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A Great Day At The Spring Fling

By Brenda Wiseman SUN CITY CENTER, March 2012 – It couldn’t have been a better day for the Kings Point Spring Fling, because you can’t improve on perfection. And the large number of happy people strolling through the grounds, munching on goodies, and winning raffle prizes offered proof of a fun day. Attending the Spring Fling gave residents a chance to catch-up on many of “the doings” constantly happening throughout Kings Point, gave non-residents a chance to learn more about Kings Point, and gave everybody a chance to just have some old-fashioned fun. If you are a gourmet cook and were planning on fixing dinner later that day, you found the place for one stop shopping. A beautiful array of veggies was presented for your eating pleasure. It looked like a postcard when the sunlight hit the green peppers and red tomatoes as it peeked through the leaves.

Jim Malanowski, Sam Brandes, Dick Bishop, Kings Point Radio Club.

Choices of breads and rolls were enough to make you want to sit right down with a stick of butter and have a yummy snack. Of course, the variety of pastries was enough to make your mouth water If you were looking for something to spice up your outfit in addition to dinner, you could pick up some handmade jewelry, or if wanted to spice up your décor, there was some whimsical pottery to take with you. If you are a gardener and wanted to spruce up your yard, there were vendors offering

Dave Siegenthaler and Marlene Letner of the Kings Point Writers Club.

Entertainment tent.

Bruce Fraser and Gary Bowman of the Men’s Club.

Hud Richards and Doug Gotchell Relay for Life sign-up.

plants and tips on the care of the beauties they were offering. I so envy folks who can share their skills of gardening. Some of us

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SCC to Kilimanjaro & Beyond

A Journey of Love, Compassion & Friendship, Blessed by God has brought us to this miraculous moment in time. The journey started in April, 2011 when two dynamic Sisters of our Lady of Kilimanjaro, visited St. Anne’s Catholic Church to appeal to the parishioners for contribution for their mission. Sister Rosamunda & Castissima asked for help for the orphanage, infirmary, medical centers, hospitals and the schools in Diocese of Moshi, Tanzania. Their story reached our hearts. Daily children & babies are abandoned at their doorsteps, by sick or dying parents who choose to have the good sisters save their lives and raise them. Currently the orphanage has over 2,000 HIV Positive children in their care. So many children and so little food, clothes, shoes, and necessities of life for them. Yet these beautiful children are always smiling because the good sisters provide love, compassion, comfort, the teachings that they are the children of God. These children are the victim of primitive beliefs & practices

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that result in the spread of Aids throughout their society. These helpless children have grown up without parents relying on patriarchal relatives and the Sisters of our Lady Kilimanjaro for the essentials of life. There needs are many and resources limited. When we asked the Sisters how we could help Sr. Rosamunda humbly replied “well the children need pencils” and the rest is history. Braces wheel chairs, walkers, crutches, medical supplies, clothing, shoes, computer, refrigerator, microwave, washer & dryer, sewing machine, organ & much more were sent. We have successfully filled and shipped the container on Feb 20th, 2012 to aid the Children & Sisters of Kilimanjaro. Special Thanks to the following Donors: • Freedom Plaza West Health Center • Cypress Creek Assisted Living Residence • Sun City Emergency Squad • Residents of Oxford II Condominium of Kings Point Continued on Page 2

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On the drums for the Zumba Dancers.

you hungry, there were many alternatives to ease your hunger pains. A line formed for the cuisine from the Kings Point kitchens and as people joked, laughed, and enjoyed the sunshine. Waiting was just a part of the fun. There was even a spot to indulge in pirogues. What a treat. Fun could also be had in the

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Entertainment Tent from Zumba demonstrations, which had people dancing in their seats to lip sync acts, which had folks clapping, laughing and remembering special times as they listened to the old songs. Who knew there was so much talent in Kings Point? And those who love volunteering to give back to the community had plenty of opportunities to learn about specific organizations then sign up to help--SCC Emergency Squad, CERT, Lifeline through The Men’s Club, and Relay for Life. A big thank you to all the folks who worked behind the scenes to provide a happy day for the rest of us. I had a great time, even if I did sit on the loaf of bread I bought.

The Editor’s Corner Calling All Summer Clubs & Groups By Adam Porter, EIC NOKP Spring is upon us and summer is just around the corner. That means, for those of us here in sunny Florida, that many of our neighbors will be pointing their wagons north to journey to cooler climes, leaving us to sweat out June, July, August and September down here with all the other sun worshippers. And, for folks in Sun City Center, that also means that many, if not most of the local clubs and groups will be shutting down until fall. So, with all the snowbirds going, going, gone, what’s a “sun” bird to do? Considering the messages I’ve been reading from group and club leaders who are beginning to announce their FALL schedules, I’m guessing some of you might be asking yourselves that same question. So, here’s my attempt to help you answer that question. This article is my official SOS call to all those who have group activities planned for the summer. Tell me – and, by extension ALL of your neighbors and new friends about them. Send me an email through the submission form at www.NewsOfKingsPoint. com or via the email there under SUBMISSIONS on page 3 of the fine publication you now hold in your hands. Whether you are a group that meets all year or you are a club, activity or an informal hobby group that continues to meet during the hottest of Florida’s three hot seasons* the News of Kings Point wants to hear from you. We will be running features on clubs and groups all summer long and, if you want yours to be one gets top billing, get your

submissions in here fast. First come, first listed. Beginning in the fall we will also start featuring our seasonal clubs again, so you can send in those submissions as well, beginning in July. So, what about it? Do you have some group summer fun planned? Will you be getting together, learning stuff, trying things and going places? Would you like some more folks to know about it? We’re here, waiting for you to tell us, so we can tell everyone else. One more quick bit about clubs and groups. Have you been to the Clubs & Groups page at our website? There you will find a listing of all the Clubs & Groups in Sun City Center (that we have heard from) and their contact points. If your group is on there and the number’s changed, let us know. And, if your club or group is not represented be sure to tell us that as well. Just leave a comment at the bottom of the article page at http://newsofkingspoint. com/clubs-groups/. So, again, if you plan to get out there this summer and have some fun with more folks than just “you,” drop us a line and let us know. We would love to help you spread the word. Have fun out there. *PS – for those who might be wondering, Florida does have 4 seasons: Hot Hot and wet Spontaneous combustion Nice outside PPS – If you ARE one of those snowbirds, be sure to keep up with all the happenings here at home by reading each issue of NOKP at.

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Birkenshaw Fills Top Library Post

others just love books and helping people. SCC Library is a “partnership library” with the Hillsborough County library system. That expands SCC’s range of service since residents can pick up and drop off reserved HC materials. Elaine, a Columbus, Ohio, native, graduated from Ohio State University. Her move to Florida came in 1981 where she earned a Masters Degree in Library Science from the University of South Florida. For 20 years she was with the St. Petersburg Public Library System, with her most recent post being Manager, Main library & Branches. She and her husband Stan moved to Sun

Photo by Phyllis Hodges Elaine Birkenshaw, SCC Library Administrator since January, says they continually update the DVD and book (print and CD) collection with best sellers. Victims by Jonathan Kellerman is one of the latest.

By Phyllis Hodges Elaine Birkenshaw joined the team at the SCC Library team in January as Library Administrator, filling the vacancy created by Irene Glow who retired late last year. Elaine says that she likes the hands-on interface with customers at SCC. Since the basic purpose of a library is working with people to find what they need, Elaine’s sunny disposition seems perfectly

suited for the post. Because the library has 40 volunteers, only five employees are required for a smooth operation. In addition to the administrator, it has one fulltime and three part-time employees. Elaine reports to Lyn Reitz, Community Manager; the others report to her. The experience of the employees and volunteers covers a wide spectrum. Many are retired librarians or media specialists;

City Center from Largo in 2004. She said the SCC opportunity came at a perfect time. The long commute had become exhausting and she was considering retirement at the time.   Regarding changes to the library under her watch, she said that new interior paint and rearranging material is slated for this summer. A big change not too far away is removal of outdated formats (VHS and audio cassettes) to clear space for new material. “We will be doing whatever we can with what we have available. That means better use of our limited space and making it look more modern and fresh,” she said

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Fred and Debbie Shorb took their News of Kings Point on a tour of the west coast. Here they are in San Francisco at the Golden Gate Bridge and in Monterey, California.

Beginning in June 2011, the News of Kings Point will debut a new feature called: “Where in the World is the News of Kings Point.” We know many of you folks love to travel almost as much as our resident wanderer, Eddie Dixon. So, when you go on the road or on that cruise in the coming months, be sure to take along your NOKP. Snap a photo of you or a loved one holding up the paper with the News of Kings Point header visible and send a digital image to so we can put your smiling face in the paper. Did we mention…THERE’S A PRIZE!!!! The esteemed travel experts at Legendary Journeys have generously agreed to sponsor this new feature by donating a. ONE-WEEK CARIBBEAN CRUISE. That’s right! Each year we will be drawing a name from our submitted photos and some lucky traveler will cruise the Caribbean courtesy of Legendary Journeys and NOKP. Contest runs from May 1, 2011 to April 31, 2012, so get those photos in! Details are available, by request, from

Millie Shepherd took her News of Kings Point along with her to Tacoma, WA for her son’s retirement from the Air Force after 22 years. This picture was taken just off of the flightline at McChord Field (Air Force Base), in Washington state. This statue was in remembrance of a crew that went down with a C-141 aircraft years ago. Mt. Rainier is in the background but due to the cloud covering it cannot be seen (typical WA weather during this time of the year).

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m a Wi se April. I have to admit, even after living in Kings Point for 13 years, my mind wanders back to spring in Ohio--daffodils, tulips, forsythia, and snowstorms. The thought of snow storms have brought those thought right back to Florida in a heartbeat, but no matter where you live or what you are doing April 15th and the taxman will find you. Fortunately, we have the help to make that day as painless as possible. We have AARP tax counselors available right at our Main Clubhouse. With a computer, a book of the current tax guidelines, and a smile, these volunteers can put your information into the computer, calculate the amount of the payment or the return, and send it off while you are sitting there. You can find this help in the Communications Room of the Clubhouse from 9 AM to 3 PM Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and at the United Community Church in Sun City Center and the Ruskin Community Center in Ruskin. You can make reservations for the Clubhouse tax office by calling 813.938.8959 or you can take your chances on


the wait time by walking in. This free service is offered by approximately 30 volunteers who must take 25-30 hours of training and then pass an open book test. Returning counselors are trained in all the updates for the current year and are provided practice time using new software, because you know those laws and guidelines will change every year. This year, AARP is finding a high incidence of identity theft as tax statements are being filed. A trend which has not bypassed Kings Point. They are discovering an average of one case of identity theft per week here at the Kings Point location alone. It seems as if many of the stolen identities have been used in the purchasing of high-end vehicles. Another good reason to use the AARP volunteers to file taxes is to check upon the safety of your identity information. The goal of free tax services could not be reached without the help of the COA who purchased four computers on which tax statements are filed and the paper on which tax

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information is printed. And most importantly, the goal could not be reached without the volunteers who have given of their time and their expertise to make sure all of us who need the help, receive it, I have availed myself of both the time and expertise of the tax counselors three years in a row and give them a four star rating for their efficiency and thoroughness. So if you find yourself saying, “Yikes! It’s almost the 15th and I haven’t filed my income tax yet,” seek out the tax counselors in the blue denim shirts and breathe a sigh of relief.

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Catholic Mobile Medical Services and Coupons for the Shriner’s Educational Program. For Info: call Anise Tuma 633-0499 THU. APR 5 - ALZHEIMER’S CARGIVER SUPPORT GROUP 10:00-11:00 a.m. Homewood Residence 3910 Galen Ct.(just off Upper Creek Dr.) We’ll provide you with the education, information and resources you need in a caring, confidential environment. Anna Lively, MS, Registered Mental Health Counselor, will guide the group and answer questions and concerns. Light Refreshments. For Information, Call Bev Hurley @ 813-633-4340 or THU. APR 5 - CHILDREN OF AGING PARENTS (C.O.A.P) SUPPORT GROUP 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community - 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center, FL. C.O.A.P. is a support group for individuals who are assisting and/ or caring for older, adult parents. Facilitated by Laura Burch from Hanson Services, In Home Care. For more information about the group, please visit: www.caps4caregivers. orgThis month, guest speaker Yolanda Cate, MS, OTR/L, CDE from OT Rehab Solutions will provide information for folks facing low vision issues. FRI. APR 6 - “INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS” FOUR CONSECUTIVE FRIDAYS 10:00 a.m. in the Computer Club Classroom. Tuition $20 payable upon registration. Register in the Computer Club Classroom daily except Sunday, 12:30 – 5PM FRI. APR 6 - POST-POLIO SUPPORT GROUP 10:00 a.m. for breakfast at the Sun City Cafe, just off Rt 674 in the Sun City Plaza. Please call 642-0242 if you plan on coming for breakfast. For more information call: 642-0242 if you plan on coming for breakfast.


FRI. APR 6 - GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Trinity Baptist church, located at 702 Del Webb Blvd. W., SCC. The service will include Scripture readings, special music and a message by Senior Pastor, Dr. Ron Churchill. Admission is free. Call 634.4228 for information. SAT. APR 7 - ACADEMY OF BALLROOM DANCE 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. at the Community Hall, 1910 S, Pebble Beach Blvd, SCC. Members Free - guests $6.00 per person. Free Lesson, Tango at 6:30 - 7:15. Celebrate Easter weekend - wear your fancy or funniest Easter Hat for the Easter Parade Prize - but not required. Everyone welcome, singles table available. Dressy Casual - BYOB. For more information call Jean Kostka at 813-634-1235 or Lennie Crooks at 813-642-9975. SAT. APR 7 - THE HOPE FUND’S NEXT BREAKFAST AND BINGO FUNDRAISER 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at Community Hall at 1910 So. Pebble Beach in Sun City Center. For still only $6.00 you will get to enjoy an omelet of your choice, a bagel or Danish with cream cheese, orange juice, coffee, or tea. The number of chefs flipping those omelets will be doubled to get you through the line quickly! Tickets are available at the door. Starting at 9:30, play bingo for cash prizes! Bingo cards cost $1.00. All proceeds go to support the programs at Bethune Park in Wimauma where the Hope Fund, an all-volunteer 501©3 organization sponsors after-school and summer programs for at-risk children who attend the Park. SUN. APR 8 - COME CELEBRATE EASTER 8:00 a.m. The United Community Church, 1501 La 33573 Continued on Page 9

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This group is exclusively To submit events for future for those living with heart failure publications, send them by and their families and caregivers. the 15th of the prior month. WED. APR 4 - HEARING LOSS Debbie also publishes Ads ASSOCIATION OF SUN CITY CENTER and Events, a weekly e-mail (HLA-SCC) 9:30 a.m. at St. Andrew containing information about what’s happening in 33573. Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd. W. Programming and Your event will also appear Mapping: The Keys to Getting in the weekly Ads and Events the Most Out of Your Hearing e-mail and on the website Aid or Cochlear Implant will be addressed by Lisa Tanner, . Send all events by e-mail to Au.D., (Advanced Diagnostics & Hearing Solutions, Brandon). CART You only need to submit your (captioning) provided by Tess Event one time each month for Crowder, Communication Access, it to appear in both The News Inc Meeting room is equipped of Kings Point and SCC Ads and with an induction loop for those Events. with telecoil in their hearing SPECIAL EVENTS device. Contact Richard Herring Please include all basic at or information, especially Price Barbara Riley at 634-1706. (or list it’s Free) and Contact WED. APR 4 - MILITARY OFFICERS Information (phone, e-Mail, or website). Six lines maximum. ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (MOAA) 11:00 a.m. In the Sun City Center Send to: sccfreeads@tampabay. Atrium building in the Florida Room As soon as space permits, featuring Dr. Susan MacManus, we will put it in the weekly e-Mail political analyst. Reservations can and it will run until event date be made by calling 642-0497 ($14) passes. You do not need to no later than the Sunday before submit it again. the Wednesday meeting. WED. APR 4 - LIFE AFTER LOSS PLEASE NOTE: This area is for BREAVEMENT GROUP 2:30 to 4 pm SPECIAL EVENTS only. WEEKLY, every first and third Wednesday MONTHLY, or ONGOING EVENTS at United Community Church are listed on our website under (Chapel) 1501 La jolla Ave, S. C. WEEKLY & MONTHLY MEETINGS C. To all whose loved ones have at . died; You do not have to grieve alone. Join with others who are which is updated every traveling the same journey to draw weekend. strength and heal together. Please SUN. APR 1 - UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH join us if you are grieving a loss, or FLORIDA CHAMBER SINGERS recommend this group to a friend CONCERT 3:00 p.m. at St. Andrew who is bereaved-all are welcome. Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del For more information contact the Webb Blvd. West, Sun City Center, group leaders, Coralease Ruff, FL. the University of South Florida RN at 813-634-1654 or Brenda Chamber Singers will present a Rebhan, RN at 727-224-7454. This is concert under the direction of Dr. a Coalition on Mental Health and James K. Bass. Tickets are available Aging support group. Free and at the Church office or at the door open to all. day of the concert and cost $9.00. WED. APR 4 - COMPUTER CLUB For more information contact Judy “DO YOU NEED A TABLET”? 7:30 p.m. Voorhees, 642-8125 or John Scott, in the Florida Room. At this regular 642-9554. meeting of The Computer Club, a SUN. APR 1 - EASTER CANTATA representative of Staples will help 6:00 p.m. at The Trinity Baptist answer that question, as he compares church located at 702 Del Webb the features and capabilities of Blvd. W. SCC. The church choir a Tablet with that of a Personal will present “O What A Savior”, Computer. Here is your chance to created by Russell Mauldin & Sue get authoritative information to help Smith, narrated by Larry Jessup you make a choice. and directed by Rev. James Feist. THU. APR 5 - SUN CITY CENTER Admission is free. Call 634-4228 for REGISTERED NURSES CLUB MEETS information. 9:15 a.m. for social. Meeting at 9:45am - Caper Room of the Atrium MON. APR 2 WOMEN’S Bldg. Speaker: Hope Williams, RN. INTERDENOMINATIONAL BIBLE Topic: “Spinal Joint Care Unit of STUDY 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. in Creason South Bay Hospital” Guests are Hall, United Methodist Church 1210 welcome. New member dues W. Del Webb Blvd, Sun City Center. are $5. Payment is due for the In-depth studies are held and all May Banquet of $15. The May ladies are invited! Banquet will be May 3, 20212 in MON. APR 2 - LIFE CONCERNS the Florida Room of Atrium Bldg. SUPPORT GROUP 1:30 to 3pm every Social at 11:15 AM, Lunch at noon. Monday at Homewood Residence, Deadline for reservations is April 3910 Galen Court, just off Upper 27, 2012. Volunteer items; new or Creek Dr. Bring your depression, nearly new can be brought for anxiety, fears and frustrations the Chinese Auction. 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33573 From Page 8 Jolla Avenue, SCC invites you to celebrate Easter with them in the Great Hall. Scriptures will be read and Easter hymns sung. Following the service, a catered breakfast will be served at 8:30 AM. Scrambled eggs, bacon & sausage, biscuits and country gravy, fried potatoes, fresh fruit cup, waffles and syrup, muffins, orange and tomato juice, and coffee & tea. Reservations are necessary and the tickets are $10 and may be purchased in the church office Monday thru Friday. Please note, the $10 per person. The deadline is April 2nd for reservations and ticket purchase. We also invite you to stay for the Festival Service at 10:00 AM. SUN. APR 8 - SINGLES SOCIAL DANCE CLUB 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. in the Florida Room. Dance to live music by Thor Stevens. Members $3; Guests $5. Ice, water and snacks provided. Proper dress requested. BYOB. Info: Janet 633-3558. MON. APR 9 - “USING A DIGITAL CAMERA WITH YOUR COMPUTER” A THREE-HOUR WORKSHOP 9:00 a.m. In the Computer Club Classroom. Tuition $10 payable upon registration. Register in the Computer Club Classroom daily except Sunday, 12:30 – 5PM MON. APR 9 - BRIDGE WORKSHOP 9:00 a.m. in the Florida Room. Area players are invited to a daylong workshop featuring world champion, author and teacher Val Covalcuic. Morning session “Balancing”. Afternoon “Defense”. Lunch provided. $20 per session, $40 all day w/ lunch, $25 one session w/lunch. Reservations Hugh Howarth 642-0719 or Ronda O’Farrell 634-7393. MON. APR 9 - S.T.A.R.T. (SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY ACTIVE ROUND TABLE) MEETING 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Caper Room, Atrium Building, N. Pebble Beach Blvd. At this meeting Robert Johnson will discuss, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”. No cost; all who are interested in science and technology subjects are invited. TUE. APR 10 - COPD SUPPORT GROUP 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community - 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center, FL. Joy Barlaan, ARNP and Jan Whitaker, LPN from Ace Homecare have over 50 combined years of experience and will be your facilitators. Your available resources are endless! TUE. APR 10 - SUN CITY CENTER PHOTO CLUB 6:30 p.m. in the Caper Room with a tutorial. After a short business meeting at 7 p.m., the program will begin. Club meetings are open to all. Learn from John Hymnal, Education Director at Johnson PhotoImaging in Bradenton, as he presents “Using Shutter Speed to Create Effective and Unique Photos,” a closer look at the benefits of changing your shutter speed for different conditions and effects. Discover the excitement of controlling long exposures for fireworks, lightning and abstract imaging. You will also learn creative techniques such as how to ghost and trace your subjects. For more info - website: or visit the learning lab at 960D Cherry Hills Drive. Dues for the 2012 year remain at $20 per person or $30 per household couple and provide access to club activities, competitions and classes as well as the photo lab with computers, scanners and large format printers. WED. APR 11 - AMERICANS OF ITALIAN HERITAGE CLUB POT LUCK DINNER 5:00 p.m. doors open in the KP Borini Theater. Please bring a dish for your table. If you do not have a group to sit with, the Club will assist you in finding seats at an open table. The Club will supply coffee, soda and dessert as well as plates, cups and utensils. BYOB. Gari will

be the entertainment. Members $2 and non-members $5.00. Please mail or bring check made payable to A.I.H. to Annette Macdonald (633-9697), 2450 Kensington Greens Drive, SCC 33573. WED. APR 11 - AMICI, THE ITALIAN CULTURAL CLUB 7:00 p.m. in the East Social Room of the Kings Point Clubhouse. This meeting will give members and guests a chance to share their objects, pictures and other memorabilia of and from Italy. Participants will be given a brief time to present their treasures to the group. For information call 634-0955. The last meeting of AMICI for this season will be May 8th and titled Cucina de Norma. Norma Toman will be cooking up some surprise Italian dishes. THU. APR 12 - NEW ADVANCES IN HEARING TECHNOLOGY! 10:00 11:00 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community - 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center, FL. Join us as Dr. Kristen Weinbaum, Au.D. from Hillsborough Audiology & Hearing Aid Center discusses recent breakthroughs in hearing technology. There will also be time for Q&A, so come prepared with any questions you have about hearing devices! THU. APR 12 - GRIEF, LOSS OR DEPRESSION SUPPORT GROUP 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community - 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center, FL. This group is facilitated by Edmond Dubreuil MSW, RCSWI mental health professional. Supported by: South Shore Coalition on Mental Health & Aging & United Methodist Church of SCC THU. APR 12 - THE MICHIGAN CLUB CELEBRATES ITS “30TH” ANNIVERSARY! 5:00 p.m. The Banquet Room KPN. Come celebrate with us and enjoy reminiscence, champagne toast, finger foods, cake, door prizes and more. BYOB. Members $10 Guests $12. Ticket Sales every Tuesday 9am to noon KPN Lobby. THU. APR 12 - CONCERT by the South Shore Concert Band 7:00 p.m. at the United Community Church, Great Hall, 1501 La Jolla Ave, S.C.C. This band, conducted by Ken Easton, brings a breath of fresh air with a variety of music from Bach to Hoagy Carmichael. Admission is free, open to all and a love offering will be taken. We rehearse every Monday, 7-9 PM, at the United Community Church. If you play a musical instrument, we invite you to join us for rehearsal. Students and Adults are welcome. FRI. APR 13 - MOVIE - “SOUL SURFER” 6:30 - in Creason Hall at The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center; 1210 Del Webb Blvd West will feature its monthly Friday Night at the Movies. The movie, “Soul Surfer”, is a true story about a teen aged girl, played by Carrie Underwood, in training to be one of the greatest surfers, of her age group, in the world. While practicing, her arm was bitten off by a shark. Popcorn and freshly made coffee plus other treats. Introduction of the movie by Dr. Ken Barringer and a preview of what is to come in May. SAT. APR 14 - AAUW APRIL MEETING 11:00 a.m. in the Florida Room SCC Central Campus. Speaker will be Michael J. Deeb. SAT. APR 14 - KINGS POINT CHORUS PRESENTS “A SPRING MUSICALE” 4:00 p.m. at Borini Theatre in Kings Point, Sun City Center. The conductor will be Charles Wirick, accompanied on the piano by Ruth Hewitt. There will be cabaret seating at round tables of 8. Balcony seating also available. Attendees may bring their beverage of choice. Cheese and crackers provided. Tickets may be purchased at the Kings Point box office at the North Clubhouse. The

price is $6. You are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance for table seating. Tickets will also be sold at the door, but table seating cannot be guaranteed. Come and enjoy this beautiful music! UNTIL APRIL 15TH - FREE TAX RETURN PREPARATION BY AARP VOLUNTEERS 9 AM to 3 PM Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays - KINGS POINT CLUBHOUSE - 1900 Clubhouse Dr Kings Point Bring photo ID and Social Security cards or Social Security statements for all persons. Bring a copy of death certificate for any spouse deceased in 2011. Bring a copy of any Power of Attorney, last year’s tax return, current W-2 and 1099 forms. Also your check book if you want any refund deposited to your bank. We reserve the right to see the Social Security cards for all persons before we provide service. UNTIL APRIL 15TH - FREE TAX RETURN PREPARATION BY AARP VOLUNTEERS 9 AM to 1 PM Ruskin Neighborhood Service Center - 201 14 Ave SE Ruskin Saturday - - Walk-in service. Se habla Espanol. Bring photo ID and Social Security cards or Social Security statements for all persons. Bring a copy of death certificate for any spouse deceased in 2011. Bring a copy of any Power of Attorney, last year’s tax return, current W-2 and 1099 forms. Also your check book if you want any refund deposited to your bank. We reserve the right to see the Social Security cards for all persons before we provide service. Questions? Call Marilyn Wilson at 633-5679. UNTIL APRIL 15TH - FREE TAX RETURN PREPARATION BY AARP VOLUNTEERS 9 AM to 3:30 PM Monday through Friday - UNITED COMMUNITY CHURCH (use west entrance) 1501 La Jolla - Sun City Center For an appointment - February 1 - April 15 - call 634-3502 Sun City Center Shut-ins and Sun Towers Residents - Call 634-4200 for appointments. Bring photo ID and Social Security cards or Social Security statements for all persons. Bring a copy of death certificate for any spouse deceased in 2011 also a copy of any Power of Attorney. We need last year’s tax return, current W-2 and 1099 forms. SUN. APR 15 - SINGLES SOCIAL DANCE CLUB 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. in the Florida Room to dance to live music by Thor Stevens. Members $3; Guests $5. BYOB. Ice, water and snacks provided. Proper dress requested. Info: Janet 633-3558. MON. APR 16 - “VIRUS REMOVAL WORKSHOP” A THREE-HOUR WORKSHOP 9:00 a.m. In the Computer Club Classroom. Tuition $10 payable upon registration. Register in the Computer Club Classroom daily except Sunday, 12:30 – 5PM MON. APR 16 - SCC LOW VISION CLUB 1:30p.m. in the Florida Room of the Atrium Bldg. Our guest speaker, Dr. Brian Foster, is associated with Sun City Eye Associates. He brings the highest and most up to date level of education, training and experience to our area. The main focus of his talk will be on the treatment of cataracts but He is equally knowledgeable in all areas of Eye Disease. Please join us. Questions: call 813-385-5590. TUE. APR 17 - ALZHEIMER’S PREVENTION THROUGH NUTRITION 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community - 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center, FL. Learn how nutrition can provide resistance against Alzheimer’s disease. Presented by Annah Murphy, Area General Manager from AllianceCare Tampa TUE. APR 17 - “WHAT’S NORMAL? UNDERSTANDING MENTAL HEALTH - REMOVING THE STIGMA” 1:30 3:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church Sun City Center, FL. Presented by Kelly Akerely, M.A.

with the Behavioral Health Center at Brandon Hospital. Brought to you by the South Shore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging. TUE. APR 17 - ALZHEIMERS ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center, FL. Join Katie Colwell Williams, MA, CMC from Aging Care Advocates. The needed resources are endless! WED. APR 18 - LIFE AFTER LOSS BREAVEMENT GROUP 2:30 to 4 pm every first and third Wednesday at United Community Church (Chapel) 1501 La jolla Ave, S. C. C. To all whose loved ones have died - you do not have to grieve alone. Join with others who are traveling the same journey to draw strength and heal together. Please join us if you are grieving a loss, or recommend this group to a friend who is bereaved. All are welcome. For more information contact the group leaders, Coralease Ruff, RN at 813-634-1654 or Brenda Rebhan, RN at 727-224-7454. This is a Coalition on Mental Health and Aging support group. Free and open to all. WED. APR 18, 2012 - CLASSICAL MUSIC APPRECIATION 3:30 PM, Kings Point main clubhouse, EastWest Social Room. Free. All lovers of classical music are invited. Information: Arthur C. Joy, 813-6339783 - WED. APR 18 - THE BRITTISH CONNECTION PRESENTS “SOUNDS OF TIME” 6:00 - 9 p.m. in the Florida Room of the Atrium. The East Bay High School chorus, “Sounds of Time,” under the direction of Brian NeSmith, will present a musical program of traditional and contemporary music. “Catering Specialties by Steve” will prepare gourmet pizzas to your order prior to the concert. Tickets are $8.00 for members and $10.00 for guests. Non-alcoholic beverages including soda, tea, coffee and setups for mixed drinks will be provided (BYOB). Dessert will also be included. For reservations, contact Kathy Howell at 567-3358 by April 13. Send a check payable to The British Connection to Ms. Howell at 316 Green Manor Drive, Sun City Center, FL 33573. All residents of Sun City Center and Kings Point are invited. For further information, Anita Farney, Publicity Chair, at 633-4368. THU. APR 19 - ALZHEIMER’S CARGIVER SUPPORT GROUP 10:00 11:00 a.m. Homewood Residence 3910 Galen Ct. (just off Upper Creek Dr.) We’ll provide you with the education, information and resources you need in a caring, confidential environment. Anna Lively, MS, Registered Mental Health Counselor, will guide the group and answer questions and concerns. Light Refreshments. For Information, Call Bev Hurley @ 813-633-4340 or THU. APR 19 - MILITARY ORDER OF THE WORLD WARS (MOWW) MONTHLY LUNCHEON 11:30 a.m. at the Freedom Plaza Club in Sun City Center. Col. Luther Lloyd, USA, will be the featured speaker at the Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) monthly luncheon. The luncheon fee is $13 and reservations should be made by April 9th by calling 633-6513. THU. APR 19 - LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community - 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center, FL. Diane Lawrence, RN from Vital Care Home Health Care will facilitate this group. If you are facing the challenges of low vision or caring for a loved one facing this issue, this support group is a must! A FREE quick vision health questionnaire assessment will be provided. 33573 Continued on Page 10

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33573 From Page 9 THU. APR 19 - FUN BRIGADE ETHNIC POT LUCK 4:00 p.m. in the Great Hall of the United Community church, 1501 La Jolla Avenue. We will enjoy an Ethnic Pot Luck. What does that mean? Do you have a special recipe/meal that you remember from your youth--perhaps a favorite casserole, salad or dessert from your family background? Prepare that dish, bring it to the church complete with a label, your name, nationality, and ethnic background of your dish. Everyone is welcome--- there is no charge---just you and your special treat for a Fun Pot Luck. Oh, an added surprise will be a Silent Auction with wonderful items to bid on. For further information, please contact Paula Lickfeldt at 633-6739 or Karl Buffington at 6347062. THU. APR 19 - COMMUNITY HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL SERVICE 7:00-8:30 pm, St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 1015 Del Webb Blvd. East. The service will include readings, prayer, memories, and memorial candle lighting. Community choir led by Chuck Wirick. As a community we will come together to remember what happened to the victims of Hitler, and to remember the heroes who did not live to tell their stories. The community is encouraged to attend. Joanne A. Sudman-633-3106 FRI. APR 20 - 50TH ANNIVERSARY GALA/CLOSING CEREMONY 7:00-10:00 p.m. at Community Hall. Join us for this final event for SCC’s 50th Anniversary year. Flashback Band will perform and Fun with Food will serve high-end hors’ d’ouevres. Tables of 10 (you do not have to buy entire table). BYOB. $20/person. Info: 642-2001. Tickets

go on Mon., March 26 (9-noon), at CA office to SCCCA members; must present 2012 CA cards; may buy ONE table of 10. Tickets go on sale to everyone Tues., March 27 (9-noon), at CA office. Sales will continue M-W-F (9-noon) until sold out. SUN. APR 22 - RUSSIAN ROMANCE 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Community Hall. The 40-piece Sarasota Concert Band returns with three concerts. Reserved seats. Open to public. Info: 813-642-2001. The May 27 performance is Latin Rhythms, July 1 is Victory Celebration. $18/ person/show or buy all three as a mini-series for $45/person. SUN. APR 22 - SINGLES MINGLE DANCE CLUB OF KINGS POINT 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. in the Main Clubhouse Studio Room for their monthly dance with live music by Thor Stevens. Admission $5. Ice and water provided. Info: Jeannette 634-5560. TUE. APR 24 - LEGAL ISSUES FOR CAREGIVERS OF DEMENTIA PATIENTS 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community - 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center, FL. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear Amanda M. Wolf, Attorney at Law as she educates us about our responsibilities under the law when caring for a loved one with Dementia. This dynamic speaker is a must to hear! TUE. APR 24 PHYSICIAN SPONSORED CANCER SUPPORT GROUP 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community - 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center, FL. Dr. Craig Amshell from Absolute Surgical Specialists and Dr. Randy Kahn from Tampa Bay Radiation Oncology along with Gregg

Mazza from BrightStar Lifecare will be facilitating this group for you. Attend and learn about the most innovative technologies available to fight and prevent cancer. If you are dealing with a diagnosis of cancer or know someone who might be facing this disease, be sure to attend this group that will take place on the 4th Tuesday of each month. WED. APR 25 - DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center, FL. Please join Rachelle Hatcher, LPN from Comprehensive Home Health Care as she facilitates our support group “Everyday Basics of Diabetic Care”. WED. APR 25 - PURPLE BUTTERFLIES/ RHS SPECIAL FUNCTION 4:30 p.m. in the Florida Room in the Atrium Building. The after dinner entertainment will be Cass, formerly a Nashville Recording Artist, who has been voted the best oldies & classic country show in the southeast. Please invite as many guests as you wish. After dinner, you can just sit back and enjoy the show or get out on the dance floor. Tables of “8”. Seating is limited. Sign up at your earliest convenience at 610 La Jolla

Avenue or phone Elaine at 6343479 for info. Your food choice (at sign up) is Baked Stuffed White Fish or BBQ Pulled Pork. BYOB. Cost is $20.00 and includes dinner, gratuity, and entertainment. WED. APR 25 - LINE DANCING CELEBRATION WITH JAN ULICS 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. in the Borini Theatre at Kings Point. There will be cake to eat and lots of dancing. BYOB and setups Tickets available at the KP box office, $5.51, open to KP and SCC residents and their guests. Call Jan if you need further info 634-6226. THU. APR 26 - GRIEF, LOSS OR DEPRESSION SUPPORT GROUP 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community - 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center, FL. This group is facilitated by Edmond Dubreuil MSW, RCSWI mental health professional. Supported by: South Shore Coalition on Mental Health & Aging & United Methodist Church of SCC SUN. APR 29 - THE OLDIES BUT GOODIES DANCE CLUB 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. in the Community Hall. The entertainment is: “SHOUT”. The cost is $5.00 per person for guests and OBG club members are free. BYOB. For more info call 633-5649.


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4th Annual Mardi Gras Golf Card Parade

Jameson Condo in Kings Point celebrated Mardi Gras with its 4th annual Mardi Gras Golf Cart Parade. 21 Golf carts, decked out in Mardi Gras colors, banners and assorted posters, paraded through Kings Point accompanied by traditional New Orleans Jazz music. Revelers, some in costume, headgear and masks, threw beads and candy

to delighted onlookers. Partiers from Grantham Condo joined the festivities. The parade was followed by a community potluck dinner. A feature of this year’s Mardi Gras was the 90th birthday  for

resident Lenora Chapman. She received many cards, good wishes and a tasty birthday cake. Jameson Condo, famous for its activities, continues to be a place for friendly neighbors to

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“Local Contractor Starts Walk-In Tub Business To Ensure His Mother's Safety” Ellenton FL- Four years ago when 53 year old Largo, FL resident, Bill Gibbs, fell in his bathroom, he hit his head and received a severe head injury and a brain bleed that completely changed his personality.

After checking into some walk-in tub companies, Farnell wasn't satisfied with what was on the market. “Some of these companies wanted 16 or 17 thousand dollars for a tub! That's outrageous!”

“It's hardest on my wife. She and her father had healed a bad relationship a few years earlier and now the man she knew is gone.” says Everte Farnell, President of Saltwater Home Resources, Inc a local contractor.

Instead of seeing his mother pay an ridiculous amount for a walk in tub, Farnell decided to get into the business.

“We already had the licensing, so I decided to open a new division of Sixteen years earlier, Bill was in a our company. That's how Freedom severe car crash that left him Tubs was born, To ensure my crippled. He was able to walk with mother is safe, and ensure she didn't get ripped off. We're a local the help of a brace for his left foot. company serving local seniors!” “He was a young man, but his body had been through the ringer. He used “The health benefits of these tubs to say he had the heart of a teenager, are amazing. Not only do they help the mind of a grown man and the folks maintain their independence, body of a 80 year old.” says Farnell. they can actually reverse many common age related ailments.” “We didn't even know he'd fallen until his neighbors called us. They “I consider this the most important told us he'd been laying there for 20 division of our company. We truly make a difference helping seniors hours trying to get up” stay safe and improve their With the memory of Bill's fall and his lifestyle.” subsequent changes, Farnell reacted quickly when his mother, Edna To learn more about Freedom Tubs “Gussie” Farnell (77), almost fell and take advantage of a $750.00 discount for King's Point residents getting into her shower. call Christina at 941-479-4952 or “I wasn't going to have this end the 813-359-7663. The $750 discount same as with Bill We didn't have is a limited time offer, so make sure warning about Bill's fall, but we did to call right away. for my Mom.”

Gussie Farnell enjoying some playtime with her four grandchildren. “I couldn't keep up with them for years, now I finally can! They are one of the great joys of my life, now I can enjoy them to the fullest without needing days to recover.”

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Hogans Golf Club (of Sun City Center and Kings Point)

Monday, 2/27/2012 Course: Apollo Beach Play: h-Skins Flight #1 1st: tied at 2 skins each – Rex Gibbons & Rich Lucidi 2nd: tied at 1 skin each – Paul Maki & Fred Zizleman Low-net: Rich Lucidi, 65 Low-gross: tied at 86’s Dan Stephens & Bill Anderson

L-R: Fred Zizleman, Paul Maki, Rex Gibbons & Rich Lucidi

Flight #2 1st: Steve Parks, 2 skins 2nd: tied at 1 skin each – Charlie Brown, Joe DeFelice . & Butch Gadd Low-net: Steve Parks, 62 Low-gross: Doc Lamiano, 85 Tuesday, 2/28/2012 Course: Bloomingdale (par 72) Play: individual match (net) 1st: Jenice Taylor, 72 2nd: tied at 76’s – Jim Cox & Joe DeFelice 3rd: Mike McClintic, 79 4th: Karl Wessinger, 84 Wednesday, 2/29/2012 Course: Diamond Hill Play: h-skins 1st: Erwin Karl, 4 skins 2nd: Trav Lansberry, 3 skins 3rd: Art Swallow, 2 skins Low-net & Low-gross: Hilde Karl (3 skins) Thursday, 3/1/2012 Course: Buffalo Creek Play: a-Skins (awards for skins & birds) 1st: Steve Parks, 3 skins 2nd: Rube Jones, 2 skins 3rd: tied at 1 skin each – Rex Gibbons, Rich Lucidi & Chuck Feldschau Low-net: Steve Parks, 67 Low-gross: Dan Stephens, 86 Birds: Dan Stephens (#16, par 3) & Rube Jones (#9, par 5)

L-R Rube Jones & Steve Parks

Saturday, 3/3/2012 Course: Freedom Fairways (par 63) Play: h-Skins 1st: Joe DeFelice, 2 skins 2nd: tied at one skin each – Charlie Strimpell & Jon Blanchard Low-net: Charlie Strimpell, 56 Low-gross: Gary Marchman, 74 Birds: Gary Marchman (#6, #9 & #14 – par 4’s), Charlie Strimpell (#12, par 4), Bob Hull (#11 par 3) & Jon Blanchard (#5, par 4)

Monday, 3/5/2012 Course: Summerfield Play: a-Skins 1st: Kathy Pollard, 3 skins 2nd: tied at 1 skin each – John Westinghouse, Don Mowry & Tom Kirchen Low-net: Art Pollard, 65 Low-gross: Art Pollard, 86 Tuesday, 3/6/2012 Course: Imperial Lakewoods Play: h-Skins Flight #1 1st: Rex Gibbons, 4 skins 2nd: tied at 3 skins each – Joe DeFelice & Jenice Taylor 3rd: Steve Parks, 2 skins 4th: Rube Jones, 1 skin Low-net: Joe DeFelice, 65 Low-gross: Jenice Taylor, 91 Birds: Rex Gibbons, Steve Parks & Jenice Taylor

L-R Steve Parks, Joe DeFelice, Rube Jones & Rex Gibbons (Jenice Taylor missing from photo)

Flight #2 1st: Dennis Neuhaus, 5 skins 2nd: Rich Lucidi, 3 skins 3rd: tied at 2 skins each – Bill Anderson & Bill Cundy 4th: tied at 1 skin each – Dan Stephens & John Schachte Low-net: Dennis Neuhaus, 72 Low-gross: Dan Stephens, 89 Birds: Dennis Neuhaus (#4, par 4)

L-R: Hogans Winners – Trav Lansberry, Tom Rosata, Dave Britton, Joe DeFelice, Ron Doncouse (missing from the photo – Dick Hatch)

Saturday, 3/10/2012 Course: Freedom Fairways, . par 63 Play: h-Skins 1st: tied at 3 skins each – Charlie Strimpell & Don Koester: 2nd: tied at 1 skin each – Ray Dahlquist & Bob Hull Low-net: Bob Hull, 54 Low-gross: Bob Hull, 70 Birds: Ray Dahlquist, Bob Hull, Charlie Strimpell (2) & guest Mike Rock Tuesday, 3/13/2012 Course: Bloomingdale Play: h-Skins 1st: Travis Lansberry, 7 skins 2nd: Jerry Stemas, 3 skins 3rd: Rex Gibbons, 2 skins 4th: Rich Huff, 1 skin Low-net: tied at 70’s – Travis Lansberry & Jerry Stemas Low-gross: Jerry Stemas, 86 Birds: Rex Gibbons and 3 birds for Jerry Stemas

L-R John Dykstra, John Schachte, Charlie Brown & Mike McClintic

Flight #3 1st: Ray Dahlquist, 6 skins 2nd: tied at 3 skins each – Doc Lamiano & MaryPat Kirchen 3rd: tied at 2 skins each – Jim Cox & Dave Britton Low-net: Doc Lamiano, 65 Low-gross: Dave Britton, 83 Birds: Jim Cox (#3, par 4) & Dave Britton (#4, par 5)

L-R Jim Cox, Dave Britton, MaryPat Kirchen, Doc Lamiano & Ray Dahlquist

Saturday, 3/17/2012 Course: Freedom Fairways . (par 63) Play: individual match Low-net: Ray Dahlquist, 55 Low-gross: Doug Banning, 69 Birds: Ray Dahlquist – 3 (#1, par 4; #4, par 4 & #12, par 4) Doug Banning – 1 (#8, par 3) & 1 Eagle (#4, par 4) Charlie Strimpell, 1 #12, par 4)

L-R: Rex Gibbons, Jerry Stemas, Travis Lansberry & Rich Huff

L-R Rich Lucidi, John Schachte, Bill Cundy, Dan Stephens, Bill Anderson & Dennis Neuhaus

Wednesday, 3/7/2012 Course: Diamond Hill Play: individual match 1st: Doug Banning, 86 2nd: Dick Ihrke, net 72 3rd: Mary Ihrke, net 78 Thursday, 3/8/2012 Course: Buffalo Creek Play: h-Skins 1st: Joe DeFelice, 3 skins 2nd: Jim Cox, 2 skins 3rd: tied at 1 skin each – John Schachte & Joe Danielson Low-net: Jim Cox, 68 Low-gross: Jim Cox, 89 Friday. 3/9/2012 Course: Riverside Play: h-Skins 1st: Tom Rosata, 2 skins 2nd: tied at 1 skin each – Joe DeFelice, Ron Doncouse, Trav Lansberry, Dick Hatch & Dave Britton Low-net: Tom Rosata, 65 Low-gross: Dave Britton, 83

Wednesday, 3/14/2012 Course: SandPiper . (Palms & Oaks) Play: h-Skins Flight #1 1st: tied at 2 skins each – Paul Maki & Steve Parks 2nd: tied at 1 skin each – Joe Danielson & Joe DeFelice Low-net: Steve Parks, 56 Low-gross: Steve Parks, 83

Winners: L-R Doug Banning, Ray Dahlquist & Charlie Strimpell Membership is required to play . with the Hogans. Contact or visit The Club is open to all Sun City Center, Kings Point and . Associated residents and . their guests. Submitted by: Art Swallow

L-R Joe Danielson, Paul Maki, Steve Parks & Joe DeFelice

Flight #2 1st: Charlie Brown, 4 skins 2nd: John Dykstra, 3 skins 3rd: Mike McClintic, 2 skins 4th: John Schachte, 1 skin Low-net: Charlie Brown, 66 Low-gross: Ed Ristan, 82 Birds: Charlie Brown (#15, par 4)

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March 10, 2012

150 Yards 7 Wood Course: Falcon Watch #5 Sands Witnessed By: Dale Roush, Al Spatola & Hal Schuchmann

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Falcon Watch Men's club Championship Winners - 2012

Left to right - Harry Porter 2nd Flight - Bo Dahlgren 1st Flight - Vid Valiusaitis White Tee Club Champion - Marty Leahy Falcon Watch Golf Professional - Jim McClafferty Green Tee Club Champion - Hank Smythe 3rd Flight Mike Sekol 4th Flight.

Women’s Tournament Time at Scepter Golf Club Submitted by Judy Fenwick

Club champion with a two day gross total of 174 Judie Schafers. Judie was also our 1st flight match play club winner.

Flight winners: JudyFrank - 2nd Flight, Barbara Bogg - 3rd Flight, LorettaThelen - 4th Flight & Jan Thumberg - 5th Flight.

The Women’s Club Championship at Scepter was a two day tournament event played on March 13th and March 14th, followed by a luncheon at the club house. 2012 Club Champion Judie Schafers was honored and congratulated for her performance along with all the flight winners. Upcoming events for the women include an interclub with Renaissance on April 3, ladies member-member on April 10 & 11, triangular at Sandpiper on April 12 with a qualifier on March 27 and a couples championship on March 31. Come and join the fun and make new friends.

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Kings Point Nifty Ninners

March 1 Best Ball Scramble First Place with 31 Emma Gadd Mary Etzler Shirley Brei Judy Trombly 2nd with 33 Carol Kowalski Marsha Marshall Sally Repetti also tied 2nd Mary Winter Peggy Flippen Marilyn Ney Results March 2 Throw out worst hole minus Handicap 1st Flight T-1st Place Emma Gadd.......25 Margie Ditch.........................25 3rd Place Jane Boccieri........26 2nd Flight 1st Place Roselie Killian.........23 2nd Lorraine Fritzel.................26 T-3rd Place Sue Freed............29 Mary Keller............................29 Marilyn McCormick..............29 3rd Flight T-1st Nancy Stevens...............23 Mary McClafferty.................23 3rd Connie Kehl......................26 March 8th Flight A Emma Gadd............37 Flight B Carol Kowalski..........41 Flight C Betty Irwin.................45 Flight D Shirley McMahon.....54

March 15 Flight A Sally Repetti............................38 Tied with..................................41 Sue Watkins and Evelyn Gates Flight B Rosalie Killian...........................41 Tee Bomba..............................42 Flight C Shirley Brei.............................. 42 Dot Mulford............................ 43 Flight D Mary Etzler...............................40 Susie Potratz............................43

Falcon Watch 9 Hole Women’s Day

March 9th Dr. Doolittle 1st Flight 1st Place Emma Gadd.......... 38 2nd Place Jane Boccieri....... 41 T-3rd Place Mary O'Neill........ 42 Janine Johnson......................42 2nd Flight 1st Place Rosalie Killer............ 38 2nd Place Mary Keller............ 40 3rd Place Marty Gifford......... 41 3rd Flight 1st Place Kathy Boccieri........ 41 2nd Place Joyce Dagostino.... 44 3rd Place Mary McClaffert..... 45


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Golf Cart Safety

Submitted by Deputy Chris Girard Before we begin this month I want to state, for the record, that what I’m about to share is intended for general knowledge. While there has not been what you might call “an outbreak” of the following issue, there have been enough incidents for me to want to call attention to both the problem and a simple way to help keep it from happening to you. The issue I am discussing is golf cart theft and the related crime of golf cart batteries and chargers being stolen from unattended carts. Again, while there is no battery-related crime wave happening, there were at least 3 incidents in a recent month. Remember, as times get harder, crimes of opportunity will be on the rise. A crime of opportunity is one that is not necessarily planned, but one in which the bad guy sees a potential opportunity and takes it. For example, car keys left in an unlocked, running vehicle or a back door left open with no one at home. This specific crime of opportunity is happening because some residents are leaving their golf carts unattended. Even if you are “just running in for a minute” be sure to take your keys with you. Also, if you are at home, even if you only plan to be inside for a few minutes, put your cart in a garage, if possible. You may be delayed for a few moments and it only takes seconds for an

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opportunistic bad guy to take your cart and ruin your day. Also, concerning the batteries and chargers. Always be certain to lock up all of your battery chargers when you are not using them. As for your batteries, be sure to install battery brackets so that it makes it more difficult for anyone to quickly remove the battery. This might be a slight inconvenience for you, but it will likely send a potential thief down the road empty handed. Above all else, be aware. This includes being sure to keep your valuables, keys and accessories on your person or safely stowed away when you are not in your cart as well as not leaving any potential valuables visible while you are out and about. Let me close this month by saying, again, we all know what safe and wonderful communities Kings Point and Sun City Center are. It only takes a simple bit of preventative effort and careful vigilance to help keep it that way. So, lock up your carts and your chargers and be sure to protect your batteries. And, most of all, enjoy all of your days in this great community. Happy April. Be safe out there.

SCC Year-Long 50th Celebration Closes April 20 with Gala

By Phyllis Hodges April 20 is the day, folks. It’s the last event of Sun City Center’s yearlong 50th Anniversary Celebration that began last May. The Gala being planned by Judy Schings and her committee members Barbara Gingrich and Janet McRee promises to be a fitting grand finale indeed. On the program for the evening will be dancing with music by FLASHBACK. George Seeley, Photo Club president, will be showing pictures from the past year’s 50th events so we can all reminisce about the wonderful year we have all enjoyed. The “closing ceremony” will include comments by Ann Marie Leblanc, chair of the 50th Anniversary Celebration.. .

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FUN WITH FOOD will be catering hors d’oeuvres suitable for such a grand occasion. It all takes place at Community Hall, 7 to 10 p.m.; doors will open at 6:30. Tickets ($20) will be sold to SCC CA members on Monday, March 26, at the CA office 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. for reserved seats at tables of 10. Ticket sales for the public start March 27 (same time and place). Dress is casual, but the committee is encouraging ‘50s/‘60s styles to represent the era when SCC was started. Mark your calendars: April 20 with ticket sales to CA members on March 26 and to the general public starting March 27. You won’t want to miss this spectacular conclusion of such a great celebration.

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How Broadway Comes To Kings Point By Linda Halperin This year’s Pelican Players Spring production will be SOCIAL SECURITY, a comedy written by Andrew Bergman. Before becoming a playwright, Bergman was a screenwriter whose films included Blazing Saddles; The In-Laws; and Fletch. SOCIAL SECURITY first opened on Broadway in 1986 and was directed by the very talented Mike Nichols. His cast included Ron Silver, Marlo Thomas and Joanna Gleason. Fast forward to 2012. On April 20 and 21st, SOCIAL SECURITY can be seen at the Borini Theatre in Kings Point. This sassy and saucy play is directed by the very talented Carlyn Postle. Carlyn has been a high school drama teacher for almost 50 years She has worked in community theatres here in America as well as overseas. Her experience includes: directing, acting, and managing most technical areas. She says she “loves

the ‘rush’ that you get only by being involved with the theatre. And when you have a cast and crew that take what you suggest and make it really work, well WHAT CAN BE BETTER THAN THAT??!!” The cast includes Delyse Axinn, Linda Halperin, Jim Klamer, Jack Parry, Wendy Smith and Bill Turcotte. It has been reported that rehearsing for this play has been a labor of love, with cast and crew having way too much fun. As one member of the cast stated, “the actor’s job is to follow directions, to bring the character on the page to life on the stage, and to be darn sure the audience is entertained. And *** is it a fun job!” SOCIAL SECURITY is indeed an entertaining and witty play about the highs and lows of relationships and love. Don’t miss SOCIAL SECURITY at the Borini Theatre, April 20 at 7:00 PM and April 21 at 1:30 & 7:00 PM, Cabaret Seating. Tickets are $12.00; please visit the Pelican Players website: for ticket sales information

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The Hope Fund’s Breakfast and Bingo Fundraiser Coming April 7th

Saturday, April 7th is the date for the next Breakfast and Bingo fundraiser sponsored by the Hope Fund twice a year to benefit the children who attend the afterschool and summer programs at Bethune Park in Wimauma. The breakfast, which still costs only $6.00, takes place from 8:30 am to 11 am at Community Hall at 1910 S Pebble Beach Blvd. in Sun City Center and consists of a large omelet of your choice, a bagel and cream cheese or a Danish, orange juice, and coffee or tea. For the April 7th Breakfast and Bingo the number of chefs flipping those omelets will be doubled to get you through the line quickly! Starting at 9:30, if you wish, play bingo for cash prizes. Bingo cards cost $1.00. Tickets for the event are available at the door. Bring your friends and neighbors. All are welcome. The Hope Fund, an all volunteer, 501©(3) organization, is made up of people who care about kids

and is pleased to announce that it is now partnering with RCMA (A mission that works with children) to lease the Bethune Park buildings in Wimauma from Hillsborough County so that the after-school and summer programs can continue! Most of the children who attend Bethune Park are from low income homes and do not have the advantages of children who come from more affluent families. Attending the after-school and summer programs gives the children the self-esteem they need to get a good start in life and become caring, productive citizens. At Bethune Park, the children are in a safe, nurturing environment with responsible, caring adults while their parents are at work. Many of the children would otherwise be home alone after school, without supervision. Volunteers work with the kids as tutors, mentors, and readers. Funds raised from the Breakfast

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Florida Estates Winery – A Grape Place to Visit

By Eddie Dixon Buying local is a concept that’s near and dear to my heart. I love to support local vendors, shopkeepers and restaurateurs. Another something that’s near and dear to both my missus and me is the good ol’ vino. Florida Estates Winery, in central Pasco County is a fun and refreshing place to visit just about any time of year. Surprising is one of the adjectives that springs to mind when folks visit Florida Estates. For one thing, the location, 4 miles west of the Highway 52 exit off I-75 does not exactly Carriage at the December Wine Festival shout “this way to fine wines.” In fact, the place is located in what was likely once, and may still be at times, a cow pasture. But that doesn’t mean these folks don’t know their fruit of the vine. After a quarter century of extensive wine study and involvement in the industry, the proprietors of Florida Estates opened for business in December 2001. Unlike some other local vintners, Florida Estates does not focus on Florida Estates Wines fruit fusions or eclectic vinos. They focus on quality and just enough variety to keep most palettes happy. Selections at the winery include: Plantation White. This light wine was created to be enjoyed with good foods. They advertise full, luscious grape flavors. A great wine to sip and enjoy with friends. While the whites aren’t my glass of choice, you’ll get no argument from the wife, who pronounced her glass, “delish.” Plantation Red. This one is more my speed. A light-bodied wine full of flavor but lower in tannic acids. In other words, less gritty aftertaste. They tell you to pair it with pasta, fish or chicken. I’d drink it with just about anything. Plantation Blush. Not necessarily the best of both worlds, but a beautiful compromise if you must go home with only one bottle. This is Florida Estates’ version of the famed California White Zinfandel. Fruity and crisp, but not exactly sweet. I like a white Zin with fruit and cheese, but would not pass up a glass all by itself. Plantation Spice. Don’t let the name fool you. This one is sweet, almost a dessert wine and a perfect pair with chocolate, cheesecake or a light mousse. By now you’re getting quite happy and the list of selections is only half complete. Casa Del Sol Florida Orange. An homage to Florida’s signature citrus fruit. Interesting is the best way I can describe it. Casa Del Sol Florida Key Lime. Okay, so forget what I said earlier. They do get a little bit wild with their selections. But this one is surprisingly good. Tangy and redolent of that mischievous little yellow fruit from down south. Nice with fish. Chateau Soleil Chardonnay. A flavorful, rich wine that manages to be upscale but not pretentious. Fruity without being

too overwhelming. Good flavor and nice aftertaste. Of all the others, this one made me feel most like I was “savoring” my selection. Casa Del Sol Strawberry Port. Very nice dessert wine fills your mouth with sweet winter fruit and a hint of, believe it or not, caramel. This one is pricier than the others, but, at 19% alcohol, you are getting your money’s worth. Now that you know what’s offered, here’s what I suggest. Pack up your picnic basket and make a day of it. The winery is only about an hour away, but you will want to take your time here. Tour the winery and taste their selections. It makes a great day away, and, this time of year, the weather here in the Sunshine State is perfect for an afternoon or late morning outdoors. Florida Estates Winery is located at 25241 State Road 52 in Land O’ Lakes, FL 34639. For tour and tasting rates and to schedule a time to visit, call 813.996.2113.

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B U L L E T I N Bridge Association Sponsors Workshop Submitted by John Foster

The Sun City Center Bridge Association invites all area players to attend a workshop with national champion, author and teacher Val Covalcuic. The event will take place Monday, April 9th, 2012 in the Florida Room of the Sun City Center Atrium Building. The program includes a morning session at 9 AM, “Balancing – When And How To Do It!”, followed by lunch at noon. The afternoon session at 1 PM will be devoted to “Communicating More Effectively – Building Your Defensive Arsenal”. Fees are $20 per session or $40 all day with lunch. A single session with lunch will be $25. To reserve a place, call Hugh Howarth at 642-0719 or Ronda O’Farrell at 634-7393.

Sun City Center Photo Club

The Sun City Center Photo Club to Meet on Tuesday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. If you want to learn to create unique photos, you will want to attend the April 10 SCC Photo Club meeting. John Hynal, Education Director at Johnson PhotoImaging in Bradenton, will present “Using Shutter Speed to Create Effective and Unique Photos,” a closer look at the benefits of changing your shutter speed for different conditions and effects. Controlling shutter speeds can create many different results, from the classic “freeze effect” stop action to contemporary blurred images using pan shot speeds. But then there’s more. Discover the excitement of controlling long exposures for fireworks, lightning and abstract imaging. You will also learn creative techniques such as how to ghost and trace your subjects. Community members and guests are welcome to attend. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Caper Room with a tutorial. After a short business meeting at 7 p.m., the program will begin. Club meetings are open to all in the area. For more information on the club and its activities, please see our website at or visit the learning lab at 960D Cherry Hills Drive. Dues for the 2012 year remain at $20 per person or $30 per household couple and provide access to club activities, competitions and classes as well as the photo lab with computers, scanners and large format printers.

Americans Of Italian Heritage Club Pot Luck Dinner

The Americans of Italian Heritage Club will be having a Pot Luck dinner on Wed, April 11th in the KP Borini Theater. The doors open at 5 PM.  Please bring a dish for your table.  If you do not have a group to sit with, the Club will assist you in finding seats at an open table.  The Club will supply coffee, soda and dessert as well as plates, cups and utensils.  BYOB.   Gari will be the entertainment.  Members $2 and non-members $5.00.  Please mail or bring check made payable to A.I.H. to Annette Macdonald (633-9697), 2450 Kensington Greens Drive, SCC 33573.

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C.A.R.E. to Host the 7th Annual Ruskin PetFest Tampa Bay’s ONLY Off-leash Dog Event!

This “paw” friendly, full off-leash, event is one the entire family can enjoy. Look forward to a day filled with fun and activities that include a pet fashion contest, silent auction and a 50/50 raffle. There will also be various pet related vendors, as well as great food and musical entertainment for all ages to enjoy. Proceeds from the event support C.A.R.E., a non-profit, no-kill, animal shelter in Ruskin, Florida. Bring the dogs and the family and come on out to Dr. Ott’s Off-Leash Dog Park in Ruskin on Saturday, April 14, from 9:00am - 1:00pm. Visit or call C.A.R.E. at (813) 645-2273 for additional details and directions.

SCC Dance Club

SCC Dance Club welcomes you to our Dance on Wednesday, April 18th. Community Hall, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Featuring “GERARDO” with a variety of great music, plus Coffee & Cookies. BYOB. Attire: Dressy Casual. Members Free. Guests $6 per person at the door, singles always welcome. For more information call 634-9074.

Signs Of Spring

The SCC German-American Club will celebrate Spring with a party. Flowers and Fun are the main theme for the evening on Wednesday, April 25 in the Community Hall on S. Pebble Beach. The popular duo,  Jess ‘N Joan, traveling  from Titusville,  will provide the music for dancing and entertainment.  Of course, a delicious buffet dinner (Swedish meatballs, gravy and Spaetzle with all the trimmings) will be provided as well. Tickets are $18 for members and $22 for non-members, and the community is encouraged to attend the club’s final dance of the season.  Send or drop off your check to:  Mike Albanese at 1808 Granville Lane in Sun City Center.

Gala Concludes 50th Anniversary Year By Phyllis Hodges

Tickets are selling at a brisk pace according to Judy Schings who is chairing a committee to coordinate the Sun City Center 50th Anniversary Celebration Gala on April 20, 7 to 10 p.m. at Community Hall. Ann Marie Leblanc, chair of the 50th Anniversary Celebration, says that it has been a busy year for her and all those who worked on the special events through the past 12 months. FLASHBACK, a popular group, will be providing music for dancing and FOOD FOR FUN will be catering fantastic hors d’oeuvres. The evening’s program will include photos from 50th events over the past year. Dress is either casual or ‘50s/‘60s styles. Tickets ($20) for reserved seats at tables of 10 are available at the Community Association office 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Information contact: 642-2001.

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Gayle Fischer is the Sun City Center Photo Club’s featured AMICI, the Italian Cultural Club, will meet on Wednesday, April photographer for the April photo display at the SCC Chamber of 11 at 7pm in the East Social Room of the Kings Point Clubhouse. Commerce. This is the second of the club’s monthly displays at the This meeting will give members and guests a chance to share SCC Chamber of Commerce at 1651 Sun City Center Plaza. their objects, pictures and other memorabilia of and from Italy. Gayle’s exhibit is entitled Ex-ZOOberance: A Passion for Animals. Participants will be given a brief time to present their treasures to Her interest in photography was sparked in 2001 as digital cameras the group. For information call 634-0955 rapidly matured and began producing The last meeting of AMICI for this season will be May 8th and titled high quality images. Coupled with Cucina de Norma. Norma Toman will be cooking up some surprise her passion for animals, she became Italian dishes. interested in zoo photography and over the past eleven years has visited Michigan Club Events over forty zoos across the eastern third of the United States. Her photography Thursday April 12th  The Michigan Club is celebrating its “30th” anniversary with a accolades include multiple local and state awards and exhibitions in Virginia party!!   Come celebrate with us and enjoy reminiscence, champagne as well as Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards toast, finger foods, cake, door prizes and more. BYOB. The Banquet in the competitions of the Sun City Center Room KPN opens at 5pm. Members $10 Guests $12.   Ticket Sales Photo Club and the Florida Camera Club Council. every Tuesday 9am to noon KPN Lobby. Come by the opening of her display at Saturday May 5th the SCC Chamber of Commerce between “Kentucky Derby Party” 4:30pm KPN Borini Theater. Kings Point and 3:30 pm and 4:30 Sun City Center residents, friends and guests are invited to attend pm on April 12th this event. Fabulous buffet for grazing, watch the race on movie to meet her and screen, games, hat contest and much more. BYOB. So, decorate enjoy some wine your hats and purchase your tickets. Members $10.  Guests $12. and cheese. Her Ticket sales every Tuesday 9am to noon KPN Lobby. work will be on display through South Shore Democratic Club News May 10th. For more The South Shore Democratic Club will meet on Thursday, April 12th information on the at 1:30 PM at the South Shore Regional Library,15816 Beth Shields SCC Photo Club Way in Ruskin. Refreshments will be available at 1PM the meeting and its activities, will begin at 1:30PM. All Democrats and likeminded people are please see our welcome. This month’s featured speaker will be Barbara Zdravecky, website at http:// President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central or visit the photo learning lab at 960D Florida her topic will be Planned Parenthood and the News. Cherry Hills Drive.

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B U L L E T I N A Spring Musicale

Kings Point Chorus will present “A Spring Musicale” on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 4 pm at Borini Theatre. This concert will reflect on the history of choral music from serious to whimsy. The conductor will be Charles Wirick, accompanied on the piano by Ruth Hewitt. There will be cabaret seating at round tables of eight, which proved very popular at the last concert in December. This time there will also be seating in the balcony. Attendees may bring their beverage of choice. Cheese and crackers will be provided for all attending. Tickets may be purchased at the Kings Point box office at the North Clubhouse. The price is six dollars. You are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance for table seating. Tickets will also be sold at the door, but table seating cannot be guaranteed. Come and enjoy this beautiful music! Tram service is available for Kings Point residents. If you need more information, call Brenda at 447-0388.

Pelican Players News

The Pelican Players is proud to present the delightful comedy, SOCIAL SECURITY, on Friday, April 20 at 7:00 PM and on April 21 at 1:30 and 7:00 PM in the Borini Theatre. There will be Cabaret Seating; tickets are $12.00.  For Will-Call and Reservations, please call 813-634-0724 or visit  All are welcome.  Be prepared to laugh and to remember the joy that only love can bring.

Scandinavian Club Meeting

At the 16th April meeting of the Scandinavian Club of SCC we will learn about genealogy and the Internet for tracing roots and ancestors. Following a genealogy slide presentation by a librarian at the SouthShore Regional Library, club member and Director of South Bay Genealogical Society Ed Frank will demonstrate online searches of Scandinavian ancestry. For additional information email or call Fritz Brinck at 813.260.3422. Afterwards, there will be a guided tour of the library’s Genealogy Room.

Sun City Center Ceramic Club News

The Sun City Center Ceramic Club has been busy preparing for Fun Fest. Shown above is a unique cookie jar that will be featured along with many specialty items i.e. alligators  in all sizes, turtles, geckos, bunnies, rabbits, household items.  Come check us out at our booth near the gazebo.

The Parade is Coming By Phyllis Hodges

A golf cart parade planned for December 8 has a goal—setting a record for the most decorated golf carts for a community our size! Dave Birkett, parade chair, said the theme of “Tis the Sea Sun” was chosen to let your creativity and imagination soar. The cash prizes are spectacular—thanks to the generosity of Minto Communities. There will be $5,000 in cash prizes—three for individuals, three for clubs and one for nonprofit organizations such as Lions, Kiwanis, etc. Commercial and other groups such as homeowner associations are welcome to join in the parade but they will not be eligible for prizes. Birkett says more details will be forthcoming later this summer. He can be contacted by email at for early inquiries.

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British Connection News

All residents of Sun City Center and Kings Point are invited to join The British Connection for an evening of entertainment on Wednesday, April 18, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. in the Florida Room of the Atrium. The East Bay High School chorus, “Sounds of Time,” under the direction of Brian NeSmith, will present a musical program of traditional and contemporary music. “Catering Specialties by Steve” will prepare gourmet pizzas to your order prior to the concert. Tickets are $8.00 for members and $10.00 for guests.  Non-alcoholic beverages including soda, tea, coffee and setups for mixed drinks will be provided (BYOB).  Dessert will also be included. For reservations, contact Kathy Howell at 567-3358 by April 13. Send a check payable to The British Connection to Ms. Howell at 316 Green Manor Drive, Sun City Center, FL 33573. 

Line Dancing Opportunity

Time goes by so quickly when you’re having fun. It has been 5 years now that I (Jan Ulics) have been teaching the line dancing at Kings Point. I truly thank everyone, from my novice/beginners to my experienced dancers, for your support throughout these 5 years. Please come and celebrate with me on Wed April 25, 7 - 10 PM, in the Borini Theatre at Kings Point.  There will be cake to eat and lots of dancing. BYOB and setups. Tickets available at the KP box office, $5.51, open to KP and SCC residents and their guests. Call Jan if you need further info 634-6226.

left to right Terri Lance, Ass. Chief, Quality Control, Bob Rusnal, Deputy Chief, Linda East, Asst. Chief, personnel, and Jan Huber, Asst. Chief, Public Relations

Board Approves Chief Schramm’s Appointments of Deputy Chief and 3 Assistant Chief’s. The Emergency Squad is comprised of 430 volunteers of which 220 members are in direct patient contact. The Squad is divided into 8 teams that work once every 8 days.  The Squad provides 24-hour, 365 days a year emergency medical service to residents and guests of Sun City Center without charge. If you would like to find out more about this all-volunteer organization, please call 813-633-1411 or visit the web site at

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Computer Club Classes For April

“Excel” Four Consecutive Tuesdays, Beginning April 3 10:00 AM in the Computer Club Classroom Tuition $20 payable upon registration “Introduction To Computers” Four Consecutive Fridays, Beginning April 6 10:00 AM in the Computer Club Classroom Tuition $20 payable upon registration “Using A Digital Camera With Your Computer” A Three-Hour Workshop On April 9   9:00 AM In the Computer Club Classroom Tuition $10 payable upon registration

“Virus Removal Workshop” A Three-Hour Workshop On April 16 9:00 AM In the Computer Club Classroom Tuition $10 payable upon registration Register in the Computer Club Classroom daily except Sunday, 12:30 – 5PM

left to right: Jim Nimmo, June Anderson, Tony O’Reilly, Kathy Shaefer, Merrill Pritham, Veronica Bonelli, Diane Simon, Director of Education and Linda East, Assistant Chief, Personnel

Six new” Emergency Medical Responders” have graduated from the SCC Emergency Squad training program. The month long course included certification in CPR as well as medical and trauma emergencies, airway management, the human body, bleeding, shock, and poisoning. Now, students are assigned to one of 8 teams and will begin a period of mentoring with an experienced ambulance crew. The Squad consists of 430 volunteers and is growing. If anyone is interested in joining this wonderful organization, please contact or call 813-633-1411 ext. 429.

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B U L L E T I N Jazzmatazz Dancers

Sun City Center Patriots Club Raffle Gift Baskets

Pictured receiving their baskets from Uta Kuhn club presidentare (left to right) Dodi Winterstein, Mary Ann Vinci, and Lynda Adams.

The Jazzmatazz Dancers are celebrating their selection for the annual Jane Cheever’s Outstanding Performance Award for their dance to “Celebration” for the 50th Birthday Bash follies at the Community Hall and Borini Theatre. Pictured left to right are: Kris Collette, Kathy Thomas, Lee Benford, Kathy Hatfield, Janet Cardulla, Ann McKenzie, Julie Moran, and Margot Gunther. Diane LeFrancois is their instructor and choreographer.

Kings Point Pottery Club News

Interest has grown in a the art of sculpting at the Kings Point Pottery Club Studio at the South Club in King’s Point at Sun City Center through the efforts of Jack Summers, the club’s sculpting teacher. Jack was trained by world famous sculptor and teacher Philippe Faraut of New York.  Here Summers leads a class in beginning sculpture. Those pictured seated are:  Nancy Metcalf, Gloria Masi, Tom Wuenstel,  Bill Patterson,   Nancy Metcalf, Marti Goodman and Linda Peterson, Many other classes are available to the residents such as Beginners and Advanced Hand Building classes, Glazing Techniques, and Beginning and Advanced Pottery Wheel Classes. All are taught by qualified teachers and classes are very reasonable. Please visit our Pottery Club at the South Club Clubhouse and sign up for classes you might be interested in. We would welcome new members and extend to you challenges in a new area that is quite pleasing.

West Central Florida Area Agency On Aging Announces Winner Of 2011 Arts And Entertainment Senior Of The Year

The West Central Florida Area Agency for Aging presented Joe Kanoza with the 2011 Salt and Pepper award for Arts and Entertainment the 6th Annual Gala. Joe Kanoza is a talented and highly regarded illustrator, portrait artist, and designer with over 40 years of experience as a professional painter. He is particularly wellknown for his vibrant portraits and golf landscapes. The exceptional quality of his art and his ability to work well with people attracts clients internationally. Being a relatively new resident to the Sun City Center, Kanoza was delighted to receive local recognition of his accomplishments. A recipient of several national awards for his commercial work and portraits, Kanoza’s art has been headlined in galleries in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, New Mexico and Nevada. His celebrity portraits have been featured on the covers of publications such as the U.S. Open and Wall Street Journal. In addition to his portraits, Kanoza is an outstanding golf landscape artist. He was selected by Golf Digest as being one of the top 15 golf course artists in the country. His intense passion for the game of golf makes it possible for him to capture the mood and stunning beauty of each golf course he paints. He resides in Sun City Center, where he continues to create award-winning art and shares his knowledge of painting in both private and group lessons. Several examples of his work are displayed on his website, Kanoza. com. Interested parties may contact him at

The Sun City Center Patriots would like to thank Minto Communities, LLC, Sun Towers,Homewood Residences, and Freedom Plaza for their donations ofgift baskets for the Patriots Club raffles at the recent communityFunFest. The winners of the gift basketswere Ed Moran, Dodi Winterstein, Lynda Adams and Mary Ann Vinci. The Patriots Club will be sponsoring the performing group ofyoung people from Utah “Fame &Celebrate” at the Community Hall on Sunday June 24, 2012 at 2:00 pm. Tickets will be available starting on thefirst Monday in June. For moreinformation call Uta Kuhn – 642-9555.

Swim Show A Splashing Success

The SCC Swim Dancers, a synchronized swim team, presented its 2012 show “The Way We Were” to a sold-out pool viewing area on March 10th.  As a new touch, four mermaids opened the show with their feet encased in fish tails - to make swimming more interesting.  This year’s show also included the talents of four great men - good sports,  willing to entertain with their own routine in - and out of the water!  The audience was treated to a colorful program, complete with swim numbers which included a solo, duet and group numbers, and ending in a finale, with the entire cast of 24 - swimming, singing and waving the flag to “God Bless America“ and including a banner congratulating the CA on its 50th anniversary. The club welcomes any ladies interested in becoming part of this team.  This is the time to jump in and work on the swim skills.  Practices are Monday and Wednesday evenings at 7:30 and/or Friday morning at 7:30.  Come on in - the water’s great!!!  For info call President Ginny Williams at 634-1710.

Kings Point Lawn Bowling News

Submitted Suzanne Maguire

The Tournament games are over. Frank Crowley is the new Men’s Champ and Judi Freiboth is the new Women’s Champ. George Fenwick and Judy Fenwick were second in each event. It was the Club Championship Game that kept the spectators and guests glued to their chairs. It was nip & tuck and ended in a Sudden Death game, with Frank Crowley ONE POINT ahead of Judi Freiboth! The Pairs Game was won by Judi Freiboth & Sam Giliberto in a close match against Bill Moore & Bill Healey. Paul Bradshaw was the Novice Winner. All the competitors were cool, calm & collected & many had the time of their lives with kids and grandkids on the sidelines urging them on to bigger & better scores. The Crazy Bowls Social and Banquet Awards Dinner Dance will be held in March. The Wine & Cheese Party is scheduled for a date in April. All dates & times are posted.

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B U L L E T I N Luncheon Honoring Marjorie Hile

Pictured from left to right: Front row: Marge’s daughter Liz Hile, Marge Hile, Mary Christiansen. Second row: Kay Morosky, Claudia Black, Shonnee Conery, Sandra Laade, Vivian Elms, Lucy Sargent, Marlene Torma, Betty Irwin, Rosemary Stewart. Back row: Eleanor Crossley, Joann Podgurski, Gail Letzring, and Sondra Cohen.

Marge Hile, a long-time resident of Kings Point and Highgate IV Board member, has moved to California to be near her daughters and son-in-law. She served for many years as secretary of the board and most recently as landscape chair. Her friends from the neighborhood had a luncheon at Cypress Creek Restaurant on February 23 to say goodbye and good luck to Marge as she starts a new chapter in her life.

Kings Point Dance Club Annual Dinner Dance Submitted by George Fenwick

At the Annual Dinner Dance of the Kings Point Dance Club held on Feb. 21st., the new Club Officers were installed to serve for the 2012/2013 dance season. Pictured from left to right are: Judy BoyerPresident, Bettie Peyton1st. Vice President, Peggy Norquist- Vice President Memberships, and Alex Cheng- Sec./Tres. The Dance Club is always looking for new members. All residents of Kings Point are invited to come and dance monthly, Oct. thru Apr. to a variety of dance bands, by joining the waiting list for club membership. For more information, call Judy Boyer at 813-938-3187


Even though the Series is over until the Fall, there are still some excellent events coming up that I think you will enjoy.  All shows have reserved seats, are open to the public and are scheduled at the Community Hall (except for the Opera, which will be held in the Rollins Theater). Tickets are on sale at the Community Association Office Monday-Wednesday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-noon. Info: Judy Schings, 813-642-2001. St. Petersburg Opera Co.: Preview to Marriage of Figaro, May 20, 2-4 p.m., in the Rollins Theater. Tickets: $10. 50th Anniversary Gala: The closing event for the year-long 50th Anniversary celebration will be held at the Community Hall on Friday, April 20, 7:00-10:00 p.m., featuring Flashback Band AND high-end hors d’ouevres. This will be a dance (tables of 10 although you do NOT need to buy an entire table) and the theme is the 60’s; you are welcome to dress accordingly. Tickets ($20/person) are on sale now.

Sarasota Concert Band

This 40-piece band will perform three concerts, 2:00-4:00 p.m. April 22: Russian Romance .. Enjoy the World Premier of “Maximum Ride” by Munro Sherrill. May 27: Latin Rhythms with Mexican, Spanish and Latin American music and youth instrumentalist soloist winner. July 1: Victory Celebration featuring Dave Downer, a tenor soloist.?Ticket prices are $18/person/performance or buy all three as a mini-series for $45/person). September 30, 2:30-4:30 - America, the Beautiful by the Tampa Bay Heralds of Harmony (Date of ticket sales/price of tickets to be decided later).

Entertainment Series of Shows

First, I want to say a huge THANK YOU to all of you who participated in the 2011-12 Entertainment Series. It was a great year!  A listing of next season’s Sunday and Friday series is available  at the Community Association office, Community Hall and Atrium Kiosk. Brochures/renewal letters will be mailed out by Labor Day. Prices will remain $70/series/person.  Sales will remain within the same time frame as last year.  Hope to see you in the fall!

Queens’ Luncheon With a Hawaiian Flavor Submitted by Linda Hawken

Are you searching for a Financial Advisor? Pictured left to right - on stage before the show in some of the colorful costumes worn - are Valerie Kelly, Linda Hawken, Sylvia Eddens, Darlene Walters, Eva Reisniger, Joan Leombruno and Pearl Rubinsky.

Darlene Walters’ troupe of hula dancers, the Hula Honeys, performed on March 14th at the Queens’ Luncheon in the Kings Point Borini Theatre. The meal was consistent with the tropical theme and included sweet & sour chicken with Hawaiian vegetable fried rice. A capacity crowd was treated to a variety of hula dances, from traditional to modern. Pearl, the latest addition to the troupe, dances from her wheelchair and is an inspiration to any handicapped person who thinks they can’t join in because of a disability.  The host for the show was John Cortese and vocal entertainment was provided by Ron Leombruno.  The troupe extends their warm thanks to Eva Hooley for her invaluable assistance as Stage Manager. Anyone interested in Darlene’s class, held in Kings Point, may contact her at 633-6839.

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Military News National Weather Service forecaster addresses MOAA

Mr. Ernie Jillson was the featured speaker at the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) March luncheon, which was held in the Florida Room at the Sun City Center Atrium building on March 7th, 2012. Mr. Jillson’s first NWS assignment was in Barrigada, Guam from July 2000 to June 2003. His second was here in Tampa (Ruskin) from June 2003 to present. Before he joined the National Weather Service, Mr. Jillson attended college at Lyndon State College in Vermont where he earned a BS in Meteorology in 1985.   He then joined the Air Photo by Frank Kepley Force and spent four years at LTC Paul Wheat (left), President of Homestead Air Force Base in MOAA, presents gift to Ernie Jellson, Homestead, FL.  He gave a very National Weather Service at March interesting presentation on the MOAA luncheon. various weather conditions Tampa has encountered in the past and is likely to encounter in the future, and showed several films and photos of past devastation incurred as a result of the various categories of hurricanes that have historically ravaged the State of Florida.

COL. Luther Lloyd, USA, (Ret) to address MOWW

Col. Luther Lloyd, USA, will be the featured speaker at the Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at the Freedom Plaza Club in Sun City Center. The luncheon fee is $13 and reservations should be made by April 9th by calling 633-6513. Col. Lloyd is a current member of the Sun City Chapter of MOWW and a former Intelligence officer specializing in the “Middle East.”   He is the author of a Book entitled “Out of Darkness.”  He has served in several countries, including Photo by Frank Kepley Egypt and is the former president COL. Luke Lloyd, USA (Ret) of the Military Family Support Trust (MFST).   Col. Luther will provide the group with a general overall view of the political, as opposed to the religious, goals of Islam.  

Dr. Susan MacManus, political analyst, to address MOAA

The April Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) meeting featuring Dr. Susan MacManus will be held in the Sun City Center Atrium building in the Florida Room at 11:00 am on Wednesday April 4th, 2012. Reservations can be made by calling 642-0497 ($14) no later than the Sunday before the Wednesday meeting. Dr. MacManus is a Distinguished University Professor of Public Administration and Political Science in the Department of Government and International Affairs at the University of South Florida. She is nationally renowned for her expert and incisive commentary on public opinion and intergenerational politics and has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CNN, Fox Photo by Frank Kepley News Channel, MSNBC, PBS, Dr. Susan MacManus BBC, NHK (Tokyo), Australian Television, C-SPAN, National Public Radio, and in various print media. During the 2000 and 2004 election season, she served as the political analyst for WFLA News Channel 8, the Florida News Channel, and WFLA News Radio. Dr. MacManus is a Fulbright research scholar and has written numerous books; her latest is entitled Florida Politics: Ten Media Markets, One Powerful State, and was published in 2004.

Leatherneck Club’s Military Family Coupon Program

Past Commander and founder of the Leathernecks Club Jim Glass is shown delivering coupons to the SCC post office for overseas shipment to three military bases. Jim and his wife Jan established the coupon program in February of 2010 and with the efforts of countless community clubs, churches, synagogues, schools and individuals within the community, and in and out of state, the Leathernecks have shipped over ½ ton of coupons annually.  The coupons are manufacturer’s coupons, with a bar graph and expiration date.  Manufacturers have agreed to extend the expiration date by 6 months for military families living overseas and shopping at commissaries and PX’s. Families from all military branches of service are eligible to receive the coupons.  The Military Family Support Trust has also partnered with the Leathernecks both in collecting coupons and in assisting with the postal expenses.

Leathernecks Support Annual Veterans Dinner Dance 

Photo by Frank Kepley The Military Family Support Trust recognized their major donors at a luncheon on March 14th at the Sun City Plaza Club. The photograph shows some of the contributors who reached new levels of support.

The annual Veterans Dinner Dance was held earlier this month.  The theme for this year’s  dance was a “sock hop”.  Several Sun City Center and King’s Point military organizations participated in this event.  Shown above are some of the members of the Leatherneck’s club attending and their guests.  Proceeds will be donated to James A. Haley, VA Hospital for use by the Recreation Therapy Department.  

Captain Charles Marsicano honored by MOWW

Captain Charles Marsicano, Hillsborough County Fire and Rescue Department, was awarded the Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) Distinguished Service Award on Thursday, March 15th at the Sun City Center Plaza Club. Capt. Marsicano has been providing exemplary, dedicated fire and rescue service for Hillsborough County residents and businesses for 28 years.  He supervised the orderly opening of Sun City Center’s Station 28 in 1992.  It now responds to an average of 18 calls per day to the Greater Sun City Center Community and its surrounding area.  Capt. Marsicano is a highly respected senior captain of three shifts at Station 28.

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Military News MOWW March Luncheon News

General Monroe W. Hatch Jr. vice chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. was the featured speaker at the Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) luncheon on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at the Freedom Plaza Club in Sun City Center. He entered the U.S. Naval Academy in 1951 and graduated in 1955 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He earned a Master’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Oklahoma Photos by Frank Kepley in 1969 and completed the From left, Gen Monroe Hatch, USAF National War College in 1974.  accepting certificate from Lt Col Frank He was assigned to SAC Zahrobsky, USAF (Ret), Commander headquarters in February 1982 SCC  MOWW  and served as deputy chief of staff for plans until February 1983, when he became the command’s chief of staff. General Hatch was appointed inspector general of the Air Force in September 1984. In August 1985 he was assigned as vice commander in chief, Strategic Air Command, Offutt Air Force Base. General Hatch is a command pilot with more than 6,000 flying hours.  He Gen Monroe Hatch, USAF assumed his present duties in February 1987. Gen Hatch related some of his experiences relative to the many challenges and changes that have occurred in the Russian hierarchy over the past forty years or so.  His account of the numerous Russian leaders and the world situations they each faced was both informative and entertaining.

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NCWS Exceeds Pledge Goal

John Wilbur, (L), Senior Gifts Officer for Chapters Health System, is shown receiving checks from Jim Butner, Worship Leader for NCWS (Nondenominational Christian Worship Services) totaling $1785. NCWS pledged $1000 a year for the next 5 years.  Butner said, “I’m so thankful that our attendees see the importance of donating to local non-profit organizations that provide such valuable services to the community.  LifePath Hospice of SCC completely fits those criteria.  We were delighted to donate our February love offerings to LifePath AND to have exceeded our pledge goal by $785.”  Call Jim Butner at 634-3114 for additional information regarding NCWS. 

Ethnic Pot Luck

The Fun Brigade of the United Community Church is planning another event to bring fun, joy and happiness for the community. On April 19th at 4:00 PM in the Great Hall of the church, 1501 La Jolla Avenue, we will enjoy an Ethnic Pot Luck. What does that mean? Do you have a special recipe/ meal that you remember from your youth---perhaps a favorite casserole, salad or dessert from your family background? Prepare that dish, bring it to the church complete with a label, your name, nationality, and ethnic background of your dish. This will really be great fun to hear stories of the Sunday Dinner, history of Grandma’s birthday treat and the holiday traditions. Everyone is welcome--- there is no charge---just you and your special treat for a Fun Pot Luck. Oh, an added surprise will be a Silent Auction with wonderful items to bid on. For further information, please contact Paula Lickfeldt at 6336739 or Karl Buffington at 634-7062.

Men In Black Dinner-Dance

On Saturday, April 28, starting at 6:00 p.m., several local Knights of Columbus councils will offer a dinner-dance to honor local Catholic clergy and to support vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Main course choices: either ham or chicken cordon bleu, plus pasta, salad, and dessert. A variety of drinks will be available. The cost is $20 per person, and the event will be held at Prince of Peace Church on the corner of S.R. 674 and Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. Semi-formal dress requested. Tickets on sale in the St. Anne church office. Or call Mike Sutko 813-672-3201.

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St Andrew Presbyterian Church Health Seminars ‘Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes’

On Thursday April 26, 2012 at 1:30 Holly Wetz, R.N., C.D.E. Clinical Educator for St. Joseph Hospital/Healthway’s Diabetes Center will give a PowerPoint presentation on Type 2 Diabetes including possible signs and symptoms. Everyone is welcome at St Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd West. Please reserve your seat by calling the church office at (813) 634-1252 if you plan to attend. The seminar will be held in the Fellowship Hall

St Andrew Presbyterian Church Health Seminars ‘Your Joint Replacement’

On Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 6:00 PM Dr. Robert Maddalon, MD, MS will be speaking on arthroscopic and computer-assisted surgeries in partial and total joint replacements. Everyone is welcome at St Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd West. . Please reserve your seat by calling the church office at (813) 634-1252 if you plan to attend. The seminar will be held in the Fellowship Hall.

Trinity Baptist Choir Cantata

Photo Provided by Vern Elarth The Trinity Baptist church choir will present “O What A Savior”, created by Russell Mauldin & Sue Smith, narrated by Larry Jessup and directed by Rev. James Feist on Sunday, April 1st, at 6:00 p.m.  The Cantata will be sung by the renowned Trinity Baptist Choir.  The choir has received much attention in the area for its performances at the Sun City Center Memorial and Veterans Day ceremonies as well as for singing the National Anthem at Spring Training baseball games.  Admission is free and all are welcome.  The church is located at 702 Del Webb Blvd. West.  For information on the church,  please call 6344228.

CCC Speakers Bureau

The Community Church College, 1501 La Jolla Avenue, offers the services of a Speakers Bureau for your programs, groups and clubs. All speakers are experts their fields. The topic are varied, very interesting and either no fee is charged or a modest amount. Just to list a few of the presentations: “Medical Insurance,” “Estate Planning,” “U. S. History,” “The Financial Market,” “Event Planning,” “Eastern Religions,” “Estate Planning,” “China,” “Planning Photo by Hazel Martin For Your Pet’s Future,” Standing Dean Mahin & Patricia Ann “Metaphysics,” “Is Leyden Seated Dr. Michael Deeb My Memory Change Normal” and many more. They all sound great!! For a listing of the speakers, their topics and fees, email the College at tri-c@ or call the College at (813) 634-8607.

Photo credit: Vern Elarth The Trinity Baptist church orchestra warms up for one of their performances. The orchestra, under the direction of minister of music  Jim Feist, and  which has more members than are shown here, performs frequently during the worship services.  If you are interested in joining the orchestra or would like information about the church, please call 634.4228.

Beth Israel Sisterhood Seder

Tuesday, April 3rd, at 12 noon. April brings us freshly budding flowers and trees, and Floridians stow away their “winter wardrobe”, and prepare for one of the happiest holidays in April, Passover. Beth Israel Sisterhood located at 1115 Del Webb Blvd., Sun City Center, announces their Women’s Seder.  The Seder will be held in the Henry Gibson Social Hall in the Temple. Members of Sisterhood pay $5:00 per person, non-members $8:00. The President of the Sisterhood, Sandra Hurwitz will gladly accept your reservation.  Her address is 1704 Tremont Court, Sun City Center, her telephone number is 634-4444.  Please join us for a very festive and friendly Seder.

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Members of Boy Scouts of America Troop 2140, sponsored by Saint Anne Catholic Church in Ruskin, proudly display their new troop flag. Pictured with Assistant Scout Master Chris Paskert (far right) are Collin George, Corbin Smith, Chris Paskert, Reagan Gaitens and Michael Rose.



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South Bay Hospital Earns Accreditation in CT

South Bay Hospital has been awarded a threeyear term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). CT scanning — sometimes called CAT scanning — is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions. The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. To attain accreditation, facilities must participate in a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed and only facilities meeting ACR practice guidelines and technical standards are granted accreditation. For more information call 813-634-0496.

Surgeons Discuss Options for the Treatment of Joint Pain Sun City Center, Florida - (March 22, 2012)—South Bay Hospital will host free Dine with the Doctor seminars featuring information on treatment options for those suffering from joint pain. On April 17th, at noon, Dr. Robert Maddalon, Orthopedic Surgeon, will facilitate an information session titled “Treatments for Knee Arthritis.” Dr. Maddalon will discuss the causes, prevention and treatment of knee arthritis. On April 27th, at 6pm, Dr. John Okun, Orthopedic Surgeon, will facilitate an information session titled “The Latest in Joint Replacement.” Dr. Okun will discuss the causes of joint pain and the latest technology and surgical interventions available to treat it. For more information, or to make a reservation for the free seminars, call 1-888-6851595. 4016 Sun City Center Blvd • Sun City Center, FL 33573 • Phone (813) 634-0496

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8th Annual Ryder Cup Held at Kings Point Academy Golf Course

Photo by John Sargent Back Row: Ken Reid, Bill Watt, Ernie Angelo, Bill Quinn, Ken Forman, Ray Maheral, Ed Miller, Bill Smythe, Bruce Manning, Jack Irwin, Ed Kohlberger, Marty O’’Neill, Ed Sword, Bert Nast. Front Row: Andy Kelly, Harry McMahon, Bill Graham, Jim Lahti, Gerry Barba, Al Laforet, Butch Gadd Absent - Art Domino

Submitted by Jackie McDow Kings Point Academy Golf Course held their 8th annual Ryder Cup weekend on February 11 & 12. The teams were announced on Saturday night with a wonderful sit-down catered meal. Entertainment was provided by the Master of Ceremonies, Jack Kubiak. The two teams, the Red Ryders (dubbed by the other team as the "little red riding hoods" and the Kings Point Big Dogs (re-named by the Red Ryders as the chiwawas) were

introduced by the respective captains, Jack Kubiak and Jim Lahti. Red Ryders defeated the Kings Point Big Dogs in team play match competition on Sunday afternoon. Chairman Jack Moran reported that the games were friendly but very competitive. In spite of cool weather, players were cheered on by their spouses and friends at the club house turn. A wind up dinner followed the game to allow bragging rights to the winners.

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Adopt a Friend That C.A.R.E.s

left to right: Joanne Sudman Team Hope member of 2012 Relay for Life , Pat Pelton, Vice President of the Interfaith Council, and Jay Sparkman, IFC President.

Penny is an adorable torti female kitten. She is very playful and has shown every volunteer her love of playing with every cat toy in the shelter. Penny is never dull and takes a shine to most visitors, volunteers or passersby. She likes her afternoon nap on the cat tower and that is where she can be found most afternoons unless she is sunning on the lanai. Come in and see Penny and give her that loving forever home. Penny as part of her adoption will be micro chipped. She has been spayed and brought up-to-date on her shots DOB: 10/1/2011

Lacey is a pretty Lab/Terrier/Boxer mix. She was found wandering in a rural area, alone. Lacey has a sweet disposition and gives out lots of kisses to her caretakers. She knows how to sit and walks fine on a leash. She is a puppy that is eager to please. For fun, she loves to play with squeeky stuffed toys out in the play yard. Lacey seems to be picky about her playmates but otherwise is fine around other dogs. As part of her adoption, Lacey is spayed, microchipped, and brought current on her shots. Estimated DOB: February, 2, 2011

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Sudman spoke at a recent IFC meeting held at Congregation Beth Israel, 1115 East Del Webb Blvd, informing members present about the 2012 Relay for Life Event in Sun City scheduled for April 10, 2012 at Trinity Baptist Church, 702 West Del Webb Blvd. She explained the how this event not only honors cancer survivors but also remembers people we have lost. She also explained how it raises funds for awareness to help save lives. A $500 donation was presented to Sudman for the Relay for Life Event. (Information about this event can be found at Thanks to the hardworking volunteers of the Nearly New Shop in Sun City Center, proceeds from the sale of donated items is given back to the Southern Hillsborough community in the form of grants and scholarships. Located at 1515 Sun City Center Plaza, the retail store is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8:am – 12:00 pm. Donations are accepted anytime the shop is open or they be left in the drop box. Arrangements can be made to pick up larger items by calling (813) 642-9099. For additional information about the Interfaith Council, please visit there website at

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Contract Bridge FALL OF A MONARCH

Super Crossword SelfPossessed

It’s not difficult to make four hearts on this deal with all four hands in view. After West leads the K-A-J of clubs, you ruff, cash the A-K of spades and trump a spade in dummy. You then lead the nine of hearts to the ace, rejecting the finesse and felling West’s singleton king. You lose a diamond trick later on, but you make four hearts. But if you could not see the opposing cards, you might very

well go down one after losing a heart finesse to the singleton king. However, even without the advantage of a peek, rejecting the finesse is the right play! There is a very good reason for arriving at this conclusion. First you take West’s bidding into account; then you combine it with the additional knowledge gained from the play to the first six tricks. At trick seven, when you lead the nine of hearts from dummy, you know that West -- who must have had at least four diamonds and four clubs for his bids, and who has already shown up with three spades -- cannot possibly have more than two hearts. (Actually, he’s much more likely to have either one heart or none.) It follows that you cannot gain by taking a trump finesse. Even if the finesse won, you’d still have to lose a trump trick later to East’s K-x-x or K-x-x-x. Your only hope, therefore, is that West was dealt the singleton king of trumps! It is true that the chance of West having been dealt specifically the singleton king is very slim, but a remote chance is surely better than no chance at all. © 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Comics More!

• It was Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw who made the following sage observation: “A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.” • We’re all familiar with the act of CPR -- we often see a film or television character come to the rescue and save a life using the technique. And on TV, according to a recent study, CPR is shown as being successful 75 percent of the time. The reality is not quite so rosy, though. A study conducted in 2010 found that when CPR is used in real life, only about 8 percent of the patients were still alive after one month. Of those who did survive that long, 97 percent couldn’t live a normal life. • Do you suffer from astraphobia? If so, I hope you don’t live in Florida. Those who are afraid of lightning would be terrified in the Sunshine State, especially in Tampa, known as the lightning capital of the world. • Researchers in the United Kingdom have invented a robot that eats slugs and is powered by the gas from the decaying creatures. They have dubbed their creation the SlugBot. • For six generations, many members of the Fugate family of the Appalachian region of Kentucky have suffered from a rare blood disorder called methemoglobinemia. The disorder seems to have no adverse health effects, but it’s not at all difficult to diagnose it at a glance: Sufferers have blue skin. Not just a slight tinge, either; various family members have been described as “blue as Lake Louise,” “the bluest woman I ever saw” and “almost purple.” Thought for the Day: “A stockbroker urged me to buy a stock that would triple its value every year. I told him, ‘At my age, I don’t even buy green bananas.”’ -- Claude Pepper © 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.


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Salome’s Stars

APRIL 2, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Be careful about doing someone a favor when you don’t know the full story behind the request. Don’t rely on someone’s unsubstantiated assurances. Insist on all the facts before you act. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) That workplace problem still needs your attention before you finally can close the book on it. Meanwhile, a long-anticipated reunion gets closer to becoming a happy reality. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might be demanding more from others than they can give. Best advice: Have a long and frank talk to determine what the facts are. Tensions should abate as the week winds down. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Aspects are favorable throughout this week for making contacts that could be important to your career plans. Meanwhile, an old friend offers the advice you’re seeking. LEO (July 23 to August 22) It’s time to stop licking your wounds from past mistakes. Get up and get going toward your future. Loyal friends will be there to help the Lion get back into rip-roaring shape. VIRGO (August 23 to Sept. 22) Take time out to go over what’s expected of you before you begin your new project. Otherwise, you run the risk of pushing yourself harder than you need to. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to October 22) An unusual request could put you in an awkward position. Best advice: Deal with it immediately. The longer you delay, the more difficult it will be to get out of it. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov.21) You should feel recharged and ready for whatever your workaday world holds for you. The same positive energy spills over into your personal relationships. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A prospect might be less than it appears to be. Like the Archer in your sign, you always aim for the truth. And this is no time to settle for less than full disclosure. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Start doing some serious thinking about a career move that could entail more than just changing job sites. Some lifestyle changes also might be involved. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb.18) With tensions easing at the workplace, a more positive environment once again encourages the free flow of ideas so typical of the always-innovative Aquarian. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Show some of that usually hidden steel-strong Piscean backbone, and stand up for yourself if you hope to make a case for that promotion you know you deserve. BORN THIS WEEK: You enjoy doing new things and staying ahead of the crowd. You would make a fine sports coach or military leader. © 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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