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THE C OLUM NS Vol. 25 No. 6 

Tara Woods Homeowners Association –


July/August 2014


Hurricane Preparedness at Tara Woods C E R T OMMUNITY






Have you visited our TWHA website at to find updated information on what you need to do now and what you need to do in the event of an impending hurricane? On the website home page look for a green bar on the right of the screen labeled “CERT Information”. Click it and you will find other informative literature that you should read and understand to be prepared. Do you have medical needs that require special attention? If you have special medical needs, you need to apply for the Lee County Special Needs Program to take advantage of the shelter and medical services they offer in the event of an impending hurricane. You must apply now because they cannot accept applications when Lee County is within the “5-day forecast cone” of an approaching hurricane. Once registered, you will be good for the entire year. You will find the application for this on our website or you can fill one out and submit it online at the following website: evacuation/Pages/application_en.aspx

certified to resist damaging winds from category 3 hurricanes, it is suggested that a prediction of anything beyond a category 2 hurricane should be your signal to seek shelter out of the predicted path of the storm. The direction you should travel will be reported on the local news station. Hometown America and the CERT team cannot accept liability for using the clubhouse as a safe haven.

You will receive confirmation that you have been registered along with the location of the local shelter to which you’ve been assigned. Once registered, you are not under any obligation to use this service but it will be there if you need it. If you have any medical questions regarding this, call our CERT medical coordinator Lorraine Milligan at 560-7931. •

Are you aware of the procedures involving the use of the Tara Woods Clubhouse as a safe haven from a storm? In the event of a hurricane that is predicted to affect our area, our CERT team will go into action. As the storm approaches the procedures laid out in the “Tara Woods’ Hurricane Preparation Plan” will be executed. They will track the storm and provide updates on our preparation via our community TV channel (195). If deemed necessary by the CERT team, the Clubhouse will be prepared to house our residents should they wish to seek shelter from the storm. You should not be in a manufactured home during a hurricane. Although the Clubhouse has been

Do you have a pet that will require shelter? If we open the Clubhouse for occupancy we will also designate the Crafts building by the tennis courts as a shelter for your pet. Pets will not be allowed in the Clubhouse. The only exception will be a dog used as a “Service Animal”. Please read the pet guidelines in the “Hurricane Preparation Plan” on the website. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the care of your pet during a storm, call Joanne Byrne at 652-0110. If you have general questions or concerns, please contact our CERT leader, Frank Millette at 543-2954.


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Dan and Barbara Kitzkow are full time residents residing at 19632 Woodfield Circle. They are originally from Wisconsin. Dan is retired from Grandstrand Funeral Home, and Barbara retired from Walmart. Their hobbies are “enjoying life”. They have 4 children, 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Robert and Jean Bozick are part time residents residing at 18485 Omega Road and also residents of Maryland. Bob works for BAE Systems/Vitra Corp. and Jean works for Zurich Insurance Co.NA/Fidelity and Deposit Co. of Maryland. They have 3 children and 6 grandchildren. Their hobbies are discovering the “Magic of Tara

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Woods”, the people, wonderful friends and neighbors who live or visit here. Darell (Matt) and Carol Ann Dillon are part-time and will be residing at 19719 Pandora Circle, they are residents of Indiana. Matt works at CVS Pharmacy and Carol Ann works for ERA Realty Co. Matt’s hobbies include photography of covered bridges, woodworking and yard work. Carol Ann’s hobbies are taking walks, grandchildren and Wrigley, their poodle. They have 4 children and 6 grandchildren. Erika Futrell is a full time resident at 19849 Kara Circle, and she is originally from Hamburg, Germany. There she received a Masters Degree in Government Administration and retired from the German Post Office after 32 years. Erika came to the USA in 1997 and married. After

SUNSHINE AND SYMPATHY her husband’s death Erika went back to work at the US Post Office and became a mail carrier in Cape Coral for 7 years. She has 3 children, 3 grandchildren and 1 great grandson who all live in Germany and come for visits. Now, permanently retired, she is looking for some golf buddies. Her hobbies include gardening, arts and crafts, cooking, and going on cruises. She is happy to be enjoying the “Spirit of Tara Woods”. Welcome to Tara Woods, Joanne Byrne

Condolences to the families and friends of Peter Van Gemert, Bob Riedel, Priscilla Erhardt, Mary Della Rocca, and former resident Nancy Klebau on the deaths of their loved ones. Also, to the family of John Maher on the sudden death of his daughter Dena, and the family of Calvin Everhart on the death of his daughter-in-law Pamela. Get well soon wishes are sent to the following: residents - Agatha Breen, Audrey Bernard, Lee Brda, Millie Hammond, Betty Futrell, Rose Toscano, Rudy Hamilton, Sarge Truex, Sidney Scott, Joe Bibeau, Barbara Garber and former resident - Edna Perry. Stay well! Nancy Wuebbeler 288-5778




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FROM THE PRESIDENT For those residents who don’t like crowds, or would like to try something new, the summer is a good time to participate in the ongoing activities, such as Bingo, Bunco, Bocce, Horseshoes, Tennis, Yoga, Bowling, Aggravation, Happy Hour, Golf and many others that are active all summer. If you can’t reach the person listed in the phone book for details, give me a call. I can probably link you up with someone here who would be able to supply information. There’s a lot to do during the summer in Tara Woods besides curling up in front of your air conditioner with a good book. This is also the season when many of us take vacations for a week or so. Don’t forget to hurricane proof your home and property, even if you’re only gone for a short while. We all know how unpredictable Florida weather can be in the summer. Safe travels and stay cool!

Janet Daly “A closed mouth gathers no feet.”

THANK YOU, Keeping Costs DONNA! Down Thank you, Donna Phillips, for a job well done as Columns editor. You worked especially hard getting our new paper off the press. It was a big undertaking. The Board and all Tara Woods residents “thank you”. A warm welcome to our new editor, Barbara Roland. Donna and Barbara worked together on this issue, but Barbara feels confident she will be able to take over on the following issues. Barbara’s e-mail is: Barbara_Roland@comcast. net. Articles should continue to be sent as an e-mail attachment in word document form, just as they were before. Proofreading your article, especially for the correct spelling of names, would be very helpful. Again, thank you, Donna. Enjoy retirement.

As you may know, the Columns is subsidized by its advertising. This allows us to receive Tara Woods information free to the community. In order to maintain our free publication, utilizing those who advertise in the Columns will help keep the cost at zero to us. Please, whenever possible, use a vendor from the Columns.

Attention – New Columns Deadline The new deadline for the Columns is the 10th of the month. Deadline for September Columns is August 10th or before. Submit copy to me at Remember to follow the new guidelines and type as a Word document, then attach to your email. Thank you, Barbara

Zachary Minnick




to the Clubhouse in case of a hurricane, it is important that you know the procedure, and plan accordingly for yourself and your pet. Please read this material and keep it handy until November 1st, the end of hurricane season. We gratefully welcome the new editor of The Columns, Barbara Roland. Barbara willingly agreed to take over, with Donna Phillip’s retiring at the completion of this issue. Thank you, Barbara, and to all who continue to do the proofreading, distribution and delivery. This is a tenmonth job that continues throughout the summer. Donna has done a great job and has passed on her vast knowledge of newsletter editing to make the transition a little easier. Thank you, Donna. Thanks to our CERT team, we received our official certificate designating us as a “Firewise” community. If you missed the presentation at the April 5th Saturday Coffee, Frank Millette will be glad to fill you in on the program and explain exactly what that means. It’s another reason to be glad you’re living in beautiful, safe, Tara Woods.


The President is enjoying a much needed vacation, although there is plenty to do around the community to keep busy. The Memorial Day celebration, hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Club, was a fitting tribute to our veterans, with good food and the good company of 160 people, a great turnout for this event. The Kentucky Derby party was a lot of fun with a follow-up event on June 7th to watch The Belmont Stakes to cheer on California Chrome to win the coveted Triple Crown. The next party is July 4th which is being hosted by the TWHA Board of Directors and friends. An old fashioned Fourth of July picnic is planned with picnic food and games in and around the pool. Tickets are on sale through June 28th for $10/person. The poster in the Clubhouse has all the details. I hope you’ll be there. The CERT/Hurricane Preparation Team has met and is ready for another hurricane season, which we hope will be a “non-season”. There is more detailed information about hurricane preparation in this issue. If you are staying in Tara Woods and plan to go up



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COLUMNS STAFF EDITOR: Barbara J. Roland ASSISTANTS: Linda Engel, Mary Ellen Gold, Audrey Perry, and Marcia Poveromo PHOTOGRAPHY Ann Kabbas & Pat Sparany CALENDAR: Polly Brown CIRCULATION: Gail Sanfilippo, Manager Coordinators: Lee Brda, Lloyd & Carolyn Kelsey, Ralph Latimer, Kathy & Roger Rafferty, Ed Simko, Pauline Paquette, Jane & Bill Crawford, George Stelling, Dolores Paeth, Gerald & Julia Wehrung, Troy Duda and Agatha Breen REPORTERS Reporters will be noted by their bylines at the end of each article.

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MINI-BUS SERVICE The following is a copy of an article from St. Therese’s Church Bulletin (May 2014). “A new opportunity for affordable mini-bus transportation, which includes service in the North Fort Myers area, has begun. The

Lee County Mini-Bus offers door-to-door service for elderly over 55 years of age, handicapped individuals 18 years or older, or for those who are transportation disadvantaged. Arrangements for transportation must be made at least 48 hours in advance by calling 239878-4223.� For further information, call the above number.

EXERCISE ROOM PROJECT COMPLETE ! If you haven’t checked out our “new gym� yet, you might want to! Thanks to Hometown America for funding this project, and thanks to my great committee of John Costantini, Bill Machnicz, and Dave Berridge for doing the work! We now have a beautiful new T.V. The equipment has been rearranged to accommodate our new T.V., making the room much more spacious. Time seems to fly by when you’re working out and watching T.V. ! Judy Machnicz

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Watch for Different Risk Levels of “Muni” Bonds Are you thinking of investing in municipal bonds? If so, you may have good reason, particularly if you are in one of the higher tax brackets. After all, municipal bond interest payments typically are exempt from federal income taxes, and possibly state and local income taxes, too — although some “munis” are subject to the alternative minimum tax. However, since not all municipal bonds are the same, you’ll want to know the differences — especially in terms of risk. Municipal bonds, like corporate bonds, essentially face two types of risk: interest rate risk and default risk. Interest rate risk becomes clear when market interest rates rise, causing the value of your existing municipal bonds to fall. No one will pay you full price for your bonds when newly issued bonds carry a higher rate — so if you plan on selling bonds before they mature, you risk losing principal. You can largely ignore this type of risk simply by holding your bonds until maturity, at which point you will receive the face value back, provided the issuer doesn’t default. And that brings us to the second type of risk: default risk. Historically, municipal bond default rates have been much lower than those of corporate bonds, particularly lower-quality bonds. But different types of municipal bonds carry different levels of default risk. Here’s a quick look at the two main categories of municipals and their risk characteristics: General obligation bonds — General obligation bonds generally finance projects of a municipality. A general obligation bond issuer is required to do everything in its power, including raising new taxes, to ensure that interest payments are paid on time and in full. This requirement helps support the creditworthiness of general obligation bonds. Revenue bonds — Revenue bonds, which finance schools, hospitals, utilities, airports, affordable housing and other public works, are paid by dedicated streams of revenue. For example, revenues generated by the sewer system pay the interest on a sewer system revenue bond. Because revenue bonds have more restricted revenue streams than general obligation bonds, they are generally viewed to be riskier. To compensate for the added risk, revenue bonds usually pay a higher rate of interest than general obligation bonds. When studying the risk factors of revenue bonds, you also have to consider the type of revenue bond involved. For example, some sectors, such as housing and health care, may be more volatile, as are some industrial revenue bonds. (These bonds, which are generally used to support a specific project, such as a new manufacturing facility, are sponsored by a government entity — but the proceeds go to a private, for-profit business.) Of course, when evaluating the risk potential of municipal bonds, you don’t have to rely on guesswork. The major bond rating agencies — Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s and Fitch — review municipal bonds to determine their creditworthiness. There are no guarantees, but by sticking with the bonds that are “investment grade,” you can help reduce the risk of owning a bond that goes into default. Municipal bonds can be valuable additions to your portfolio. Besides providing income that’s free of federal taxes, these bonds offer you a chance to help support valuable projects in your community. But, as we’ve seen, different “munis” have different risk factors — so make sure you know exactly what type of bond you’re purchasing before you write the check. 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 advicee. “Adam Hromiak AAMS, CRPC is a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones Investments in Cape Coral on 3571 North Del Prado Blvd. Suite 7 Entrada Plaza, 1/2 mile West of Rt. 41. He can be contacted at 731-6338” 12/14

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OFFICERS FOR 2014 President……………………...… Vice President ……………….…. Secretary ………………………. Treasurer ………………………. Membership Secretary ………… Director ……………………….. Director ……………………….. Director ………………………..

Janet Daly……..…..………………………. Frank Millette ……………………………. Diane Burns ……………………………... Paul Montelaro …………………….……. Celeste Perre …..………………………… Judy Brda ……….……………………….. Ann Millette ………………………………. Bill Nothnagel …………………………...

567-2285 543-2954 567-1391 543-0988 731-7146 731-1797 543-2954 567-1192

STANDING COMMITTEES COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON TELEPHONE Activities ………………………. Linda McKay ……………………………. 543-1637 Community Improvement ……… Judy Brda …….…………………………. 731-1797 Kitchen Committee ……………. Janet & George Daly ………………..…. 567-2285 Memorial Committee ……….…. Jane Crawford ………………………….. 731-0103 Judy Brda ……….………………………. 731-1797 Nominating Committee…………. ………………………....……………….. Park Purchase Committee ……… Tony Perre …………………………….… 731-7146 Rent Negotiations ……………… Paul Montelaro ………………….………. 543-0988 Appointments to or resignations of these committee chairpersons are to be approved by the TWHA Board of Directors. Board meetings are the first Tuesday of each month (see clubhouse calendar for times). All are welcome.

With the holidays upon us, I would like to share a personal experience with my friends about drinking and driving. This is a first for me, as I normally don’t preach to others. As you may know, some of us have been known to have brushes with the authorities from time to time on the way home after a “social session” out with friends. Well, two days ago I was out for an evening with friends and had several cocktails followed by some rather nice red wine. Feeling jolly, I still had the sense to know that I may be slightly over the limit. That’s when I did something that I’ve never done before - I took a cab home. Sure enough, on the way home there was a police road block, but since it was a cab, they waved it past and I arrived home safely without incident. This was a real surprise as I had never driven a cab before. I don’t know where I got it, and now that it’s in my garage, I don’t know what to do with it.

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Horacio Rodriguez

to the residents of Tara Woods for their support and contributions while I edited the Columns. I have had a lot of fun and enjoyment. Unfortunately, it has become too time consuming for me at this time. I will continue to work on the “Welcoming Committee.” Special thanks to Bev Bayer, Linda Engel, Linda Janis and Louise Patterson for always being there to help. Your attention to detail was greatly appreciated. I will miss working with all of you.

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JULY / AUGUST 2014 If you need to make any changes, additions or corrections to your listing, please call Polly Brown at 731-1614 to be included in the next monthly update and next year's directory.


Additions: BENEDICT, Dorothy ..................19455 Omega Road, Lot #210 ...........404-239-1453 ..........NY BYRNES, Joanie..........................2828 Steamboat Loop, Lot #277........715-497-7863 ..........WI CLARK, Bill ................................2845 Orlenes Street, Lot #355 ...........281-7425 .................CT CLARK, Pattie .............................2845 Orlenes Street, Lot #355 ...........823-5962 .................NY GARVER, Paul & Regina............19279 Potomac Circle, Lot #673 .......330-727-1916 ..........OH KEY, Carolyn ..............................2769 Orlenes Street, Lot #340 ...........770-6973 .................KY KEY, Paul ....................................2769 Orlenes Street, Lot #340 ...........470-5521 .................OH SABOL, John ...............................19696 Charleston Circle, Lot #78 ......412-600-0179 ..........PA SHARP, Dave & Jean ..................2901 Tara Lakes Circle, Lot #659 .....652-3186 .................CAN Phone # Changes: None Address Changes: None

Delete the Following Names: ABBRUZZESE, Frank & Jo ........19696 Charleston Circle, Lot #78 ...........................Sold DELLA ROCCA, Mary ...............19751 Charleston Circle, Lot #98 ...........................Deceased ERHARDT, Priscilla....................19731 Woodfield Circle, Lot #154 .........................Deceased GROH, Bud..................................2769 Orlenes Street, Lot #340 ................................Sold KITCHEN, Ken & Mary-Lou ......2532 Macon Circle, Lot #183 .................................Sold PITTENGER, Steve & Barb ........19455 Omega Road, Lot #210 ................................Sold RIEDEL, Bob...............................19605 Savannah Road, Lot #127 ............................Deceased VAN GEMERT, Peter .................2829 Cloister Street, Lot #338 ................................Deceased


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FIREWISE UPDATE It is with great pride that I announce that Tara Woods has been officially named as a nationwide “Firewise Community” effective May 21, 2014. I received the official notification from the Firewise Communities/USA Pro-

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The menu is one which will satisfy any seafood lover as well as any landlubber. There are lobster rolls, fried oyster rolls, broiled seafood combo with stuffing, oysters on the half shell, seafood gumbo, lobster bisque, to name just a few items available. All of the food was served hot, which is something we expect from our restaurant experience...but, unfortunately, at times we do not get. The Fries (Chips) were not the typical McDonald-size fries, rather, a nice, almost steakhouse size. We spent some time talking about Rhode Island with our waitress, who was also from Rhode Island and was well acquainted with some of the places we mentioned. She has been employed with the Clam Bake for nine years, which says something for the way the owners treat their staff. Each Wednesday there is a Rhode Island Chowdah served, which is clam broth and clams and onions and potatoes...They also have Saugy Dogs, which are hot dogs made in New England and a favorite of ours. We ate so well we did not have room for dessert. But, there was Boston Cream Pie, Key Lime Pie as well as several other offerings on the menu. The House specialty is a CLAM BAKE, which includes a Maine lobster, mussels, cup of clam chowder, corn on the cob, New England Steamers, a generous portion of Atlantic Cod fish, a piece of hot sausage, russet potatoes, carrots, celery and onions steamed to perfection in layers of North Atlantic seaweed, served with garlic bread, which I tasted and loved! The Clam Bake is priced at $49.95. As mentioned, the owners, Mark and Laurie Thomas moved to Fort Myers, from West Warwick, Rhode Island some ten years ago. They have obviously got the “restaurant business” down pat and run a wonderful operation. Mark is a graduate of Johnson and Wales, which our own Anthony, from the Del Tura Pub, graduated. Mark has been in the restaurant business 30 years. Margaret and I fully intend on a return visit before we head back north at the end of May. Bon Appetite ! Expect more reviews from the desk of a longtime “Foodie”. Michael Johnson ...5408 Via Estrella


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The restaurant is The Clam Bake. Located in south Fort Myers, right on route 41. My wife and I spend our summers in Rhode Island. We love seafood and, in particular, New England fare. The Clam Bake is owned and operated by a couple from West Warwick, Rhode Island. Our summer cottage is in Warwick. The Clam Bake is located at 16520 South Tamiami Trail, Suite #152, Fort Myers, Florida 33908. They are prepared to take reservations for parties for as many as 70 people. They serve lunch and dinner. The phone number is 239-482-1930. And, you can go to for a complete menu and hours. Immediately, upon entering the Clam Bake, we noticed the decor was based on various New England landmarks and icons; Boston Red Sox banners on the walls, New England Patriots logos, paintings of the New England shoreline. On and on....The restaurant is quite large and was not too busy on the afternoon of our visit. We were seated in a comfortable booth and immediately began looking over the menu. Our waitress was at the table without hesitation and asked if we were interested in a drink (they do have a full bar service and “specialty drinks” were on a card at the table.). I requested sweet tea (they did not have it during our visit but, it’s on the menu). I settled for lemonade and Margaret had club soda. There is a “Special Lunch Menu”, which consists of several typical New England offerings, priced quite reasonably. The lunch specials are four ounces worth of entree and the dinners are eight ounces. We each started off with New England clam “chowdah”, which was served hot and very tasty. Thick and rich, with not too many potatoes and a nice allotment of chopped clams. For our main course, Margaret had the Fish & Chips with an appetizer of Steamed Middleneck Clams. I had the Fried Ipswitch Clams (whole belly). The fried fish as well as the Ipswitch Clams are batter fried, which we both prefer, rather than breaded. The batter contains a bit of cornmeal, which adds to the flavor and the crunchiness ! The tartar sauce was a typical tartar sauce. My meal came with baby lima beans, which could have used a bit of seasoning but were cooked perfectly.


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Home Schooling

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Many years ago, we were all "home schooled." 1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE INC. A JOB WELL DONE ."If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning." 2. My mother taught me RELIGION. "You better pray that will come out of the carpet." 3. My father taught me about TIME TRAVEL. "If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!" 4. My father taught me LOGIC. "Because I said so, that's why." 5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC. "If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the store with me." 6. My mother taught me FORESIGHT. "Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident." 7. My father taught me IRONY. "Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about." 8. My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS. "Shut your mouth and eat your supper." 9. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM. "Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!" 10. My mother taught me about STAMINA. "You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone." 11. My mother taught me about WEATHER. "This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it." 12. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY. "If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!" 13. My father taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE. "I brought you into this world, and I can take you out."

14. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION. "Stop acting like your father!" 15. My mother taught me about ENVY. "There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do." 16. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION. "Just wait until we get home." 17. My mother taught me about RECEIVING. "You are going to get it from your father when you get home!" 18. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE. "If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to get stuck that way." 19. My mother taught me ESP. "Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?" 20. My father taught me HUMOR. "When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me." 21. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT . "If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up." 22. My mother taught me GENETICS. "You're just like your father." 23. My mother taught me about my ROOTS. "Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?" 24. My mother taught me WISDOM. "When you get to be my age, you'll understand. 25. My father taught me about JUSTICE . "One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you!" "Faith is not about everything turning out ok. It's about being ok, no matter how things turn out."


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Terrific people living in Tara Woods Amenities for everyone to enjoy Residents who care about each other Activities for us to maintain an active lifestyle


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Welcoming atmosphere Outstanding volunteerism from the residents Outpouring of support when it’s needed Discovery of new friendships Socializing opportunities every day

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Ladies and Gentlemen….. about ½ way through summer… aahh, nice and warm just like we like the weather to be in Florida. The pool is a great place to refresh and catch up on the local happenings. There really is nothing going on with the Entertainers, but I just cannot miss the opportunity to chat with ya’ll. I do hope everyone is enjoying their time during this summer no matter what state you are in. If your plans have you traveling during the summer, travel safe and return with loads of fun memories. Speaking of memories, I am going to share one with all of you. Lou and I made a journey to Egypt in December of 2000. What better place to spend Christmas than in a country with about a 1% Christian population? Anyway, we had a wonderful trip sharing the sights, sounds and tastes of a very foreign land with people from around the globe. During the trip we had an opportunity to ride a donkey to the top of the Valley of the Kings to see the sunrise over the valley on Christmas morning. What a splendid idea. You go to a spot near 2 colossal giant statues and get on an ‘ass’. We started in the dark about 5 AM since we wanted to be at the top at sunrise. We were riding on a street on the way to begin the climb. In Egypt, unlike most of the world, lights on a vehicle appear to be an op-

tion which most people choose not to use, this is also interesting since it is …DARK. Well, my donkey was antisocial, with a mind of his own. He must have thought that he was a motorized vehicle because he walked in the middle of the street. Anyone who has ridden a donkey knows there is no steering wheel. We also did not have lights on me or the donkey. I knew I was in trouble when a bus was so close to me that I could feel the coolness of the outside of the bus as it passed us by. I screamed and Abdul, one of the guides, came back and proceeded to whack my donkey to get him back in line on the side of the road with the other 20 or so animals. Ok, now we were going up on the side of a rocky cliff. They failed to mention we would be traveling on a path which was about one foot wide next to about a 1,000 foot drop to the bottom of the valley floor, and remember it’s dark. Again my burrow, the cute little thing, is already pissed at me for getting him beat once today, chooses to walk as close to the edge as he could. I was terrified, afraid to even breathe. Thank goodness it was still relativity dark so I could not see much to the right of me. Of course, except for air, there was nothing to the right of me. Again Abdul came to my rescue and walked with my precious donkey as we made our

way up the rocky cliff. Finally making it to the top I jumped off and much to the surprise of the local guides and Abdul, I hugged him for saving me twice. I had forgotten about the position of women in this country. I guess they thought I was one of “those” women from the USA. Our trip in Egypt was wonderful, and we are so glad we had the opportunity. We returned home with lots of interesting memories. This is just a heads up, for those of you going to ride a donkey in the dark use your bicycle lights and try to get a more considerate donkey to ride. I want to remind you that I am ‘showcasing’ the hard working volunteers that help put on our shows year after year. The Entertainers thank each and every one of you for your continued support. Again I bring you another batch of “a picture is worth a thousand words”. Pat-one, Stage Manager Entertainers



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Kentucky Derby Party A good time was had by all on Sat., May 3rd when about 85 people enjoyed watching the 140th Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs in Kentucky on the big screen. As the pictures show, we were dressed in our Derby attire for our own Kentucky Derby Party in Tara Woods. The food was great and the Mint Juleps were flowing. Thanks to George Daly and Ken Clark for “keeping them coming” throughout the afternoon. The two bouquets of red roses were won by Lynn Porter and Dottie Hargrove. Congratulations, ladies, and also to our 50/50 winner. The betting table was run, once again, by our race official, George D’Alessandro,

assisted this year by Barbara Roland and Linda McKay. Lorraine Milligan and “new guy” (He’s so new, I didn’t get his name. Sorry!) did a great job of selling the 50/50 tickets. Mary Ellen Gold made sure everyone was given a “free” ticket to win the roses. Thank you all for pitching in and helping to keep the party going. Thanks to everyone who helped set up and take down tables and chairs before and after the party. I’ve never seen it done so quickly! All the ladies looked great in their hats and the men very dapper. It was a tough decision, but two impartial, unnamed judges picked out two outstanding hats for the ladies and one for a man to

win prizes. The Bishops, Wanda and Carolyn won for the ladies and, Joey Murphy, nephew visiting Dawn & Bob Benjamin, won for the men. Next year you are encouraged to join in the fun and make the decision even more difficult, especially for the men. This was a record number of people attending this year. Thanks to you all for your support of this fun event. Janet & George Daly

Belmont Stakes Get-Together A group of 30 of us gathered on Sat., June 7th, to cheer on “California Chrome” who won the Kentucky Derby and went on to win the second leg of the “Triple Crown”, the “Preakness Stakes” in Baltimore, MD. Unfortunately, he failed to win the third leg, the “Belmont Stakes” which would have given him the honor of being the first horse to win all three races since “Affirmed” did so in 1978. Our evening included

playing “Triple Crown” Jeopardy and betting on a First and Second Place win. In spite of “Chrome’s” disappointing finish, it was a good race and we had a couple of big winners. Thanks to everyone who helped set up in the morning and put away tables and chairs after the race. Maybe next year we’ll have another opportunity to cheer on a “Triple Crown” hopeful. Janet & George Daly

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ACTIVITIES Sorry everyone, but you have me for another 6 months. There will be a 4th of July party our homeowners’ board is running for Activities with help from friends. Please think about attending; it will be a lot of fun. We are still looking for someone to run the Halloween Party. If no one comes forward, there will not be a spooky night at Tara Woods.

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NEWS FROM THE NORTH New Horizons by Mike Renzulli During my return to New Hampshire during the summer months, I volunteer my time at the local New Horizons soup kitchen. New Horizons serves three distinct charters. It operates two shelters as well as a soup kitchen and food pantry. Shelter The shelter provides a bed for the homeless for a maximum of three nights. An individual’s stay may be limited to three (3) nights as this will allow time to take advantage of appropriate public services or make arrangements for shelter elsewhere. Food Pantry The New Horizons Food Pantry is available for people residing in Manchester who are suffering extreme financial hardship. The Food Pantry relies largely upon donated food items. Many churches, businesses, schools, supermarkets and individuals consistently support the pantry in this way. One of my volunteer jobs is to pick up the donated food each Monday at area supermarkets. Soup Kitchen The soup kitchen serves breakfast for shelter guests daily. It also serves a complete dinner. The soup kitchen typically serves over 250 meals daily.

Recently, the owner of a commercial greenhouse business donated a commercial greenhouse to New Horizons. The greenhouse is located in the center of the city of Manchester on an empty lot that was donated to New Horizons. The goal was to grow and produce many of the vegetables that could be used to create the daily meals that are served to individuals. My volunteer work included building many of the planters that will be used outside the greenhouse during the warm summer months. I have included pictures of the greenhouse and the different stages of the planter building process.

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THREE LITTLE DUCKS Before leaving Tara for the summer our editor and chief Donna told me news gets a little “thin” in the summer months and to send in anything “from up north” that may be fun reading, so here goes!! Here in Erie, Pennsylvania, Suzy and I live near the water. Presque Isle Bay on Lake Erie is about 75 feet from our front door. We have a wonderful deck that overlooks the bay which is an ever changing scene. There are 21 houses or cottages in our community; most of them are about one or two feet apart. They can only be entered from the water side; there is a dock in front which is the “only way in”. One of the interesting things that happened on our beach last year was when

someone dropped off three pond ducks. They brought them here in a cage and told us they had been in their swimming pool. There are two males and one female. I might also add that there are lots of wild duck that live here, mostly Mallards. When they arrived we named them Huey, Dewy and Louise. What is interesting about these three is they are never more than a few feet apart.

We were told by one of our neighbors that they would not survive the winter. In November when we departed for Tara we put a barrel of cracked corn on the dock and the neighbors made sure they were fed. Amazingly, they survived 18 inches of ice and one of Erie’s worst winters. When we returned in April they were quacking away to greet us. Gib Loesel

NOTHNAGEL’S NEWS FROM NEW JERSEY Mary and Bill are enjoying a busy and fun summer. We are in the full swing of activities – softball 3 times a week and golf the other 2 days. Our beautiful beaches are slowly getting back to pre Sandy days, and we are enjoying walks on the boardwalk, summer concerts on the beach at night, and dips in the rolling surf of the Atlantic Ocean. We have a family wedding in the Boston area in July and our biggie is a 2 week Scandinavian Cruise. ll be sailing on the We will

Celebrity’s Constellation, the same ship Tara Woods is taking in January 2015. Our ports of call are: Amsterdam, Holland; Berlin, Germany; Stockholm, Sweden; Helsinki, Finland; St. Petersburg, Russia; Estonia; Copenhagen, Denmark; and back to Amsterdam. The trip will be from the end of August into September. Before you know it, we will be back in TW. We miss you!!! Mary and Bill Nothnagel

News from the North Woods of Minnesota, to all our friends and acquaintances in Tara Woods. By Roger and Kathy Rafferty We arrived home on the 14th of April to a yard full of snow and the weather has been chilly and cloudy. We received five inches of snow on the 17th of April - lucky us! The ducks, geese and loons are returning to a lake still frozen over and will be for another week or so. The Whitetail Deer seem to have survived the winter in better shape than the people in this neck of the woods. All of our friends have what we call cabin fever, and can’t wait to see open water on the lake. They tell me how lucky we are to have a community like Tara Woods to

spend the winter all of the activities, and socializing. Of course we know that and are thankful we are able to do it. We will be spending the week of July 5th to the 12th with Judy and Dale Holat, Joanne and Stan Yamka, Nancy and Ray Leclair at a cabin on Leech Lake which is located about a hundred miles south of us. It will be quite a long ride for Dale and Judy, over 600 miles. We are looking forward to that week. Kathy is busy getting the Craft store ready to open, she helps run the store. It’s open during the summer and affords a place for local crafters, of which there are many, to display and sell their

items. The staff also offers info to visitors on things to see and do while spending their vacation time in the area. The opening of the fishing season is one week away and all of the resort owners are hoping that the lake is ice free by then. This is a very big deal in northern Minnesota. All of the small towns like ours depend on fishermen, as well as hunters, to keep the economy going. With the economic downturn, many of the small loggers went out of business so now most of the people who live here depend on tourism and sportsmen and women to earn their living. The green-up has not started yet so all the trees

and shrubs are still leafless, although Kathy’s flowers like tulips, irises and some lilies are starting to show through. I will be going to southeastern Minnesota to hunt wild turkeys with our brother-in-law Ray, who many of you know, as he and my younger sister, Nancy, bought a house in Tara Woods last year and live on Darwin Street during the winter. We will be hunting from the 11th of May thru the 15th. This Friday there will be a Smelt fry at the town hall. This is an annual tradition in many communities in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin. These are small minnow like fish

that are netted in Lake Superior and are deep fried in beer batter and are eaten whole, except for the head and entrails. Money from this event goes to the first responders of which Kathy is a member. We will be leaving on August 11th for an Alaska adventure lasting 21 days. No long motorcycle trips are planned this year. We are hoping to see Joe and Linda Parise the first week in August as they will be traveling to Minnesota to visit Joe’s son. They plan on traveling to our home for a few days; we are also looking forward to that. Hope everyone has a safe and healthy Summer.

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BIRTHDAYS IN JULY: 1 Moe Chouinard, Grace Formale, Darryl Hord, Paul Montelaro, Dick Weiss - 91 Yrs. 2 Bert Wagner 3 Bev Bayer, Bea Desmarais Rosemary Girty - 93 Yrs. 4 Bob Evans, Karen Nelson, Ruth Savchuk, Elaine Wood 5 Frank Messina 6 Richard Alheit, Lily Jones 7 Jenny Lesnoski, Al Ray 8 Jan Puhlfuerst 9 Claire Campbell, Ann Conklin, Joan Henrick, Kathy O’Hearn, Jo-Ann Stovall 10 Kim Buletta, Claude Desmarais, Beth Ferris, Lya Zinn 11 Shirl Chouinard, Phyllis Johnson, Jane Long, Bob Lutz 12 Doris Keller, Vi McLaughlin 13 Elaine Lavoie, Joe Van Sickle 14 Lynn Cunningham, Ann Millette 15 Ned Griffin, Jerry Hay, 16 Celeste Perre 17 Audrey Maberry

18 Wylene Fowler, Bob Glandorf 19 Bonnie DiGrazia, Donna Grigas, Norma Jones 20 Judy Brda, Bob Domey, Don Watson 21 Elly Alheit, Vinnie Amarando, Mike Grigas 22 Joanne Araujo, Judy Cirillo, Brenda Girty, Mary Jane McRae, Chuck Poveromo, Priscilla Taylor 23 Steve Hill, Hal Marcum 24 Vic Achtelik, Eva Grillo, Sue Riedel, Sam Topping 25 Stu Berman, Mike Blusiewicz, Arlene Franchini, Miriam Norris, Joan Powers, Jim Sturgis, BarbaraTackett 26 Irene Bartsch, Pat Crilly, 27 Linda Engel,Gene Johnson, Dale (Yo) Yoder 28 Vicky Carnevale, Bob Ross, Jo Ann Tarrance 29 June Neavling, Marilyn Nettles, Nedra Ray, Sandi Wilson 30 Charles Calabrese 31 Judy Diliberto, Irene Dorr, Dale Holat


4 7 8 9 10 12 14 15 16 19 20 22 23 27 28

Jenny & Les Lesnoski Carole & Ken Clark, Delma & Calvin Everhart - 60 Yrs, Loretta & George Slochowsky, Janet & George Daly Pat & Lou Dunning Arlene & Phil Franchini Jan & Fred Puhlfuerst Irene & Hal Marcum Dee & Dick Hubbard - 62 Yrs. Lin & Art Clegg, Sharon & Lloyd Maggert Sherry & Stew Franklin, Gail & George Korince “B” & John Hill, Kathy & Mike O’Hearn Lee & Mike Blusiewicz – 67 yrs. Jane & Bill Crawford Jo & Stan Yamka Nancy & Ralph Latimer Debbie & Bob Polenska Shirl & Moe Chouinard, Elsie & Frank Messina.

Contact Shirley Ringleben – 731-2748 Before August 10th for Special Recognition of Anniversaries 50,55 or 60+ in September & October 2014

NEW ENGLAND CLUB Hope all New Englanders are enjoying their summer! One change for our new season the officers would like you all to know aboutthe New England/Midwest Challenge will now be held every other year, rather than yearly. Therefore, there will be no challenge in 2015, and New England will host in 2016. The date we reserved for this party was Saturday, March 21st and we will still be having an event on this date for the club. Reminders: Our Welcome Back Party is Saturday, October 25th, and it will be a picnic by the lake and the Clubhouse after dark. Also, the New England Club is hosting the Tara Woods Christmas Party on Saturday, December 13th. We know we can count on the support of our terrific members with this event. Judy Machnicz


BIRTHDAYS IN AUGUST: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10

11 12 13 14

Steve Smith Ray Paquette Bob Janis Judy Binkowski, George Henrick, Bill Keibler, Gail Newman, Babe Rudo Maurice Campbell, Sherry Franklin, Linda Simonelli Flo Gooding, James Liberty, Howie Walton Ruth Aspin, Dorothy Belford, Ken Clark Walt Barron Vera Cawlfield, Warren Engel, Betty Lauzon, George McIsaac Joe Parise, Carol Walasek Denny Biglin, Gene Dickie, Wayne Ray, Irmgard Sperl, Karen Stein Stew Franklin, Ginny Loring Bruce Conrow, Gigi Fisher, Gerald Wehrung

15 Robert Burns, Ginny Owenburg, 16 Jane De Guire 18 Bob Wehlage, Ruthie Zimmer 19 Susie Bradley 20 Tina Auclair, George Sullivan, Jo Topping 21 Norm Libby, Gerry Wilzcek 22 Al Burch, Roy Dickerson, Evie Loud, Pat Patterson 23 Floyd Jacobs, Tony Montelaro, Jackie Sullivan 25 Dan Collier, Ang Plested, Harold Rivell, Joan Simonson, Dave Stepniak, Nancy Sundstrom, Chuck Wheeler 26 Ginny Hundertpfund, Keith Schuelke 27 Ralph Mosher 28 Colleen Achtelik 29 Sherley Colacino, Ben Craig 30 Susie Alexander, Geri Baker, Jo Hill, Stan Yamka

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15 16 17 18 19 22 23 24 25 27 29 30

Pat & Stan Coutts,. – 64 Yrs. Louise & Cliff Phillips Bev & Jim Brockhagen, Kim & Mike Buletta, Joyce & “Skip” Campbell - 62 Yrs. Pat & Rudy Hamilton, Marlene & Jesse Lane Jo & Steve Hill, Celeste & Tony Perre - 60 Yrs, Pat & Ed Sparany Nancy & Irv Buettner, Linda & Joe Byrd Kay & Bill Hampton - 55 Yts. Louise & Dana Hardy, Jean & Chris Moriarty, Mag & Don Shields - 62 Yrs. Donna & Bob Evans, Lynn & Jon Porter Julie & Andy Vanderplaats, Carol & Bob Detwiler, Donna & Arnie Gaudet Norma & Howard Silverman, Darlene & Bob Wehlage Terry & Dick Leve – 65 Yrs. Doreen & Jim Choquette Dorothy & John Andrus, Anna Lou Sonderman & Bob St. Laurent

Wednesday, July 9th and August 13th At 4:00 PM On the Verandah Please bring an appetizer for the table to share and a Pot Luck Dish for the buffet. $1 per person Please come and join the fun. Watch for the poster in the Clubhouse.

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Book Discussion Club Thursday, July 10th (Note this is the second Thursday) and August 7th at 1:30 PM 2760 Steamboat Loop Join us to talk about books we have been enjoying and maybe borrow one you would like to read.

July Red Hat July 1, 2014 at 1:00 PM The Firehouse Sports Grill 13121 N. Cleveland Ave., North Fort Myers Questions call Patty Sparany at 543-5144 Sign-up in the Clubhouse See you then. Check the Bulletin Board in the Clubhouse and/or Channel 195 for information about August’s luncheon.

Newcomers welcome. Questions: Call Marilyn Workman 239-543-1168

GARDEN CLUB hot to start herbs from seeds, many will do well if started en from small plants. b Palms: Continue planting palms while the rainy season is in full swing. Support large Our first meeting for the palms with braces for 6-8 new season is October 11th; we months after planting. Nails will be discussing the Fashion should not be driven directly Show. Please attend. into a palm trunk. Everyone please mark your calendars: The Fashion Show What To Do is Friday, November 14th. Trees: Prepare for hurricane season by checking trees for July: What to Plant damaged or weak branches and Bedding Plants: Summer prune if needed. Hire an ISA annuals to plant now include certified arborist. celosia, coleus, torenia, and orLawn insects: Lawn pests namental pepper. can be a problem this time of Bulbs: Butterfly lily and year. Before treating, make sure gladiolus are bulbs that can be an insect is the culprit and treat planted during the middle of only the affected area. summer. Solarize the vegetable garVegetables: Start seeds now den: Use summer’s heat to preto transplant later into the fall pare the vegetable garden soil vegetable garden. for fall planting. It takes four to Herbs: While summer is too six weeks to kill weeds, disease

and nematodes, so start now. Irrigation: An inexpensive rain shut off device can save money by overriding an irrigation system when it rains. Pests on Ornamental Plants: Small white dots or stippling on the leaves of azaleas and other ornamental plants may indicate lacebugs at work. Spraying forcefully with water helps control this pest. Tropical Fruit Trees: Check for damage to fruit or leaves; take action to minimize the damage on developing fruit or the overall health of the tree. August: What to Plant Bedding Plants: The hottest days of summer limit planting now to heat-tolerant vinca, coleus, salvia, and celosia. Bulbs: Aztec lily, butterfly lily, walking iris, and spider lily can be planted any time of the year, even late summer.

LADIES INSPIRATIONAL HOUR Give and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you”. Here is a note from SSG Aaron Koerner, one of our military men. I am sure all of those who received our care boxes feel the same appreciation. Each one of you who gave cookies, books or money consider this your thank you note. “Just wanted to send a thank you from me and all the guys I work with. We really appreciate the package you sent and for all you do to support us in uniform. The guys really Herbs: Herbs that can be planted from plants (not seeds) include bay laurel, ginger, Mexican tarragon, and rosemary. Vegetables: Many coolseason crops, such as bean and collards, can be started now, including a final crop of warmseason vegetables such as pepper. Tomato can also be planted for the fall garden.

enjoyed everything you sent, especially the cookies”. This note was addressed to: Inspirations at Tara Woods at Beth Ferris’s address. Here is a special summer invitation. Since Inspirations does not meet during the summer months perhaps you would like to  attend the Bible study group that meets in our Meeting Room on Tuesdays at l0:00 AM. I have attended the group and think it is an hour well spent. It is non-denominational and everyone is invited. Have a great summer and don’t forget to write your Summer Pen Pal. Any questions call Ann Scott at 543-9285

before the end of the month to allow time for buds to set for winter bloom. Ornamental Plants: Rapid growth and leaching rains may result in nutrient deficiencies in some plants. Fertilize those plants that show signs of deficiencies. Bedding Plants: Remove spent blooms, cut back, and fertilize flowering annuals and What To Do perennials to extend the bloom Lawns: Apply controlled- season into the fall months. release nitrogen (not a weed & feed) to St. Augustine and Zoysia lawns this month. Palms: If older fronds are yellowing, a deficiency of magnesium or potassium may be the problem. Vegetables: If not done in July, solarize the vegetable garden for 4-6 weeks in preparation for fall planting. Poinsettias: Pinch back poinsettias and chrysanthemums

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ENTERTAINMENT AROUND TARA WOODS BUNCO Ladies, join us on the first and third Sunday of each month 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 731-1614

HORSESHOES Don’t forget every Friday at 1:00 PM at the pits. Come join us for some laughs. Questions call Patty Sparany 543-5144

MOVIE NITE July / August Movie Nites Saturday, July 26th - 7:00 PM

South Pacific Musical Classic

Rated: PG

Stars: Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr Saturday, August 30th - 7:00 PM

The Rum Diary Action, Comedy, Adventure

Stars: Johnny Depp, Amber Heard

BOCCE 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 Frank Millette 543-2954

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

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additional charge for the ticket that can make you the “King” or the “Queen” for the night and earn you even more money on “Special” game sheets.

Game packets are sold with either 6 game squares per sheet or 9 game squares. The “Specials” have 3 game squares per sheet. You can buy as many as you’d like!

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

Rated: PG

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Special Events for July & August


Friday, July 4th INDEPENDENCE DAY Party at 1:00 PM on Verandah

Mark your calendars Wednesday, September 10, 2014 1:00 – 3:00 pm Bring your Medicare Card For more information, call Judy Brda, 731-1797

Saturday, July 26th Movie Nite “South Pacific” 7:00 PM Saturday, August 30th Movie Nite “The Rum Diary” 7:00 PM

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