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THE TOWER Volume 34 | NO 1 | JANUARY 2018

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INSIDE President’s Message

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Dear Fritzie

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Reflections

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24 Sports Section Contest & Winners 28 35 Events Calendar

Choralaires Holiday Concert Huge Success On Saturday December 2nd, our own Choralaires presented their annual Holiday Concert and Tree Lighting. Under the direction of Dave Adams, ďŹ fty three members performed in front of two capacity crowds in the Starlight Ballroom. The program contained a variety of tunes as well as the annual sing-along, and the appreciation of the audience was evident by two rousing standing ovations.

Congratulations to Dave and all the Choralaires. Special thanks to the sound and lighting crew as well, for their excellent work in support of the concert. A reminder that now is the time to join the Choralaires for their Spring Concert preparations. Rehearsals are held Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 in the Starlight Ballroom. No experience is necessary. If you like to sing, you meet the requirements.

Sounds Of The Season

Holiday Parade

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CONTEST & WINNERS WIN A $50 RESTAURANT GIFT CARD CONTINUES

Editor Note: Deadline for February issue is Tuesday, Jan. 9th (noon), please send articles/letters to the Editor at Toweredit@yahoo.com or drop at the HOA office. For Delivery questions or changes contact Linda Braun #516-310-0272. Delivery of February issue will be Jan 28 & 29.


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getting us back on our feet. As you might suspect, the work continues, but the accomplishments to date have been terrific. If you hadn’t heard, we lost 750 trees during Irma, to say nothing of the branches and debris that were everywhere at the conclusion of the storm. Fred Taylor and his staff are to be commended for the work they did restoring things for us. I hope you will all take the time to be both safe and courteous as the new “season” begins in earnest. Please respect the rules and the property of others. Please remember that you must be 16 years of age and licensed to drive a golf cart in Florida. Please obey our speed limit signs as well. After all….we’re retired! No need to rush! It’s ok to slow down! And please remember to keep your autos and houses locked to prevent unwanted theft. In recent weeks as I traveled around on my golf cart in the evening to check out our holiday lights, I noticed

a lot of garages that are left open late into the evening. Please be smart and close your garage door after dark. That’s especially important now that things will get busy and there will be increased movement in the streets at all hours. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!” Finally, just a reminder that our annual meeting is coming up in February. I encourage you all to join us, and also want to remind all committee chairpersons that they should attend the meeting and be prepared to report on the activities of their committee this past year. It’s been a great one, and we’d all like to hear your positive stories. So” buckle up everyone” and let’s enjoy all the great things Del Tura has to offer. As always, from my viewpoint, it’s…….just another day in paradise! Dave Adams HOA President

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Happy New Year One and All….. The beginning of 2018 is upon us and as is usually the case, things here in Del Tura will become exceptionally busy for the next several months! The pools will be buzzing with activity, the golf courses will be at their peak, all our clubs will be actively meeting, restaurants will be busy, and the entertainment schedule will be full. The really great thing about Del Tura is the incredible number of activities from which we have to choose on an almost daily basis. If you are just returning to us, welcome back! I hope you will take the time to look around at the things that have changed while you were away. Most importantly, be sure to note the overall appearance of our development. Remember……Just a few short months ago, we were visited by Irma. I hope you are impressed by the job our Del Tura crew did

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“Dirty White Carpets Are My Specialty”

By Ginnie Benjamins LOOK FOR YOUR INVITATION In mid-January, please be watching for your invitation if you are in a very special group of our Del Tura residents. You must be 90 or older in 2018. If you receive an invitation and you are not ninety, please just give me a call. I am not trying to age you more quickly than the calendar, it is because someone gave me your name. Our ninety plus residents will be invited to a luncheon in

February in the Herons Glen dining room. Each ninety plus resident will be asked to bring one person of their choice to attend the luncheon with them. There is No Charge to anyone. This is Del Tura’s FISH way of honoring our older residents. You will be able to pick what you would like to eat. All of this will be on the invitation. The members of the FISH Board are excited to be offering this luncheon. To the members of FISH, please make sure you turn in all your hours to Betty Scheetz or

me. Betty needs the information for her quarterly report. HAPPY NEW YEAR! We wish you health and happiness in 2018!

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to reach us please call 997-FISH (997-3474)

FISH Fruit Tree Picking Project Since our last update in the October Tower, we’ve only picked fruit from 2 homes. Normally by now, we‘ve picked over 500 pounds for the soup kitchen – this year, only 75 pounds to date. Irma took a toll on many of our trees and Citrus Greening has done in most of our citrus crop.

The few trees that are producing citrus are dying. There are still some homes with starfruit, mango, avocado and banana trees in the park. As long as they continue to produce, we will be available to pick them, but our future is looking dim!

We’d like to thank Dorothy and Woody Cook and Margaret and Hank Zanger for their donations at the start of this new season. For future picking, call Rick Rudzik 543-3662 or Sherry Plisch 567-0538. Thanks for your support.

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Reflections

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HOA Membership It’s that time of year again! We are now accepting HOA Membership dues for 2018. They are still $12.00 (cash or check), annually per household. What a bargain! By joining the HOA you are: Supporting the organization 2- Receiving a free copy of The

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SAVE THE DATE

We are presenting the comedy BAGGAGE by Sam Bobrick. Although this is a very funny play it is very different from anything I have done before. Ticket price $14. Curtain up 7pm. Doors will open at 6.30pm Whatever you do, do not miss this one. It is really, really funny. I have an amazing cast who cannot wait to commence rehearsals. I hope you will come out and have a fun evening with us. Bring your friends and as many new residents as you can find. We work very hard to bring you a high standard of entertainment. I am so looking forward to seeing you all in February. A big THANK YOU to all of you who have supported us through the years. I, and everyone at the Rep, wish you a healthy and happy New Year.

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In the meadow on the far side of the lake a white bird and a lily stand silently alone as the orange blazing sun continues to rise, creating an awe-inspiring backdrop to signify the beginning of yet another beautiful Del Tura day. Tomorrow I will again come to this hypnotic, peaceful spot to meditate and to watch once again the beauty of nature. As I leave, I will take with me into this new day the beauty of this experience and await nature’s next miracle. Wishing you all a Blessed and Peace-filled New Year…

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“Come Walk with Me” The sunrise signifies the beginning of yet another beautiful Del Tura Day… In the still quiet of this New Year morning, nature is waking up from its peaceful sleep. As I begin my early morning walk, the beauty of the day begins to unfold. Birds are happily chirping their favorite songs and the palm trees begin their graceful dancing to the beat of the gentle breeze. Our resident squirrels are busily

chasing each other and two cottontails are playing leap frog in the nearby field. The moist due on the lush green grass glistens like diamonds as the sunlight teases each new blade. I stop for a moment to reflect on the overwhelming sight of these mesmerizing surroundings. The still surface of the lake is like glass, mirroring the branches of the tall pines. The scents of the various floras pleasantly surround me, filling me with a complete sense of peacefulness. A true sensory experience!

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Mailbag Always a Helping Hand… LAS PALMAS POOL Re: Movember Fund Raising Bart, Please find enclosed $65, money we raised at our Movember-Fest. Please add it to the funds you are raising in support of research into Mens’ prostate issues. Sincerely, South Pool Entertainment Group (Stan Loson & Ron Emo)  THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU Thank you residents of Del Tura for your generous donations of money and Christmas decorations of all kinds! Your generosity made the Christmas display of lights and decorations to the entrance of Del Tura possible. Our goal was a bigger and better display and that was accomplished with the help of a committed group - Dick and Denise Rose, Lance and Linda Berlovich, Ray

and Karen Hahn, Mark and Char Maaske, Frank and Dorothy Barilla, Roger and Darcie Rockenbaugh, Jim and Jackie Henrichs, Marylou Buss and Hometown America. We thank everyone for your “thank you” comments and your support in keeping this project growing brighter and bigger. We hung approximately 59,000 LED lights and it took over 300 man-hours. Enjoy the lights until January 15, 2018! Leon Buss 

FISH ARE FLYING It rained hard enough that cat fish were swimming on San Luis

and got stranded when the water went down. This foot-long cat fish was one of three I found Saturday morning Ed Urbanek 

volunteers who assisted with the mission. May your wishes come true this Holiday Season- Kathy Aira 

TWO WONDERFUL WOMEN ! When I think of two women who do so much…of course I think of Charlene Rotolo and Betty Sheetz. You spend not only this Holiday season working on making Thanksgiving and Christmas special for so many needy families, but work on collection and implementation all year long. After spending 30+ years myself, helping families in need, I know that each family would say that Thank You doesn’t even scratch the surface of the gratitude and appreciation they have for all you do. Consider yourselves HUGGED… by each family member your big hearts have touched. Also - a special thank you to your husbands and all the

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New Year’s - Time for New Year’s Financial Resolutions We’ve reached the end of another year – which means it’s just about time for some New Year’s resolutions. Would you like to study a new language, take up a musical instrument or visit the gym more often? All these are worthy goals, of course, but why not also add some financial resolutions? Here are some ideas to think about:

• Increase contributions to your employer-sponsored retirement plan. For 2018, you can contribute up to $18,500 (or $24,500 if you’re 50 or older)

to your 401(k) or similar plan, such as a 403(b), for employees of public schools and some nonprofit groups, or a 457(b) plan, for employees of local governments. It’s usually a good idea to contribute as much as you can afford to your employer’s plan, as your contributions may lower your taxable income, while your earnings can grow tax-deferred. At a minimum, put in enough to earn your employer’s matching contribution, if one is offered.

• Try to “max out” on your IRA. Even if you have a 401(k) or similar plan, you can probably still invest in an IRA. For 2018, you can contribute up to

$5,500 to a traditional or Roth IRA, or $6,500 if you’re 50 or older. (Income restrictions apply to Roth IRAs.) Contributions to a traditional IRA may be tax-deductible, depending on your income, and your earnings can grow tax-deferred. Roth IRA contributions are not deductible, but earnings can grow tax-free, provided you don’t start taking withdrawals until you are 59-1/2 and you’ve have had your account at least five years. You can put virtually any investment in an IRA, so it can expand your options beyond those offered in your 401(k) or similar plan.

• Build an emergency fund. Try to build an emergency fund conaining three to six months’ worth of living expenses, with the money held in a low-

risk, liquid account. This fund can help you avoid dipping into your long-term investments to pay for unexpected costs, such as a new furnace or a major car repair.

• Control your debts. It’s never easy, but do what you can to keep your debts under control. The less you have to spend on debt payments, the more you can invest for your future.

• Don’t overreact to changes in the financial markets. We’ve had a long run of rising stock prices – but it won’t last forever. If we experience a sharp market downturn in 2018, don’t overreact by taking a “time out” from investing. Market drops are a normal feature of the investment landscape, and you may ultimately gain an advantage by buying new shares when their prices are down.

Review your goals and risk tolerance. At least once in 2018, take some time to review your short- and long-term financial goals and try to determine, possibly with the help of a financial professional, if your investment portfolio is still appropriate for these goals. At the same time, you’ll want to reevaluate your risk tolerance to ensure you’re not taking too much risk – or possibly too little risk – with your investments. Do your best to stick with these resolutions throughout the coming year. At a minimum, they can help you improve your investment habits – and they may improve your financial picture far beyond 2018.

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

Edward Jones, its employees and investment representatives do not offer estate-planning, tax or legal advice.

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January is a DOUBLE WHAMMY month of fun, laughs, and enjoyable listening brought to you by your Entertainment Committee. Whammy #1 - on Saturday, January 20th “LIVERPOOL LIVE” will perform. They are Florida’s top rated Beatles Tribute Band from Orlando. Their performance is not only spot-on complete with costume changes, but they involve you with secrets and stories about the Beatles and their songs. Some of you already have tickets from their Sept. show cancelled after IRMA which are still usable. Tickets will go on sale January 2nd, 9th and 16th. HOA members $20.00 non - HOA $22.00. WOW! Whammy 2 - “ASSISTED LIVING!” the Musical Comedy by Compton & Bennett. This duo performs internationally and is a regular at the Villages. Del Tura hosted them three years ago and they happened to be back in town on Wednesday,

January 24th. What a treat to have them back as they party on stage at the “Pelican Roost” Retirement Home. This musical is for EVERYONE! Come and laugh along with us at the unbelievable, Del Tura only, discounted price of

January 2018 SUPER SHOWS! $15.00 per ticket. (Rick Compton and Betsy Bennett are in the big time now and usually command much, much higher show prices.) Tickets go on sale Jan. 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd. In a sold-out Starlight Ballroom, folks in Del Tura gave

standing ovations, laughed until they cried, cheered, and sang along while rating some extremely talented comedians, singers, a serious(?) magician, an incredible banjo player, a ‘spot on’ Doo Wop trio and spellbinding story tellers who kept the audience captivated and rockin’ for the 3 hour program; not to mention a few of our own gutsy neighbors from the audience who jumped on stage to share the spotlight. On November 30, Tin Pan Alley, brought these 11 diversified performers to Del Tura for the community to get a sense of how acts are chosen for our events each year. Those attending raved about the unique experience, getting just a ‘taste’ of the creativity, talent, and originality of such amazing performers. What an opportunity for us to be able to share our input for future events. Hopefully, one of your favorites will return to the Starlight Ballroom for a full encore program next year.

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New – Painting Classes by Pat Ostertag Starting Tuesday, January 9th (1pm-4pm), in the Craft room at the Club House, I will be starting painting classes for all levels of artist and all media including oils, acrylic and watercolors. It’s my hope that all that join will share their talents. I’m an amateur, self -taught acrylic painter. I select a photo and enlarge it on my computer to

8 x 11. I then graft it to enlarge to the size canvas I select. The first class would be Tuesday, Jan 9th 1-4pm. This is the same time slot listed on the activity calendar for oil painting. It is now vacant since Gerri Robbins has left Del Tura. Each person would need to bring their own supplies: acrylic paints, set of brushes, and canvas. Suggested sizes of canvas: 16 x20, 18x24,

22x28. If you’d like it framed, select a frame to fit. Note: large frames are expensive. I have made my own with help from my hubby. Joann’s and Michael’s have all the art supplies at decent prices, looks for sales and coupons. I feel anyone can paint, you just need the passion to create and the willingness to learn. Any questions call or text Pat Ostertag 716-609-9370.

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Thank You Del Tura for Another Awesome Blood Drive

By Dennis Cottini We are pleased to announce that due to your willingness, time and energy towards donating blood, Lee Health staff collected 23 units at last month’s blood drive on December 6th. This number included welcomed walk-

in’s. We almost achieved our goal of 30 units, as there are always a few deferrals. Remember the blood collected always remains in Lee County. The Lee Health staff and I thank everyone for their con-

tinued support with our Blood Drives. Reminder: Del Tura’s next blood drive is scheduled for Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Please call me with any questions - 239-217-0592.

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Annual New England Day Pot Luck Sunday – February 25th Starlight Ballroom 4pm-7pm BYOB - $2 pp for paper goods

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Boxtops For Education If you are interested in participating, just clip the little pink BOXTOPS from your canned, bagged and boxed dry goods. Boxtops are located on hundreds of items including cleaning prod-

ucts, food storage and waste bags, cereals, frozen and refrigerated foods. I have placed collection bags at all the pool bulletin boards and also on the board in the Dungeon (hallway next to the golf cart barn). This is an ongoing program, so I will be collecting the donations monthly. Thank you for your support. Bobby Novy

BALLROOM FOR FUN

We will be offering beginner ballroom lessons for all Del Tura residents on Monday nights in January and February from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM in the Starlight Ballroom beginning January 8, 2018. The lessons are open to anyone interested in learning some basic ballroom that can be used at social dances. Please bring smooth soled shoes to dance, no flip flops. Singles are welcome! For more information, please contact Cindy (603-398-8001) or Ken (603-398-8007) 1/18

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by Joyce Lienert “Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What’s a Sun-dial in the shade?” – Benjamin Franklin We all have hidden talents and attributes. Why not use them to expand your relationships and become involved in some enjoyable activities. If you are single, that is sometimes difficult. Joining the Good Timers’ Singles Club can provide an avenue for having a good time and making new friends. You can attend a monthly meeting as a guest. The meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month at 5:00 p.m. in the Jacaranda Ballroom. Yearly dues are $30.00. For further information call Joyce Lienert at 973-632-1147.

A meeting was last held on Tuesday, December 5th. Club officers present were President/Lorna Callan, Treasurer/Ann Clanton, Secretary/Peg McTernan, Joan Whaley/Sunshine Club and Ann Boncore/50/50 raffle. The club welcomed Stuart Rosenthal as a new member. Stuart is originally from Massachusetts and has lived in our Del Tura community for over 3 years. Recruitment of new members was discussed, and it was agreed that a structured plan will be developed for recruitment/retention to be a part of the club activities. A Christmas Holiday Dinner, hosted by the club officers, was held December 12th at the Foun-

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tain Grill. The food was great. A Yankee Swap highlighted the evening. Thanks to Lorna Callan for organizing this event and to all the members that assisted her. Happy Birthday to Millie Hanrahan (1/27/18) and Shirley Acker (2/11/18). “You must learn day by day, year by year, to broaden your horizon. The more things you love, the more you are interested in, the more you enjoy – the more you have left when anything happens.” – Ethel Barrymore

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Death Notices

Charles Carothers May we always remember our Dear and Departed

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Del Tura Contact Info Blood Drive

Dennis Cottini

239-217-0592

Coffee Hour - Tues. AM coordinator

Nancy Adams

508-284-0919

Co-Librarian

Kathleen Quigley

239-543-1067

Co-Librarian

Barb Jones

543-6922

Contractor Survey Results

Dennis Cottini

217-0592

Del Tura Repertory Company

Jacquie Keen

731-9619

Entertainment Committee Chair

Betty Ewing

652-3909

Equipment Loans- Medical

Rich Symes

731-1308

Loan Closet

Val Coache

239-543-6425 or cell: 508-789-4245

Loan Closet - Alternate

Denise Rose

815-222-6466

Feral Cat Information "SOS"

Karen Azza/Sherry Plisch

220-0563 567-0538

FISH - Friends in Service Here

Ginnie Benjamins, Pres.

322-9863

FISH - Fruit Picking Contact

Rick Rudzik/Sherry Plisch

543-3662 567-0538

FMO Membership

Betty Ewing

652-3909

Front Guard Gate

731-2523

HOA Membership

Denise Rose

815-222-6466

HOA Office - 609 Sierra Madre (off Catalina)

Mon.-Fri. 9:00 a.m. - noon

731-3461

Homeowners’ Issues/Grievances

Clubhouse Office

731-3433

Memorials

Ruth Blevins

543-8134

Name Tags

Wendy Wells

309-264-9147

Seminars (HOA Board President)

Dave Adams

508-284-6107

Sign: LED Welcome

Jim Stenzel

940-0327

Tower - Advertising - bobemy4ivp@verizon.net Bob & Emy Stein

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Tower - Editor

Kathy Aira

908-507-4335

Tower - Co-Editor

Dennis Cottini

239-217-0592

Tower - Delivery coordinator

Linda Braun

516-310-0272

Veterans Contact

David Jacobs

567-0986

Video Library

Elaine Schnur

567-1108

Welcome Committee

Marlene De Graaf

599-4404

Sound Systems David & Judy Jacobs

567-0986

Jim Stenzel

940-0327 Lighting

Charles & Peg Note

731-5615

Doris Meyer

731-1937

Please email any changes to TowerEdit@yahoo.com or call Kathy Aira 908-507-4335

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SPORTS

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Del Tura Tennis Association

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By Jacqueline St-Jean Beginners to Advanced are welcome at Open Tennis on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 8:00 am to 10:00 am, no partners necessary. Tennis courts 1-4 are situated beside the North Pool. A schedule of events is posted for the year in the screened room.

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January 12

10:30 am – LCWTL Nickel Team

January 17

10:30 am – LCWTL 3.5_ team 12:30 pm – LCWTL Bronze team

January 24

1:00 pm – Men’s Red Team

January 25

10:30 am – Copper team

January 26

10:30 am – Nickel team

January 31

10:30 am – Bronze team

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Del Tura also participates in the Lee County Women’s Tennis League travelling all over Lee County and a Men’s League in North Fort Myers. Come watch and encourage our team. January at home matches are shown below. Friendship Tournament It’s time to sign-up for our Friendship Tournament to be held January 13 & 14. Sign-up will close on January 4. If you have any questions, please contact Jacqueline St-Jean at 239-599-4468.

Tennis League Calendar Of Events WINTER 2018 January 1, Monday

Winter League Sign-Up Removal

League Chairperson will notify leagues if Jacqueline St-Jean 239-599-4468 tryouts are necessary.

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January 1, Monday

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January 7, Sunday

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Mixed Doubles ends Saturday, Mar. 3 A Men League ends Monday, February 26 B2 Men League ends Wednesday, February 28 B1 Men League ends Thursday, Mar.1 Women League ends Friday, Mar. 2

Jan. 13 & 14, Sat & Sun

Friendship Tournament

February 1, Thursday

Post March Spring Fun Tournament Sign-Up Sheet

February 25, Sunday

Remove Spring Fun Tournament Sign-Up Sheets

March 10 &11, Sat & Sun

Spring Fun Tournament

March 18, Sunday

DTTA Awards Banquet


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18-Hole Women’s Association By Carol Marra Club Championship: Once again our Club Champion is Paula Lafrienere. She has now won 8 times! It is a remarkable record we can all admire. Flight 1 winners are: 1) Yvonne Torsok, 2) Brenda Sharp 3) Maria Matthews. Flight 2: 1) Brenda Snyder 2) Linda Beiermann 3) Kay Rolader Flight 3: 1) Marty Riley 2) Wilma Antaya 3) Elaine Deraney and Flight 4: 1) Margie Blackwell 2) Sharon Daniels 3) Donna Johnson. Congratulations to all these ladies! LEGA and Invitationals are now starting. They are posted in the Dungeon. These are golf events held outside of Del Tura. We organize car pools to the various courses. Lunch is always included. Prizes for LEGA are based on individual scores while Invitationals are team events. It is an enjoyable way to try another course and meet new people. If you are new to Del Tura: We are always looking for new

members. Our membership chairperson is Micki Sullivan. You can contact Micki at 567-2975 if you are interested in joining. She has all the information and can answer your questions. The Member-Member tournament was played December

6th and 7th. Winning teams are: Flight 1-Peggy Deems and Elaine Deraney. Flight 2-Kathy Montemaggi and Sharon Daniels. We have not had any holes-inone at Del Tura since June. But, for the 10th time, Debbi Overholser had a holein-one, this one at Burnt Store. That is very impressive record! Our Association celebrated the Holiday Season with a luncheon at Magnolia December 14th. Birdie and Hole-in-One pins were distributed at that time. We also had the installation of new officers for 2018. They are: President-Paula Lafrienere Vice-President-Peggy Deems Treasurer-Sherry Leverre and Secretary-Birdie Dugo. Harvey Penick has been quoted as saying that “Golf has kept more people sane than psychiatrists have”. So, remember, the next time you play, that these are acts of sanity you are witnessing! A very happy 2018!

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

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Please come on out to Carmelita field in Punta Gorda at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, January 3rd to cheer on our Del Tura Amigos Softball team for their first game, and then join on each Monday and Wednesday thru March 21 as they strive to bring home 1st place to Del Tura! Each game starts at 5:30 pm and the opponents are neighborhood communities that we all know – Herons Glen, Lake Fairways, and Tara Woods are some of the competition! Let’s be

sure that Del Tura has the biggest and loudest cheering section and that our team hears us loud and clear. All games start at 5:30 pm and are located at Carmelita Field in Punta Gorda. The final schedule is being approved as we write this article, and will be posted on the Softball Bulletin Board by the time you read this article. Be sure to stop by, pick up the directions to the field, and come on out and cheer the guys on! If you have

questions about the team please direct them to Coach Stan Young at 239-731-3142. If you need a ride to the game, or are looking to carpool, please contact Pam Price at 239-567-7929. The fundraiser for the Amigos will be on Saturday, February 17, 2018. Tickets will be on sale at morning coffee, or available from team players. The support of the community at both the games and fundraiser is appreciated by the Amigos!

ANSWER TO DECEMBER DTNHWGA TRIVIA QUESTION What past DTNHWGA President served in that position for a total of six years? ANSWER: Sandy Dorval (1993, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2011)


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CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP Club Champ - Karen Brennan FLIGHT 1 - 1st Linda Sadowski, 2nd Nancy Moyer, 3rd Jean Wiley

FLIGHT 2 - 1st Barb Boyd, 2nd Joan Massey, 3rd Barb Jones FLIGHT 3 - 1st Justine Fitzgibbons, 2nd Pat DiNitto, 3rd Pat Beccarea PRESIDENT’S CUP FLIGHT 1 - 1st Jean Wiley, 2nd Mary Kay Tointon FLIGHT 2 - 1st Barb Boyd, 2nd Mary Ann Light FLIGHT 3 - 1st Molly Brown, 2nd Dorothy Cook MEMBER/MEMBER FLIGHT 1 - Karen Brennan and Pat Beccarea FLIGHT 2 - Nancy Ashe and Francine Murray

FLIGHT 3 - Cindy Baron and Sue Symes In addition many of our members received pins for golf accomplishments such as “Chip-In Birdies” at the Christmas Luncheon on December 14th. This is another event where 9-Holers “get together”, “do Lunch” and have FUN! CONGRATULATIONS to all of our WINNERS! On January 17th and 18th we will be holding our 2018 Club Championship for all members who meet the requirements. There will be a Lunch Cookout after golf on Thursday the 18th. Please sign up and participate in another exciting golf event.

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Contests & Winners

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Answers: Due to limited space in each issue, all game/puzzle answers may be requested by email and copies will be available at the HOA office the following month Please send request to TowerEdit@yahoo.com

The contest period will run from October 1, 2017 – March 30, 2018. All eligible persons who enter the contest must be at least age 18, by October 1, 2017. Must be a Del Tura HOA member in good standing during contest period. Only original entries with the correct game/trivia answers will be eligible to win. Only (1) one entry per household per month, with a maximum of (6) six entries (one per month) during the contest period. All entries are due by the 25th of the month which the puzzle is given. The final entry of the contest must be received by March 30, 2018 to be an eligible entry into contest #1. Entries must be complete, for it to be an eligible winner. Entries must be dropped off at the HOA or mailed to the Tower Editor c/o the HOA office 619 Sierra Madre, NFM, FL 33903.

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February Birthdays & Anniversaries

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Kathy Aira Frank Barilla Dee Rotolo Al Oostema Bob Franz Dick Rose Kathy Hurlburt Grant Karpe Bob Stahl Miller Ekas Kristine Sauvageau

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Jack Blevons Betty Soelter David Lugten Jeannette O’Hearn Klara Schweyher Bev Duff Carol Wahlie Ginnie Benjamins Charles Gray Bill Laird Bob Reid

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Bill & Virginia Born . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lance & Linda Berlovick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Neil & Lynne Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tony & Diana Zografos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . William & Rita Immoor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rick & Roseann Umberger. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cliff & Carol Cavitt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fred & Virginia Fleming. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Glenn & Diana Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wally & Nalita Stos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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I NEED YOUR EYES

HOA OFFICE HOURS

(October - April) MONDAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9am-Noon TUESDAY . . . . . . . . . 10am –Noon (or after Coffee Hour) WEDNESDAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9am- Noon THURSDAY . . . . . . . . . . . .4pm -6pm (evening hours only) FRIDAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9am-Noon SATURDAY & SUNDAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Closed

My name is Don Dowell and I am your HOA Director in Charge of Grounds donaxp@aol.com Please e-mail me if you see a problem or have a concern about any of our common areas such as the pools, hot tubs, tennis courts, Bocce, horseshoes, exercise room, or clubhouse.

HOA PHONE: (239) 731-3461 HOA ADDRESS: 609 SIERRA MADRE

EDITORIAL STAFF

EDITOR Kathy Aira CO-EDITOR Dennis Cottini STAFF Sue Dunigan Rheta Kanen Ann Clanton Dianne Roderick John Brassem

CIRCULATION COORDINATOR Linda Braun DISTRIBUTION STAFF Bob Meyer Lu Ann Brownell Jay Flanagan Peg Mcternan Liz Flanagan Sandy Rolando Plus 46 Wonderful Delivery Persons

HOA Liaison: DAVE ADAMS Tower Photographer: BILL NEZAMIS Many thanks to all the volunteer residents who have donated their time to “The Tower”. We are looking for more volunteers. Please Help!

HOA BOARD INFORMATION

Dave Adams President (2019)

Bette Ewing-Cheney Director (2019)

Don Dowell Vice-President (2018)

Joyce Lienert Director (2019)

(508) 284-6107 dksdr1@comcast.net (239) 731-1566 donaxp@aol.com

(239) 652-3909 dpc1950@outlook.com

(973) 714-4117 jlienert712@hotmail.com

Wendy Wells Treasurer (2020) (309) 264-9147 kwltr11@gmail.com

Ruth Ann Blevins Director (2018) (239) 543-8134 • (239) 220-9381 (cell) rblevinshoa11@yahoo.com

Sandra Boykin Director (2020) (410) 491-8824 sandramboykin@yahoo.com

NAME TAGS

Any resident wishing to purchase a “Name Tag” may do so on Tuesday mornings between 8:15 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. before the start of announcements at the HOA Board table. A name tag with a “pin” backing is $5.00 and/or with a “magnet” is $7.00 (correct CASH ONLY). However, if you are going to be gone for several weeks, months, etc., please do not order your name tag until after you return. Normally takes one (1) week to process your order.

239-542-9511

239-851-0982

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E-MAIL ADDRESSES

NEWS ITEMS FOR “THE TOWER”, PLEASE USE ONLY THIS E-MAIL ADDRESS: TowerEdit@yahoo.com The Webmaster and HOA web site, use http://www.deltura-hoa.com Use password DTCCHOA where applicable. To list events on the internet, please e-mail, and submit pictures & text in digital form. HOA Board: hoaboard@delturahoa.com

HOA - The Homeowners Association of Del Tura Inc. MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION Name:__________________________________________________________________________________ Del Tura Address:_______________________________________________________________________

The Del Tura Phone Book is not compiled by “The Tower”. It is produced by Hometown America. Please contact the HT office 731-3433 for errors and omissions.

GENTLE REMINDER

Please be aware that when you hire an unlicensed/uninsured person to do work at your home, you accept the liability.

LOAN CLOSET

PLEASE CALL Val Coache 239-543-6425 or cell: 508-789-4245 NOW LOCATED IN THE MAINTENANCE AREA COTS, “PACK n’ PLAY, HI-CHAIRS, ETC

Phone:______________________________________ E-Mail:____________________________________ Owner Check Here: _______ Renters Check Here: ________ Dues: $12.00 U.S. annually for homeowners and renters. Make check payable to: HOA Del Tura. Mail or Deliver to HOA Membership, 609 Sierra Madre, No. Fort Myers, FL 33903 If mailed, enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope for return of HOA Cards.

FISH

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

HOA - Tower Delivery Travel Plans Please Do Not Deliver “The Tower” during the time I/We are away. Name: __________________________________________________________________________ Del Tura Address: _________________________________________________________________ Date-Will be away from: ____________________ Date-Will return on: _______________________ Please complete and return to the HOA Office.

For the correct listing of your

Birthday & Anniversary

FMO Membership Application:

e-mail to kanlig@juno.com or return this form to the HOA OFFICE

Name:___________________________________

Birthdays

Del Tura Address:_________________________

Name:___________________________________ Address (req’d):__________________________ ________________________________________

Phone:__________________________________ _____ 1 Year Membership $25.00 _____ 3 Year Membership $65.00 # Of registered FL voters in household: _____

Phone (req’d):____________________________

Non-Florida Address (if applicable):

Month (Spelled)____________ Day:__________

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Name:___________________________________

Anniversary Name: __________________________________ Month (Spelled)____________ Day:__________ Year married:_____________________________ Number of years married as of 2017:________

__________________________________ Which months do you NOT live in Florida: ___________________________________ Recruiter Name_______________________ Send To: FMO, P.O. Box 5300 Largo, FL 33779-5300

Anyone needing to borrow equipment from the Medical Equipment Loan Trailer please contact: Rich Symes at 731-1308, Neil Miller at 731-3628, or Rick Rudzik at 543-3662.

Island Visitor Publications, LLC Publishers: Bob & Emy Stein To advertise in print, contact: Bob or Emy Stein at 941-349-0194 or email us at islandvp@verizon.net. 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 Del Tura. The Tower is published monthly from October through May. Summer issues are condensed: June/July and August/September. All ads are subject to the approval of the publisher. It is the responsibility of the party placing any ad for publication in The Tower to meet all applicable legal requirements in connection with the ad such as compliance with town, county and state codes in first obtaining an occupational license for business, permitted home occupation, or residential rental property.

DISCLAIMER: Please be aware that when you hire an unlicensed/ uninsured person to do work at your home, you accept the liability. Island Visitor Publishing is not responsible for claims made by advertisers.


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Island Visitor Publishing, LLC • January 2018 • 941.349.0194 • www.DELTURA-HOA.com The Daily Activity Schedule is updated on a monthly basis. Please submit any corrections or additions to Pam Price at 239-567-7929 or e-mail - pam.price@ outlook.com prior to the 9th of each month. Thank you

Daily Activity Schedule Activity/Contact Information

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Exercise Tai Chi , Marjorie Lord, 543-9072 Tura Zumba, Teddy Reid, 731-7251 Jane Fonda Aerobics, Teddy Reid Line Dancing – Starlight Ballroom Water Aerobics,North Pool,Oct-April, Marilyn Miller, 731-9934 Water Noodle Aerobics, North Pool, Marylou Buss, 612-718-7878 Yoga Relaxation begins Nov 3,Starlight Bllrm, Dea Wells 283-5603

8:00-9:15 9:15-10:00 10:00-10:45

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Billiards, Men's, Harry Christopher, 997-7345 Billiards, Women's, Ann DeGrande, 989-2206 Nov-Apr Bocce, Oct-April, Isabel Albert, 518-209-5968 Bocce, Nov-April, Peggy Terrasi, peggyterrasi@gmail.com, 603-236-2209 Bowling For Fun, Call Cheryl DeCara for location 543-8751 Golf, Men's 18 Hole League, Jay Flanagan, 543-1640 Golf, Men's 9 Hole League, Jack Riordan, Pres., 543-3753 Golf, Women's 18 Hole League, Jan Pedersen 636-887-1449 Golf, Women's 9 Hole League-Marlene DeGraaf 599-4004 Pickle Ball- Dick & Denise Rose - 815-978-4907 Shuffleboard, Jack Blevons, 731-0892 Shuffleboard, open Shuffleboard, Open, Robyn Geren, 839-6674 Shuffleboard, Traveling Team, Dec-Mar, Glenn Tointon 920-309-1294 Softball, Punta Gorda, Stan Young 731-3142 Tennis, Mixed, Open - Lu Ann Brownell 802-522-5863

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Games Bingo - Oct-Mar, Jack & Janet Blevons 731-0892, doors open at 6:00pm, Sales end at 6:45pm Starlight Ballroom Bingo - Starlight Ballroom - all year Bridge, Duplicate - Deloris Nelson - 731-9503 Bridge, Duplicate-Carol Marra 731-0845 Bridge, Open - Marjorie Davis - 543-4225 Bridge, Open - Sylvia White - 731-5168 Bunco,Poinciana Ballroom, All year,1st & 3rd Wed of each month Patti Watson, 608-358-7709 Canasta - Norrine McLaughlin , 543-1276 Dominoes - June Malonson 652-4151 Euchre- Marcella Carothers - 731-3315 Farkle - Ruth Anten - 997-9779 Hand & Foot - Card Game, Betty Scheetz - 609-477-9147 Hand, Knee & Foot - Poinciana Mon, Card Room II Thur Mahjong - Marianne Denman - Card Room II, 543-5968 Mahjong- Dianne Bevilacqua- Card Room I, 567-2234 Mahjong- Ruth Anten - Card Room II, 997-9779 Mahjong- Rheta Kanen, 731-0809 May I - Card Game- Norrine McLaughlin -543-1276 Pinochle - Marcella Carothers, 731-3315 Rummi-kub - Jean Cornwell 731-1580 Jacaranda Ballroom

7:00-9:30 11:00-12:00 6:00-10:00 6:00-10:00 1:30-4:30 1:00-4:00 6:00 to finish 1:00-4:00 5:30 7:00-9:00 6:00 1:00-4:00 1:00

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7:00 1:00-4:00 7:00-10:00 1:00 - 4:00

Other Activities & Clubs Wood Carving- Bernie Forsey, 217-6024 - Nov-May Blood Pressure Readings - before coffee in the Starlight Ballroom Ceramics, Janet Ragone, 543-7818 Choralaires- David Adams - 508-284-6107 - Nov-Mar Coffee & Social Hour - Starlight Ballroom Quilting/Sewing Club-Wendy Wells-309-264-9147 Starlight Ballroom Good Timers-1st wk of Month, Lorna Callan, 731-8348 Library - open every day-Barb Jones 543-6922/Kathleen Quigley 543-1067 Painting - Craft Room - Patty Ostertag 716-609-9370 (Oct-May) Card Making-Mary Kay Tointon 920-309-2121/Gay Dye 614-861-0007 Video Corner- check hours in the Library Computer Club-Marlene Eck 543-9249, 1st & 3rd Wed.

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Classifieds

PROFESSIONAL PAINTING - Without Professional Prices! Interior/Exterior, 27 years of experience, Power Washing, Home Maintenance and repairs! Del Tura resident. Call Jim Smith 239-247-1917 (nov18) AIRPORT? SHOPPING? ERRANDS? - Linda Storma, resident DEPENDABLE Call (239) 9979066 (jun/jul18) HOUSE CLEANING - Have your home cleaned by an efficient and trustworthy Del Turian who is reasonable and uses her own products. Call Judie (603)305-5955 or (239)7311373 (dec18) LOCKSMITH - Auto/Home Lockouts, Locks Repaired, Installed or Re-keyed. Del Tura Resident. Louis Rivet 5431434 (oct18) “PRESSURE WASHING” - Houses, driveways, walkways. Call Del Tura Resident. Bob at 954448-1171 (aug/sept18) HOUSE CLEANING SERVICE - reliable, honest, & friendly service. Del Tura resident. Call Karen @ 543-1434 (oct18) LAMINATES - wood rot, power wash, int./ ext. painting, plumbing, gutters, roofs cleaned. Res. Ref. Call Stan 502-797-4395 or 502-7974402. (jan18) AVON - products sold by Del Tura resident. Call Pat 239567-1567(Home) or 631-838-

4323(Cell) (jan18) HOUSECLEANING - Honest, dependable, efficient. Uses her own products. Excellent references. Carol Ann 239-2446526 (jun/jul18) GIRL FRIDAY - Reliable & Trustworthy. Housecleaning, etc. Del Resident. Call Linda 239560-1948. (jan18) RENTALS - Got a rental? Need a rental? Call John Belpulsi (607) 321-9886. (oct18) LOOKING FOR A PROFESSIONAL AND RELIABLE - painter for inside painting only? I also do house cleaning duties. Reasonable prices. Del Tura references. Call Ismael at 239-4781076 (jun/jul18) HOME WATCH SERVICE - 30 pt. inspection, regular reports, Del Tura resident & retired contractor, reasonable rates, Jack, 239-834-8184 (mar18) CART REPAIR - 4407 Cart Repair. Repair of all makes and models of carts. Reasonable rates and quick service. Retired veteran and retired mechanic. Del Tura resident. Call or drive in at 4407 San Lucian. Jerry - 239-984-5891 (AUG/SEP18) GENERAL MECHANICAL REPAIR - I repair everything except automobiles. Reasonable rates and quick service. Bring it to me or I can come to you. Retired veteran and re-

tired mechanic. Del Tura resident. Call or drive in at 4407 San Lucian. Jerry - 239-9845891 .(AUG/SEP18) KNIFE & BLADE SHARPENING - Professional knife and blade sharpening. No heat wet stone honing for all fine blades. Scissors sharpened. Any type of blade from edgers to bush hogs. Retired veteran and retired mechanic. Del Tura resident. Call or drive in at 4407 San Lucian. Jerry - 239-984-5891. (aug/sep18) NEED A NOTARY? - Call Brenda Blasie, a Del Tura resident, at 239-543-6104 (apr18) WOODWORKING TOOLS FOR SALE - 12” Hitachi planer, dust collector 2HP, 6”x48” belt sander, router table & router. Call Tom at 239-217-0746 (jan18) WINDOW CLEANING - at Del Tura. Call Dave at 239-543-7370 or 239-222-1583 (mar18)

RATES for classified ads will be as follows: 2 to 3 lines is $8.00/mo, or $50.00 if you pay for one year; 4 to 5 lines is $13.00/mo, or $100.00 for one year; and 6 to 8 lines is $20.00 /mo. No ad over 8 lines will be accepted. Deadline is the 15th of each month. Place ads by calling: 941-349-0194 or 941-539-0205 email: islandvp@verizon.net We use only one page for the classified ads. “The Tower” does not inform you when classified ads expire. However; the expiration date is at the end of your ad in parenthesis (mo/yr). Please make checks payable to: Island Visitor Publishing, LLC

NEW HOMEOWNERS GET-TOGETHER Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Royal Palm Room in the Clubhouse

A WARM WELCOME TO DEL TURA NEW HOMEOWNERS!

• A good way for you to get acquainted with your neighbors. • Learn about the many activities offered and sign up for those you are interested in. • Discover all of the volunteer opportunities. • Sign up for HOA and FMO

Light refreshment will be served. There will be a raffle for gifts donated by Del Tura Venders. We will attempt to deliver an invitation with all of the important information to each new resident. Fliers will be on all bulletin boards at the pools, in the club house, and on the tables during Tuesday morning coffee. Marlene DeGraaf Welcome Committee Chairman

Committee Members to contact: Marlene DeGraaf – 599-4404 – mardg@comcast.net Mary Harrell – 543-3852 –maryharrell@embarqmail.com Loran Callan – 731-8348 – lorcal1020@gmail.com

DISCLAIMER: Please be aware that when you hire an unlicensed/uninsured person to do work at your home, you accept the liability.

“The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; They just make the most of everything they have.” Please bring your new phone number to the HOA office and also email it to the editor: TowerEdit@yahoo.com and it will be published.

Keith & Karen Brown .................................................................................................................. 239-333-6603 Martin & Cheryl DeCara ............................................................................................................. 239-543-8751 Robert Neilson & Janice Durocher ............................................................................................ 226-241-8913 David & Judy Harting ................................................................................................................. 239-829-0334 Kenneth & Pat Ostertag .............................................................................................................. 716-609-9370 Carrie & Cam Smith.................................................................................................................... 239-771-9595 Richard & Roseann Umberger ................................................................................................... 239-349-2598

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License Plate Art Custom Made Signs Created With Old License Plate Letters 2/18

MANUFACTURED HOME

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INSURANCE

Fred Kostrick djkostrick@aol.com

Cell: 586.552.9205 www.LicensePlateHeaven.com

Also Selling License Plates From 40 States

 NEW RATES MORE COMPANIES TO CHOOSE FROM  HOME & AUTO INSURANCE COMMERCIAL INSURANCE MEDICARE SUPPLEMENTS

Senior Joke Aerobics Class

I felt like my body had gotten totally out of shape, so I got my doctor’s permission to join a fitness club and start exercising. I decided to take an aerobics class for seniors. I bent, twisted, gyrated, jumped up and down, and perspired for an hour. But, by the time I got my leotards on, the class was over.

ONE CALL DOES IT ALL!

Texas Hold ‘em

Call Us Today For The Facts And All Your

INSURANCE NEEDS!

COME JOIN US!! Poker 3 day a week: Monday: 4pm Poinciana Room Wednesday: 4pm Card Room 1 Friday: 3pm Card Room 1 Contact Joette Fabbri #239-599-2925

Dennis Agrusti Agent/Owner

Your Local Independent Insurance Agent Hablo Español

AGRUSTIINSAGENCY@GMAIL.COM WWW.INSURANCECALLUS.COM

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Office: 239-574-7283 Cell: 239-810-6283

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Invite your friends to live at Del Tura, and you could earn up to $500* when they purchase a new home. Call 239-731-3330 for details! *Referral reward restricted to Hometown America residents. Customer must register the resident who referred them at time of their initial visit. Residents whose referral purchases a new or special-order home will receive up to $500. Residents whose referral purchases a Hometown America-owned inventory home will receive up to $300. Residents whose referral purchases a brokered home will receive up to $100. Residents who refer will receive money after closing of escrow. Other terms and conditions may apply. Call 239-731-3330 for more details.

Two laptops

Domestic flight

Outdoor Grill

Patio Set

Gazebo

Flat Screen TV

Shopping Spree 12/18

Think about the possibilities! With $500, you could go on a cruise for two, use it toward a shopping spree, or buy a flat screen TV – just to name a few.

Cruise for two


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NEW YEAR’S EVE (ENJOY)

JANUARY 1

Reminder HOA dues for 2018

JANUARY 13&14

Tennis Friendship Tournament

JANUARY 20

LIVERPOOL LIVE (Beatles band 7pm)

JANUARY 24

NEW HOMEOWNERS EVENT (Royal Palm 2pm-4pm)

JANUARY 24

Assisted Living (Musical Comedy 7pm)

JANUARY 26

Wine & Paint Party (Royal Palm)

JANUARY 27

NITE AT THE RACES (Starlight 6:30pm)

Save The Date Feb. 5

Mammogram Mobile

Feb 17

Amigos Fundraiser

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Repertory Company “BAGGAGE”

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HAPPY NEW YEARS 2018 TO ALL OUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS


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2017 HOLIDAY GOLF CART PARADE

So what do you do when the lead cart gets a flat tire and the following carts don’t have maps? We wing it!!! So to the folks we missed, we are truly sorry, The parade was still fun! 1st place went to Garry and Dorathy Biddinger with their Gingerbread house. 2nd place to Mike and Laurie Sproule’s Polar Express 3rd place to our own Grinch mobile with Denise and Dick Rose Honorable mention to Steve and Sandy Gove with Santa’s Kayak

Thanks to all who helped make the Parade special. It’s truly a Del Tura tradition with spectacular lights and tons of creative imagination.

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The Tower is Del Tura's monthly community newspaper. Presented by Del Tura's Homeowners Association. www.DelTura-HOA.com

Del Tura - January 2018  

The Tower is Del Tura's monthly community newspaper. Presented by Del Tura's Homeowners Association. www.DelTura-HOA.com