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May/June 2014

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BON VOYAGE PARTY The weather was beautiful on Saturday, April 5th, for the Bon Voyage Party that was attended by 173 fun-loving people. This party was free to any Tara Woods resident who had previously attended at least two Activities-sponsored parties; that accounted for 160 of the people there – only 13 others paid for their tickets to this end-of-season party that was sponsored by Activities. Many of them gathered around the pool and others enjoyed the comfort of the air-conditioned Clubhouse. Both groups were able to enjoy the great music provided by our own Lloyd and Carolyn Kelsey. A meal of chicken and ribs was catered by Redneck Bar-B-Q of Naples. We would like to extend a big “Thank You” to Linda McKay and her committee for sponsoring this party. Linda has been on the Activities Committee for five years and has been the Chairman for the last three years Additional photos from the Bon Voyage Party will be included in the next issue.


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WELCOME NEW RESIDENTS

Our goal is to have a permanent memorial at the clubhouse. What we need now is a list of all veterans, branch of service and time served. There will be a sign up sheet in the Club house or you can email me at joansfolly@centurylink.net. Dave Simonson

SUNSHINE AND SYMPATHY James and Carol Walasek are full-time residents living at 19424 Cotton Bay, originally from Chicago, but they have resided in Tampa Bay for the past 30 years. Jim is retired from Masco Cabinetry and Carol is still working at Mal Trans. Jim’s hobbies include fishing, pool, and wood working, Carol likes reading, cooking, and DVD’s. They are the parents of 1 child. Welcome to Tara Woods. Joanne Byrne

Wishing a speedy recovery to Claudia Weiss, Wendy Nichols and Sidney Scott and others in our community who are suffering with illnesses. If you are leaving for the summer, have a safe and healthy summer. Don’t forget to give me a call if you wish to share any medical issues concerning you or your family. Stay well, Nancy Wuebbeler 288-5778

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ATTENTION VETERANS

Rita Gagnon is a full-time resident living at 2552 Macon Circle. She was born in New York City but has resided in South Ft. Myers for the past 38 years. She retired from Gagnon Assoc. Financial Services. Rita has 2 children, 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Her hobbies include shopping, reading and dogs. Evelyn Picklesimer is a full-time resident living at 19442 Charleston Circle, moving here from upper Florida. She is retired from Haverty’s Furniture but is presently in business as Cakes by Evelyn. Evelyn has 2 children, and 4 grandchildren, with one on the way. Her hobbies are cake baking along with other desserts.


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FROM THE PRESIDENT have a lot of fun and become a congenial summer community. This issue of the Columns has an article encouraging those of you up north to send information on what you’re up to up there. We’d love to hear what you are doing with family and friends, or just how you keep yourself occupied while you’re away from Tara Woods. Send pictures, too! The July/ August issue is combined, so send stuff by June 10th. The September issue is by itself, so send info. by August 10th. We hope to hear from a lot of you. Don’t forget that you can read the Columns on-line at twha. us. At Saturday Coffee on April 5th, Frank Millette arranged for a speaker to talk about the “Firewise” program in Florida. She was very informative and gave a Powerpoint presentation on how to keep your home safe should a brush fire become a threat. We are relatively safe here with our landscaping under control. We are now a certified “Firewise” community. Thanks, Frank and the CERT team, for bringing this pro-

gram to Tara Woods. Frank reminded everyone at the Association meeting on April 7th that we are approaching hurricane season. The Hurricane Preparation Committee will be meeting in May. If you are here during the summer, the Committee can always use an extra pair of hands should the need arise to prepare the Clubhouse. Hopefully, we’ll have another calm hurricane season this year. The Board will meet in May on Thursday, May 8th, at 9:00 AM. There will be a meeting of the Association on Monday, May 12th at 7:00 PM. This will be the last meeting of the Association until October. The Board will meet during the summer on an “as-needed” basis. Stay safe and have a happy, healthy summer. I look forward to seeing you at Bingo or the pool this summer and at the October 13th meeting of the Association.

Janet Daly “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt.”

NOTE OF APPRECIATION On behalf of all the coordinators, we would like to thank Rose Toscano for her many years of volunteering with the distribution of the Columns. We wish her the best. Gail Sanfilippo

ATTENTION – New Columns Deadline The new deadline for the Columns is the 10th of the month. Deadline for July/August Columns is June 10th or before. Submit copy to me at djphillips347@aol.com Remember to follow the new guidelines and type as a word document, then attach to your email. Thank you. Donna

TWHA MEETINGS

The next Board meeting will be Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 at 9:00 AM in the Board Room. The Homeowner’s Meeting will be Monday evening, May 12th, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the Clubhouse This will be the last meeting until October.

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I thought March was busy. It’s been a crazy April, too. I need a vacation! I really do enjoy the calm and quiet summer down here. It’s hot and humid, but that just makes the beach more inviting, and it’s much easier to eat out at whatever time you prefer without waiting. I don’t think people realize how pretty it is here during the summer. We’re in a sub-tropic climate, which is very evident in the summer. The daily rain and thunderstorms turn the landscape into a wet, green tropical forest. Everything blooms and thrives in this climate, except maybe us. It doesn’t stop the summer golfers or tennis players, though. They’re out early and usually miss the rains, which are prevalent in the afternoon. As a summer beach-goer, you never know exactly where it’s going to rain. You know it probably will, but you hope it’s not on your beach. Tara Woods certainly doesn’t shut down. The calendar stays full and there are lots of scheduled activities to enjoy. There are also the impromptu parties that pop up at the pool and tiki bar and on the verandah. We

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Coordinators: Lee Brda, Lloyd & Carolyn Kelsey, Ralph Latimer, Kathy & Roger Rafferty, Ed Simko, Pauline Paquette, Jane & Bill Crawford, George Stelling, Delores 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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It is that time of year when one who will trim bushes 4. Toilets – Pour 1 cup of bleach some will be leaving Tara and cover ceramic bowl with and weed around the home. Woods for the summer. It plastic wrap. Don’t wait until you get a would be absolutely wonderful 5. Television – Call Comcast letter. if there were never problems or 2. Electric Circuits – Turn off and put on hold. infractions, and if everyone adall circuits except air con- 6. Newspaper – Stop newspahered to the letter of the Comper. ditioners and refrigerators. munity Guidelines. The followIf refrigerator is turned off, 7. Mail – Do a change of ing are suggestions for closing address to have mail forleave the door slightly open. your home: warded. 3. Water – Turn off at the main 1. Make sure you have some8. Notify office of an emergen(under the house). cy contact. By all means have a safe and Horacio Rodriguez happy summer. We expect all to return in the fall. Doug Objartel Community Manager

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Saving Is Good...

But It’s Not Investing It’s a good thing to have some savings. When you put the money in a low-risk account, you can be pretty sure it will be readily available when you need it. Nonetheless, “saving” is not “investing” — and knowing the difference could pay off for you far into the future. Think about it this way: Saving is for today, while investing is for tomorrow. You need your savings to pay for your daily expenses, such as groceries, and your monthly bills — mortgage, utilities, and so on. In fact, you might even want your savings to include an emergency fund containing six to 12 months’ worth of living expenses to pay for unexpected costs, such as a new furnace or a major car repair. These are all “here and now” expenses — and you could use your savings to pay for them. But in thinking of your long-term goals, such as college for your children and a comfortable retirement for yourself, most individuals typically can’t simply rely on their savings — they’ll need to invest. Why? Because, quite simply, investments can grow — and you will need this growth potential to help achieve your objectives. To illustrate the difference between saving and investing, let’s do a quick comparison. Suppose you put $200 per month into a savings account that paid hypothetical 3% interest (which is actually higher than the rates typically being paid today). After 30 years, you would have accumulated about $106,000, assuming you were in the 25% federal tax bracket. Now, suppose you put that same $200 per month in a tax-deferred investment that hypothetically earned 7% a year. At the end of 30 years, you would end up with about $243,000. (Keep in mind that you would have to pay taxes on withdrawals. Hypotheticals do not include any transaction costs or fees.) This enormous disparity between the amounts accumulated in the two accounts clearly shows the difference between “saving” and “investing.” Still, you might be thinking that investing is risky, while savings accounts carry much less risk. And it is certainly true that investing does involve risks — investments can lose value, and there’s no guarantee that losses will be recovered. Nonetheless, if you put all your money in savings, you’re actually incurring an even bigger risk — the risk of not achieving your financial goals. In fact, a low-rate savings account might not even keep up with inflation, which means that, over time, you will lose purchasing power. Ultimately, the question isn’t whether you should save or invest — you need to do both. But you do need to decide how much of your financial resources to devote toward savings and how much toward investments. By paying close attention to your cash flow, you should be able to get a good idea of the best savings and investment mix for your particular situation. For example, if you find yourself constantly dipping into your long-term investments to pay for short-term needs, you probably don’t have enough money in savings. On the other hand, if you consistently find yourself with large sums in your savings account even after you’ve paid all your bills, you might be “sitting” on too much cash — which means you should consider moving some of this money into investments with growth potential. Saving and investing — that’s a winning combination.

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

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TARA WOODS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. 2600 TARA LAKES CIRCLE 33917 Telephone: 731-0854

AN ODE TO TWHA DUES 2014

You may not want to hear from me I know this to be true President……………………...… Janet Daly……..…..………………………. 567-2285 But some things must be spoken of Vice President ……………….…. Frank Millette ……………………………. 543-2954 To keep me from being blue We have not collected enough of the cash Secretary ………………………. Diane Burns ……………………………... 567-1391 Our Treasurer says this is causing a rash Treasurer ………………………. Paul Montelaro …………………….……. 543-0988 So let me say this loud and clear Membership Secretary ………… Celeste Perre …..………………………… 731-7146 To be certain to reach everyone’s ear Director ……………………….. Judy Brda ……….……………………….. 731-1797 If there is some reason giving you pain Director ……………………….. Ann Millette ………………………………. 543-2954 To cause you not to pay your dues again Director ……………………….. Bill Nothnagel …………………………... 567-1192 I would like to hear it from you And the Board members all say “me too! me too!” STANDING COMMITTEES So take the time to drop a line Or even a call would be just fine COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON TELEPHONE Maybe just send 15 bucks to me Activities ………………………. Linda McKay ……………………………. 543-1637 And that with no doubt would fill me with glee Community Improvement ……… Judy Brda …….…………………………. 731-1797 Now carefully read the lines below Kitchen Committee ……………. Janet & George Daly ………………..…. 567-2285 To help the Homeowner’s treasury grow Memorial Committee ……….…. Jane Crawford ………………………….. 731-0103 I thank you, I thank you, I thank you, I do Judy Brda ……….………………………. 731-1797 And best wishes from your Homeowner’s crew Nominating Committee…………. ………………………....……………….. Wishing you greetings all sunny, not dark Till all of our friends return to the Park Park Purchase Committee ……… Tony Perre …………………………….… 731-7146 The End Rent Negotiations ……………… Paul Montelaro ………………….………. 543-0988 By Celeste Perre, TWHA Membership Secretary April 10th 2014 Appointments to or resignations of these committee chairpersons are to be approved by the TWHA Board of Di- 19747 Pandora Circle Lot 435 rectors. Board meetings are the first Tuesday of each month (see clubhouse calendar for times). All are welcome. Phone 239-731-7146 Cell 239-222-2153 E-Mail acperre@comcast.net

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Barbara Miller, Jeannette Whittacre, Mary Jane McRae and Jean Bibeau) for their faithful service. Others have been great supporters and helpers, too, especially in carrying out projects for our care-givers, shut-ins and “cups of blessings�. I thank you one and all. Special thanks to all the ladies who baked cookies and packed care boxes for our servicemen

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the roadside assistance program and has nothing but high praise. The FMO and our Tara Woods Home Owners Association are separate organizations working for a common goal, one at the State level the other at the Park level. All Tara Woods homeowners need to support both organizations via their membership and participation. FMO NEEDS YOU AND YOU NEED FMO! Get an application and join now! Thanks to the 38% who are currently members, lets shoot for getting this number up to at least 50%. HAVE A GREAT SUMMER! Your FMO Rep, Bud Snell

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Would you like to meet a 96 year old Snowbird who is always positive, cheerful, and upbeat? Helen Boettger is amazing the way she still maintains two homes, lives alone and has her station wagon transported back and forth from NJ by a kind Mike Grigas. Helen retired in 1985. With her cousin, Freddy Moore, and their friend, Vito Disaro, they wanted a place to bask in the sun to get away from NJ’s cold winters. Helen, a widow since age 45, found Tara Woods in 1986. The three of them rented until 1989 when Freddy purchased the house on the corner as you come into the gate. Helen purchased her home in 1990 on Tara Lakes Circle. They joined many clubs; daily basked in the sun,

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ENTERTAINING NEWS So Ladies and Gentlemen…..May is upon us and here in sunny Florida we have another chance to enjoy the sunshine. Some of you will be leaving or already have left Florida to your get-away home, drive safe and return to us in good health. Since I was so chatty last month, I failed to say thanks to everyone who attended our production in March; (and I hope everyone enjoyed seeing it snow in Tara Woods in Florida). I hope the show was as much fun for you as it was for us putting it on. I am not sure if we enjoyed ourselves more in rehearsal or on the nights of the performance. Either way, thanks again for supporting the Entertainers. I know we have a talented bunch of people living here in Tara Woods and I bet that some of you who are not yet involved have hidden talents that would enhance our productions; think about it; we would love to include you in the productions on or off stage. Many of the people who help us do so without ever being seen. The Entertainers is a group that must transact business just like the other groups, therefore we have meetings which are normally held on the 3rd Saturday each month (except in the summer months of May, June, July, August and September) after coffee in the little living room. Our next meeting will be October 18th, 2014. This group is a real bargain since there are no dues. Stop in and see what we are about. Putting on a show is not quite like the Spanky and Our Gang which we all remember from early TV, “We have a garage and a sheet, so let’s put on a show.” Then in 10 minutes they put together a show with words and/or music. In reality it takes some effort and lots of time on the part of many people. To give you an idea of the number of people it takes to produce a show, look at the program from the last show; it has 43 people mentioned. We are familiar with the faces of the actors on stage, so in the next few months of our Columns I hope to include photos of a few of these hard working people who make the productions possible. Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. Pat-one, Stage Manager Entertainers


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RED HATS The Scarlet Ladies Of Tara had their Lunch in April at The House of Omelets on Pine Island Road. Good time and good food. The next lunch will be May 6th, 2014 at Phil’s 41 on Rte 41 in Punta Gorda. Sign up on the sheet on the bulletin board in the Clubhouse. Everyone is welcome. Come join us . Watch the bulletin board for the June place and time. ~Patty Sparany

MAMMOGRAMS REMINDER: The MAMMO MOBILE. Coming to Tara Woods again on December 11th, 2014. Mark your calendar. We had 11 women last year, up from 8 the year before. Good going, ladies. Breast Cancer is the most common cause of cancer among American women after Skin Cancer. It is the 2nd leading cause of cancer death in Women after Lung Cancer. Questions? call Patty Sparany 543-5144.

TARA WOODS BOWLING LEAGUE The 2013/2014 bowling season ended on April 2nd. It was capped by an elegant luncheon at Bianca’s Ristorante on April 9th. There were four entrée menu choices but we know the favorite was the Tiramisu and Cannoli desserts. The top three teams were, the Mai Tais finishing first, captained by Wayne Ray. In second place were Captain George Daly and his Manhattans. The third place slot went George D’Alessandro and his team, the Woo Woo’s. Listed below are the final standings and individual achievements. The kickoff meeting for the 2014/2015 season will be held on September 12 at 7:00 pm in the clubhouse.


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time. If you are a club president or president of one of the groups at Tara, please call me if you would like to host a party next year. Christmas has been taken, but we are looking for hosts for Halloween and Valentine’s Day. It is a chance for your group to make extra money. George Daly is hosting Labor Day and George

Daly and friends will be hosting St. Patrick’s Day again. The Activities Committee is also looking for ideas for New Years to keep the cost down. Again, a big thank you to all who helped at the Bon Voyage Party, especially those who helped clean up! You are the best!! ~Linda McKay 543-1637

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SPORTS AROUND TARA WOODS TARA WOODS SHUFFLEBOARD TRAVEL TEAM The Tara Woods 2013/2014 travel shuffleboard team won 1st place in the North Fort Myers travel shuffleboard league. The league consists of 8 teams from various parks in NFM. League President is Don Watson and Nancy Wuebbeler is Secretary (both from Tara Woods). Bob Prenoveau is Captain of our team this year and is quick to point out it has been 17 years since Tara Woods brought home the 1st place trophy. The team as a whole credits a number of reasons why this year was our year to win. We are a small experienced group of players. We had a number of strategy practices before our season started and almost all of our players

were involved in Tuesday/Friday leagues this year. In addition, team members improved their “shot execution” by participating in a fun game called “horse collar” managed by Don Watson and Ken & Carole Clark. The game is very popular, with a large number of people playing every Monday. It could be said “The Tara Woods stars were aligned” as we all agree this shuffleboard season was a truly magical experience. Bob Prenoveau The Tuesday and Friday leagues completed their season and held a banquet on Monday, March 31st. Prizes were award to 1st, 2nd & 3rd places for both leagues. Winners were:

Tuesday A Team 1st Bob & Linda Prenoveau 2nd Bill Gray & John Beenen 3rd Ken Clark & Don Watson Tuesday B Team Donna Phillips & Bev Bayer Jim Liberty & Sal Furia Louise Letourneau & Louise Patterson Friday A Team 1st Ken Atkinson 2nd John Beenen 3rd Bill Gray Friday B Team Gene Johnson Elaine Lavoie Ralph Latimer

TARA WOODS 2013/2014 N.F.M.SHUFFLEBOARD WINNERS Front row: Bob Riedel; 2nd row: Sue Riedel, Evelyn Watson, Nete Godfrey: 3rd row: Jack Boylan, Captain: Bob Prenoveau, Ann West, Carole Clark; Back row: Bill Gray, Ken Atkinson, Peggy Boncher, Don Watson, Nancy Wuebbeler, Dave Boncher, Ken Clark

“TARA WOODS MAGIC” SOFTBALL TEAM The first season for Tara Woods Magic ended on Wednesday, March 26th, with another loss on the scorecard. This “initiation” season, however, was a win in all other categories! Spirits are high as well as teamwork and the fan cheering section. Injuries have leveled off and hopes for next year are high. Our Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser on March 20th was a huge success. The dinner was sold out and we enjoyed a dining room filled to capacity. George and Janet Daly coordinated the kitchen and workers who came early to prepare. Cooks were Ken Clark, John Costantini, Mike Renzulli and Dave Simonson. Plating the meal were team family members, and team members served the dinner. In attendance were four members of Tara Woods’ first softball team: Bob Benjamin, Dick Heffron, George Sullivan

and Dick Weiss. Many thanks to emcee, Roger Rafferty, to Kathy Rafferty, for being in charge of ticket sales and to Mike Burk for his great pictures of our team in action. Thanks also to Tony “Bud” Montelaro and John “Lou” D’Amico for our entertainment, with their rendition of “Who’s On First”. Still trying to get those positions straight. A special thanks to Shear Perfection (The Parise’s) and Vinnie Amarando for their donations of new bats for next season. We hope to have new uniforms for next season. We also thank Bob Polenska, our interim manager, for filling in this year. Tony Perre stepped up to the plate and answered the call to be Team Manager and Lou Dunning will be Assistant Manager for the 2015 season. Any changes to the team roster will be announced in January.

We also had a team appreciation picnic on the verandah, April 6th. Good food and a happy afternoon were enjoyed by all. Thanks to Roger & Kathy Rafferty for organizing. The team wishes to thank everyone who helped, cheered or participated as a team member, as a fan or behind the scenes. Many thanks to Aaron Homrighouse for all your help in the dugout. And, last but not least, thanks to all the fans who came out and supported Tara Woods Magic this year. Thanks to you, we have the reputation for the biggest cheering section in the League. The MAGIC wishes everyone a happy and healthy summer. As the saying goes, “WAIT TILL NEXT YEAR”. Barbara Sciarpelletti

Rub-a-dub-dub Three cans in a blue tub And who do you think they are? The ‘PEPSI’, The ‘COKE’, THE ‘BEER’, can maker They all sailed out to the dump, “Twas enough to make the can man sick. Please put them out on can pick-up day. It is your park’s money you are throwing in the DUMP. Thank you, Waneta Godfrey & Jack Boylan

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TENNIS NEWS TENNIS ASSOCIATION MEETING There were approximately 40 people at the Tennis Association Meeting that was held on March 30th. At that meeting an election of officers was held for the 2014-2015 tennis season. All four positions on the Board were filled as follows: Nancy Schoeppner was elected President; she had been the Treasurer and the President Pro-tem. Fred Puhlfuerst was newly elected to be VicePresident. Kathy Rafferty was re-elected as Secretary, and Carole Neveu was elected as the new Treasurer. We thank Nancy, Fred, Kathy, and Carole for their willingness to serve on the Board. There will not be a Tennis Association Meeting in April. The next Tennis Association Meeting will be held on November 23rd, 2014. ROUND ROBIN A group of 39 people enjoyed Jambalaya after the tennis Round Robin that was held on Sunday, March 30th. Earlier that day 16 people played tennis on another beautiful, sunny day on the Tara Woods tennis courts here in Southwest Florida. The tennis Round Robin dinner was hosted by Bob & Debbie Polenska, with help from Roger & Kathy Rafferty. There will not be a tennis Round Robin in April. The next Round Robin is scheduled for November 23rd, 2014. We need someone to host the dinner at that Round Robin. If you are willing to volunteer to arrange that dinner, please contact Nancy Schoeppner. TENNIS LEAGUES WOMEN’S LEAGUE The Women’s tennis season ended on March 20th. The Lady Bugs, captained by Henri La Liberty, took 3rd place in the league that consisted of nine teams. The Angels, with Sharon Boehlke as their captain, took 5th place. The following Thursday, the women enjoyed an end-of-season round robin and luncheon, both held at Herons Glen. The Lady Bugs were recognized at that luncheon for their 3rd place position. For next fall’s tennis season, 18 women signed up to be on the two Tara Woods women’s teams. The women then held a meeting on March 18th to select members for the new teams for next season, which should start in early November. The Tara Woods Angels will again be captained by Sharon Boe-

hlke. A new team name – the Tara Woods Jewels – was selected for the team to be led by newly-elected Captain, Julie Wehrung. Team members who were selected to play on the two teams are listed on the Tennis Bulletin Board. MEN’S LEAGUE Red League I would like to take this time to let the people of Tara Woods know that, unlike last year, the Red Team did not finish in first place this year. Even though we did not do as well this year, our team was dedicated and determined, and we enjoyed the competition with the other clubs, which was our priority. To finish off our last home game with a bang, we invited the opposing team players and their wives from Pine Lakes to join our team players and our wives to the verandah for an assortment of food and other goodies!!!! There were close to 40 people enjoying the close friendship we have developed. (I think they came for the food. Ha Ha) Next year is another year, our spirit is high, and we expect to do great things (not necessarily in tennis). We would like to take this opportunity to thank the many supporters who came to our games at home and away. It meant a lot to us to see you there encouraging us week in and week out; so, thank you very much!!! Until next season, please stay healthy and enjoy life to the maximum. – Glen Fisher White League The White League tennis season is now over and we are pleased to have achieved 4th place out of nine teams. We had a good season playing together, with lots of laughs and a few tears. We thank our fans and hope that you continue to support the players. See you next season. – Gerry Gagnon Blue League – The Tigers The Tara Woods Tigers played their final match against Herons Glen on March 27th. That match ended with 2 wins and 4 losses, and put the Tigers in 7th place out of 8 teams. Blue League – The Bald Eagles The tennis season for the Tara Woods Eagles ended on March 27th in the rain. We won 3 sets and lost 3 against the Pine Lakes Gators, and we ended up in 4th place.

Next year we will only field one team because of low player turnout early in the season and because of so many other unpredictable events like the cruise, health issues, visiting family, etc. The final team roster will not be turned in until early October 2014. – Bill Powers Blue League – Next Season The Blue League Tennis Team from Tara Woods will enter the 20142015 North Fort Myers Senior Men’s Tennis League season next fall with a consolidated single team named the Tara Woods Tigers, chosen during the annual league tennis meeting on March 9th. The team will play a series of matches against senior teams from other area communities starting in November of 2014. The Tigers will be captained by George D’Alessandro and co-captained by Bill Powers, who each led their respective teams through the just concluded 2013-2014 tennis season. Members of the Tigers, in addition to D’Alessandro and Powers, are Ray Flynn, Rich Letourneau, Phil Franchini, Dale Holat, and Chuck Wheeler. Substitute players for the team are Rich Binkowski, Mike Renzulli, Barry Maberry, Ron Andrews, Ken Ferris, Dakota Windancer, Howie Gross, and Bob Polenska. The team members would like to thank all their friends and neighbors who came out to watch and support them at their matches this year, and are looking forward to a winning season when play resumes in the fall. – Phil Franchini TENNIS TIDBITS I understand we have a very patriotic tennis player among us. It has been reported that Gene Dickie played in all three leagues – the Red League, the White League, and the Blue League – all within eight days. That’s quite a distinction – and it probably won’t be repeated any time soon. Because the tennis league season has officially ended here in Southwest Florida, there won’t be any tennis news to report to the Columns until next fall. In the meantime, we hope that all tennis players will enjoy their summer social tennis, either here at Tara Woods or wherever the others spend their summer months. Submitted by Linda Engel

If you need to make any additions, changes 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.

CORRECTIONS TO THE CURRENT TARA WOODS DIRECTORY

MAY / JUNE 2014 Additions: BELIVEAU, Roch & Lee 19736 Kara Circle, Lot #530 603-933-0745 ....................................................... NH BOZICK, Bob & Jean 19485 Omega Road, Lot #207 599-2776 ............................................................. MD DILLON, “Matt” & Carol Ann 19719 Pandora Circle, Lot #428 765-545-0817 .........................................................IN GROSSNER, Lynne 2858 Tara Lakes Circle, Lot #300 217-725-8471 ......................................................... IL GROSSNER, Tony 2858 Tara Lakes Circle, Lot #300 217-725-0309 ......................................................... IL JANNELLI, Ralph & Anna 19752 Cottonfield Road, Lot #450 567-2826 ............................................................... NJ JARRY, Roger & Wendy 19531 Cotton Bay, Lot #48 851-0997 ........................................................... CAN MARQUIS, Carl & Kathy 2601 Macon Circle, Lot #231 567-2955 ........................................................... CAN Phone # Changes: ASPIN, Robert & Ruth ........................941-445-6872 19453 Charleston Circle, Lot #161 Address Changes: FUTRELL, Erika She will live in her new home at 19849 Kara Circle, Lot #486. She moved from her Cloister Street home. Her new phone # is 599-2801. Misc. Changes: None Delete the Following Names: DAVIS, Jeff & Jane 19719 Pandora Circle, Lot #428 .........................Sold LANG, Denise 19849 Kara Circle, Lot #486 ..............................Sold McCLURE, Rick & Geri 2901 Tara Lakes Circle, Lot #659 .......................Sold McMANUS, Jim & Marie 19530 Charleston Circle, Lot #33 .......................Sold RYAN, Bernice 2845 Orlenes Street, Lot #355 ........................Moved THIBAULT, Gerald & Alva 19485 Omega Road, Lot #207 ........................Moved


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ANNIVERSARIES IN MAY:

BIRTHDAYS IN MAY: 1 Lee Brda, Claudia Weiss 2 Lori Bostic 3 Delma Everhart, Anna Koenen, Shirley Ringleben, Tony Sanfilippo 4 Anna Lou Sonderman, Ernie St.James 5 Ceil Jacoby 6 Barb Jakacki, Bernie Sciarpelletti 7 Pat Coutts, Elaine Dickie 8 Mai Phillips, Norma Silverman 9 Ann DeVoy, Joe Waldron, Joe Whitten 10 Carmen Cencer, Al Mendes, Nancy Wendorf 11 Bev Brockhagen, Lynda Francey, Joyce Girard 12 Denise Bunde, Estelle Greenaway, Les Lesnoski,

14 Debbie Objartel, Pat Virkus 15 Bill LaFrance, Gladys Woodard 16 Jack Boyle, Priscilla Erhardt 17 John Conklin, “Gib” Loesel 18 John Andrus, Jean Weaver 19 Bill Goodhue, Doris Katz 22 Ross Hetherington, Marty Rudo 23 Helen Boettger, 96 Yrs., Irene Seekell 25 Joe Brown, Aileen Reese 26 Trudy LeVerrier, Dick Madzar, Gordy Sando - 95 Yrs., Vic Sharps 27 Mike Buletta, Lin Clegg, Jean Guy, Ann Lappano, 92 Yrs. 28 John Burke, Kay Hampton, “B” Hill 29 Joan Dubell 30 Don Shields, Ron Stegner

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Vera & Jim Cawlfield Mary & Denny Biglin Beth & Howard Gross, Lannie & Pete Pracher Rosemary & Charlie Crouse – 64 Yrs. Jan & John Goers, Susie & Jack Alexander, Linda & Bob Janis Bernice & Norm Brousseau - 61 Yrs. Nina & Harold Rivell Robin & Don Swartz “D” & Emmett Linderman, Sue & Bob Riedel Barb & Gary Dodge Janet & Joe Waldron, Diana & Phil Featherbay, Donna & Mike Grigas, Nancy & Ray LeClair, Judy & Bill Machnicz Nancy & Ron Stegner Judy & Tom Powers Gina & Howie Jacobs, Joan & Dave Simonson - 60 Yrs. Ellie & John Sorantino Judy & Dominic Cirillo

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ANNIVERSARIES IN JUNE:

BIRTHDAYS IN JUNE: 1 Jim Dahlhofer, Jon Gold, Elizabeth Robinson, Ruth Simko, Billie Sonderman, Andy Stroehlein 2 Joe Crowley, Nina Rivell, Terry Vibbert 3 Nancy Haggerty, Richard Stonhill 4 Lorraine Milligan, George Partridge 5 Ernie Crerar, Phil Franchini, Marge Hosek 6 Dawn Benjamin, Richard Jones, Ken Nettles, Mike Renzulli 7 Louise Frederick, Linda McKay, Gail Taylor 8 Jim Brockhagen, John Fries 9 Dotty Britton, Clark Dorsett, Jean Moriarty 10 Bea Sponseller 11 Marge Lang, Lannie Pracher, Anita Sherman 12 Judy Holmes, Ron McLaughlin, Charlotte Ohmes 13 John Maher 14 Sharon McCutcheon

15 June Buer, Betty Futrell, Rita Johnsen, 90 Yrs., Barb Litzkow, Linda Parise 16 Addy Fratantuono, Debbie Polenska,Wally Wuebbeler 17 Rita Gagnon, Amos Green, Tom Heideman, 18 Barbara Garber - 96 yrs. 19 Jackie Hammond, Jane Maher, Tod Ramsey – 94 Yrs., Evelyn Watson 20 Jerry Coon, Bob Nunn 21 Gary Dodge, Ken Donald, Linda Prenoveau 23 Tom Powers 24 Sandy Thompson 25 Jim Brown 26 Bill Crawford, Suzy Partridge, Tom Sharps 27 Lloyd Kelsey, Bill Lyford 28 George Daly, Carol Heidmous, Billie Snell 29 Susan Bonavita, Dona Fox, Rosie Goldstein, Linda Janis, Sue Proulx, Pete VanGemert 30 Anita Griffin, Ray LeClair, Pat Sparany

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Colleen & Jim Brown, Audrey & Barry Maberry Marilyn & Ken Nettles. Mary Ellen & Jon Gold, Nancy & Bill Lyford Barb & Bill Goodhue, Mary-Lou & Ken Kitchen Mary & Lyle LeClair Henrietta & Royce La Liberty, Kathy & Bob Ross Nancy & Ron McLaughlin, 55 Yrs. Ang & Doug Plested, Susan & Bob Uccello, Julie & Gerald Wehrung Diane & Don Girty, Sandy & Keith Schuelke Carolyn & Lloyd Kelsey, Suzy & “Gib” Loesel, Bea & Gary Sponseller Billie & Bud Snell, - 63 Yrs. Joan & Gene Johnson Pat & Rick Virkus, Elaine & Jack Wood Elaine & Gene Dickie, 50 Yrs. Audrey & Bill Perry, 50 Yrs. Lori & Tim Bostic Joan & Bill Powers, 55 Yrs. Flo & Bob Gooding, Priscilla & Barry Erhardt, Sue & Ron Proulx Sandi & Mel Wilson Lee & Rocky Beliveau, Lorraine & Bill Smith Sharon & Ron Davidson, Louise & Ray Kaluba Deliaan & Pete Van Gemert, Sharie & Norm Libby, Babe & Marty Rudo

NEW ENGLAND CLUB The New England Club held it’s Bon Voyage Party at Beef O’Brady’s on April 10th for our annual YankeeRed Sox game. We had a record number of club members in attendance this year and a great time was had by all. Our season ended with the annual Lobsterfest that we shared with the New York/New Jersey Club. The officers want to thank our dedicated, loyal members for all their help and hard work all season long. The Valentine’s Day party which we hosted was a huge success, as was the New England-Mid Atlantic Challenge. We would not have the great club that we have if not for our awesome members! To our snowbirds- safe travels; to our summer survivors-a hurricane-free summer; and to all our members-A healthy, happy, fun summer ! Judy Machnicz

MidWest Club It’s hard to believe that the season is over. We had a lot of laughs, fun and good times. Now it’s time to say goodbye to our snowbirds as they head north. I want to say thank you to all of you who attended our meetings, made delicious dishes and helped with anything that needed to be done. Julie, Casey, & Diane, thanks for your help and support. I wish all of you a great summer and safe travels. See you in October. Barb Goodhue


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TARA WOODS COMPUTER CLUB NEW YORK/NEW The Tara Woods Computer question at all and I will try to It’s never too late to join our Club provides free computer answer it. group, even if you’re a total nov- JERSEY CLUB classes. We spend as much time Beginning in May, we will be ice. Bring your laptop computer as we need to on each topic, so the scheduling of these lessons is tentative. Feel free to attend only those classes that appeal to you. Most of them stand on their own and do not require that you attend the earlier ones. Each lesson is scheduled to last about an hour, but tends to run overtime with general questions from the members. You can ask me any

meeting at my home during the off-season like we did last year. These meetings are to be held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays. They offer a more relaxed atmosphere, with coffee and donuts provided for free. This year I intend to teach Microsoft Office in detail. This will include Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, along with other related topics.

with you if you want to follow along (this is optional). Bring something to take notes with. Please call me with any questions or comments at 652-0488. I can help you with any of your computer needs. I’m looking forward to seeing you. Dave St.Laurent, The Computer Tutor

MID-ATLANTIC CLUB March 15th – Well, we finally won the “Bean Bag” challenge against the New England Club. This was the first time, in a very long time, we were not defeated. Hooray, MidAtlantic Club!! Thanks to New England for the fine food and an enjoyable time. April 23rd – Don’t forget our Nokomis Park Beach Party. We will meet at the Clubhouse at 9:00 AM to car pool. Cost is $3.00 each. For further information, call Bill Milligan or Dave

Simonson. See you at the beach! May 11th – Annual Mother’s Day Brunch at the Clubhouse. The male members will cook and serve the Mothers a delicious brunch at 12:00 noon. May 26th – All are invited to a Memorial Day celebration at 4:00 PM at the Clubhouse. DJ will be Lloyd and Carolyn playing songs for dancing/singing. Dinner will be served: Barbecued chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, corn on the cob, and watermelon for dessert. We will have a preview of plans for a permanent Memorial Plaque to commemorate our vet-

erans. Tickets are $12.00 per person and are on sale at the Clubhouse during Saturday morning coffee and Tuesday night Bingo. Finally, goodbyes and have a safe trip home to all our friends who will be leaving for the summer. Enjoy the summer and see you in the fall. The Club will not meet in July or August. In September we will resume our monthly meetings on the third Sunday of every month. Respectfully submitted by Audrey J. Perry

A good time was had by all at the Lobsterfest in April. The food was outstanding, with thanks to George Daly and his crew and to Ralph Latimer and his crew for the New England Clam Chowder. Thank you to all who participated and helped on that day. By the time you get this, we should have also had our “Outto-Lunch” meeting on Saturday, April 26th, at the new Golden Corral on Pine Island Rd. & Andalusia. Thank you to Tony & Celeste Perre for setting this up for us. Our meeting schedule for October 2014 – April 2015 will be passed out at this meeting and also sent by e-mail, and is available on the bulletin board. Our next event is hosting the Labor Day Party, which will be a Clambake on Monday, September 1st. Watch for a sign-up sheet in August to help for this party. If you are here, we can use your help.

I will keep in touch by e-mail, so please keep me aware of any changes to your e-mail address. Just send me an e-mail at janetdaly@yahoo.com and I will have your address. Please, also allow my return e-mails to reach you, by right clicking on my e-mail, then move your cursor to junk email, where a window will popup. Click on “add sender to safe sender list”. It will tell you that I have been added and you should be able to receive my e-mails. Have a wonderful, safe, healthy summer. I hope you will be able to participate in the Labor Day Clambake, but if not, I look forward to seeing everyone back for the Wine & Cheese Party on Saturday, October 11th. Janet Daly - 567-2285

Trees: Prepare for hurricane season by checking trees for damaged or weak branches and prune if needed. FLORIDA GARDENING CALENDAR JUNE What to plant Annuals: Annuals that can take full sun during the increasingly hot summer months include celosia, portulaca, vinca, and some coleus. Palms: Summer’s warm, rainy weather is the perfect time to plant palms. Herbs: Plant heat loving herbs, including basil, ginger, summer savory, cumin, Mexican tarragon, and rosemary. Vegetables: Plant tropical vegetables such as boniato and chayote this month. What to do Pests: Monitor the garden weekly for harmful insects. Know-

ing which insects attack a plant can aid in identification and control. Irrigation: Watch for drought stress and water as needed if rainfall is spotty. Focus on new plantings and follow water restrictions. When rains begin, shut down the irrigation system. Propagation: Now is a good time to produce more plants by air layering, grafting, division, or cuttings. Palms and cycads: Watch for nutrient deficiencies or environmental problems with palms and correct using an appropriate treatment. Pruning: Many summer flowering shrubs, like hibiscus, oleander, and ixora, bloom more when lightly pruned during the warmer months. (This is an excerpt from the University of Florida website , please visit for complete information )



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GARDEN CLUB BOOK DISCUSSION CLUB MEETING Thursday, May 1st and Thursday, June 5th, 2014 at 1:30 PM 2760 Steamboat Loop Join us for a cup of tea, a cookie, and reviews of some of the latest best sellers and other good books. For information contact Marilyn Workman 543-1168

We wish all the snowbirds a safe trip home. Our first meeting for the new season is October 11th. We will be discussing the Fashion Show. Please attend. Everyone mark your calendars: The Fashion Show is Friday, November 14th. FLORIDA GARDENING CALENDAR MAY What to Plant Annuals: Plants that can take summer heat include coleus, salvia, torenia, wax begonia, and ornamental pepper. Bulbs: Some lilies do better when their roots are crowded. Try planting Amazon, Aztec, and Clivia lilies in containers to increase blooming. Herbs: Plant heat loving herbs,

including basil, Mexican tarragon, ginger, cumin, summer savory, and rosemary. Vegetables: Southern favorites to plant now are okra, southern pea, and sweet potato. What to Do Pests: Harmful insects become more active as the weather warms. Watch forthrips, scale, and mites on ornamental plants. Gardenias and Ixora: While some yellowing of older leaves is normal, yellowingof new growth usually indicates a micronutrient deficiency. Oleanders: Chewed or ragged leaves indicate oleander caterpillars at work. Tomatoes: Watch for pests, disease, and nutritional disorders on tomato plants.


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ENTERTAINMENT AROUND TARA WOODS BOCCE Kentucky Derby Party Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 4:00 PM

Tuesdays at 10:00 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

BYOB, place settings and a hearty appetizer to share. Rose Bouquet Raffle & authentic Mint Juleps.

Watch the Run for the Roses on the big screen. Bet on your favorite horse. Dress for the occasion. Hats for ladies & gentlemen encouraged! Please sign up on the bulletin board in the Clubhouse

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

BINGO at Tara Woods Be

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

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

No

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


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MOVIE NITE Saturday, June 28th 7:00 PM Featuring: The Lone Ranger Starring: Johnny Depp PG - 13 Comedy, Action, Drama Free Popcorn Soda 50 cents Hosted by Lloyd and Carolyn Kelsey

Wednesday, May 14th at 4:00 PM on the Verandah We will be celebrating May Flowers Please bring an appetizer for the table to share and a Pot Luck Dish for the buffet. $1 per person Please Come and Join in the fun

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


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MOMMY to MOM to MOTHER Real Mothers – don’t eat quiche; they don’t have time to make it. Real Mothers – know that their kitchen utensils are probably in the sandbox. Real Mothers – know that dried play dough doesn’t come out of carpets. Real Mothers – don’t want to know what the vacuum just sucked up. Real Mothers – sometimes ask ‘Why me?’ and get their answer when a little voice says, ‘Because I love you best.’ Real Mothers – know that a child’s growth is not measured by height or years or grade…..It is marked by the progression of….. MOMMY to MOM to MOTHER

IMAGES of MOTHER and DAD 4 years old: My Mommy and Daddy can do anything 8 years old: My Mom and Dad knows a lot! A whole lot! 12 years old: My Mother and Dad doesn’t really know quite everything 16 years old: Naturally, Mother and Dad doesn’t know that, either 21 years old: Mother? Dad? They are hopelessly old-fashion 25 years old: That old woman? That old man? They are way out of date 35 years old: Mom/Dad – Well, they might know a little about it 45 years old: Before we decide, let’s get Mom and Dad’s opinion 60 years old: Wonder what Mom and Dad would have thought about it? 65 years old: Wish I could talk it over with Mom and Dad…just one more time! HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY HAPPY FATHER’S DAY


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SALES RENTAL SERVICE

The ladies of Tara Woods show their artistic talents at the Splash and Wine party in March. We all had a great time creating our masterpieces.

If You Take Good Care Of Your Golf Cart It Will Take Good Care Of You! The best way to keep your cart in top running condition is to take care of the little problems before they become BIG ones. Call us to pick up your cart, give it a check-up and deliver it back to you!

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POOLSIDE PUB LIFE COME CHECK IT OUT! INSIDE DELTURA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB

TARA WOODS RESIDENTS ALWAYS WELCOME! LUNCH SPECIALS EVERY DAY 11-3, HAPPY HOUR EVERYDAY 3-6 WITH SOME KIND OF FUN GOING ON EVERY NIGHT OF THE WEEK!

STOP IN AND GRAB A CALENDAR OF EVENTS TODAY EVERY WEDNESDAY AT THE FOUNTAIN GRILLE: 5-8 “TASTE OF ITALY” ALLYOUCANEATFINEITALIANTHEMEDBUFFET&AFREEWINEWITHDINNER$10.99

MONDAY: BURGER NIGHT 2 FOR 1

TUESDAY: KARAOKE

THURSDAY: “NAME THAT TUNE & TRIVIA NIGHT” FRIDAY: LIVE MUSIC & FISH FRY SPECIAL SUNDAYS:

SATURDAY: KARAOKE

BLOODY MARY SPECIALS

CINCO DE MAYO – May 5th

COURTYARD PARTY 3PM LIVE MUSIC

“MIKE GLEAN” LIVE! FRIDAY MAY 2ND, 16TH, & 30TH 5:30PM “RICK NORRIS” LIVE FRIDAY MAY 8TH 5PM “COLTON JAMES” LIVE MAY 23RD 5PM

MEMORIAL DAY BBQ COURTYARD PARTY WITH “TAKE TWO” LIVE PARTY @ 2PM ALL SPECIALS AND EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGES WITHOUT NOTICE… 5/2014


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