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Long Island Village – Rentals

If you are thinking about renting out your Sea Cottage, Cottage Home, Park Model or RV lot, come and check out our rates and what we offer. • RV lot rentals 80% payback to the owner and includes free palm tree trimming. • Sea Cottage, Cottage Home or Park Model, 70% payback to the owner. We supply linens and do the cleaning. • Use of your property for your personal use (with advance notice to the office). Help keep association fees down, Support your Association’s rental business. By placing your properties in your association’s rental program you will be making money and helping to keep association fees down.

Call us today at 800-292-7261 or 956-943-6449 Or drop by our Welcome Center.


Long Island Village Owner’s Association, Inc. Policies Policy 3.9 WRIST BAND USE: Wrist Bands are required, year round, in the indoor and the outdoor pool, plus the Tennis Courts. Each owner will have four (4) bands distributed free each year and have an option to purchase four (4) additional for $ 5.00 each.


(Use small case for letters) The new version of the LIV Website has now been turned on. To enter the owner’s section: a. User name - Use letter l number 0 and lot number altogether No street names ( examples l0005, l0015, l0234,lsc93, ls101 ) b.

Password is villager.

Once you have logged in you can select “profile” and next “edit profile” to personalize your password. If you have a problem, you can call the Welcome Center at 956-943-5051.

July 2013 Volume 62

Manager’s Report

– GM Horner & FM Zamora GM Horner & FM Zamora presented their monthly reports and updates. Work Orders o There were 89 work order requests for the month. There are 20 work orders still open. GM Horner stated that one of the open work orders is for the new treadmill and it is on its way from Utah. GM Horner stated that one exercise bike has been repaired. The cost of the repair was a trade of the treadmill that burnt out. Another exercise bike is in need of repair so the technician will be called back to repair it. GM Horner stated that several sprinkler work orders are still open due to repairs needed at Lift Station 1. Secretary Vasquez asked GM Horner about the blue dye pills from the water district. GM Horner stated that when he dropped off two letters at the water district, he was advised that the blue dye pills were ordered and will be notified when they arrive but GM Horner has not received notification. GM Horner will check with the water district to see if the dye pills have been received. AT Guerra stated that you could also use food dye instead of the dye pills. Secretary Vasquez asked if there was going to be a procedure on how the dye pills will be passed out. Treasurer Steffensen stated that a notice about the dye pills has been placed in the May issue of the newsletter. FM Zamora stated the representative from the water district stated that it is not a problem to water sections on different days than stated on the water district statement. FM Zamora stated that the sections are being watered only twice a week. AT Guerra asked if there is a list to check to make sure timers are in compliance. FM Zamora stated that a majority of the timers are in the sea cottage area. Those timers are in compliance. FM Zamora also stated that the units in the rental pool are also in compliance. Building Permit o FM Zamora stated that five dwellings are being built and there will be an additional two that will be in the process. o AT Guerra asked FM Zamora if he was able to look into the issue of a propane tank on a unit. FM Zamora stated that the propane tank is under the steps and not on the deck or near the sea wall and it is ventilated. o 9 issued; 1 concrete, 2 removal of park model, 1 dock, 2 deck, 2 reconstructions & 1 storage building. Projects o Two hot tub filters has been replaced o Sewer line on 765 has been repaired and all that is needed is to repave the road o There are 24 new plastic card tables thanks to the D & E committee o 13 drain grills are being built. They are being built by Alex from Maintenance and the cost is approximately $250 with labor. If they are purchased the cost would be $1,000 each. FM Zamora presented pictures of the drain grills. o The lift station pump has been replaced. The pump had been there for 15 years. The cost of the new pump is approximately $3,200. Past Due Condo Fees o (137) 1-15 days ($81,539.00) o (00) 16-30 days late ($0.00) o (07) 31-60 days late ($4,047.00) o (02) 61-90 days late ($2,134.00) o (12) 90 days late ($23,465.35)

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History of the Robert G. Hamilton Memorial Library - Part 2

Robert G. Hamilton Memorial Library

by: Judy Voss, Chairman E-mail:

JUNE 2013

INCOME Donation Directories Cans Gas Income Total

$360.00 26.00 223.00 (20.00) $589.00

EXPENSES Books $132.30 DVD’S 83.17 Supplies 18.01 Other-Plaque 100.00 PI Press Newspaper 22.00 Magazines 37.97 Expense Total $393.45 2 BANK BALANCE

$ 3,685.19

Please save your cans and open the bags into the barrels. Our can men would certainly appreciate it!

We left off with having established a new Library area with Judy Voss as Head Librarian, several “Bookends” (our volunteers), some donated books and a little money still left over from the endowment given by the Hamilton family. Judy Voss and Margaret Hunnicutt used these funds to purchase tables, chairs, and sofas to suitably furnish the ‘Front’ room. The Decoration Committee graciously volunteered to turn over their storage room to the Library for additional closet space. By the end of the year the Library desperately needed more space. Judy was now serving on the Board of Directors and approached her fellow Board Members with the idea of using one of the attached rooms that had been a dining area for the grill. The Board Agreed. They not only moved the Ceramic Club storage to a new area, they also very generously gave the Library the now abandoned ‘kitchen’ room. This completed the four room complex we have today. Now the team for the fledgling Library wanted to come up with a continuous cash flow for purchasing new books. The Voss’s came up with a unique plan. Recycling aluminum cans. They donated their open trailer to the Library to haul the cans. Not only did it provide much needed income for the Library it eliminated at least 300 lbs. of garbage in the dumpsters every month. A win-win solution! Today there are several volunteers that pick up the cans at each trash area and collect them after all the events, meetings and cocktail parties. Once again this Community proved that it could work together for a good cause. Thank you Gentlemen! Early on, the Head Librarian also came up with the idea and formula for creating a much needed Village Phone Directory. Today those sales are a big source of Library funding. The Library’s collection of materials never stagnates. New ideas and trends have added to its usefulness. For instance, many years ago, when VCR tapes became popular they were given a section. Of course, now they are all but obsolete. Today’s current choice for movie enthusiasts is the DVD. We now have over 1200 DVD’s in the collection and add new titles every month! Just in case books and movies aren’t your ‘thing’. Here are a few more of the resources available to all our residents; • Sit comfortably and work on your computer using the Village’s Wi-Fi, or, peruse the latest Port Isabel newspapers, popular magazines, Board meeting minutes and LIV Newsletter editions. • Choose from the large collection of Audio books for those of you who like to listen to wonderful actors and storytellers reading your favorite tales. • Come in and work on the current jigsaw puzzle, or take some home, there are dozens of puzzles to choose from • Owners and renters have also made the Library a depository for unused medical equipment and household objects. These important and often needed items are loaned out, free of charge to owners. Ask a ‘Bookend Volunteer’ about the inventory. Funding for the Library is an on-going project. However, reading material donations, Trash & Treasure profits, sales of duplicate and discarded books, cash donations, late fees, Phone Directory income and recycling can dollars have made the Library completely self-sustaining! Today there are 20-25 ‘Bookends’ that staff the Library. They are happy to help you find what you like to read and view. Please continue to save those cans and donate your old reading material but most of all…..give all the Volunteers a Thank You and smile for all they do for your community.

OBITUARY Gerald (Jerry) Kelly 82, 112 E. Scallop passed away May 15, 2013. He and his wife Beverly had been in Long Island Village for the past 20 years. He is survived by his wife Beverly , two sons and 1 daughter. Jerry was busy in his early years in Long Island Village with windsurfing and sailing. Golfing and carving were also among his hobbies. He will be missed by his family and many friends.

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(956) 943-2313 Cell (956) 525-2124 NEW LISTING 741 E. Clam Cr. Vacant inside lot ready to move on or build on. Only $35,000 77 Abalone, 2bd/2ba waterfront. Possible owner financing. Worth a look! $110,000 147 E. Bonnet, 2bd/2ba. 70’ waterfront. Easy access to ICW. Great price of $150,000 394 Sand Dollar 1bd/1ba. large inside corner lot. Stg. bldg. w/d, good rental. $69,900 608 Sand Dollar Fifth wheel on inside lot, priced to sell at $45,000 or BEST OFFER!!!

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Welcome to our new pastor, Joseph L. Berkley and his wife Stella!

Join us Sunday, June 30 at 10:30am for a pot luck welcoming Pastor Joe and his family into our congregation! *** Sunday Worship 9:30am Worship Communion served the first Sunday of each month 10:30am Fellowship Hour *** Wednesday Night 4:30pm Choir Practice 5:30pm Dinner with Friends 6:00pm Bible Study

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4 Law Offices of John Haywood MAY LIV Patrol

05/02 Lot 357 Owner reported to security that the neighbors cat was on his property. Security found cat under flatbed trailer and spoke to neighbors. 05/03 Lot 158 Owner called security to report his ice chest with a lid cushion was stolen from his boat. Sheriff called and report filed. 05/03 Lot 836 Renter called security to report that he had just checked in and found post light covers and sprinkler on the ground. Security filled the report. 05/04 Lot 261 Called security to report cable was not working, possibly due to the construction on Lot 260. Security filed the report. 05/16 Lot 357 Owner requested security to write a report regarding a disagreement with neighbor.

Property sales Business transactions Personal injury accidents Estate planning & Pre-Nuptial agreements. Call the Law Offices of John Haywood at 943-3288 for your appointment. Down the street at the Queen Isabel Inn.

05/18 Lot 762 Security notified of power outage. Facilities Manager authorized call to AEP. 05/21 Guard House EMS called for lady who was at the swing bridge with a group of people looking for bird’s nests in the open field. 05/22 Lot 365 Guest stopped at gate when trying to enter the village with renter’s car pass. Pass taken and report filed. 05/24 Lot 245 Security notified of possible water leak or water leaking from crack in sea wall at low tide. Facilities Manager notified. 05/27 Lot 282 Renter’s daughter was bitten by a dog while out walking. Security was notified and would look for dog and owner. Renter did not want to call sheriff.

661 Sandollar $89,900

752 E Clam Circle $39,000

ready to build on channel front lot

ready to build on

709 E Clam $144,900

2 W Scallop $157,900

699 E Clam Circle $199,900 Gorgeous must see!

845 W Oyster $169,900

139 Bonnet $93,500

129 Bonnett $99,900

channel front lot ready to build on. New seawall

Well maintained 2 bedroom/2 bathroom stick built being offered with all furniture & furnishings.

281 Sundial $124,900

118 E Scallop $184,900

853 W Oyster $127,900

780 E Oyster $129,900

channel front. 2/1. Remodeled in 2008. Furnished. Tile throughout

TRASH & TREASUERS New Date December 7, 2013

Channel front 2/2 w/boat lift. Granite. Furnished

Deal-channel front 2/1 with big covered deck. Furnished

Channel front handicap accessible 2 bedroom w/furniture. Covered patio.

846 W Oyster $189,900 PENDING corner lot on the Inter coastal. Stick built. Furniture included. Very nice. Lift

Look at that price. Boat lift. 2/2 Furnished. Lots of storage. Light & bright, neat & clean Stick built on the Inter coastal. Furniture included. Very nice

Finished 1 car garage w/a man cave. Boat lift & hurricane shutters. Furniture & furnishings included. Excellent condition.

Very cute park model on the channel. Extra large east side deck area is a perfect place to entertain friends and family. Furnished

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Lot 755 COTTAGE HOME 2B/2Bth fully furnished, covered front and rear deck, Must see to appreciate $115,000

Waterfront Lots

Lot 141 empty lot ready to build on or your RV $108,000. Lot 272 • Recent remodeled PM, almost new boat lift, dock, large deck $109,000

Lot 447 Vacant Lot across from golf course, near Lot 458 Nice park model with addition, W/D, stg amenities, stg bldg. Large lot great for your RV or a bldg, large covered deck $85,782 place to build. $45,000 Lot 842 PM with island room on oversized lot near the intracoastal, large bath. The lot has the Lot 448 Vacant lot across from golf course.Bring your Rv or build where amenities abound. $45,000 value. $185,000.

Golf Course Lots


FOR SALE LOT H Sand Dollar Drive. $ 69,000 OBO. Nice and clean. Furnished, 1 Bdr, 1Bath, new refrigerator/ washer/dryer. SPI skyline, golf course and pond view. Contact owner 210-887-2421 FOR SALE LARGE CONNER LOT 739 2/2 COTTAGE HOME WITH SHIPPING CHANNEL AND ISLAND VIEW FROM LARGE COVERED DECK. OPEN FLOOR PLAN WITH LOTS OF STORAGE, CUSTOM BLANDS, 4 CEILING FANS, JETTED TUB, ALL TILE 18 IN. FLOORING AND FULLY FURNISHED WITH WASHER/DRYER. BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPING AND PAVED DRIVE. PRICE $ 149,000. CALL LINDA AT 956-433-1756. SALE: 838 Waterfront: Remodeled Park Model / Island Room w/boat lift, King bed, whirlpool tub, Open Bright Plan, 19’ x 12’ Living Room w/sofa bed & 42” TV, 2nd bath w/closet & washer/dryer, & large Walk-in Closet (remove to make 2nd bedroom) Covered Tile deck, Storage under, dock Fully Furnished & Equipped. $139,900 Owner Jim (262) 242-4181

FOR SALE LOT # 815 On Canal with Dock reduced $85,000 907-345-5860 or 928-566-7189 SEA COTTAGE 19 -BARGAIN 2/2 recently remodeled, newly tiled floor, Carpet. Lots of storage. W/D upstairs. New storm shutters. Deck with boat lift. Elevator to 2nd floor. REDUCED $199,000 956-943-3215.

Lot 509 Unfurnished with island room and total roofover. 2BR 2BTH, front porch,rear deck with built in storage bldg under roof. Very nice. $59,900. SOLD Lot N - Emply lot with island view. $ 60,000

FOR RENT – WATERFRONT LOT # 814 October - April $ 625/mo. Call Owner 651-592-6188

Lot 505 Furnished PM with covered deck on extra large corner lot. Perfect for now and a great lot to build on. Take a look at this one. $56,000

LOT # 192 Waterfront Cottage home For Rent – 2 Bedroom/2Bath-Recently remodeled. Fully furnished, Covered deck with shade. For months of September, October thru March. Only $ 1,700 monthly Call (956) 821-5899

Lot G COTTAGE HOME 3 bdrm, 2 bth, with 2 lofts. Some furnishings, granite countertops, great view of the island. Make an appointment for this one. $170,000.

WE WANT YOUR LISTING. Nor ma Swink, BROKER Cell (956) 561.3442

P.D. Swink, AGENT Cell (956) 572.1559

Office: (956) 943.4228 or (956) 943.4243 1338 W. Hwy 100 Laguna Vista, TX 78578 Email: Online:

LIV’S 2013 SUMMER D & E We want to introduce villagers to the couples who have volunteered their time and weekends to plan, promote, and work many events for our summer fun!! They are Chris & Cindy Hatzold, LeRoy & Ivonne Barrera, Bob & Patty Champion, and Armando & Rosie Alfaro.

FOR RENT: LOT # 456 WEST CLAM. Dock-Boat Lift- Double Paved.- Fish Cleaning Table – Main Canal- Wkly: $210/Monthly: $625/ Holiday Wk: $310. Contact Owner: 956-399-0568. FOR SALE Lot 475. Best Lot in the park on ontrcoastal waterway. Great deck and deep water. Older park model with sun room. Great inside. $ 185,000.00 Call 952-217-7166 FOR RENT - Lot # 123 Close to great bathhouse. Palm treel on left back corner of lot. Picnic table. Great location. $ 450 /mo. Plus electric. Call 832-221-9073 FOR SALE OR RENT: Lot 601 Star Fish. $39,900 or $450 + Electric/Month 417-825-4574. For Sale Lot 439 Furnished Park Model. Great Condition. 1/1 Excellent view across from Golf Course. New Roof 14x30 Covered Deck. Nearly new W/D Ample parking $59,900 Phone 701-400-5712 Worried About Having A Medical Emergency While Traveling? MASA (Medical Air Service Association) The world’s leading emergency assistance company • Emergency Air Transportation – Medical Evacuation • Helicopter Transportation – Ground Ambulance • Many Other Services Call : Apolonia Villarreal or Omar Villarreal (956)-873-2777 LOT G – INSIDE COTTAGE HOME FOR SALE : 3B-2B-& 2 LOFTS. HAS TILE FLOOR, WINDOW SHUTTERS, GRANITE COUNTTER TOPS & BEAUTIFUL VIEW OF ISLAND. MUST SEE. Reduced $ 170,000 or best offer CALL 956-648-4428 For Sale: Lot 18 Conch. View of Golf Course. Across from Rec. Center. Newer double slab. Great location. $ 44,000 Call 815-866-9069 FOR SALE : Sea Cottage # 50. Fully Furnished. All appliances. $ 169,500.00 Firm. No Realtor. Fees Paid. Call 956-223-2550. FOR SALE - Lot # 678 Clam Waterfront. Newly remodeled PM 1/1 on widest canal. New Roof, Covered deck, Carport, Boat Dock, Fish Cleaning Station and New Furnishings. Awesome views Reduced $ 105,000 Call Alex 815-592-0040.

Left to right – Bob & Patty Champion, Rosie & Mando Alfaro, Lily Moreno, Leroy & Ivonne Barerra, & Chris & Cindy Hatzold.

FOR SALE - Reduced - $ 52,000 Lot 442 Cockle Street, 1/1 PM – Possible 2nd Bedroom, W/D, New Refrigerator as of 3/13. Golf Course View, Deck/Awing, Fully Furnished. Appt. only 361-533-2591


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Approval of March 27, 2013 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes o AS Gunderson made a motion to accept the minutes. VP Pelletier seconded the motion. All in favor. Motion Passed. Treasure Steffensen made a motion to increase the wristband fee to $5.00. AT Guerra seconded the motion. No discussion took place. All in favor. Motion Passed. President Chapa called for recess at 11:16 a.m. for closed executive session to begin. Executive session The board meeting reconvened at 12:57 p.m. after executive session. Director Ramirez made a motion to either get an extra ice machine or a bigger machine, at management discretion, for the summer months, Memorial Day to Labor Day. Director McBride seconded the motion. An open discussion took place. All in favor. Motion Passed. VP Pelletier made a motion to accept the variance for Sea Cottage 109 to install an elevator on the outside of the sea cottage as per the drawings received on April 10, 2013. Director McBride seconded the motion. An open discussion took place. All in favor. Motion Passed. AS Gunderson made a motion to approve the calendar of the scheduled events as presented earlier in the meeting. Director McBride seconded the motion. No discussion took place. All in favor. Motion Passed. Director McBride made a motion for funding up to $300 to reprint the hurricane manual. AT Guerra seconded the motion. No discussion took place. All in favor. Motion Passed. AS Gunderson made a motion to have the workshops open to LIV residents. VP Pelletier seconded the motion. An open discussion took place. Roll call vote: AT Guerra-yes, Treasurer Steffensen-yes, VP Pelletieryes, Secretary Vasquez-no, Director McBride-yes, AS Gunderson-yes, and Director Ramirez-no. Majority Wins. Motion Passed. Village Grill & Poolside Grill’s Hours of Operation AS Gunderson made a motion to accept the hours of operation as presented by management. Director Ramirez seconded the motion. All in favor. Motion Passed. Director McBride made a motion to give GM Horner discretion on the hours of operation of the Pro Shop. Director Ramirez seconded the motion. An open discussion took place. All in favor. Motion Passed. Treasurer Steffensen made a motion to not sell alcohol at the Poolside Grill while it is open. Secretary Vasquez seconded the motion. An open discussion took place. All in favor except VP Pelletier who opposed. Motion Passed. VP Pelletier made a motion to leave the vacant position on the board unfilled. Secretary Vasquez seconded the motion. An open discussion took place. Roll call vote: Director Ramirez-yes, AS Gunderson-no, Director McBride-no, Secretary Vasquez-yes, VP Pelletier-yes, Treasurer Steffensen-yes, and AT Guerra-yes. Majority wins. Motion Passed. Director Ramirez stated the curb on Sand Dollar Drive had no existing building permit so a decision needs to be made. Director Ramirez made a motion to instruct the owner to remove the curb on Sand Dollar Drive. Secretary Vasquez seconded the motion. No discussion took place. All in favor. Motion Passed. Secretary Vasquez made a motion that GM Horner has one week to move his office into the hospitality office that is vacant in the Welcome Center and to utilize that office as his only office as discussed in executive session with him. AT Guerra seconded the motion. No discussion took place. All in favor except VP Pelletier who opposed. Motion Passed.


04/03 Wed. 1st Myrle Minor, Audrey Turbes, Ellen Nichols, Flora Gunderson -0- Even 04/10 Wed. 1st Jane Moyle, Betty Robinson, Dale Zylman, Judy Agar -2 2nd Lenda Rodgers, Gloria Massicotte Helen Sansone -1 04/17 Wed. 1st Betsy Davis, Paul Gilbert, Bette Robinson, Deb Sprague -1 2nd Mary Eisenbraun, Inga Giese, Ruth Galow -0- Even

SCRAMBLES 04/06 Sat. 1st Gary Galow, Annie Goodie, Judy Bennett, Dennis Sullivan ? 04/14 Sun. 1st Steve Smith, Sue Smith, Pam Lunde, Mike Loveland -9 04/20 Sat. 1st Paul Krueger, Carl Sprague, Tom Gossman Lenda Rodgers -10 04/27 Sat. 1st Dennis Sullivan, Fred Bennett, Jim Martin -6


05/17/2013 05/18/2013 05/26/2013

Jim Martin Judy Bennett James Vann

# 15 # 12 # 15

SUMMER FAMILY FUN Summer fun officially kicked off in LIV Saturday evening, May 25th, with a Memorial Day “Meet & Greet” family dance. “Cool” Raul Moreno, our resident D.J., knew exactly what tunes to spin to get the young and the “young at heart” up & dancing. Families were encouraged to bring their own libations & snacks but the Summer D & E team had popcorn, nachos, pickles, cold water, candy & margaritas available for donations. Saturday, June 8th was the 3rd annual LIV Fishing Tournament. Attendance was up this year with 16 teams vying for the top prizes. Melinda Dunk from Texas Parks and Wildlife officiated, weighing in trout & redfish from each team. No one caught flounder. The temperature was soaring so the Summer D & E had hot dogs, chips, beer & ice cold water available to each team as they raced to beat the 3:30 weigh in deadline. Many of the teams consisted of well know LIV families. “CONGRATULATIONS” to Team Villarreal (guided by Grandpa AC Deanda) who caught the largest Redfish measuring 27.5 inches long and tipping the scales at 5.82 lbs. and Team Wernecke bringing in a 24 & 3/8” Trout weighing 4.4 lbs. The event raised $800 to be put towards the employee Chistmas bonuses.

Treasurer Steffensen made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Secretary Vasquez seconded the motion. All in favor. Motion passed. Adjournment at 1:30 p.m. Minutes Taken By Raul Vasquez, LIV Board of Directors 04/24/2013 1:30 p.m.

Team Villarreal

Team Wernecke

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LIV Travelgoers Presents:

A Swedish Christmas Sampler December 6 - December 14, 2013

Enjoy a very special winter getaway that takes you to Rattvik in the province of Dalorna, and the city of Stockholm to celebrate the wonderful Christmas traditions of Sweden. Enjoy evenings by the fire and a traditional five course Christmas Smorgasboad. See historic Gamla Stan, the traditional Christmas markets, and the unforgettable Skansen Christmas Fair. Hear the joyous music of Christmas at a variety of inspiring concerts. Bring Sweden home for Christmas.

DAY 1: Friday, December 6

Departure from U.S.A. ((D on flight) Depart on your overnight transatlantic flight for Stockholm, Sweden.

DAY 2: Saturday, December 7

Stockholm (B on flight, D) Arrive at Stockholm, Arlanda Airport. You will be met by your tour guide / escort who will be with you for the entire tour. Enjoy a guided tour of Wonderous Stockholm which will include The City Hall, The Wasa Ship Museum, and a view from Fjellgatan Street, the hightst point in Stockholm, where you can look out over the archipelago to get a true view of this island city. Visit The Christmas Markets in Historic Gamla Stan (Old Town), The Oldest Part of Stockholm. Dinner at the hotel tonight.

DAY 3: Sunday, December 8

Stockholm (B,D) Today visit the famous open-air museum of Skansen as you attend the Skansen Christmas Fair. Enjoy traditional handcrafts, homemade breads, cakes, sausages, candles, music and dancing. Church services and advent music will be held at the Seglora Church. You will be free to enjoy the day at your leisure. In the late afternoon attend the Luia Christmas Concert to hear the beautiful music so special at this time of year. This evening enjoy a huge Christmas Smorgasbord with five enormous cources of delicious Swedish cuisine.

DAY 4: Monday, December 9

Stockholm - Ruttvik (B,D) Free time this morning to explore Stolkholm. Of interest on your own: The Royal Crown Jewels can be viewed in the basement vault of the Royal Palace, museums and shopping. Transfer to your motor coach for a ride through the beautiful Swedish countryside to Rattvik in the tradition rich province of Dalarna. Check-in at the Dala Wardshus Hotel, your home for the next four nights. Your hosts Billy and Lena Hoglund and their staff are here to help you experience the traditions of a Swedish Christmas in this small community of cozy log cabins, quaint shops and beautiful scenery. Your days and nights will be filled with the delightful sights, sounds and flavors of Sweden at Christmas time. Enjoy!

DAYS 5, 6, & 7:Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday,

December 10, 11 & 12 Rattvik - Lake Siljan area (B,D) Spend the next three days exploring the beautiful Lake Sikjan area. At Nusnas, visit the workshop of Nils Olsson. Watch as expert craftsmen carve and paint genuine Mora Dala Horses right before your eyes. Enjoy plenty of time to look around or relax. Shop in the extensive gift shop or enjoy a cup of coffee or some sweets at the coffee shop. Stroll across the street to Grannas Olsson’s for more shopping. Day trips also include a visit to Tomteland (the Swedish version of Santa’s North Pole) where you will see live reindeer and meet the Christmas Witch. Enjoy a tour of the home and studio of beloved artist Carl Larsson, and in the town of Mora tour the amazing home or renowned artist Anders Zonn. Near Mora, visit the island of Sotteron on Lake Siljan to shop at Johnson’s Hemslojd. At your hotel enjoy the outdoors by building a snowman or take a sleigh ride through the beautiful winter forest. In the evenings, inside the coze warmth of the main lodge, learn the dtiquette of drinking the Swedish Christmas drink of Glogg. Make your own Swedish style Christmas decorations and learn to carve your own Dala Horse and paint in the traditional “kurbits” style. Enjoy fun filled Christmas dance games and delightful music.

DAY 8: Friday, December 13

Rattvik - Stockholm (B,D) December 13 is Lucia day, enjoy the beautiful music of the Lucia concert at Rattvik church this morning. Depart the province of Dalarna where you have experienced so many special Swedish Christmas Traditions. Free time in Stockholm this afternoon. On your own, perhaps return to The Christmas Markets for shopping or explore the city and discover enlightening museums, like The Wasa Ship Museum and The Skansen open-air museum. Dinner at the Hotel.

DAY 9: Saturday, December 14

Departure to U.S.A. (B, Lunch on flight) This Morning transfer by motorcoach to Stockholm / Arlanda Airport for departure to the U.S.A.

Price per person:

From Brownsville $2959.00 p.p.

For more information Contact Rick Contos (956) 943-2462

Bingo Bingo each and every Friday evening in the Rec Hall. Cards are out by 6:15 p.m. with play starting at 7:00 p.m. Come on out enjoy your neighbors and friends for a couple of hours. You may even win.

Shirley Ritten


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#864 2b/2b waterfront, cottage home, boat lift, furnished, covered tiled patio $195,000

#4 furnished park model, deck, shed,w/d , some covered parking only $55,900

Several rentals available.

Several units or lots can possibly be owner financed. Please call for new listings / open evenings & weekends by appointment. FINANCING AVAILABLE LET’S MAKE A DEAL-TAKE ADVANTAGE OF GREAT UNITS AT LOW PRICES!

#721 P.M., Deck, Shed, Patio cover, #799 Park Model, deck, dock, tile, #503 Wft. Park model 1/1 very nice! P.O.F. $112,000 real clean! P.O.F. $112,000 possible second bedroom, P.O.F. Check it out! $67,500

Owner Motivated #366 waterfront.-park model/ room, 11/2 bath, 1 bed., w/d, furnished, direct access to intercoastal $104,750 great price!

#550 Beautiful golf course lot, park model,deck,shed, tiki hut,landscaping, new furniture,pavers $57,000

#719 park model 1bed/1bath furnished, w/d, shed, awning, new tie downs, nice lot, $53,500


Make an offer! Lot 230 wft.5th wheel w/owner finance $95,000

Lot #80 waterfront park model, all tile, shady parking, beautiful water views! 1-800-778-1167 ext.1274 $99,750.

Waterfront # 214 Cottage Home #145 Very nice waterfront cottage 2/2 Furn. nautical décor. Large deck home, huge kitchen, garden tub, Close to club house. View of canal heavy duty boat lift, afternoon $179,000 800-778-1647 • Ext. 1774 shade,etc $224,900

#172 park/model w/room INTERCOASTAL, furnished 2 bed/1 1/2 bath Call for selling price!


SC. 117 Waterfront,single, boat lift, 3b/2.5 etc. 1-800-778-1647 ext.#1154 $237,000

#297 waterfront cottage home 2/2 huge lot and deck $249,950 1-800-778-1647 ext.1254

Sea Cottage #1 Waterfront, very Lot #637 waterfront “lake” frontage pm, w/d, shed, etc. clean,great rental, real good price! $114,900 must see. Only $157,900!

RONA HAMLINCK (956) 371-0425 Roy Bailey / Broker

#8 #232 #170 #168 #487 Letter i


#5 $39,950 #203 $44,500 #535 $40,000


WATERFRONT #136 - $99,750 #220 - $99,000 #271 - $75,000 #632 - $95,000 Lot #644 - $88,600

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