the Clubhouse, a spokesman from United Way will share with our community the various programs that are available from this very worthwhile organization. Look for more detail on what programs will be discussed as we get closer to the event. We will have a sign-up sheet under the Neighbors Helping Neighbors poster as we get closer to the event.


The New Image Chorus is looking for a Chorus Director as well as residents looking to exercise their vocal cords by joining the Chorus.

The plan is to start rehearsals on Monday, September 25th at 12:30 PM. This is an informal get- together to distribute music and catch up on old times with our Chorus members. Actual rehearsals will not start until the following Monday. Please check the TWHOA website on Mondays for additional information.

Chorus meets every Monday at 12:30 PM. Rehearsals last approximate two hours with

a short break. We meet every Monday, with our show usually the end of March or the beginning of April.

There are no tryouts, tests, or any special requirements. Just show up, get your music book, and start singing.

Any questions or concerns should be directed to Stuart Berman, Polly Brown, Lou Cashin or Carol Shields.

See you in September.

Thank you, Stuart Berman

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To give everyone a heads up, we will be having our 4th Annual Quarter Auction on Thursday, November 9th.

Our goal this year is to make at least 50 baskets. We are ready to start collecting donations, gift cards and baskets. You can contact me or Sue Cook to pick up any donation’s and/or baskets you may have.

Start saving your quarters now for a fun filled evening. More information will follow once we are closer.

If anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you, Judy Girty, 513-702-6874



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Come join us on Tuesday, March 7th, at 1:00 PM at Bubba’s Ranch & Saloon, 2121 SW Pine Island Road, Cape Coral. The sign-up sheet is on the board in the Clubhouse. We have lunch,

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So, Ladies and Gentlemen…here we are in March, is it just me, or is the time flying by faster and faster each year? Since I last wrote, we had our Opportunity Fair in January. The Entertainers booth was put together by a great team led by Lesley Krauss. I would like to thank each of the members of the team and Lesley for the great job they did. I hope that you all enjoyed yourselves, I know that I enjoyed myself at the Fair. I do hope that each of you got a chance to stop by the Entertainers booth, enjoy some snacks, and si gn up fo r gr eat ra ffle pr izes. Congratulations to the winners of those prizes: Dennis Purks and Sarah Casey.

This year we, the Entertainers, are presenting two plays, each very different. It is quite the challenge for our whole Entertainers group, but we are up to the task. The first one is “Help Desk”, and I think that we have all been there, calling on the phone to ask for help at a business, hoping to get our issue resolved. The second one, “Great Nursing Home Escape” is what happens when curious seniors have too much time on their hands. Both plays are very funny, appropriate to our community and present day. And I believe that you will enjoy each one. Our two plays will be performed on stage in a few days. If you haven’t already purchased your

tickets, I am sure we still have a few left. Here are the facts of when, where, and how much: “HELP DESK” and “GREAT NURSING HOME ESCAPE”

March 10th Friday – doors open at 6:30 PM and the show starts at 7:00 PM.

March 11th Saturday – doors open at 6:30 PM and the show starts at 7:00 PM.

March 12th Sunday – doors open at 1:30 PM and the show starts at 2:00 PM.

Suggested donation is $10.00 – on sale at Saturday Morning Coffee and before Bingo on Tuesday night.

Tickets will be available at the door.

We offer theater seating and table seating. NOTE: no food or drink allowed in Clubhouse for plays.

Our friendly ushers will be at the doors to help with seating if needed.

Any questions about ticket availability, call Polly Brown at 239-246-2391.

“Without writers, stories could not be written. Without actors, stories could not be brought to life.”

Pat Dunning, Stage Manager, Entertainers 239-240-5848 pdunning46@gmail.com

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IT’S BACK. Our March meeting for the Midwest Club will be the infamous SOUP, SALAD, and DESSERT meal. It will be Friday, March 24th, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM. As usual, please sign up on the sheets posted on the bulletin board for soup, salad, or dessert and the number of persons attending this meeting. THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THIS MEETING. Please bring an unwanted or unused gift from home, (wrapped or in a gift bag), for a NEW special game. ~ Vicki Hoard


Saturday, March 4th, is our Welcome Spring and Sports night, and hopefully by this time you have signed up. The Club is supplying Sub Sandwiches and we are asking members with the last name A-M to make a side or salad and those with last names of N-Z to make desserts, both enough to serve 8-10 people. Wear your favorite team gear proudly!! We have many sports games planned, with the Battle of the States being the Grand Finale. Will Maine hold on to their title or will they be upset?

Thank you to all Club members who helped with set-up and clean-up for the dance party on February 4th. Your dedication to the Club is so appreciated. And thank you to all the members who attended to support the Club.

Saturday, April 8th, is our New England Bon Voyage Party where we bid adieu and happy trails to our snowbirds. Info for this party will be posted on the NEC bulletin board the first week of March and sign-ups, as always, are mandatory.


Calling all fellow Canadian Tara Woods Residents!


Oh, what a night!!! The 60’s 70’s 80’s Dance Party hosted by the New England Club was such a fun [and funny] night. People were dressed to impress all around the room. We only wish we had more “Best Dressed” prizes to give out.

Thank you to all. The 1960’s prizes went to Shelly & Rick Lubich and Tony & Gale Pinelli. The guys were unrecognizable in their wigs and outfits and the girls looked amazing. For the 1970’s, Paula & Rich Dykstra took home the prize; they looked spectacular. Bob [Marley] Plumley also won for the 1970’s as our resident Rastafarian. What a great outfit!! Congratulations to all the winners for the evening and thank you to all those who dressed to impress.

John Nichols of John’s Mobile Music did his usual outstanding job and kept the dance floor packed all night.


We welcome Tara Woods residents from Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and friends from all over the country. Check out our postings on the bulletin board in the Clubhouse for contact information and upcoming events. If you have any questions about our Club, please contact one of the officers (names posted on each newsletter).

Mardi Gras was the theme of our February meeting. Celia Blotkamp and Dick & Jean Resh hosted the affair. Soup du jour was the meal of the day from some of the best cooks in all of Tara Woods. Yum, yum! Bonnie Dixon will host our March meeting and we just might be celebrating National Poultry Day, National Joke Day and National Caramel and Chocolate Day!


Our next meeting will be on Saturday, March 18th, at 5:00 PM. We will be serving Cuban Sandwiches. All are asked to bring a salad, a vegetable dish or a dessert.

Hosts for this meeting will be Ken & Carol Clark, Bill & Mary Nothnagel and Fred & Jan Puhlfuerst.

We welcome any new Canadian residents of Tara Woods, as well as our present Canadian residents, to come out to the Canadian Club and introduce yourself. In February we had a really fun Potluck/ Social gathering and shared stories with each other. We hope to have a bigger turnout in March!

Our social gathering in March is on Friday the 24th, at 4:00 PM. (Fourth Friday of each month.)

Reminder to BYOB, dishes, and cutlery. Please check the notice board of what we’re doing for dinner / activity and sign up on the sheets in the Clubhouse! Any questions, please feel free to contact Lesley Krauss - pklesley@icloud.com.

New York/New Jersey Club Meetings/Events 2023

Save the Dates!

Saturday, March 18th: 5:00 PM – Hosted by Ken & Carol, Mary & Bill, Fred & Jan Saturday, April 22nd: 12:00 noon – Out to Lunch

Coordinated by Stu & Belle

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We’re excited to have a couple of craft nights in March. We had a paint night in February, which was well attended, and we hope to have a few more of these in the future. No experience required for the paint classes or other crafts. As long as you can hold a brush, or work a hot glue gun, you will have no issue crafting.

We have the Clubhouse reserved for doing more crafting. Please mark Tuesday, March 21st, 1:00 – 4:00 PM. Mark these dates on your calendar. A few of the craft ideas we have in mind are sign painting / wreath making / no sew bean-bag-type gnomes / pine cone gnomes / seasonal garland with felt / working with yarn / “no sewing” hanging farmhouse style type of decorations, etc.

The actual craft item will be announced once decided. Watch the bulletin board or we will have it posted on the Tara Woods website.

If you have a preference or an idea for a craft and/or would like to instruct a class, please, let’s connect and make it happen. Send an email to Maggie at Maggie.johnston@hotmail.com or call 613-433-6206.

Craft Room: It is an ongoing project to organize and get the Craft Room back in shape by organizing it, so everyone can come look and use items available to them to make a craft.

We do have a little “wish list” and are in need of some items to make crafting more viable in trying to keep costs down for the craft classes that are offered. Classes could be up to twenty participants. If you no longer are using items that are on the list and would like to donate them, please contact Lynn Porter at alynnp@ icloud.com, Marie Peidlow at cisco1713@yahoo. com, or Maggie Johnston at Maggie.johnston@ hotmail.com, to make arrangements to get items to the Craft Room. Thanks in advance!

Craft Room Wish List:

- hot glue guns / glue

- regular white craft glue

- scissors

- quilt stuffing

- macrame wool

- wire wreath frames

- acrylic paints

Any other craft items that you may want to get rid of, check with one of the ladies listed above and they will advise if it’s an item we have room for in the future, as we have limited storage space.

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I hope everyone has had a great time this year playing in either the Open Tennis or the Round Robins. For any new residents, please join us in these events; it is a great way to meet people with the same interests as you.

For those who aren’t aware, joining the Tennis Association is only $5.00 yearly.

There is also a Ball Machine available for those interested for only $25.00 for lifetime membership. If you’re interested in any of these, feel free to talk to someone at the tennis courts.

See you on the courts! ~


We have a lot of new residents moving in to our Tara Woods community – and some of them are tennis players! We are happy that they have joined us to play at our Open Tennis. It is always good to see new people on the tennis courts.

If you have an interest in tennis, stop by the courts and check us out. ~


Men’s League: White Team – Stallions

It has been a very competitive season to date; the team is in the middle of the pack with very close standings in the league. The season is already nearing an end; it seems like we just started, but it has been fun. The best part of the season is, of course, playing in front of our home fans

and being cheered on. ~ Ed Sandre

White Team – Mustangs

The Mustangs have hit a rough stretch in the schedule, playing against the top teams in the league and suffering injuries and illness to important players on our roster. We are still competing, and most matches have been closely played. We are slowly getting back to our normal roster and looking forward to climbing up in the standings once more.

The players are so appreciative of the support we get from our fans; it’s nice to see everyone at our matches cheering us on.

Our schedule now calls for us to be on our home courts five weeks out of the last six weeks to end the season; we are looking forward to these friendly confines again.

Thank you for the support – and we’ll do our best to entertain you.

To date, our Blue Team is improving with each week of competition! We are delighted to have a new player in Brian Francy, as he had played with our tennis teams many years ago! The Blue Team plays every Thursday at 1:30 PM. We play at home on March 2nd and March 16th. ~

Women’s League: Women’s Team – Angels

The women’s tennis team is a third of the way through their season. The team recently played the second-place team in a tightly contested set of matches. We came away with a victory of 4 wins and 2 losses, and we are still in first place. All players have been practicing hard and have contributed to our success so far this season. Our games are played on Thursday mornings, and our playing schedule and our standings are posted on the Tennis Bulletin Board at the courts. ~ Mary


See you at the courts on Tuesdays at 1:15 PM. ~

Blue Team – Tigers

The tennis season progresses to nearly the halfway point as we finish the end of March. This year the Blue League consists of eight teams. The value and fun of this competition of our nearby communities is the fact that we get to know new people each season and become friends over the years!

Our Round Robins are held on the fourth Saturday of the month starting at 9:00 AM, and they take the place of Open Tennis on those dates. To anyone who hasn’t played in our Saturday morning Round Robin events, all are welcome to play! Our next event is on Saturday, March 25th, at 9:00 AM, followed by a BBQ lunch on the Verandah. It’s a great way to mingle and meet new friends – and for only $5.00 it’s a great value!

Look for the sign-up sheet on the Tennis Bulletin Board at the courts! ~ Greg Girard

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I am pleased to announce that the majority of the 2023 Resident Directories have been delivered. Each occupied household in Tara Woods will receive one copy of the directory. I would like to express and give a very special “Thank You” and my appreciation to the team that stepped up and delivered the Directory this year. Judy Kelly (and friends), Diane & Richard Breniser, Andrea Snyder, Bill & Mary Nothnagel, Louise & Pat Patterson, Sue & Bob Clark, Donna Erhardt, and Debbie Doty & Rod Dolin (new residents to the community). The delivery process requires that the Directories be given to a resident in the household. In some cases, the delivery team member may have to make multiple visits to a household. This requires dedication from an exceptional group of people. The best feedback I received was that many of them were able to visit different areas in Tara Woods, meet other residents and also the appreciation they received from the residents. Job well done and genuinely appreciated.

All TWHOA Members and residents wishing to have timely and accurate resident information published in the directory should submit updates or changes to me by email: haywood.gandy@ gmail.com or utilize Resident Directory Information Form on page 27 in the Directory. The form can be dropped off at the TWHOA Office in the Clubhouse.

Please include your Lot #, Name, Address, Telephone Number(s), and Home State(s). Our goal is to provide residents with timely updates to the 2023 Resident Directory. Updates are published in each issue of The Columns which is also available on the TWHOA website. The additions, corrections and deletions listed below are included in or removed from the 2023 Resident Directory (book). This database is different from the TWHOA website resident database.

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Tara Woods’ newest sport is chair volleyball. Score points for your team sitting in a chair and volleying with a beach ball! Thanks to Sally Morini and Dick Resh.


Don’t miss The First Annual PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT

The Tara Woods Pickleball Group is pleased to announce The First Annual Pickleball Tournament on Saturday, March 4th, starting at 9:00 AM. All skill levels are invited. Entry fee is $3.00 for Group Members, $5.00 for nonmembers, and includes lunch.

All Teammates will be randomly selected one week before the tournament. The format will be double elimination, with losers in the first round moving into a parallel grouping so everyone still has a chance to win!


Registration will close on Saturday, February 25th. To register, call Jennifer Widener at 239823-0146 or Danielle Carnes at 239-322-8599.

Volunteers are also needed for scorekeeping, judging, and other tournament tasks. There’s plenty to do even if you don’t want to play or while you’re waiting for your next game!

To join the Tara Woods Pickleball Group, please contact Bruce Lu bich at 41 0-409-5873 (a fter February 21st) or Louise Patterson at 508-6722141. Membership in the Tara Woods Pickleball Group is $5.00 per year.


Did you know? When we play ping-pong (or table tennis), the areas of the brain that are activated are the same areas Parkinson’s Disease affects the most. It’s a combination of two elements: cognitive thinking and movementtracking where the ball is going and hitting the ball at a rhythmic pace.

Exercising these brain quadrants by playing ping-pong has resulted in a national phenomenon to treat the commonly diagnosed neurological disorder. Nonprofit organizations

across the nation have started to fight this disease one game at a time--with the help of volunteer players of all skill levels and ages, of course.

Parkinson’s patients say this “therapy” has opened them up to new experiences in life, noting that each game can start out taxing due to physical tremors and mental frustrations-but, after around fifteen minutes of determination, their symptoms dramatically subside and will remain subsided for about three days after each game.



For new residents of Tara Woods and existing residents too, the Clubhouse Ministries invite you to join one of their Bible study classes, which are held in the Clubhouse Meeting Room every Tuesday morning at 10:00 AM. These meetings give you an opportunity to make new friends as you study the Scriptures in relaxed and enjoyable surroundings. We are a non-denominational group. No need to make reservations, folks! Just stop by any Tuesday morning at 10:00 AM. Come join us! ~ Ann

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When are classes?

Tai Chi classes are FREE in the Tara Woods Clubhouse. Classes meet yearround Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.

Who is teaching classes?

Our instructor is Tony Fettig. Tony has 20 years martial arts experience (Tai Chi is a form of martial art) and ten years’ experience in Tai Chi, five of those years as an instructor. He is a full- time resident at Pine Lakes for the past ten years where he teaches Tai Chi classes twice a week.

How do I sign up for classes or contact with questions?

Contact Barbara Werner-Lubich, Tara Woods resident. Phone: 410 409-5874 Email: barbara.wernerlubich@gmail.com

What is Tai Chi?

Originating in ancient China, Tai Chi is one of the most effective exercises for mind and body health. Tai Chi is a mind and body practice that involves a series of slow, gentle, flowing exercises that combine movement, meditation, and rhythmic breathing.

Who is Tai Chi for?

Everyone!! Men and women, any age. Like starting any exercise, it is important to ask your physician any questions you may have about whether Tai Chi is right for you.

What are the health benefits of Tai Chi?

Tai Chi has been shown to improve one’s flexibility, coordination, relaxation, balance, stamina, and blood oxygenation. It has also been shown to help relieve stress, reduce blood pressure and heart rate. All are particularly important as we age. With the mind and body united in movement, seniors find they feel good and can bring this feeling into their everyday lives, making them more resilient physically and emotionally.

What are classes like?

Tony teaches the Taoist forms of Master Moy Lin Shin.

First 20 minutes:

Foundation exercises, slowly and gently working all muscle groups and joints with an emphasis on deep breathing and relaxation.

Second 20 minutes:

From the beginning, step by step learning the forms of Master Moy Lin Shin. Demonstrating and practicing each movement in order, emphasizing stance, direction, hand and foot position, all in order to achieve the most physical benefit.

Last 20 minutes:

Connecting the learned movements into the relaxed, continuous, flowing form of Tai Chi.

What should I bring to class?

Tony recommends comfortable clothes and flat shoes that allow the foot to glide and pivot. One of the best shoes for Tai Chi is FitKicks available on Amazon for $20-$23. Ballet style slippers like those sold by Isotoner (any brand will do) are also acceptable.

Just want to try Tai Chi out before buying shoes? You can wear socks for the short term. Not allowed: bare feet or sneakers. Not sure if shoes you already have are acceptable? Bring them to class to show Tony along with socks just in case. Bring a water bottle. It’s important to stay well hydrated and we will take a brief water break part way through class.


As you may have already heard, the HOA has established an Activities Committee. I am so thankful for those of you who already volunteered. Also, thank you to those who signed up at the Opportunity Fair; I will be contacting you soon. We have begun two new activities. We have added a water aerobics class at 9:30 –10:30 AM on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Thank you to Sharon LaPointe for leading us.

Chair volleyball meets each Wednesday at 7:00 PM. Anyone can play this sport, seated in your chair, volleying with a beach ball. We will have a demonstration at the Mardi Gras celebration. Thank you to Sally Morini and Dick Resh for organizing this activity. Our first fundraiser was the Mardi Gras Celebration on February 18th. Everyone enjoyed the photo booth, games, activities, and prizes for the best mask and the best decorated table.

Lastly, thanks to all of you for your suggestions at the Opportunity Fair. The committee is compiling the list of ideas. We will plan more activities soon. As always, you can contact me anytime with your suggestions or ideas.

Celia Blotkamp, Activities Coordinator 703-863-2973, baileynme99@gmail.com

To stay informed of events in Tara Woods:

- Read the posters on the bulletin board in the Clubhouse.

- Check the Clubhouse bulletin boards for meeting and event information and sign-up sheets.

- Come to Saturday Morning Coffee!

- Read The Columns and check the Calendar.

- Sign on to the Tara Woods website, www.twhoa.net, to be kept informed of all current events and more!

- Check out page 5 of the Tara Woods Community Resident Directory to see all the opportunities to keep you busy in Tara Woods, with the contact people for each one listed if you have questions.

- Page 4 of the Directory lists the contact people for specific responsibilities under the Board of Directors that you can contact with any questions.



Now is the time to get up and get going again. This is a total body workout that can be done standing or sitting down. It includes stretching, balance, cardio and light weights. Give it a try - nothing to lose and may even gain some muscle.

Classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Clubhouse at 8:00 AM.

Any questions, please contact Barb Simonson at 541-840-4430. Additional classes are held Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:00am. Any questions, please contact Celia Blotkamp at 703-863-2973.


Thursdays & Sundays 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Come join us in this fun, non-competitive sport. Meet new/old friends, get a few laughs while exercising. No experience necessary.

Hope to see you there. If questions, contact Barb Simonson at 541-840-4430.


8:00 AM Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays.

Air temperature must be 62 degrees by 8:00 AM. Use ABC News to check temperature. NEW! Water aerobics class at 9:30 AM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. If questions for the 8:00 AM class, contact Judy Brda at 239-731-1797. For the 9:30 AM class, contact Sharon LaPointe at 207-576-2430. This is a great exercise for men and women with less stress on your joints and muscles. The class consists of stretching, cardio and water weights. If you have them, bring a noodle, stretch bands, and water weights. If questions, contact Judy Brda at 239-731-1797.

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MOVIE NITE NO Movie Nite in March! Too many activities going on in the Clubhouse. See you in April! Thank You! Lloyd & Carolyn Kelsey NEW! Water aerobics class at 9:30 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays. Thank you, Sharon LaPointe, for leading us.



Be one of the winners at our Tuesday night BINGO. And you can win more than once during the night!

I f your eyesight isn’t as good as it once was, now you can play too. We have really BIG game packs and “Specials” that are 8 ½” x 11” with 2” numbers.

No additional charge for the ticket that can make you the “King” or the “Queen” for the night and earn you even more money on all game sheets.

Game packets are sold with either 6 game squares per sheet or 9 game squares. The “Special” game papers have 3 game squares. Buy as many as you’d like!

Our Tuesday night BINGO session consists of 14 regular games and 6 “Special” games

We also have “Hot Ball” prizes of $50.00 or more and a “Social” raffle. Sales STOP at 6:45 PM. Come join the fun.


To all new and existing residents. Looking to get some exercise and have some fun at the same time?

Come join us for Pickleball! It’s one of the fastest growing sports in the U.S. Current open play times are at 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM every day.

Come down to the courts and say hello. We would be happy to teach you how to play the game. There are paddles available in the storage container in front of the courts and the balls are located on the door of each court. Proper footwear is required. Join in on the fun!

For further information contact

Deb (401) 309-1136 / debra.nespolo@gmail.com

Bruce (410) 409-5873 / bruce@brucelubichcpa.com

Alice (313) 220-0622 / gowings2429@sbcglobal.net

Louise (508) 672-2141 / lcpatter46@gmail.com


Join us for great exercise and lots of fun. Starting in November.

Tuesday for experienced dancers starts at 9:30 AM.

Friday for beginners starts at 10:00 AM. Barb Goodhue 517-404-8063.


Mondays at 3:00 PM

Tuesdays at 9:00 AM

No need to sign up. Don’t need a partner.

New teams chosen every week ~ Easy to learn.

Questions: call Rudy Diaz 239-347-7934

Additional time: Tuesdays at 3:30.


Join other tennis players every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday from 9:00-10:30 AM for friendly Tennis.



Ladies and Gentlemen, come join us every Sunday at 7:00 PM in the Card Room. Cost is $3.00.

Will you have the first Bunco or the last, or the most? Will you have the most wins, or the most losses? If you do, the prize money will be yours! Come join the fun. Questions: call Polly Brown 239-246-2391.


Looking for Players!

Remember those days playing ping pong as a kid? You can still play today! Please join us on Thursdays from 1:00 to 3:00 PM in the Clubhouse. For further information contact Norm Libby at 239-246-3510.


Meets in the Clubhouse Card Room at 6:30 PM on Monday and Thursday nights. The game consists of 11 hands and is easy to learn. Eight quarters gets you in. Come join the fun and play a great card game.


Come join the Mah Jongg group. Do not know how to play? We teach the first three Mondays of the month. We have a great time. Come & join us on Mondays 12:30-3:00 PM.

The Happy Ladies of Mah Jongg.


There’s a “new” game at Tara Woods. If you hear someone say, “fifteen two fifteen four” and you don’t think they’ve lost a screw or two, come and join us in the Card Room every Wednesday at 2:00 PM for a few games of Cribbage. The arrangement is fairly flexible since Cribbage can be played by 2 or 3 or 4 players. Just be there by 2 PM. Cards, cribbage boards and fun will be provided.

Contact Barb Simonson 541-840-4430


LADIES! DO YOU PLAY POKER? How long has it been since you’ve played with friends? Did you know there’s a game every Monday night at the Clubhouse just for the ladies? Well, we really don’t have a “No Boys Allowed!!!” Rule, but men usually don’t like to play with wild cards and we do. But they’re welcome to play as long as they are willing to “play like girls”. It is most likely the least stressful and least expensive poker you can play around here! It’s a good night to socialize with the ladies and make new friends with the girls who like to play poker. The stakes are very low. Call Polly Brown, 239-246-2391, if you’d like to join us – she’ll fill you in on the details or answer any questions you may have.


Wednesday in Meeting Room at Clubhouse. 2:00 - 5:00 PM. Contact George D’Alessandro , 239-543-8492.


The Bridge group is looking for bridge players. We meet on Tuesdays at 12:30 PM in the Card Room.

Call Beth Ferris at 239-543-6295, Mary Green 239-800-3837 or Pauline Young at 239-997-5984 first if you are interested in playing with this friendly group. We’d like to have you join us. Beth


Come join the group for a fun-filled afternoon of cards!

We meet on Fridays at 1:30 PM in the Card Room. Don’t know how to play the game? EASY! We will teach you! It is easy to learn.

Questions: contact Polly Brown at 239-246-2391


Every Friday night at 7:00 p.m.

Different games can be played (All are easy to Learn)

LEFT – CENTER – RIGHT (dice- 3-coin buy-in) (winner-take-all each game)

CONTRACT RUMMY (similar to Aggravation) (6 quarter buy-in)

31 (card game) (3 dime buy-in each game) (winner-take-all each game)

For more information call Polly Brown at 239-246-2391.


Mondays – 12:00 Noon

Ceramics is held in the Ceramics Room by the Tennis Courts. We are there every Monday at 12:00 Noon.

For more information and for firing of the kiln please contact Maury Miller, 239-365-9859.

We hope you will come and participate in making ceramics with us. Come join the fun.


Games will be played on Thursday mornings at 10:00 AM. All are welcome to play. Instructions will be provided. We will play three games with a different partner each game. ~ Carol Clark


Games will be played on Monday mornings at 10:00 AM. We will play three games. Cost is $1.00. All money collected will be paid out to winners.


Every Friday at 1:00 PM At the Horseshoe Pits. Come join us for fun and laughs.


Mondays and Fridays at 10:00 AM in the Clubhouse Living Room. For any questions, call Marilyn Workman at 239-543-1168.

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Thank you to everyone who came out to the Spaghetti Dinner to help support the softball team. I hope everyone got plenty to eat and had a good time. We have a few new players from the community this year along with most of the players from last year. The season is not going as good this year; we have had several close games, but our record is less than 500.

We have had a couple changes for this year, making it tough for everyone to make it to the games. Not only did we change where we are playing, but the start time has also changed,

making it difficult for some of the guys and gals to make the games because they are still working.

This year we are playing in Cape Coral at the Northwest Sports Complex, and we start at 4:00 PM. If you would like to come out and watch, we would appreciate it. The address is Northwest 16th Place, Cape Coral. It is west of Chiquita Blvd., between Diplomat and Tropicana. Again, thank you to everyone for your support. Hope to see you at a game.


Put your aluminum cans out to the curb on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month by 9:00 am.

Our dedicated volunteers will pick them up.

Why? – Revenue from the cans help fund your homeowners association.

Recycling by “cans to the curb” it is good for us and our environment. Cans to the curb!!!

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1 Bob Almeida, Tricia Brown, Paul Loud

3 Chris Girard, Kate Nagle-Roides

4 Warren Lundmark, Mar Shriver, Cookie Wilczek

5 Marcia Duda

6 Rich Girty, Tami Hall, Steve Pushee

7 Pat Adriance

8 Betsy Courtney

9 Lin Anders, Jan Dumka, Linda Elliott, Jodi Jaecklein, Fred Miller, Kathy Rabassi

10 George D’Alessandro, Paul Roderick, Gary Sponseller

11 Glen Fisher, Peg Gamble,

John Hatfield, Carolyn Key, Bill LaFontaine, Donna Mallinson, Bob Plumley

12 Ash Attia, Gordon Wade

14 Trish Bendon, Marie Harned, Judy Kelly

15 Barbara Werner-Lubich

16 Denny Adkins, Ellie Hubbs

17 Tiff Crimmins, Ray Flynn, Zita Neumann, Ann Sluiter, Andy Vanderplaats

18 Judy Cantrell, Diane Finnemore, Diane Klotz, Kathi Mulvihill, Linda Ulinski

19 Rachelle DellaRocca, Lou Dunning, Earl Heller, Shannon Pernoud

20 Aaron Homrighouse

21 Jim Cawlfield, Tom Mallinson, Bob Schnepp

22 Janet Daly, Ron Proulx

24 Alice Loveday, Candi McLean, Bill Walsh, Yvonne Young

25 Belinda Baker, Sarah Oakley, Sandy Whitaker

26 Bob Campbell

27 Scott Bell

28 Patty Cusella, Howard Gross, Laura McCaw

29 Carol Cherry, Casey Glandorf, Roy Ohmes, Dorothy Tarbutton, 91 Yrs.

30 Frankie Lindon

31 Dot DeSalvo, 93 Yrs., Dolores Paeth, 94 Yrs.


1 Mel & Joe Holman, Janet & Steve Keirn

2 Ann Sluiter & William Sandell

4 Cookie & Gerry Wilczek, 60 Yrs.

5 Barbara & Wayne Adriance

8 Frankie & David Lindon

9 Sharon & Roy Moorhead

10 Sue Muscato & Ron Selvaggio

12 Val & Paul Roderick

14 Suellen & Bruce Critchlow

16 Earl Heller & Joe Macri

17 Jane & John Maher, Kathy & Dan Newcomb, 50 Yrs.

19 Judy & Mark Ledford

21 Doris & Jim Brockmeyer

23 Linda & Joe


March 3rd

Please remember that ALL monies collected from the Trash and Treasure make it possible for the Fashion Show to be a Free event.

Questions: Carol 239-731-0481

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Parise 24 Aileen & Ken Reese 26 Lesley & Denis Krauss, Lynn & Jeff Lessmiller 28 Cindy & Jerry McKay 30 Karla & Steve Zingre Contact Sue Clark - randsclark@verizon.net or 412-780-3584 before March 10th for Special Recognition of Birthdays 90+ and Anniversaries 50, 55, or 60+ in April 239-542-9511 239-851-0982 Clifford Law Firm, LLC Trusts, Estates, Probate, Divorce Cape Coral, FL Ellen W. Clifford Attorney-At-Law ellenwclifford@gmail.com
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