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May, 2014

WWII Veteran Howard Musgrave Addresses MOAA

Story and photos by B. Frank Kepley, CAPT, USN, (Ret) Retired Army Lt. Colonel Howard J. Musgrave was the featured speaker at the Military Officers of America Association (MOAA) meeting, which was held at the Sun City Center, North Side Atrium Building on April 2nd, 2014. Col. Musgrave gained a commission and wings through bombardier/navigation school and graduated March 1943. He Flew 49 combat missions from North Africa and Italy in WWII. He was shot down near Verona, Italy (Udine) on March 18, 1944. Col. Musgrave was a Prisoner of War at StalagLuft I, near Barth, Germany (on Baltic Sea) and was liberated by the Russian Army in June 1945. After his release from the POW camp, he spent approximately two years in U.S. military hospitals. After his discharge from Madigan Hospital at Ft. Lewis, Washington, he was assigned to B29’s as

Col. Musgrave received multiple decorations, including a Purple Heart with one Oak Leaf Cluster and an Air Medal with 10 OLC’s. He received fourteen medals in all.  Col. Musgrave retired in 1962 after 24 yrs. service. During his presentation to the group he

described the multiple attempts to escape the German prison camps and emphasized the many hardships he and the other prisoners had to endure while in the camps.  Col. Musgrave unquestionably qualifies as a valiant member of the “Greatest Generation.”

Sun City Center Memorial Day Ceremony

Thom Brown, president of SCC Chapter MOAA; Lt. Col. Howard Musgrave USA (Ret). 

bombardier/navigator at Davis-Monthan AFB, Tucson, Arizona. He then trained for “one way” missions to Russia with atomic bombs (the type dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima) and then moved on to Roswell AFB where he worked in development of air to air refueling  with the 504th Bomb Group. He was offered and accepted a regular commission in 1947.

Sun City Center will again observe our traditional Memorial Day Ceremony starting at 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 26th in the Borini Theater at the Kings Point Main Clubhouse, Sun City Center.  Doors will open at 9:00 a.m. for free open seating. All invited guests with reserved seating are requested to be seated not later than 9:45 a.m. It is anticipated that our featured speaker will be from the United States Central Command, at MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL.   A musical interlude and tribute to the military services will be provided by the Trinity Baptist Church Choir & Friends directed by Rev. James Feist. Colors will be presented by the East Bay High School JROTC.  Subsequent to the ceremony the Grand Marshall will be placing the wreath at the flagpole outside the auditorium. For additional information please contact Paul Wheat by telephone at 634-7777 or by email atPAWheatJr@aol.com.  

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Pilot to Speak at Silver Osprey Meeting Barry Dyer, LT USN (Ret), Administrative Officer, The Silver Osprey Squadron

Robert L. Robbins, DEA, will speak to Silver Osprey Squadron #64 chapter of the Association of Naval Aviation at their monthly luncheon meeting on Friday, May 9, at the Freedom Plaza Club, 3932 Upper Creek Drive, Sun City Center. Robert Robbins is a Special Agent/ Pilot for the DEA. His presentation is titled, “ Drug Interdiction, Air Ops, Tampa Bay Operation Area.” Mr. Roberts has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of South Florida, and a Masters of Science Degree in Personnel Management from Troy State University. In addition, he graduated from the University of Southern California as a certified Aircraft Accident Investigator. As a DEA Air Wing pilot, Mr. Robbins has flow a variety of missions throughout the United States, Central and South America, and the Caribbean.

For these missions he flew single and multi engine fixed wing aircraft and helicopters. After serving as a United States Army Infantry Officer for ten years, Mr. Robbins entered duty with DEA in Miami and was later assigned to the Tampa District office. He ran Technical Operations for the Tampa Office for four years, and then transferred to the Aviation Division in 2000 where he currently serves. Hospitality starts at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch at noon, and Special Agent Robbins presentation at 12:30 p.m. Attendees do not have to be former military; the only requirement is an interest in military or civil aviation. For reservation information, contact Tom Harding at 813-634-1236 or e-mail at tharcons@aol.com. Reservations and checks ($17) must be received no later than Wednesday, May 7.

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U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Commander Spoke at April 11 Meeting of Association of Naval Aviation

USCG Coast Guard Captains Steve Csintyan, Mel Hartman and Dennis Bluett, SCC residents with Captain Lorenzen.

Barry Dyer, LT USN (Ret), Administrative Officer, The Silver Osprey Squadron    At its meeting on April 11, members of Silver Osprey Squadron #64 chapter of the

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Clearwater, Florida. The Captain’s military career started with 9 years as a US Army officer. He was an Army ROTC graduate from State University of New York Brockport. After Army Flight School at Fort Rucker, he went on to fly UH-1 “Hueys”, OH58 “Scouts” and AH-1 “Cobras” in Germany, Hawaii, and Korea. In 1991, he accepted a commission in the U.S. Coast Guard through the Direct Commission Officer Program at TRACEN, Yorktown, VA. Captain Lorenzen’s first Coast Guard assignment was to Air Station Clearwater in 1991. He later served in Kodiak, Alaska, and Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He was very pleased to come back to Clearwater for his

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present assignment. Captain Lorenzen’s presentation was titled, “Air Station Clearwater: Past Present, and Future.” The presentation featured some very interesting photos of the history of the U.S. Coast Guard and included many photos of aircraft used by the Coast Guard over the years. They ranged from the first aircraft, the Curtis Flying Boat in 1915 to the present MH-60 Sikorsky Jayhawk and Aerospatiale MH-65 Dolphin helicopters and the Lockheed HC-130J Super Hercules Transport. In a very interesting Q &A session, Captain Lorenzen also discussed some dramatic sea rescues and the continuing Drug Interdiction Program.

The Editor’s Corner The Editor’s Corner

Trip Around the Sun

By E. Adam Porter Editor in Chief, News of Kings Point In a couple of weeks I will celebrate my birthday. This year, when circling that particular box on the calendar,I found myself humming the chorus of a familiar song. The tune was “Trip Around the Sun” by a fellow industrious beach bum by the name of Jimmy Buffett. Given my low tolerance for “Fins” and “Margaritaville,” I’m not sure I could call myself a Parrothead, but Jimmy has certainly cut some tracks I can appreciate. This is one of them. The chorus goes something like this: “I’m just hanging on while this old world keeps spinning And it’s good to know it’s out of my control If there’s one thing that I’ve learned from all this living Is that it wouldn’t change a thing if I let go…” I don’t know what Jimmy means by all that, but, to me, it’s about knowing the difference between productive concern and plain ol’ worry. There are some things within my control, and others I cannot change no matter how hard I try. A certain rabbi from Nazareth put it this way: “Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” Translation? Take it one day at a time… because that’s apt to be plenty. Easier said that done, right? You hear about tragedy and travesty on the news and you want to “do something” about it. Even if it’s just to rage against the machine. Or maybe some hardship or horror or stroke of bad luck jumps out of the closet and changes your day

– and your life – forever. Most of the time it does little good to dwell, but birthdays are made for reflecting, looking back on a year’s worth of moments, that singular collection of days you will never get to have again, and the blessings and the scars that came with them. Jimmy put it this way: “No, you never see it coming Always wind up wondering where it went Only time will tell if it was time well spent It’s another revelation Celebrating what I should have done With these souvenirs of my trip around the sun” Only time will tell if it was time well spent… if that’s the case why do we worry so much about where we missed it, about what could have been done better or just, different, somehow. When all those thoughts stack up, you get regret. And, like cancer eats your body, regret eats your soul. The truth is that we rarely do see “it” coming, and when we stumble across revelation, it often teaches us lessons we never even thought to ask about in the first place. That’s when you realize just how out of control this ol’ world really is, and how freeing it can be to just stop trying to keep it all perfectly together, to make it all work. To realize your trip around the sun really is all about hanging on while everything keeps spinning. Hanging on to who and what you love as tightly as you can … doing your best to enjoy the ride… Until it’s done.

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Captain Richard Lorenzen, USCG with Oscar Kramer, 2013,2014 Coast Guard Aux Flotilla Commander a SCC resident.

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Squatters Trash Soldier’s Home, But You Can Help!

The following story was taken from local news sources and the website “GoFundMe.com.” Spc. Michael Sharkey and his wife Danielle are a typical Army family. They got orders to go to Hawaii, then closed up their New Port Richey, FL home and obeyed those orders. Then Michael got deployed to Afghanistan for a year. ? Earlier this year, while Michael was still in Afghanistan, Danielle found out that squatters had broken in to their home and were illegally living there. She flew to Florida, called the Sheriff’s office, only to be told that it was a “civil” matter to get the criminals out. A friend of the Sharkey’s contacted WFLA Channel 8 “Eight on Your Side.” WFLA started investigating and running a story about the Sharkey’s dilemma. VeteranWarriors contacted WFLA and got the ball rolling to get the squatters out. Within 24 hours, with the assistance of Sand Soldiers of America, we helped the Sharkeys get an attorney, who immediately served the squatters with a 24hour notice to quit. Ironically, the publicity generated by WFLA’s story provoked citizens to “encourage” the squatters to leave immediately. The squatters are out legally and the property is now under the care and supervision of VeteranWarriors

until the Sharkeys return June 1st. The squatters left the Sharkey’s home in a disgusting state. Beyond the filth, dog feces, trashed furniture and garbage, there are some significant repairs to be made: 1. Roof has a 4” hole and multiple sections of what appear to be deliberate damage. 2. There are 3 cabinets in the kitchen that the squatters put in. They are on the floor and destroyed. 3. The tile in the kitchen is destroyed. 4. The bedrooms have laminate floors. The squatters’ dogs LIVED in these rooms and used the floors as their bathroom. 5. The sliding door and living room windowwere destroyed. 6. There is a disgusting large pool in the back yard that needs to be removed. 7. The garage was turned into an illegal “bedroom.” It needs to go back to being a garage. 8. The squatters bypassed the electric meter...a licensed electrician needs to hook it all up. 9. Painting all the rooms and the exterior. 10. Clean up the yard and put down some sod...most of the yard is now dirt from the squatters’ dogs. 11. All the screen from the patio is gone. Needs to be rescreened.

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Minto Communities in Sun City Center led the way by donating $2,500 to help those working to restore the Sharkey’s home. Thank you to Minto for this generous gift. I just know the rest of us in Kings Point and Sun City Center can jump in and support this solider and his family. To learn more about this story or to donate to the cause, visit “www.gofundme.com/8mgjy0” or go to the GoFundMe.com and search “Help the Sharkey’s Repair Damaged Home!!” If you wish to donate, all proceeds will go directly to the repairs of the residence to make this a HOME again

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Thank you so much for continuing to send all the exciting travel pictures! It continues to be a blast to vicariously relive your travels with you through those shots. See how much fun these folks are having? We hope their fun travel photos and stories will inspire you to go see some things and do some stuff…and when you do, take News of Kings Point along for the ride! Remember, if you send us a picture of you in your travels holding the News of Kings Point, you will see yourself in these pages.

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t n i o P s g EJ & Frank Paris traveled to Iguazu Falls Brazil on a 68-day Grand South America Voyage.

Leo Zanchettin and his son, Daniel, recently visited Ellis Island. Leo said the experience was both interesting and heart wrenching, to see what some of our ancestors endured to become Americans. Leo’s grandparents, father and brother in law were among the thousands that took this path in the early 20th Century.

Jan Thumberg with grandson, 1st lt. Nicolas Dockins, wife Kaitlin and greatgranddaughter Emily. Nick and family will be in England for 3 years while he teaches the RAF to fly the Typhoon.

Patients in our area are choosing the

Orthopaedic Spine and Joint Center at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. If you’ve been suffering with orthopedic problems, Lakewood Ranch offers a range of surgical and nonsurgical treatment options, including total joint replacement. Our hospital’s comprehensive approach to treatment brings together a team of surgeons who specialize in traumatic orthopedic injuries and sports medicine, along with orthopedic-trained nurses, therapists and technicians.

A rehabilitation program centered on your special needs The Orthopaedic Spine and Joint Center is more than a surgery and rehabilitation program – it’s a culture of care that empowers patients with motivation and education. We are committed to getting you back to the activities you love as quickly as possible, with a high-quality program that’s tailored to your needs. Lakewood Ranch’s orthopedic program includes pre-op classes and presentations that help prepare you for your surgery. The day after surgery, you wear your own clothes and begin your personal rehab with specially trained therapists. Your family is encouraged to participate in your group activities and meals.

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33573 33573 is provided by Debbie Caneen, Director of Admissions, Sun Towers from items submitted for publication. To submit events for future publications, send them by the 15th of the prior month. Debbie also publishes Ads and Events, a weekly e-mail containing information about what’s happening in 33573. Your event will also appear in the weekly Ads and Events e-mail and on the website www.SCCAdsAndEvents.com . Send all events by e-mail to sccfreeads@tampabay.rr.com. You only need to submit your Event one time each month for it to appear in both The News of Kings Point and SCC Ads and Events. SPECIAL EVENTS Please include all basic information, especially Price (or list it’s Free) and Contact Information (phone, e-Mail, or website). Six lines maximum. Send to: sccfreeads@tampabay. rr.com. As soon as space permits, we will put it in the weekly e-Mail and it will run until event date passes. You do not need to submit it again. PLEASE NOTE: This area is for SPECIAL EVENTS only. WEEKLY, MONTHLY, or ONGOING EVENTS are listed on our website under WEEKLY & MONTHLY MEETINGS at www.SCCAdsAndEvents.com which is updated every weekend. SAT. MAY 3 - COMMUNITY YARD SALE TO BENEFIT SOUTH SHORE FELINES (SSF) 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Sunoco Tampa Office Parking Lot, S. Falkenburg Rd, Brandon. We are hoping to raise lots of money for this wonderful non-profit organization, South Shore Felines. Their mission is to humanely reduce the population of Community Cats through education and TrapNeuter-Return (TNR). SSF supports the south shore area of Hillsborough County through grants and monetary donations from the community. It also holds cat food drives to “Feed the Tuna Chest”. All donated cat food is distributed by SSF to support the pets of low-income residents and community cats managed by colony caretakers. SSF is not an animal shelter and does not accept cats from the public! SAT. MAY 3 - RELAY FOR LIFE IN SCC 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce will host a mini Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society. Most Relay events are held at local high schools and run for 18 to 24 hours in length. This mini Relay will include opening ceremonies, mini-laps around the Payant Financial Plaza parking lot, fun events, honoring of our local cancer survivors, a luminaria service and closing ceremonies. We are looking for local residents to form a team and join us for some fun. The goal for each team is to raise a minimum of $100. A team can be just one person or a whole neighborhood or club. Exclusive only to Sun City Center - Golf Cart laps! There will be an hour allotted for golf cart laps! The theme this year is Songs: get your team together, decorate

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your cart! There will be a prize for best decorated cart matching your team theme. (Example: a local team theme has chosen “Tip Toe through the Tulips - and weed out cancer!” - So lots of tulips on their golf cart!) Teams: Call the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce to for details and registration. Survivors: If you would like to be acknowledged and lead off the Survivor’s Lap, register at the Sun City Chamber of Commerce. You can call, stop in or e-mail. You will be treated like a king or queen and honor us with your presence. Vendors: $25 for 10 x 10 space, outside in the Chamber Parking Lot. SAT. MAY 3 - ANNUAL “KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY” WITH THE MICHIGAN CLUB 4:40 - 9:00 p.m. in the Borini Theater. Plan to win a prize for wearing the most outstanding hat. Watch your favorite horse - view the race on the movie screen. Enjoy the “fabulous buffet”. BYOB. Members $12 Non-members $14 - Ticket sales every Tuesday - 9am to noon - KPN Lobby. No reserved tables. Questions? Call Paul - 634-8506. SUN. MAY 4 - FELLOWSHIP SUNDAY AT PRINCE OF PEACE FOR NEW RESIDENTS OF SUN CITY CENTER Masses offered at 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 702 Valley Forge Blvd in Sun City Center. Following Mass, all are invited for a time of fellowship in the Conesa Center where coffee and donuts will be available. A member of our parish stewardship committee will be present to answer any questions you might have about Prince of Peace. We welcome you to our community and hope you will join us for worship. SUN. MAY 4 - SINGLES SOCIAL DANCE CLUB 6:30-9:30p.m. at the Atrium Bldg., Florida Room. Dance to the music of Gene Cannon. Members $3; Non-members $5. BYOB and snacks. Water, ice, cups and napkins provided. Dressy/casual attire. For info: Janet 633-3558. MON. MAY 5 - “FOR TODAY” MEETING OF OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS 10:00 a.m. at the Sun City Chamber of Commerce meeting room (private entrance to meeting room is on the left side of the building). The only requirement for attending is a desire to stop compulsively eating. OA is an international 12step organization/program which addresses the emotional, spiritual and physical needs of those desiring to stop compulsively eating and/or overeating. No scales, dues or fees and all are welcome. Please join us any Monday morning. You can learn more about OA online at http://www. oa.org/newcomers/is-oa-for-you TUE. MAY 6 - APERTURE SHUTTER SPEED, ISO 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Palm Room – Maximum Students 11 - Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO are key elements for proper exposure. In this class, you will learn the meaning of each - how, when, and why to change them, and how they work together. With this knowledge, you can explore beyond “Auto” Mode on your camera and begin to take control of your photography. Bring your camera and user manual if you need help with changing these settings. Instructor Gayle Fischer. Cost: $10 members, $15 non-members TUE. MAY 6 - COFFEE KLATCH 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at 137 S. Pebble Beach (2nd floor conference room). Have a cup of coffee and share your life’s challenges with others. Learn to put a positive spin on life. Turn lemons into lemonade. Coffee and snacks provided. Offered by Wendy Burkhard LCSW, psychotherapist/ counselor 813-401-7452. WED. MAY 7 - HEARING LOSS ASSOCIATION OF SUN CITY CENTER (HLA-SCC) 9:30 a.m. at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd. W. Jim Scott, Complete Hearing Solutions – home induction loops; Elizabeth Janovsky, CaptionCall telephone; and Frank Nauman, Lifeline will briefly share How to Remain Safe, Comfortable, and In Touch at Home for persons with hearing loss. Come at 9 a.m. for coffee & donuts and to examine displays of assistive listening devices. CART provided by Tess Crowder, Communication

Access, Inc. & meeting room is equipped with an induction loop for those with a telecoil in their hearing device. HLA-SCC is sponsored by the Men’s Club of SCC. Contact Richard Herring at rhmann@tampabay. rr.com or Barbara Riley at 634-1706. WED. MAY 7 - “5 WISHES” 10:00 am at Sun City Methodist Church offers resources to help you plan your own care, pain management, personal and spiritual matters etc. To help loved ones know your wishes and how you want to be treated. Free planning book provided. Refreshments served. To reserve your seat, call 634-2539. WED. MAY 7 - THERAPEUTIC TAI CHI OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Our therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Tai Chi has been proven to increase strength and balance! This class will be offered EVERY Wednesday due to increased demand. For more information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-634-3347 WED. MAY 7 - MOAA MONTHLY MEETING 11:00 a.m. in the Sun City Center Atrium building in the Florida Room. The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) meeting features Dr. Susan MacManus. Reservations ($14) can be made by calling 6420947 and must be made by 6:00 p.m. Sunday, May 4th. 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 News Channel, MSNBC, PBS, 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. For more information call Frank Kepley at 642-0801 WED. MAY 7 - DREAM CIRCLE 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. at 1606 Chevy Chase Dr. Come learn what your dreams mean. For more info call Carol at 813909-3233. WED. MAY 7 -LIFE AFTER LOSS BEREAVEMENT GROUP 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. at United Community Church (chapel), 1502 La Jolla Avenue, SCC. Sessions are free and open to all. This group is for individuals surviving the death of a loved one. No one has to grieve alone, so come join us for support and encouragement to begin the healing grief process. For more information contact: Cora Ruff, RN at 703-863-3164 Sponsored by South Shore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging. THU. MAY 8 - PHOTOSHOP LAYERS 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon - Palm Room – Maximum Students: 7 - Instructor Robert Winch. Cost: $25.00 - Basic Photoshop layers, consisting of two classes, in the first class you will learn the very basic concepts of layers in Photoshop elements; you will understand how to produce a composite picture from multiple shots plus how layers interact and how to control them. In the second class we will reinforce the first lesson, and explore adjustment layers, the use of layer masks and blending modes. There will be homework between the first and second class. THU. MAY 8 - SOUTH SHORE CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S CONNECTION LUNCHEON AND PROGRAM Seating begins at 11:00 a.m., program 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Club Renaissance, 2121 So. Pebble Beach Blvd. Sun City Center, with Inspirational speaker Diane Green. Diane will share Her story about “ How withered relationships blossomed into a fragrant bouquet when she found true forgiveness.” The program, come enjoy the beautiful voice of Diane Green. Menu - Curry Chicken Salad Plus Beverage and Dessert. Alternate meal of tossed salad with grilled

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chicken. If you desire this option, be sure to order it when you make your reservation. Cost is $17 inclusive. Reservations are required. Please call Pat Butler, 938-4320, or Gail Green, 634-2159 or e-mail aunt.butler@ gmail.com. Make reservations or cancellations before noon Monday May 5, 2014. THU. MAY 8 OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS 11:30 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Office building, 16650 U.S. Hwy. 301 S, Wimauma. The only requirement for attending is a desire to stop compulsively overeating. OA is an international 12-step program which addresses the emotional, spiritual, and physical needs of those desiring to stop eating compulsively and/or overeating. No scales, dues or fees and all are welcome. Please join us any Thursday morning. You can learn more about OA online at http://www.oa.org/ newcomers/is-oa-for-you. THU. MAY 8 – DESSERT & CARD PARTY AT PRINCE OF PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH 12:00 Noon at Conesa Center, Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 702 Valley Forge Blvd, Sun City Center. The Council of Catholic Women of Prince of Peace invites anyone who likes to play cards or any board game to make up your own table in advance and come to our dessert & card party. The Dessert & Card Party is the second Thursday of the month, from Noon until 3:30 p.m. in the Conesa Center. Cards, pencils and tallies are furnished. For additional information call 633-2460. THU. MAY 8 - “A MATTER OF BALANCE” PRESENTED BY TAMPA GENERAL HOSPITAL AT SUN TOWERS 1:00 3:00 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. SCC. “A Matter of Balance” (Eight-week Program) with Suzan Mekler, AHFS, PRCS, NS, CPT, & Raina Trevanna, OTR/L, CHT, from Tampa General Hospital. Do you have concerns about falling? A Matter of Balance can help reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults. Learning to manage concerns about falls and use of practical strategies to reduce this fear can lead to increased activity levels. Join us to learn techniques to view falls and fear of falling as controllable, set realistic goals to increase activity, exercise to increase strength and balance and other ways to manage concerns about falls. You must be over the age of 60 to register for this program. Registration is required and space is limited. Call Tampa General at 1-800-822-3627 to register. THU. MAY 8 – NEUROPATHY SUPPORT GROUP - SPONSORED BY THE MEN’S CLUB OF SCC 1:00 p.m. in the Caper Room at the Community Assoc. on North Pebble Beach. Are you suffering from pain and numbness in your extremities? Our speaker this month will be: Dr. Babette Pachence, MD who is a graduate of Columbia’s College of Physicians and Surgeons where she received her MD in 1978. She did an internship at Temple University Hospital in Internal Medicine and then completed a residency in Pathology at the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia Presbyterian, followed by post-graduate work in pathology at UMDNJ Hospital. She became Board certified and from 2001 – 2006 was a private internal medicine practitioner in Princeton, NJ and an instructor for UMDNJ. Most recently, she practiced at Bradenton Internal Medicine where she covered both Manatee Memorial and Blake hospital. For more information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-634-3347. THU. MAY 8 - LGBT SUPPORT GROUP 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. at the United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Ave., SCC. We will meet in the parlor on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Any questions, please call Sandra McCaw Ed.S, CPC Certified Professional Life Coach at 973-902-8401. THU. MAY 8 - PEACE OF MIND SUPPORT GROUP 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community Continued on Page 7


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101 Trinity Lakes Dr. 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 Sun City Center. For additional info, call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990. FRI. MAY 9 - 4TH ANNUAL SUN CITY CENTER CHAMBER GOLF CUP CLASSIC - $15k HOLE IN ONE CHANCE 8:00 a.m. Tee-off at Apollo Beach Golf Club. Omelet station breakfast! (Get yours the way you want it!) Lunch included, too! $15k prize for Hole in One! Celebrity shot on the 17th hole by Jim Nelford, Canadian Hall of Fame and PGA player for only $10! Best ball scramble. Lots of prizes! $200/ foursome!!!! Fax your team names to Fax to 813-634-8438 or stop by the SCC Chamber today to register! Call 813-634-5111 for more info. FRI. MAY 9 and SAT. MAY 10 - “SPRING CLEANING” AT FREEDOM PLAZA 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Freedom Plaza. Recent renovations left Freedom Plaza with a plethora of used furniture and miscellaneous items, some barely used. All items for sale, CASH ONLY will be displayed on Golf View Terrace grounds, just off American Eagle Blvd. A light lunch (hot dog, chips and a drink) will be available for just $2.00. As an added attraction, Legal Shredding will be on hand Friday, one day only, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. to help you get rid of all those extra papers you no longer have a use for. Only items from Freedom Plaza will be for sale. Does not include any items from the Residents. A portion of the proceeds will benefit ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) research. FRI. MAY 9 - TAMPA GENERAL HOSPITAL SCC HOSTING “MEET THE DOCTORS” 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. at TGMG Sun City Family Care, 1647 Sun City Center Plaza, Sun City Center, FL 33573 Dr. Babette Pachence, MD is a graduate of Columbia’s College of Physicians and Surgeons and received her

MD in 1978. She did an internship at Temple University Hospital in Internal Medicine and then completed a residency in Pathology at the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia Presbyterian, followed by post-graduate work in pathology at UMDNJ Hospital. She became Board certified and from 2001 – 2006 was a private internal medicine practitioner in Princeton, NJ and an instructor for UMDNJ. Most recently, she practiced at Bradenton Internal Medicine where she covered both Manatee Memorial and Blake hospital. Dr. Jeffery Lester was born and raised in St. Petersburg, FL. Attended USF in 1997 earning a degree in chemistry, went on to Ross University School of Medicine graduating with a doctor of medicine degree in 2004. Completed his internal medicine residency at University of Oklahoma in Tulsa. Became board certified in internal medicine in 2007. Also completed training in medical genetics at University of Miami 2009. He is a general internist seeing patients 18 years of age and older. We welcome you to come meet Dr. Lester and staff. SAT. MAY 10 - “SNAG GOLF OLYMPICS - SENIORS NEW AT GOLF” EVENT 3:00 - 6:30 p.m. - 3940 Upper Creek Dr., Sun City Center, FL. with Freedom Fairways and Kids Green Grass Golf, Inc. KGGG, Inc. is launching an initiative for recreation and fun for new golfers, retired golfers and friends of Freedom Plaza. Olympic SNAG golf experience not required, just camaraderie and courage to compete. A LIMITED NUMBER OF TEAMS (INDIVIDUALS) WILL BE PARTICIPATING! REGISTER NOW AT kidsgreengrassgolf@me.com or call Delia Skye 727-560-9823. SAT. MAY 10 - THE ACADEMY OF BALLROOM DANCE 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Community Hall, attire dressy casual, BYOB, everyone welcome, singles table available. At 6:30

before the dance Bernice DuBro will be teaching a Samba Lesson, members free, guests $6.00 which includes the lesson. Music by Bernice DuBro. ALSO, A CHA-CHA EXHIBITION will be presented by Joe Tarara and Mary Jane Otani. More info. Call Jean Kostka at (813) 634-1235 or Charlie Brown at (813) 642-9817 at battman12@gmail.com. SUN. MAY 11 - PANCAKE BREAKFAST AT PRINCE OF PEACE SPONSORED BY THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Following the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Masses in the Conesa Center at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 702 Valley Forge Blvd in Sun City Center. Adults eat for $6.00 while children under the age of 10 eat for $3.00. Breakfast includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, and a beverage. All are invited to join us for Mass and pancakes. SUN. MAY 11, 2014 - JOIN WARREN & KAREN LANGER ON BRITISH ISLES FRANCE CRUISE Time not given. Depart USA, May 12, London - transfer to Harwich, May 13 - Paris/Normandy (Le Havre), May 14 - At Sea, May 15 Cork, Ireland, May 16 - Dublin, Ireland, May 17 - Liverpool, England, May 18 - Belfast, Northern Ireland, May 19 - Glasgow, Scotland, May 20 and 21st - At Sea, May 22 - Oslo, Norway, May 23 - Copenhagen to USA. This 13Day Program starts at an all-inclusive price at $3698 with 4 Shore Excursions. To register or request additional information, call 863-648-0383 or email: EO@travelwithus.com and use Warren Langer’s host ID# 11536. MON. MAY 12 - “FOR TODAY” MEETING OF OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS 10:00 a.m. at the Sun City Chamber of Commerce meeting room (private entrance to meeting room is on the left side of the building). The only requirement for attending is a desire to stop compulsively eating. OA is an international 12step organization/program which addresses the emotional, spiritual

and physical needs of those desiring to stop compulsively eating and/or overeating. No scales, dues or fees and all are welcome. Please join us any Monday morning. You can learn more about OA online at http://www. oa.org/newcomers/is-oa-for-you. TUE. MAY 13 - COFFEE KLATCH 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at 137 S. Pebble Beach (2nd floor conference room). Have a cup of coffee and share your life’s challenges with others. Learn to put a positive spin on life. Turn lemons into lemonade. Coffee and snacks provided. Offered by Wendy Burkhard LCSW, psychotherapist/ counselor 813-401-7452. TUE. MAY 13 - SOUTH BAY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 12:00 noon for luncheon in the Royal Palm Room of the Little Harbor Resort. Meeting follows featuring Drew Smith, part 2 of his discussing DNA as a Genealogical tool. Luncheon ($13). For Reservations and information, call Terri Cardoza at 633-5172 by May 7. WED. MAY 14 - THERAPEUTIC TAI CHI OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Our therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Tai Chi has been proven to increase strength and balance! This class will be offered EVERY Wednesday due to increased demand. For more information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-634-3347. WED. MAY 14 - CHARLES SCHWAB INVESTMENT SERIES - WHY EVERYONE NEEDS AN ESTATE PLAN 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with Ann MacKay, CFP with Charles Schwab and Discover the range of investment help and guidance available through Schwab. For more information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-634-3347. Continued on Page 8

ALS COMMUNITY YARD SALE AND SPRING CLEANING FUNDRAISER

Join us at Freedom Plaza Sun City Center May 9 and 10 for a community yard sale, spring cleaning event, and help put an end to ALS. Browse through hundreds of items — you’re sure to find something! Have material to discard? No problem. A shredder will be ready to receive your unwanted “stuff.” And that’s not all. There will also be a DJ, tasty summer refreshments, and complimentary tours of our exceptional Freedom Plaza community. Partial proceeds will benefit the ALS Foundation. Come out and support this great cause! We ask that guests not bring any items to sell. CASH ONLY.

Friday, May 9 and Saturday, May 10 | 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Yard Sale | Shredding (Friday, May 9 only) | DJ | Hot Dogs, Chips and Drink $2 | Complimentary Community Tours

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WED. MAY 14 - SUPPORT GROUP FOR THOSE STRUGGLING WITH ISSUES RELATED TO MENTAL ILLNESS 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. at the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce. Support Group for families and friends of someone that struggles with the issues related to mental illness sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, NAMI. Meets the second Wednesday of the month. WED. MAY 14 - DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Please join Lisa Endick, RN from Nurse on Call Home Health Care as she facilitates our support group “Everyday Basics of Diabetic Care”. For additional info, call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990. WED. MAY 14 - FREE SOCIAL DANCE WITH THE KINGS POINT LINE DANCERS 7:00 p.m. Borini Theatre. Open to KP and SCC residents and their guests. Free social dance...come celebrate springtime and flowers with the Kings Point Line Dancers. BYOB, casual attire. We dance to all genre of music. Couples always welcome, plenty of room to dance. No ticket to purchase, so be sure to mark your calendar to participate in this fun evening of dance. If you require more info contact Jan 634-6226. THU. MAY 15 - INTERESTED IN YOUR ANCESTRY 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Interested in Your Ancestry? Have you seen the TV show “Who Do You Think You Are”? If you would like to learn how to research your genealogy, don’t miss this opportunity to spend time with Tollie J Banker, M.A. and M.I.S., Faculty Librarian at Hillsborough Community College SouthShore Campus as she takes you through the steps to discover your past using free research tools! This class will take place monthly on the 3rd Thursday from 10:00 – 11:00 am, but will break for the month of December. THU. MAY 15 - SUN CITY CENTER AND KINGS POINT DIVERSITY GROUP 11:00 a.m. in the main clubhouse at Kings Point. Looking for a kind minded group to share social events and gatherings? We’re creating a support network through our varied activities. Celebrating all Diversity. Appreciating all ethnicities, religions, and cultures within and beyond lesbian, gay, bi, and transgender community. All walks of life welcome. Join us and let us celebrate you, too. We meet the third Thursday of every month. More info? Warren Murray 813.922.4520 truckwaggon@gmail.com. THU. MAY 15 OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS 11:30 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Office building, 16650 U.S. Hwy. 301 S., Wimauma. The only requirement for attending is a desire to stop compulsively overeating. OA is an international 12-step program which addresses the emotional, spiritual, and physical needs of those desiring to stop eating compulsively and/or overeating. No scales, dues or fees and all are welcome. Please join us any Thursday

morning. You can learn more about OA online at http://www.oa.org/ newcomers/is-oa-for-you. SUN. MAY 18 - SINGLES SOCIAL DANCE CLUB 6:30-9:30p.m. at COMMUNITY HALL, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. (Note: all dances will be held here until the end of Sept.) Dance to the music of Gene Cannon. Members $3; Guests $5. BYOB and snacks. Water, ice, cups and napkins provided. Attire: Dressy/casual. Info: Janet 6333558. MON. MAY 19 - PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP OF SUN CITY CENTER - SPONSORED BY THE MEN’S CLUB OF SCC 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. (FREE Valet parking will be available at the entrance.) USF Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders Center facilitates this meeting. . This month, our special guest will be Dr. Meredith Rowe, Professor and Hughes Endowed Chair at the University of South Florida College of Nursing. Rowe’s research examines quality of life of Parkinson’s disease patients and the relationship to dementia. Her studies concentrate on caregivers and home safety for persons with dementia and Parkinson’s. Part of this research is the development of technology, a nighttime home monitoring system, designed to improve caregiver sleep, particularly when the care recipient with dementia arises during the night. In a current research project, Rowe is studying how changes in caregiver sleep effect daily mood, worry, caregiver stress, and depression. She will share unique tools to assist caregivers in their daily routines. FREE Valet Parking available at Entrance. For additional info, call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990. TUE. MAY 20 - BETTER LIVING FOR SENIORS HILLSBOROUGH (“BLFSA”) 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in the banquet room of the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce. Join Sun Towers as we host the first south county meeting of Better Living for Seniors Hillsborough (“BLFSA”). Do you provide services to the senior population and their caregivers? Would you like to network with other professionals who are looking to share referrals with you and your business? If so, meet the members of Better Living for Seniors Hillsborough (“BLFSA”) where the mission of the group is to provide a forum for community members and professionals who work with older adults and their caregivers to: Build professional relationships, share information, and Educate each other. Our speaker will be: Jim Wordes. He is a social media expert with a tag line of “I do Twitter for a living”. He will be speaking about search engine optimization and social media and how you can utilize these tools to grow your business. For more information about BLS, please visit: http://www.blfsa.com/ or call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990. TUE. MAY 20 - COFFEE KLATCH 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at 137 S. Pebble Beach (2nd floor conference room).

Have a cup of coffee and share your life’s challenges with others. Learn to put a positive spin on life. Turn lemons into lemonade. Coffee and snacks provided. Offered by Wendy Burkhard LCSW, psychotherapist/ counselor 813-401-7452. TUE. MAY 20 - MAKING A QUICK SLIDE SHOW USING PROSHOW GOLD 12:30 3:30 p.m. PHOTO LAB. Instructor: Vicki Breaugh Cost: $10.00. Lecture: yes, Hands On: yes. Members only. In this hands-on class, you will bring in your photos and make a quick slide show using ProShow Gold’s Wizard. You can pick a family theme or a travel theme and leave with a show you have created. TUE. MAY 20 ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. Bring Your Loved One For a Well Deserved Break. Facilitated by Aging Care Advocates. You will receive information while your loved one is cared for in our Secured Memory Care. Please RSVP no less than 3 days prior to 813-246-4120. For additional information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-634-3347. WED. MAY 21 - MAKE A SLIDE SHOW OF YOUR PHOTOS WITH MUSIC USING MICROSOFT MOVIE MAKER 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon in the Palm RoomHands On: Yes- Maximum Students: 7 - Instructor: Matt Batt Cost: $10.00. Want to make a slide show of your photos with titles and music that you can play on your TV/DVD player and send to the family? Microsoft Movie Maker is a free program that runs on Vista, Windows 7 or 8 that lets you do this easily. In this 3-hour hands-on workshop we will take 15-20 pictures (we will provide them) and actually make a working slide show using the club laptop computers. Come and have some fun! WED. MAY 21 - THERAPEUTIC TAI CHI OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community

101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Our therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Tai Chi has been proven to increase strength and balance! This class will be offered EVERY Wednesday due to increased demand. For more information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-634-3347. WED. MAY 21 - YOUR MONEY MATTERS - ESTATE PLANNING TECHNIQUES FOR INVESTMENTS 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive, Sun City Center. Sponsored by Chris Redhead, CFP®, ChFC®, CFS®, Executive Vice President of Sequoia Financial Group. During these turbulent times many investors are plagued with challenging questions and difficult decisions that may significantly impact their family’s financial future. Join us each month on the third Wednesday as we share prudent strategies that have helped us guide our clients to achieve successful results through uncertain markets. For more info: Debbie Caneen 813-8922990. WED. MAY 21 - LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP WITH DR. OLIVA - SPONSORED BY THE SUN CITY CENTER MEN’S CLUB 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. This support group is facilitated by Ana Maria Oliva, M.D. and Sponsored by the Sun City Center Men’s Club. Due to a special request by the group, the subject of general hearing loss will be addressed. This month, we will be joined by Brad Mason, MBA, BCHIS from Manatee Hearing and Speech. Brad is National Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences and holds an MBA from the Tabor School of Business at Millikin University. He has a Florida licensure and is a member of the International Hearing Society and the Florida Society of Hearing Healthcare Continued on Page 9

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Professionals. We will also have some fun with the topic: “Let’s see if you have been paying attention?” Answer the questions correctly and receive a prize. Questions asked by April Witt who has been with the Sun City Cataract Center & Eye Clinic for over 10 years. This meeting will be both educational and FUN! FREE Valet Parking available at Entrance. If you have low vision, then this meeting is for you! For more info call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990. WED. MAY 21 -LIFE AFTER LOSS BEREAVEMENT GROUP 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. at United Community Church (chapel), 1502 La Jolla Avenue, SCC. Sessions are free and open to all. This group is for individuals surviving the death of a loved one. No one has to grieve alone, so come join us for support and encouragement to begin the healing grief process. For more information contact: Cora Ruff, RN at 703-863-3164. Sponsored by South Shore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging. WED. MAY 21 - CLASSICAL MUSIC APPRECIATION 3:30 p.m. Kings Point main clubhouse, RIPPLE ROOM (across hall from South Social Room.) Free. All lovers of classical music are invited. Information: Arthur C. Joy, 813-633-9783, acjjr@tampabay. rr.com. THU. MAY 21 - OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS 11:30 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Office building, 16650 U.S. Hwy. 301 S., Wimauma. The only requirement for attending is a desire to stop compulsively overeating. OA is an international 12-step program which addresses the emotional, spiritual, and physical needs of those desiring to stop eating compulsively and/ or overeating. No scales, dues or fees and all are welcome. Please join us any Thursday morning. You can learn more about OA online at http://www.oa.org/newcomers/isoa-for-you. THU. MAY 22 - LGBT SUPPORT GROUP 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. at the United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Ave., SCC. We will meet in the parlor on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Any questions, please call Sandra McCaw Ed.S, CPC Certified Professional Life Coach @ 973-902-8401. THU. MAY 22 - PEACE OF MIND SUPPORT GROUP 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. 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 Sun City Center. For additional info, call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990. THU. MAY 22 - MOONGLOW BALLROOM DANCE CLUB 7:30 9:30 p.m. Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Members FREE; Visitors $5.00 per person at the door. Live Music by “Mario DeLeon”. Dressy Casual. BYOB & snacks, and we provide the Ice, water, cups &

napkins. Singles Table(s) Available. We have a great 2014 Schedule of 12 monthly dances to Live Music! Information: 813-633-1297 OR 813633-6453. Email gail3357@gmail. com. FRI. MAY 23 - FREE MEMORY SCREENING1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. provided by Dr. Mary Stedman from Stedman Clinical Trials and Wendy Burkhard, LCSW from Wyndbeach Counseling. How much of my memory have I really lost? Are you interested in Clinical Trials designed to cure Alzheimer’s? Want to learn more about memory loss? Don’t miss this opportunity! For more information, call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990. SUN. MAY 25 - SINGLES MINGLE DANCE CLUB OF KINGS POINT 6:309:30p.m. in the Main Clubhouse Studio. Dance to the music of Buddy Canova. Admission $5.00. BYOB. Ice, water, cups and napkins provided. Proper dress please. Info: Janet 6333558. MON. MAY 26 - ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP 10:30 a.m. at Homewood Residence in Sun City Center, 3910 Galen Ct. Group geared to caregivers providing direct care or responsible for spouses, family members, or friends either diagnosed or showing signs of Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementia, no matter what “stage” of the process they are in. If you are dealing with the stress, concerns, emotions, fears, and questions many caregivers do, please join us and find support, collaboration, validation, and even some answers. There is no cost, and many benefits. Light Refreshments. Call: Bev Hurley @ 813-633-4340 for information. Heather Comfort, LCSW will facilitate the group. WED. MAY 28 - THERAPEUTIC TAI CHI OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Our therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Tai Chi has been proven to increase strength and balance! This class will be offered EVERY Wednesday due to increased demand. For more information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813634-3347. THU. MAY 29 - OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS 11:30 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Office building, 16650 U.S. Hwy. 301 S., Wimauma. The only requirement for attending is a desire to stop compulsively overeating. OA is an international 12-step program which addresses the emotional, spiritual, and physical needs of those desiring to stop eating compulsively and/ or overeating. No scales, dues or fees and all are welcome. Please join us any Thursday morning. You can learn more about OA online at http://www.oa.org/newcomers/isoa-for-you.

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Military News

MOWW Holds Benefit Golf Tournament B. Frank Kepley, CAPT, USN, (Ret)

The Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) held a charity golf tournament at the Freedom Plaza, Freedom Fairways Golf course on April 12th, 2014.  The Benefit Golf Tournament was held to provide funding for scholarships and awards for the Youth Leadership Program. The tournament featured an 18-hole scramble, continental Breakfast, luncheon awards ceremony and door prizes.  The first place winners were Sam Thompson, Vern Elarth, Jim Haney, and Joe Kanoza. MOWW serves America’s youth by hosting Youth Leadership Conference activities throughout the United States at no cost to high school students attending. These students receive patriotic education on leadership in a free society, free enterprise system concepts, principles of democracy, the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and civic responsibilities associated with preserving American rights and freedoms. Students also develop leadership, public speaking and writing skills that help them be better citizens and future leaders. 

MOWW Presents Awards to USF Army ROTC Cadets B. Frank Kepley, CAPT, USN, (Ret)

The Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) presented awards to three University of South Florida (USF) Army ROTC cadets on Wednesday, April 16, in the CWY (ROTC) Building on the USF campus. Cadet Galvin Rogers received the gold Patrick Henry award, Cadet Robert Hickman the silver Patrick Henry award and Cadet Tyler Wilton the bronze Patrick Henry award. They are Senior ROTC medals and are accompanied by a ribbon bar. The cadet recipients of the awards are selected by the USF ROTC staff for their outstanding achievements during cadet training.

L to R: Brian MacNeel, Lt Col. and Charles Conover, USA (Ret).

MOWW April 17 Luncheon B. Frank Kepley, CAPT, USN, (Ret)

The Military Officers of the World War held their April luncheon at the Sun City Center Freedom Plaza, Plaza Club on Thursday, April 17, 2014. The featured speaker was Brian MacNeel, from the Tampa Crime Prevention Talk Force. Brian was in the US Army and was an honor graduate out of Basic Training. He continued his honor graduate status throughout Advanced Individual Training, Airborne School, and Ranger Leadership Training. He then became a Medic in the 2nd /75th Ranger Battalion Recon Platoon. He was an instructor in Ranger School in hand to hand combat and later served as the combat medic and bodyguard for the Commanding General of the renowned 82nd Airborne Division. He was medically retired after cheating death in a near fatal parachute accident, in a training exercise, he spent 2½ years of hospitalization and intensive rehabilitation in order to be able to walk again.   He became a Crime Prevention Practitioner after attending the Florida Crime Prevention Training Institute under the auspices of the Office of the Florida Attorney General. He has spoken to hundreds of groups over the years. He has successfully transformed the stereotypical ‘boring’ Crime Prevention Program into an entertaining and educational experience. He addressed multiple topics including protecting personal information; home security; personal protection and automobile safety.

L to R: James Shumway, COL, USA, (Ret); Cadet Charles Mowery, Newsom High School.

MOAA Presents Award to Newsome Cadet B. Frank Kepley, CAPT, USN, (Ret)

COL James Shumway, USA (Ret) presents a Sun City Center (SCC) MOAA Chapter JROTC medal, certificate and $50.00 honorarium to Cadet Charles Mowery, Army JROTC at a ceremony at Newsom High School on April 1st, 2014. The SCC MOAA Chapter supports the following JROTC programs: Bloomingdale; Brandon; Durant; East Bay; Lennard; Newsome; Riverview; and Spoto High Schools along with the South County Career Center.


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Military News Admiral Chambers Addresses MOWW

RADM Larry C. Chambers was the featured speaker at the Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) meeting / luncheon on Thursday, March 20, at the Sun City Center Freedom Plaza Club. In March 1975, Admiral Chambers, then a Navy Captain, became commanding officer of the USS Midway (CV-41). One month later, the Midway was ordered out of Subic Bay Naval Station in the Philippines to take position off the coast of the southern tip of South Vietnam. The Midway took over 3,000 Vietnamese onboard before sailing to Thailand  and Guam to offload them and the Air Force helicopters.  He described the overall harrowing South Vietnam evacuation process as it affected the Midway as well as a highly dangerous rescue of a private plane that carried a Vietnamese pilot, his wife and five children that was forced to either attempt a landing on the carrier or perish. Adm. Chambers was forced to make an incredibly difficult L to R: Charles Conover, Lt Col USA (Ret), decision, i.e., to clear Larry Chambers, RADM, USN (Ret). the flight deck of the carrier by pushing several helicopters over the side to make room for the Vietnamese pilot or refuse to allow him to attempt a landing, which would have meant almost certain death for the pilot and his family. Acting against recommendations of his superiors, he opted to push the helicopters overboard and allow the landing, which was successful.    Adm. Chambers was later promoted to Rear Admiral in 1976. He assumed command of Carrier Group Three in 1979-80,ADM Chambers retired from the Navy in 1985, and worked for UNISYS as a program manager, marketing combat systems. Paid Advertisement

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L to R: Colin Howgill, Chairman of MFST; Cadet Lt. Col. Jethro Mejia; and COL Lonnie D. Vona, USA (Ret).

MFST Presents JROTC Awards

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May, 2014

L to R: Anita Garrison, Mary Soja, Chief Floto, President Sheila Rooney, Carolyn Griffey and Dee Whitehurst.

Emergency Squad Membership Elects New Board

At the annual All-Squad meeting held on March 12, the membership elected nine people to head up the new Board of Directors of the Sun City Center Emergency Squad.Pictured from left to right: Linda East, Marty Mallak, Eileen Peco, Dick Morrison, Terri Lance, Dick Seagrave, Emily Lahti, Doug Gatchell, MaryAnn Meeker.

SCC Emergency Squad Featured Volunteer

John Cortese recently received his 25-year plaque for 25 years of dedicated service to the Emergency Squad.John and his wife Donna moved to SCC in January of 1989 and one of his first goals was to join the Squad.  Before retiring, John spent his working career in Memphis, Tenn. While there he was a Dep. Sheriff Reserve as well as a Police Reserve officer. He also served on the Germantown Fire Department for 17 years. On April 1st, 1945, John and his unit of Navy Seebees went to Okinawa Japan along with the Marines to build two airfields for the Marine fighter planes.John has held many positions on the Squad.  He was Chief in 1992 and also Captain of Team 3.  He was Chairman of the Board and served on the EMPC for 10 years. John has also been a driver and EMR and now works on Team 3 at the Captain’s desk. We are fortunate to have such a dedicated and committed individual on the Squad. Shown in the picture from left to right John Cortese, Noreen Schramm, past Chief and Joe Cox, Captain of Team 3.

Chief Floto & Sam Brandes.

Shell Crafters Support The Squad

President of the Shell Crafters, Sheila Rooney, presented Chief Floto with a generous donation of $2,000.  The Squad is grateful for this donation since they are totally supported by the generosity of the community.  Without this financial support, said Chief Floto, we could not continue in our mission of “Neighbors Helping Neighbors.” As a matter of fact, in 2013, the Squad responded to over 6,000 emergency calls right here in SCC.

L to R: Joan Ambrose and Chief Dennis Floto.

True Dedication The Squad Acknowledges Joan Ambrose

In 1988, Joan Ambrose and her husband Bill Ambrose moved to Sun City Center from Orange, Connecticut. While talking with a neighbor, her husband learned about the Emergency Squad and the next morning they both signed up.  Fast forward 25+ years later and Joan Ambrose is still serving the community through the Emergency Squad. Her entire twenty-five plus years have been spent on Team 3, serving under 13 different captains. Joan has served as an Emergency Medical Responder, Team Coordinator and has worked on various committees over the years, including the committee helping to form the Squad Alumni Association. In addition, Joan has served on the Nominating Committee and contributed to the Squad Cookbook.  When her husband passed away in 1994, Joan said, “the Squad became family to me.” She says she has loved every minute of her time with the Emergency Squad. Thank you, Joan for your dedication.

Paul O’Connor & Chief Floto.

Chief Appoints Two New Captains Submitted by Jan Huber, Asst. Chief PR

Chief Dennis Floto had the pleasure of pinning brand new Captains bars on the newest Captains on the Squad. Congratulations to Captain Sam Brandes, Team 2 and to Captain Paul O’Connor, Team 8. Both men were ready and willing to step up to their newest responsibilities.The Squad is comprised of 8 teams, each with approximately 40 volunteers. They rotate duty schedules every eight days. If you think you might want to be a part of this prestigious organization, please stop by for an application or visit our web site at www.scc-ems.us.

L to R: Nicole Sabbatino, Jane Boccieri, Chief Dennis Floto, Matt Permuth, Larry and Darlene Meadows.

Lip Sync Performers Of SCC Support Squad Submitted by Jan Huber, Asst. Chief PR

A very generous donation of $1500 was presented to the Emergency Squad by members of the SCC Lip Sync Performers. Chief Floto graciously accepted this gift acknowledging that without the support of the community, we simply could not continue in our mission of “Neighbors Helping Neighbors.”


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L to R: Barb Flagg, Peter Gallagher, Noreen Schramm, Tom Murphy, Bonnie Murphy, Toria Smith and Kerra Levesque.

Squad PR Team Supports Chamber Business Expo

Hundreds of people stopped by the Squad table to chat, pick up valuable information, or just to have their blood pressure checked.   Many folks expressed an interest in joining the Squad and we will welcome them all with open arms.  There are so many opportunities available from cook to EMT. Please visit our web site at www.scc-ems.us or drop by 720 Ray Watson Drive and take a tour.

L to R: Chief Dennis Floto, Bonnie Murphy, Barbara Flagg, Sunshine Owner Manny Roussos, Past Chief Noreen Schramm, and Captain Paul O’Connor.

Sunshine Cafe Supports Emergency Squad

A fundraiser was held on March 24th to help support the Emergency Squad. For a $10 donation, you could pick up a delicious lunch of chicken and ribs with two sides. The Sunshine Cafe donated all the food and did all of the cooking with all proceeds going to the Squad. Chief Floto indicated that this generosity is so very important because the Squad receives no Federal or State funding. Without the financial support of our community we would not be able to continue in our mission of “Neighbors Helping Neighbors.”

New Assistant Chief for PR Meets Executive Director of Chamber

With the Squad’s 50th anniversary this year, the Squad’s new Asst. Chief of Communications Robin Watt met with Dana Ditmar to kick off planning discussions for our year of celebrations. Without the community’s support and generosity, the Emergency Squad would not be the organization it is today. The Squad looks forward to its next 50 years and being a member of Sun City Center.

Your Easter Sunday  Emergency Squad - Team 6

 Easter Sunday morning April 20, members of Team 6 reported for duty. Like any normal duty day, the Squad is here for the community 24/7, 365 days a year, including holidays.Pictured below are (L-R): Dick Morrison, Garry Gose, Tony Horman, Jan Huber Georgia Axtell, Chris Simko, Linda East, Bill Darby, Kitty Block, Jim Gimmer, Linda Hughes andChris Zewin. The team had many more members (not pictured) who also worked Easter Sunday including: Judy Myette, Pete Blair, Joe Cox, Ted Adamczyk, Noreen Schramm, Peter Gallagher, Toria Smith, Jan James, Helenann Frobose, Mike Schramm, Bob East, Carolyn Cole, Anna Baan, Linda Blume, Roberta Solchek and Jim Irvine.

L to R: Robin Watt, Asst. Chief, Communications and Dana Ditmar, Executive Director, Chamber of Commerce.

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The News of Freedom Plaza Submitted by MJ Rice, Freedom Plaza The annual presentation of the Freedom Plaza Frolics enjoyed by many residents of the Plaza and Sun City Center was, as usual, sold out. For 22 years, Freedom Plazas’ Resident Programs Assistant Ms. Peggy Burgess, has put pen to paper and created the most entertaining show in town. Writing, directing, producing as well as providing the voiceover for many of the characters on stage.Peggy, with her fabulous voice, sings a variety of songs, all of which are mimed on stage by the “Frolics” performers. This year narrators, Ray Adams, Maria Martucci, pianist Chuck Wirick and singer, Bob Garrod, provided the audio portion of the show. Writing new lyrics to so many familiar tunes, Ms. Burgess creates a comic script for the chosen musical, name changed just a bit, of course. Hence, the 2013 production was “The Best Little Horse Town in Texas,”was a takeoff on “The Best Little Whore House in Texas.” A revival of the popular “Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard” was the choice for this years’ Frolics. Mother Goose fairy tale characters demanding role changes go to Mother Hubbardand her dogvia a secret entrythrough her cupboard to request a “rewrite.”So there is Little Red Riding Hood (Red) turning the tables and chasing

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Retired Rear Admiral of USS Midway Recognized for Accomplishments

A distinguished veteran who lives at Freedom Plaza Sun City Center, a Brookdale community, was recognized this weekend at the SUN ‘n FUN® Fly In & Expo in Lakeland, FL for his extensive military career and service to our country. Retired Rear Admiral Larry Chambers humbly accepted the honor with retired South Vietnamese Air Force Major Bung-Lee. During the Evacuation of Saigon, Rear Adm. Chambers was in command of the USS Midway and gave the controversial order to push overboard millions of dollars’ worth of helicopters so Major Bung-Lee could land on the aircraft carrier in a Cessna 0-1 Bird Dog with this wife and

five children, saving their lives. Rear Adm. Chambers was born in Bedford, VA and in 1952 was the second African-American to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy. In addition to the Evacuation of Saigon, Rear Adm. Chambers also played key roles in the Mayaguez Incident Investigation and the Iranian Hostage Rescue. During his 38 years in the U.S. Navy,

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the wolf through scene after scene. Likewise, Jack Be Nimble fumbling his many attempts at jumping over the really tall candlestick. Then there is a forgetful and ragged Cinderella, who keeps losing one of her slippers. A herd of miscreant black sheep stumbling on stage performa drunken rendition of the “Whiffenpoof Song.” They brought the house down. At

the end of the show, stage and auditorium suddenly erupted. Mary, Mary, no longer quite so contrary did an about face as she charmingly introduced her“flower children.” Costumed as the Hippie Generation of the 60’s, with flowers in their hair, tossing flowers to everyone they could reach.A big ending to a great showthat delighted all who attended.Kudos to the

entire cast and crew.Take a bow, Peggy, you once again produced an outstanding show. Please make note. The Plaza Players Club of Freedom Plaza has announcing a date change.A scheduled performance of “America Celebrates Freedom” at the United Methodist Church of Sun City will be rescheduled. The July 2, 2014 date is cancelled. New date to be determined.


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

Pepper is a petite, black-haired Chihuahua mix. She has a slender build and taller legs than the typical Chihuahua.  Pepper has chocolate-colored eyes and shiny black coat. Her ears stand straight up unless she is happy to see you and they go down with excitement. Pepper was found as a stray in the local area. Pepper is happy and alert; she is curious about her surroundings. Pepper loves attention and is an affectionate girl. Please stop by the shelter to visit with Pepper to see if she would be a great addition to your home.  As part of Pepper’s adoption, she will be spayed, microchipped. She is current on vaccinations. DOB: March 2, 2013.

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Feline Folks Needs Additional Volunteers

Nellie is a sweet tabby cat and a recent mother. Her children are Ollie, Jenny, Alex, Dory and Lenny. Nellie loves to lounge on the lanai and observe her happy family while they cavort around the room. But this beauty would like to live at a forever home of her own. Please come and see this sweet young girl and give her that home. Nellie has been spayed and she is current on her shots. As part of her adoption she will be microchipped. DOB: April 25, 2013.

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Golf Scores - Hogans Golf Club Of Sun City Center & Kings Point

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Course: Riverside Play: A-Skins 1st: John Colgren - 3 Skins 2nd: Colleen Caplette, Doc Lamiano, Jim Sari, and Dennis Horne - Tied at 1 Skin Low-net: Doc Lamiano - 61 Low-gross: Doc Lamiano - 80 Birds: Doc Lamiano - #7 Par 5

Friday, March 28, 2014

Back L to R: Cliff Bates, John Colgren, and John Schachte. Front L to R: Mike Arghittu, Tom Rosata, Vic Scodese, and Bob Jacobs.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Course: Sandpiper Lakes - Palms Play: A-Skins

Course: Summerfield Crossings Play: A-Skins 1st: Brandon Michaels - 2 Skins 2nd: Dan Stephens, Steve Parks, & Joe DeFelice Tied at 1 Skin Low-net: Doug Banning and Emmy Broschek - Tied at 66 Low-gross: Russ Turell - 85 Birds: Dan Stephens - #1 Par 4; Russ Turell - #3 Par 5; Doug Banning - #9 Par 5

Mike Brock, and Bill Giblin - Tied at 1 Skin Low-net: Karen Jones - 50 Low-gross: Mike Brock - 65 Eagles: Gary Marchman - #12 Par 4 Birds: Don Koester - #2 Par 3, #4 Par 4, and #9 Par 4; Mike Brock - #3 Par 4, #6 Par 4, and #9 Par 4; Gary Marchman - #9 Par 4; Ray Bui - #8 Par 3; Bob Hull - #12 Par 4; and Karen Jones - #16 Par 3

Flight #1

Back L to R: Dennis Horne, John Colgren, Colleen Caplette, Jim Sari. Front: Doc Lamiano.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Course: Summerfield Crossing Play: A-Skins

Flight #1

1st: Doc Lamiano & Doug Banning - Tied at 2 Skins 2nd: Tom Rosata & Ruben Jones - Tied at 1 Skin Low-net: Doug Banning - 66 Low-gross: Walt Weldon - 83 Birds: Doc Lamiano - #8 Par 3

1st: Steve Parks, Reggie Ryan, Doug Banning, Russ Turell, Mike Brock, Cliff Bates, and Mike Arghittu - Tied at 1 Skin Low-net: Walt Weldon - 65 Low-gross: Walt Weldon - 77 Birds: Steve Parks - #4 Par 5 and #16 Par 4; Mike Brock - #9 Par 4; Russ Turell - #2 Par 4; Dan Stephens - #4 Par 5; Bill Lloyd - #4 Par 5

Back L to R: Cliff Bates, Mike Arghittu, Reggie Ryan, Steve Parks, and Walt Weldon. Front L to R: Dan Stephens, Bill Lloyd, Mike Brock, Russ Turell, and Doug Banning.

Back L to R: Dan Stevens, Russ Turell, Steve Parks, and Brandon Michaels. Front L to R: Doug Banning, Emmy Broschek, and Joe DeFelice.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Course: Apollo Beach Play: A-Skins 1st: Paul Swakow - 2 Skins 2nd: Don Mowry, Rich Lucidi, and Bill Konopasek - Tied at 1 Skin Birds: Paul Swakow - #10 Par 4; Don Mowry - #8 Par 3

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Flight #2

L to R: Doug Banning, Tom Rosata, Walt Weldon, and Doc Lamiano.

Flight #2

1st: Norm Caplette, Colleen Caplette, Joe DeFelice, and Vic Scodese - Tied at 2 Skins 2nd: Hannes Broschek & Russ Turell - Tied at 1 Skin Low-net: Emmy Broschek - 67 Low-gross: Dan Stephens - 87 Birds: Russ Turell - #1 Par 4 and Hannes Broschek - #9 Par 5

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Course: Riverside Play: A-Skins 1st: John Colgren - 3 Skins 2nd: Jim Sari - 2 Skins 3rd: Colleen Caplette, Emmy Broschek, Tom Rosata, and Vic Scodese - Tied at 1 Skin Low-net: Jim Sari - 69 Low-gross: Jim Sari - 87

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Course: Apollo Beach Play: A-Skins 1st: Mike Arghittu - 2 Skins 2nd: Tom Rosata, Paul Swakow, John Schachte, and Vic Scodese - Tied at 1 Skin Low-net: Tom Rosata - 63 Low-gross: Cliff Bates - 91 Birds: Bob Jacobs - #2 Par 5 and #6 Par 4

Course: Apollo Beach Play: A-Skins 1st: Paul Swakow and Rex Gibbons - Tied at 2 Skins 2nd: Bill Barron and Bill Smythe - Tied at 1 Skin Low-net: Bill Barron - 69 Low-gross: Art Alves and Paul Swakow - Tied at 86 Birds: Paul Swakow #15 Par 4 and Rex Gibbons - #14 Par 4

Back L to R: Paul Swakow, Don Mowry, Syl Amos. Front L to R: Bill Konopasek, Rich Lucidi.

Course: Riverside Play: A-Skins 1st: Jenice Taylor - 2 Skins 2nd: Rex Gibbons, Jim Sari, and Frank O'Brien - Tied at 1 Skin Low-net: Jenice Taylor - 66 Low-gross: Jenice Taylor - 87 Birds: Jim Sari - #2 Par 3 and Frank O'Brien - #7 Par 5

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Back L to R: Jerry Stemas, Travis Lansberry,John Colgren, and Brandon Michaels. Front L to R: Bill Smythe and Ray Bui.

Back L to R: Hannes Broschek, Colleen Caplette, Emmy Broschek, and Joe DeFelice. Front L to R: Dan Stephens, Russ Turell, Norm Caplette, and Vic Scodese.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Course: Sandpiper Oaks - Lakes Play: A-Skins 1st: John Colgren - 2 Skins 2nd: Jerry Stemas, Bill Smythe, Travis Lansberry, and Ray Bui - Tied at 1 Skin Low-net: John Colgren - 65 Low-gross: Brandon Michaels - 88 Birds: Ray Bui - #14 Par 3

Back L to R: Bill Giblin, Mike Brock, Don Koester. Front L to R: Gary Marchman, Charlie Brown, Karen Jones, Ray Bui.

Course: Riverside Play: A-Skins 1st: Dan Stephens and Dennis Horne - Tied at 3 Skins 2nd: Tom Rosata, Vic Scodese, and Jim Sari - Tied at 1 Skin Low-net: Dennis Horne and Tom Rosata - Tied at 69 Low-gross: Dan Stephens - 82 Birds: Dan Stephens - #18 Par 4

Friday, April 4, 2014

Course: Summerfield Crossings Play: A-Skins 1st: Syl Amos - 3 Skins 2nd: Alan Wright, Russ Turell, Norm Taylor, Joe DeFelice, and Doug Banning - Tied at 1 Skin Low-net: Brandon Michaels - 66 Low-gross: Dave Britton - 84 Birds: Alan Wright - #2 Par 3; Russ Turell - #7 Par 4; and Brandon Michaels - Tied at 1 Skin

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Back L to R: John Colgren, Vic Scodese, and Jim Sari. Front L to R: Tom Rosata, Colleen Caplette, and Emmy Broschek.

Course: Freedom Fairways Play: H-Skins 1st: Karen Jones - 2 Skins 2nd: Gary Marchman, Ray Bui, Charlie Brown, Don Koester,

L to R: Jenice Taylor, Rex Gibbons, Jim Sari, Frank O'Brien.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Course: Summerfield Crossings Play: A-Skins 1st: Hank Smythe and Jenice Taylor - Tied at 2 Skins 2nd: Brandon Michaels and Bill Konopasek - Tied at 1 Skin Low-net: Jenice Taylor - 62 Low-gross: Jenice Taylor - 86

L to R: Bill Konopasek, Jenice Taylor, and Hank Smythe.

Saturday, April 12, 2014 Course: Apollo Beach Play: A-Skins

Continued on Page 18


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KP Ladies Nifty Niners Golf League

1st Place - Sally Repetti with 118 2nd Place - Sue Watkins with 132 3rd Place - Lynn Byrne with 133 Submitted by Lorraine F. Rings Woods Only & A Putter Game: Tee to Green

Flight A Winners

Nancy Manning 23 Karen Munford 24 Sue Watkins 24

FLight B & C Winners Mary Winter 24 Bev Buteau 25 News of Kings Point

April 10, 2014 Fun Game:

Falcon Watch Club Championship Winners March 2

L to R: Vince Pirone Flight Four, Fred Mayes Flight Three, Jim Hamilton White Tee Club Champion, Paul Hunt Flight Five,Butch Gadd Flight Two, George Krauss Green Tee Club Championship - Not In Picture.

Spring Tournament Ending March 20, 2014 (4 weeks)

April 17, 2014

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Flight A Winners

Team #6

Flight B Winners ( 2 tied):

Team #4

Lorraine Preveza 29

Susie Potratz Lillian Black Joan Sword

Evelyn Gates 40 Nancy Baron 43

Flight B Winners Liz Lister 48 Susie Potratz 50

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Flight C Winners Betty Irwin 53 Lillian Black 53

March 27,2014

Game: Handicap + Points

April 3,2014

Game: Scramble 2 teams tied with a score of 30

Flight A WInners (2 tied): Joan Forman 27 Cathy Marquis 27

Dorothy Mulford 27 Lorraine Rings 27

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Flight B Winner: Sally Repetti 26 Flight C Winner: Betty Irwin 27

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Falcon Watch Ladies 9 Hole League

Continued from Page 16

1st: Ray Bui - 3 Skins 2nd: Bill Barron, Alan Wright, Paul Swakow, Jerry Matela, and Chuck Feldschau - Tied at 1 Skin Low-net: Ray Bui - 68 Low-gross: Ray Bui - 87 Birds: Alan Wright - #2 Par 5; Ray Bui - #4 Par 3; and Paul Swakow - #5 Par 4

Submitted by Vice Captain, Rosalie Killian

March 14/18/21, 2014 CAPTAIN'S CUP (Net)

Round 1

L to R: Don Koester, Karen Jones, Charlie Brown, Bill Giblin, and Ray Bui.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Course: Sandpiper Oaks - Lakes Play: A-Skins

Flight #1

Back L to R: Alan Wright and Jerry Matela. Front L to R: Bill Barron, Ray Bui, Paul Swakow, and Chuck Feldschau.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

May, 2014

1st: Rich Lucidi - 2 Skins 2nd: Don Mowry, Rex Gibbons, Jenice Taylor, Jackie Amos, and Bill Barron - Tied at 1 Skin Low-net: Jenice Taylor - 65 Low-gross: Jenice Taylor - 90 Birds: Rich Lucidi - #14 Par 3 and Rex Gibbons - #7 Par 4

1st: Kathy Boccieri 32 2nd: June Krueger 33 3rd: Mary M. McClafferty 34

Round 2

1st: TIED Kathy Boccieri 33 1st: TIED Pat Conklin 33 2nd: TIED Wally McIntosh 35 2nd: TIED June Krueger 35

April 4, 2014

Round 3

Low Putts 1st: TIED Rosalie Killian 15 1st: TIED Claudia Woolley 15 1st: TIED June Krueger 15 2nd: TIED Jane Boccieri 16 2nd: TIED Rosa Ricciardi 16

Overall Winners

April 11 2014

1st: TIED Kathy Boccieri 31 1st: TIED Claudia Woolley 32 2nd: Wally McIntosh 33 1st: Kathy Boccieri 96 2nd: Wally McIntosh 103 3rd TIED: Claudia Woolley 104 3rd TIED: Mary M. McClafferty 104

Closest to the Pin

#5 Cypress Kathy Boccieri #8 Cypress Rosalie Killian #5 Sands Rosalie Killian #7 Sands Alice Chura #8 Challenge Pat Conklin

Course: Sandpiper Palms-Oaks Play: A-Skins 1st: Brandon Michaels, Jim Sari, and Don Mowry - Tied at 1 Skin Low-net: Doug Banning and Brandon Michaels - 66 Low-gross: Doug Banning - 86 Birds: Doug Banning - #6 Par 5, #11 Par 4, and #13 Par 4; Bill Lloyd - #13 Par 4; and Jim Sari - #5 Par 4

March 28, 2014

Individual Points Plus HDCP 1st: Mary M. McClafferty 32 2nd: TIED Mary Winter 30 2nd: TIED Wally McIntosh 30 3rd: Pat Conklin 28

Tee to Green 1st: Jane Boccieri 26 2nd: Mary G. McClafferty 28 3rd: Rosalie Killian 29 4th: Margie Ditch 30 5th: June Krueger 32

Back L to R: Bill Barron, Rich Lucidi, and Rex Gibbons. Front L to R: Charlene Peter, Jackie Amos, and Jenice Taylor.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Course: Sandpiper Lakes - Palms Play: A Skins Back: Doug Banning Front L to R: Bill Lloyd, Don Mowry, Brandon Michaels, and Jim Sari

Friday, April 19, 2014

Course: Summerfield Crossings Play: H-Skins 1st: Brandon Michaels - 7 Skins 2nd: Vic Scodese - 3 Skins 3rd: Bob Jacobs - 1 Skin Low-net: Brandon Michaels - 60 Low-gross: Brandon Michaels - 83

L to R: Bob Jacobs, Brandon Michaels, and Vic Scodese.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Course: Freedom Fairways Play: A-Skins 1st: Mike Brock and Karen Jones - Tied at 2 Skins 2nd: Don Koester and Bill Giblin - Tied at 1 Skin Low-net: Mike Brock - 53 Low-gross: Mike Brock - 62 Birds: Mike Brock - #5 Par 4, #6 Par 4, #9 Par 4, #12 Par 4, and #13 Par 3; Karen Jones - #1 Par 4 and #9 Par 4; Bill Giblin - #5 Par 4

Flight #2

1st: Bill Konopasek - 2 Skins 2nd: Paul Swakow, Bill Lloyd, Tom Kirchen, and Ruben Jones Tied at 1 Skin Low-net: Ruben Jones - 62 Low-gross: Mike Brock - 79 Birds: Ruben Jones - #13 Par 5; Paul Swakow - #14 Par 4; and Bill Lloyd - #13 Par 5

Back L to R: Bill Lloyd, Ruben Jones, and Paul Swakow. Front L to R: Mike Brock and Bill Konopasek. Membership is required to play with the Hogans. Please contact us if you are interested in membership in the Hogans at: http://hogans-golf.com The Club is open to all Sun City Center, Kings Point and Associated residents and their guests. Submitted by: Pam Jones Phone: 813-419-4376.

Mother/Daughter Golf Champions

For the first time in Falcon Watch Golf Club history, a mother and daughter have won the Captain’s Cup and the Club Championship in the Ladies 9 Hole League in the same year. Kathy Boccieri won the Captain’s Cup by 7 strokes after a threeday competition, where she not only won closest to the pin on the first day, but came in first, or tied for first, all three days. Jane Boccieri won the Club Championship by 2 strokes, and had a First Place win on Day 1. Weather shortened this tournament from three to two days. Jane was also the defending champion from the 2013 Club Championship Tournament. Both mother and daughter have been playing golf together for over 50 years; that’s a combined 100 years of golf experience. The Boccieri family has Boccieri Golf to thank for their success. Son (and brother) Stephen Boccieri is the President of Boccieri Golf in Scottsdale, Arizona, and is also the inventor of the Heavy Putter. He is currently marketing the Secret Grip with Jack Nicklaus. Jane and Kathy not only use the putters, but Jane has the grips on all of her clubs. “Mom is 88 years old” Jane said, “and beats me from the new forward tees. Mom says she is quitting golf after this year, but I hope she’s only kidding. She is a great golfer and a great competitor”. In fact, in March of 1998, Kathy got a Hole in One on Sands #5, the only member of the family to accomplish this feat. Congratulations to both!

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Scepter Wins The Triangular

Submitted by Judy Fenwick

The sound of the fabulous words “Scepter wins the Kris Well’s Triangular” resonates throughout Sun City Center. It was Scepter ladies first Victory in seven years of the tournament and it comes on one of the golf-god’s perfect golf days. Eighteen teams from each course competed, playing a two-person net best ball with the top 16 teams from each course scoring for their team. Scepter’s combined score was 1019, Renaissance/Sandpiper 1038, Caloosa 1048.

YES! TWO HOLE IN ONES IN TWO DAYS! Accomplished by: Wayne Hughes March 19, 2014 Falcon Watch Golf Course Challenge Hole 4 127 Yard 6 Iron Witnessed By: Jim McClafferty, George Krauss & Rod Benning Accomplished by: Wayne Hughes March 20, 2014 Falcon Watch Golf Course Challenge Hole 8 150 Yard 5 Hybrid Witnessed By:

Scepter

Vaughn Putnam, Jim McDermott & Louis Preveza

Ralph Fuente March 20, 2014 Falcon Watch Golf Course Sands Hole 7 115 Yards 7 Iron Witnessed By: Steve Davis, William Fitzhugh & James Shaffer Wayne Flora April 4, 2014 Falcon Watch Golf Course Challenge Hole 4 125 Yards 7 Iron Witnessed By: Steve Perkins & Bert Poulin

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Duplicate Bridge Association News

The Kings Point Duplicate Bridge Association (KPDBA) celebrated Barbara Sirois’ accomplishments in accumulating the necessary points to become American Contract Bridge League Life Master.  A delicious cake was enjoyed by the Wednesday bridge players in the Kings Point Clubhouse Card Room. Duplicate bridge players of all levels are invited to join the games at the North Club in King Point. For further information check the KPDBA website www. kingspointbridge.com

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Tennis Winners

There was a tennis tournament held at Kings Point on Saturday, March 22. A cookout followed with awards to winners.

Three first place winners: Pat Rilling, Darrel Berry and Tal Keenen.   Men’s third place winners L to R: Bob Fieberg, Neil Wirts, Mick Hebel, in front Jack Hardy.

SCC Lawn Bowling Pairs Three Tournament Winners

Womens: Second: Lynn Keenen, Third: Lisa Ingraham and Mariette Morgan

Sun City Center Duplicate Bridge Association

EasyBridge! 3 - The Sun City Center Duplicate Bridge Association will be starting the third phase in the “EasyBridge!” series.  “EasyBridge!”3 will begin on Friday, May 2nd in the Horizon Room at 8:30 A.M. A Mother’s Day brunch will be served in the Florida Room on May 11th. Between10:00 A.M. and noon. Price for the brunch is $10:00 per adult and $5 for five to twelve year olds. Children under five will be served free. Come join us and bring your kids and grandkids to celebrate Mother’s Day. For tickets please see Kathy or call 480-3368. Swiss Team Game: An open Swiss Team Game to be held in the Horizon Room at1:00 P.M. is planned for May 18th. Please sign up in the Horizon Room. Congratulations to Sun City Center duplicate Bridge players, Barbara Sirois and Marion Windsor, on recently becoming Life Masters.For information on the SCC Duplicate bridge activities please check the website atwww.sunccbridge. com.

The first pairs-three tournament was held on March 25, 2014, at Sun City. This tournament was quite a challenge and fast paced. Four ten-end games were played in one day to determine the pairs winner. As a point of reference, a normal game is played in fourteen ends. To play forty ends and roll 120 bowls in a day is truly an achievement for a senior community sport. Still many matches remained close and exciting to watch. The final winners were a husband and wife team, Joe & Barb Mignogna. Their total score for all four games was 37 points. That score indicates that all their matches were very close and competitive. Congratulations to Joe and Barb for their win and physical endurance.

Kings Point Billiards Club Tournament

On Wednesday April 16th the first 8-Ball tournament was held in the Kings Point Billiard Room.  It was a joint tournament between Valencia Lakes and Kings Point.  A total of twenty-four pool players entered the tournament including eight from Valencia Lakes.   The spirited competition lasted for four hours.  In the end, the three top players ended up being from Kings Point.  Steve Richardson won first honors, Bob Rainsberger second, and Denzel Lester third. This tournament was the first of many tournaments to be held throughout the year.  Regular 8-Ball tournaments are scheduled for the Second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm and again on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 9:00 am. Softball News In addition, the Billiard Club is offering free instruction to new and Ed Maslyk and Lee Torres, also novice players who want to learn more about the game. Those members of the Kings Point interested in instruction must pre-register on the sign up sheet in the Team, were named Co Defensive Billiard Room at the KPCH. New players are always welcome to the of the Year at the Sun City Center Kings Point Billiards Club. Softball 2014 Banquet.

New Lawn Bowling Tournaments Submitted by Linda Hawken

Over the course of this past winter, Tournament Director for Sun City Center Lawn Bowling Club Tony Hawken has introduced several new formats for tournaments.  The first was a separate Ladies’ and Men’s Pairs one, played on the same day and it was so successful that Sarasota Lawn Bowling Club is adding the format to their schedule for the 2014/15 season. Next was a “Snowball” Tournament where each member of a Triples team plays a different position for four ends, eventually playing all three positions after twelve ends and the end of a game. Most recently, Tony organized a Three-Bowl Pairs Tournament and it was played on one of the cooler days of early spring, as evidenced by the wintry garb of the players in the photo below.  Twenty-eight lawn bowlers participated in this new format, one that is popular in the UK.  Instead of the usual four bowls for each player on a pairs team, they bowled three bowls only.  This made for a shorter game and because of this four games were played over the course of the day, two before lunch and two after. The overall winners with four wins were Joe and Barb Mignogna, second were David and Christine Burbery, third Linda Hawken and Dave Clarke, fourth Linda McDougall and Tony Hawken and fifth Cindy and Garry Higgins.  Club President Paul Ward and his wife Carol provided much-appreciated coffee and sweets during the day.


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Kings Point Lawn Bowling Submitted by Suzanne Maguire

One Pitch Championship Tournament

The Tournaments are over, the winners named & the cheering quieted. The Awards will be given out at the March 29th Awards Banquet/Spring Dinner Dance.And the Winners are: Club Champion – Donna Blaine Men’s Champion – Jim Ferguson Second -Norm Loescher Women’s Champion – Donna Blaine Second - Pat Ryle Pairs Champions - Frank Crowley & Norm Loescher Second – Ron Doncourse & Pat Ryle Novice Champion Men - Al Widder Second – Lou Gobell Novice Champion Women – Pat Ryle Second – Colleen O’Malley

By Salvina Tannenholz Sun City Center’s softball field hosted a double elimination “One Pitch Softball Champion’s Tournament” on Monday, March 31, 2014 where four equally matched teams took to the field. These teams were made up of SCC players registered to play on Renaissance, Sun City Center (two teams), and Kings Point team. Pitchers battled each other until it finally came down to the two teams with the best winning records of the 5 game series. The powerful Kings Point players defeated the Renaissance team by a score of 10 to 4 in the final round for the Championship Title. Hot dogs with fixin’s and pulled pork sandwiches, provided by St Pete’s St. Pizza Catering, was a never ending five hour feast throughout the entire tournament. A special thanks goes out to Rod Tannenholz for organizing the special event.

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Speaking at the South Shore Democratic Club April meeting on, April 10 attorney Alma Gonzalez. Ms. Gonzalez, Chief of Employment Relations for the Hillsborough County Civil Service Board, focused on voter rights and other civil subjects.

CERT Program graduates, back L to R: Jim Frasier (instructor), Rod Troutman, Ken Burridge, Carolyn Cole, Dan Cannistra, Dana Dittmar, Linda Anderson, Maureen Hamilton, Jeanne Lloyd, Sandra Keen, James Hoskins, Noreen Schramm, Jan Huber, Max Jenkins, Sharon Jenkins, Laura O’Connor, John O’Connor, Margaret Springer, Robert Stanton, Marcus Martin (HCFR). Front L to R: Ron Brown, Luther Lloyd, Mary Hirsch, Sharon Stanton. Not pictured: Karen Springer.

CERT Adds 23 New Members

Twenty-three new members were added to the Sun City Center Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) on graduation of its latest class March 29.The new graduates live in Kings Point, Sun City Center, Ruskin, and Land-O-Lakes. The two-day training was taught by Bill Barron, president of Sun City Center CERT, with assistance from Jim Frasier. Marcus Martin, Senior Emergency Planner for Hillsborough County Emergency Management, attended the graduation held at Kings Point. With the addition of this latest class, SCC-CERT now boasts 215 active members; making it one of the largest Florida teams.The training helps members to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities. When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members also help with non-emergency projects that improve the safety of the community. SCC CERT is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation; designed to support our local Florida community. Members meet for refresher training at 6:30 p.m.on the fourth Thursday of each month at the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce Hall. Residents of Sun City Center and surrounding communities interested in joining or making a taxdeductible contribution to SCC CERT should contact Bill Barron at 642-9079 or to scccert@yahoo.com.

Democratic Club Speaker

The next meeting will be Thursday, May 9th at the Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin. Meet ‘n Greet time is 1:00p.m. with the program beginning at 1:30 featuring scheduled speaker County Commissioner Kevin Beckner. Please visit www. southshoredemocraticclub. org as well as Facebook a t f a c e b o o k . c o m / SSDEMCLUB for more information.

Moonglow Dance Club

Moonglow Ballroom Dance Club will feature the live music of “Mario DeLeon” at their monthly dance on Thursday, May 22 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Sun City Center. The attire at Moonglow Dances is Dressy Casual. Members are FREE, and Visitors/Guests pay $5.00 per person at the door. Singles Table(s) are always available. Please BYOB and Snacks, and the Club will provide Ice, water, cups and napkins. The Moonglow 2014 Schedule of year-round monthly dances has a great lineup of talented Entertainers booked for your dancing and/or listening to Live Music. Visitors are always welcome, so why not get your friends & neighbors to join you at a Moonglow Dance?  If you think that you can’t Ballroom Dance, remember that we are not “Dancing With the Stars.” We each do what our bodies allow us to do in time to the music.  For more Information call 813-6331297 OR 813-633-6453, or if you would like to receive Moonglow Information by email, contact gail3357@gmail.com.

The Kings Point Jazz Group Continues Through Summer

On May 16th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm in the Ripple Room of the Main Clubhouse the Kings Point Jazz Lovers will be enjoying jazz piano.All are welcome. Just come on in and enjoy some great music.

Seated Debbe Edwards Artist/Master carver. Standing-front (L to R) Bill Anderson, Loren Hart,Lynda Herst,Harry Strunk, Mark Vietzke Standing (rear) Ed Kotek, Liz Lewis, Evelyn Neste, Paul Stehbera, Mike Lunny, Fred Joest. Not Present, Dave Tichy.

SCC Woodcarving Club

An old sage once said,“you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.”  That certainly doesn’t hold true at the SCC Woodcarving Club where 12 members recently participated in an advanced woodcarving seminar taught by Debbe Edwards. Ms. Edwards of Miami Oklahoma is a nationally recognized artist and instructor specializing in furred predator animals.The class project was a lions face which employed several skill stretching techniques. The Community Foundation of Sun City provided tuition assistance in support of this program.

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Purple Butterflies to Take Tour of Bay Spirit II at the Port of Tampa

  On  Wednesday, May 21, the Purple Butterflies will take a tour of Bay Spirit II. There are no concession stands on the ship so if you want a beverage or snack, bring your own. Wear comfortable shoes because there is an approximate 10-minute walk to the boat. Sign up for the trip at 610 La Jolla Ave or call Elaine at 634-3479.  The cost of the trip is $14, which covers the cost of the bus trip and the gratuity.  We will have lunch at the Colonnade Restaurant in Tampa. Lunch is on your own. All ladies are welcome to put on your Purple Outfit and Red Hat and join us for the day. The bus will leave the Community Hall at 7:45 AM and return home by 3 PM.

Marion Scheller Featured Photographer

Kings Point Art League Artist of the Month - May 2014 Submitted by Kathy Pruschen

Location: Kings Point North Clubhouse, Art Studio Dates: May 3, 2014 - June 7, 2014 Marianne Wexler was born and raised in Staten Island, New York. She graduated from Notre Dame College for Women on Staten Island, with a Bachelor of Arts in Education. She taught for the NYC Board of Education for 33 years, teaching a variety of grades at the Elementary School level. She lived in Staten Island with her husband, Richard and 2 children until 2008. She retired in 2003 and she and Richard purchased a condo in Kings Point in 2004. They were snowbirds until 2008 when Richard retired, also from the NYC Board of Education. As a child, Marianne was always drawing and doodling, but she became seriously interested in art in 2000 when she went on a teaching sabbatical. She took classes from local Staten Island artists and from Terry Madden before coming to Sun City Center. Marianne has taken classes from Diane Simon, Tom Haverfield, as well as other artists affiliated with the Manatee Art Center and Keeton’s Art Supply. Her favorite medium is watercolor, but she also likes to do pen and ink in the form of Zentangle. She has entered several of the local Art shows and won a few ribbons, for First place, Second place and Honorable Mention. Marianne particularly likes to paint pictures of buildings with lots of shadows and angles, as well as zebras. In addition to painting, Marianne belongs to the Sun City Photography Club. She and Richard traveled extensively from 2008 until 2012, and she journaled their trips in scrapbooks. She has entered and won awards in the Photo Club for some of her photography. She continues to enjoy all the artistic activities that Kings Point offers. 

At the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce May 15 through June 12.  The Sun City Center Photo Club’s May exhibit at the Chamber of Commerce features Marion Scheller. The exhibit is entitled Color My World.  Marion is both an accomplished artist and photographer. She has received numerous photo club and art club awards. She is also a nationally accredited flower show judge. She was president of the SCC Art Club for four years and still serves on their Executive Board. Marion photographs a wide range of subjects and uses artistic touches to create one-of-a-kind photographs. She has won photographic awards in Sun City Center, in St. Petersburg and in the Florida Camera Club competitions. The color in her work has been influenced by the many places she has traveled. Come to the opening of her display at the SCC Chamber of Commerce between4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on May 15 to meet Marion and enjoy wine and cheese. Her works will be on display through June 12th. For more information on the SCC Photo Club and its activities, please see our website at http://www.photoclubscc.com or visit the photo learning lab at 960D Cherry Hills Drive.

Wayne Hall recipient, Glenn Horstmann (club president) and Lyle Smith presenters.

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Ceramic Club News

Carol Cook, President of the Sun City Ceramic Club, is shown addressing members at an appreciation luncheon for those members who throughout the year go above and beyond club requirements.  These members help during Fun Fest, Holiday Walk, they keep the coffee and water supplies stocked as well as pitch in to be sure there are enough pieces for the Gift Shop sales. The luncheon was catered by Christy’s Catering of Sun City Center.

Photo by Gary Bowman Ron Pelton, Men’s Club 2015 President Elect gives a hearing aid collection container to Jo Boggs, of Boggs Jewelry. 

Hearing Aids for Hearing Impaired Children

Fun Fest Winner Rita Mealey drew the winning ticket for the three piece alligator, which was the raffle provided by the Ceramic Club at Fun Fest.

In case you haven’t heard, the Men’s Club of Sun City Center has joined with the Sertoma Speech and Hearing Foundation to collect used and defective hearing aids. Sertoma will refurbish the aids and pass them on to hearing impaired children. If the aids can’t be refurbished they will be cannibalized for spare parts. Collection containers can be found in local business and churches throughout the Sun City Center area. You can identify the containers by the blue and white label with the happy face of a young child wearing a headset. The accompanying picture shows what the label looks like.Now is your chance to get rid of those old hearing aids that you don’t use any more. Lyle Watson is the project coordinator and can be reached at 813.633.9096. Members don’t forget to make your reservation for the Club’s 11:30 am, April 16, 2014 meeting in the Community Hall at 1910 So Pebble Beach Blvd.


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SCC Photo Club Classes for May, 2014

•Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO - Date: May 6th – Time: 9:30-11:30 – Instructor Gayle Fischer. Cost: $10 members, $15 non-members – Palm Room – Maximum Students 11. Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO are key elements for proper exposure. In this class, you will learn the meaning of each; how, when, and why to change them; and how they work together. With this knowledge, you can explore beyond “Auto” Mode on your camera and begin to take control of your photography. Bring your camera and user manual if you need help with changing these settings. •Photoshop Layers - Date: May 8th and May 22nd, 2014 –Time: 9:3012:00 noon – Instructor Robert Winch. Cost: $25.00 – Palm Room – Maximum Students: 7. Basic Photoshop layers, consisting of two classes, in the first class you will learn the very basic concepts of layers in Photoshop elements; you will understand how to produce a composite picture from multiple shots plus how layers interact and how to control them. In the second class we will reinforce the first lesson, and explore adjustment layers, the use of layer masks and blending modes. There will be homework between the first and second class •Make a Slide show of your photos with music using Microsoft Movie Maker. Date: May 21, 2014- Time: 9:00 -12:00. Instructor: Matt Batt Cost:$10.00. Location: Palm Room- Hands On: Yes- Maximum Students: 7.Want to make a slide show of your photos with titles and music that you can play on your TV/DVD player and send to the family? Microsoft Movie Maker is a free program that runs on Vista, Windows 7 or 8 that lets you do this easily. In this 3-hour handson workshop we will take 15-20 pictures (we will provide them) and actually make a working slide show using the club laptop computers.  Come and have some fun! •Making a Quick Slide Show Using ProShow Gold - Date: May 20, 2014- Time: 12:30-3:30 pm – Photo lab.Instructor: Vicki Breaugh Cost:$10.00. Maximum Students: 6. Location: PHOTO LAB. Lecture: yes, Hands On: yes. Maximum Students: 6. In this hands-on class, you will bring in your photos and make a quick slide show using ProShow Gold’s Wizard. You can pick a family theme or a travel theme and leave with a show you have created.

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Sun City Center Photo Club

Meets Tuesday, May 13 at 6:30 pm in the Caper Room. Do you have a group of friends arriving soon or a family reunion this summer? If so, someone is bound to say, “You’re in the photo club. Would you take the family photo?” At the Sun City Center Photo Club meeting on Tuesday, May 13, professional photographer James Corwin Johnson will demonstrate how to take studio quality photographs. This will be particularly helpful since, once the new photo lab is open this fall, SCC Photo Club members will have access to a portrait studio to take those terrific shots. James Corwin Johnson has specialized in professional photography for over thirty-five years. He is a graduate of the Glen Fishback School of Photography. James’ career has spanned the gamut of photographic specialties that have taken him to Canada, Mexico, Africa and Europe. His work has appeared in Eastman Kodak, Paramount Pictures and other consumer and industrial publications. He owns his own photography firm in Sarasota, FL. You are invited to visit his website athttp://photoexperience.weebly.com/  Our meetings begin with a tutorial, then a short business meeting, followed by the program. This is an open meeting and you do not have to be a member to attend. Dues for the 2014 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. For more information on the club and its activities, please see our website athttp://www.photoclubscc.com or visit the learning lab at 960D Cherry Hills Drive.

Matador

By John Foster

Trumpet fanfare, a crystalline pasodoble, quiets the roar of a fevered plaza. Ritual call to worship. Expectant eyes turn to savor black muscle now released into the chute. Brutish blurr of bull. A gasping senorita crosses herself as aficionados rise at once in homage to the breeding. The corrida has begun with prayer, parade and pomp. An afternoon of poetry and peril. Amid the practiced dance of picadors and banderilleros, a lithe movement of gilded brocade, an arch of spine and brow, a silken agility in his suit of lights. “El torero” emerges to execute a bow…..then sweeping passes, inserting his own breathless choreography. Fearless swirls of magenta, balletic panache, rising ole’s fill the ring as “Maestro” turns the bull, learns the bull…. and with an anchored veronica, spurns the bull. Barbed and beaten down at last with muleta’dartistry, its fury bent and spent, the once proud animal stands bowed, predestined. A sword poised, the crowd flash-frozen in a hush…. the moment violent, vulnerable, merciful, triumphant. Like any fine poetry, worthy of an ear.

You Amaze Me

By Suzanne S. Austin-Hill

Two daughters... You my first, to my world you brought infectious laughter and keen ability to see the best in any mess. You my baby, a “Take charge” kind of girl since birth and a living celebration of uniqueness and individuality. Can’t get a rainbow without a little rain. No matter how much you hammer, the square peg won’t fit comfortably in the round hole. Now you both wear the hats of wife and mother. Your quivers are full with my truly grand “grand”children. Your lives lives are a crazy, delicate balance of home, office and self. You’re here; You’re there; You’re everywhere! Car engines, rarely cold. Energy levels, seldom depleted. Love tanks, never empty. My two daughters... Forever my little girls; Always sisters; And now, A-ma-zing Women!


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5 Wishes Program at UMC

On Wednesday May 7, 2014 at 10am, the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center will host a program on FIVE WISHES, the first living will that talks about your personal, emotional and spiritual needs as well as your medical wishes. This program guides you in talks with family, friends and doctors about how you want to be treated if you become seriously ill.  Five Wishes focuses on maintaining your human dignity and getting your needs met. Call the office at 813-634-2539 to reserve a seat and an informational booklet.For additional information about this and other events and activities at the United Church of Sun City Center, please contact Jeff Jordan, Director of Worship Arts, at (813) 634-2539. To learn more about the United Methodist Church of Sun City center, please visit our website at www.umcscc.org

Quilts Donated

In the picture, Irene Brenner and Dorothy Peterson from Redeemer Lutheran Church are shown presenting quilts to women from Mary Martha House, a local shelter for battered and homeless women and their dependent children. The quilts were made by the Needler’s Circle, a group of women who quilt at Redeemer church every Friday morning.  In the past year, they sent forty quilts to Lutheran World Relief and donated many others to local charitable organizations

L to R: Models, Lorna Smith, Aileen Engel, Irene Banning, Pearl Widder, Betty Lu Heimbold, Ellen Thomas, Gerry Harding, Betty Harker, and Linda Maslyk.

Trinity Women’s Fellowship Luncheon

The Trinity Women’s Fellowship luncheon this month featured a fashion show put on by Rose Boutique in support of the Mary and Martha House. The April luncheon will feature chef Dave West from the Rolling Pin store in Brandon. If you would like to attend, please call Aileen Engel at 634.1060. The church is located at 702 West Del Webb Blvd., Sun City Center. For information visit www.trinitybaptistscc.com.

Department of the Month at Nearly New Shop Text and image by Jay Sparkman

Elaine Gibbs, Treasurer of Sun City Center Interfaith Council, presents certificates of appreciation to Jane Trefren, Marion Giblin, and Cheryl Russell of the Shoe Department at The Nearly New Shop. Jane has been a volunteer for 5 years, Marion and Cheryl for one year. The funds derived from the sales of donated goods by the NNS allow the SCC Interfaith Council to provide grants and scholarships throughout the South Shore area. For information concerning donations and sales hours call 642-9099.

Photo by Paula Conners

Trinity Baptist Ribbon Cutting

Trinity Baptist church members recently gathered by their new church sign for a ribbon cutting ceremony. Jewell Kitchen, who initiated the project, had the honor of cutting the ribbon. The project, which took over a year, involved a significant amount of work by the project group, considerable financial and prayer support from the membership, and much work on the part of the sign company. The new sign will be used to inform the community of church activities and to spread the Christian message.  The church is located at 702 West Del Webb Blvd., Sun City Center. Call 634.4228 or visit the website, www.trinitybaptistscc.com, for more information.

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The Women’s Fellowship At UCC Elects New Officers

The Women’s Fellowship at United Community Church elected the officers for the 2014, 2015 year. The officers are, from left to right: Marlus Johns, president and circle leader; Roselyn Cruthis, vice-president; Rev. Tim Shirley; Beverly Bassette, secretary; Carolyn Salsbury, treasurer and Sally Morse, circle leader.

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Redeemer Lutheran Church Celebrates 35th Anniversary

Redeemer Lutheran Church celebrated the 35th anniversary of its organization as a congregation on Sunday March 30th. Connie Schmucker, Assistant to the Bishop for the Florida Bahamas Synod of ELCA, was the guest pastor for the morning service. Following the service, members enjoyed a catered meal in the church hall. Pictures and a slide presentation focused on the history of the congregation. Roses were presented to Enid Clouse for having been Redeemer’s member the longest, having joined in 1980, and Sandy Gundacker for serving 20 years as organist. Rev. David Allman is pastor of Redeemer. The church is located at 701 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center and the phone number is 813-634-1292.

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Pancake Breakfast at Prince Of Peace Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus

On Sunday, May 11th, the Knights of Columbus of Prince of Peace Catholic Church will host their monthly pancake breakfast following the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Masses in the Conesa Center. Adults eat for $6.00 while children under the age of 10 eat for $3.00. Breakfast includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, and a beverage. All are invited to join us for Mass and pancakes. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd in Sun City Center. For more information on our parish community, please visit www.popcc. org or call (813) 634-2328.

All Fenced In

This silt fencing on the campus of Saint Anne Catholic Church is the first visible sign of the construction to erect a new 4,000 squarefoot facility that will house the Saint Anne Food Pantry. The ministry is currently operating out of a 3-bay garage seen in the far-right corner of this photo. The new accommodations will be 4 times larger than the current building. This will eliminate many difficulties in the storage, preparation, and distribution of food parcels. It will allow the addition of a walk-in freezer and cooler for meats, fruits, vegetables, and other perishables; it will provide adequate space to store non-perishables and bagged pick-ups; and it will provide an enclosed area for the sign-in tables, which will keep both recipients and volunteers out of the potentially extreme Florida weather. The new facility addresses the fact that the need for this service continues to grow in South Hillsborough County. The Food Pantry serves an average of 400 households each Wednesday and partners with Feeding America to service 400-plus households on one Thursday each month. Saint Anne Catholic Church is located at 106 11th Avenue N. E. in Ruskin. For more information regarding the Parish, visit its website at saintanneruskin.org.

Check for Orphanage

The Women of the ELCA of Redeemer Lutheran Church recently presented a check for $600 to Sigi Espino in support of the Hogar de Ninas Orphanage in Panama. The Espino family has been very involved in this home for girls for many years. Thrivent Financial also supplemented the check with an additional $250. Shown in the picture starting from the left are Board members Vivian Kann, Mariam Sorby, Lois Hobratschk, Sheila Smith, and Sigi Espino.

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Interfaith Council Awards Grant Text and image by Jay Sparkman

The Lord’s Lighthouse was awarded a grant of $9,000 by the Sun City Center Interfaith Council for the mission’s feeding program, which targets 275 local families in South Hillsborough County. Pastor William Cruz, Sr., Chairman of the Board and CEO, and Mrs. Cruz, accept the check from the Nearly New Shop volunteer, Donna Beavon, of the Women’s Wear department. The Interfaith Council uses funds raised by the sale of community donations at the Nearly New Shop to fund grants. Grants are awarded in September and January and information can be found online at InterfaithCouncilofSuncityCenter. com. Information about donations is available by calling 813-6429099.

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Temporary Assistance Available for Help with Food or Medicine Costs

If you are a legal resident of Kings Point or Sun City Center you may be eligible for temporary financial assistance from the Mary Petro Fund, which is operated by volunteers in the Mary Petro office located in the United Community Church at 1501 La Jolla Ave. The fund was endowed by Mary Petro, a former resident of Sun City Center, for seniors in need within our community and funds may be used for the purchase of food or medicine. Recipients must meet a maximum income limitation and exceptions may be made for unusual circumstances. You may call the Mary Petro office at (813) 634-8306 any Tuesday or Thursday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for more information and/or to make an appointment. Applicants will be asked to complete an application form, show a current ID card from the SCC Community Association or the Kings Point Federation and have documentation supporting their income. Referral information is also available at the office for other area services.

Saturday, May 10  The Academy of Ballroom Dance

7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Community Hall, attire dressy casual, BYOB, everyone welcome, singles table available.At 6:30 before the dance Bernice DuBro will be teaching a Samba Lesson, members free, guests $6.00 which includes the lesson. Music by Bernice DuBro. Also, a cha-cha exhibition will be presented by Joe Tarara and Mary Jane Otani.More info. Call Jean Kostka at (813) 634-1235or Charlie Brown at (813) 642-9817 atbattman12@gmail.com.

Line Dance

Free social dance! Come celebrate springtime and flowers with the Kings Point Line Dancers,Wed May 14, 7 PM, Borini Theatre. Open to KP and SCC residents and their guests. BYOB. casual attire. We dance to all genre of music. Couples always welcome, plenty of room to dance. No ticket to purchase, so be sure to mark your calendar to participate in this fun evening of dance. If you require more info contact Jan 634-6226.

Dance Classes in May, 2014

Tuesday. May (6,13,20,27) - Social Ballroom Dance Class Beginning - Rumba - 5:30 PM Beginning - Bolero - 6:45 PM Beginning/Intermediate - Samba - 8:00 PM   Wednesday, May (7,14,21,28) - Social Ballroom Dance Class  Beginning – Cha-Cha - 12:45 PM Intermediate  - Fox Trot - 2:00 PM Beginning/Intermediate - Silver Waltz - 3:15 PM Social Ballroom Dance Classes Sponsored by the Academy Dance Club. Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium.  Open to all Sun City Center CA and Kings Point residents. Couples and singles welcome.  $5 per class. For information call Bernice DuBro at 6343205.

Entertainment Corner

Well, this season is over but Fall is just around the corner.  Here’s a preview of what’s coming up.  Enjoy your summer and be safe.  See you soon! Judy Schings 813-642-2001. Sunday Series Shows  • Tribute to John Denver (November 16) • Heralds of Harmony Holiday Show (plus The Liberty Voices) (December 7) Hotel California (Eagles Tribute) (January 18) • A Valentine’s Date with Klassica (February 15); and Motown Magic (March 8).  Friday Series Dance/Shows  • Rafael & Co. (November 7) • The HubCaps (January 23) • Rocky & the Rollers (February 27) Orlando Transit Authority-A Chicago Tribute-with Rock this Town Band (March 13)  And, of course, the Showcase on Wednesday, January 28 (free to series customers). Brochures will be mailed in late August.  Cost of each series per person: $75.00.  • Good news for you Opera buffs. St. Petersburg Opera Co. will return. Opera Idol 2 (November 23); Figaro, Figaro, Figaro: Preview to the Barber of Seville (January 25); and Opera Therapy: Exploring Characters that Really Need Help (March 15). • Tony Pace, the Vegas entertainer from the January 2014 Showcase, will be here March 6, 2015, so hold the date.

May, 2014

Women’s Chorus Update

Janet Cardulla

Submitted by Kim Droege The SCC Women’s Chorus has successfully wrapped up another concert season. They held their spring concert on March 23, 2014 at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church with the SCC Men’s Chorus as their featured guests. They were delighted to join the men the following week on March 30, 3014 as their featured guests at St. Andrew located on West Del Webb in Sun City Center, Florida. As their concert season concluded, they said goodbye to their wonderful Director, Mrs. Sherry Jaryszak, and to their beloved President, Mrs. Chris O’Hara. Chris also handled Publicity for the chorus and was integral in expanding and promoting the chorus’ Facebook page. Chris’ leadership, enthusiasm and compassionate concern for the chorus were appreciated by all. The chorus will begin a new chapter with the appointment of a new Director, Mr. Keith Rasmussen, and the election of a new President, Janet Cardulla. Keith originally hails from Wisconsin, was educated at Andrews University and has a Masters Degree in Keyboard Performance, as well as a DMA from Eastman School of Music in organ performance. Keith has held organist, choirmaster and Director of Music positions with various churches in Canada and the USA. He is currently Organist and Coordinator of Music at

Keith Rasmussen

Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Sun City Center, Florida. He is excited about expanding his community involvement as Director of the SCC Women’s Chorus. Janet, a graduate of FSU, is a formereducatorandadministrator who received many awards and recognition during her career. In addition, she has been a lifelong singer, dancer and performer in which she also excelled. She is a volunteer and member of many clubs and groups in SCC and Hillsborough County, serving many in a leadership role. The SCC Women’s Chorus welcomes her as the new President and looks forward to a successful collaboration. The chorus holds two concerts per year and will begin weekly rehearsals on Tuesday, September9, 2014 from 9 AM to 11 AM at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in SCC for the Christmas concert. All you songbirds, with or without choral experience, are welcome to join our merry group. Take a look at us on Facebook. You don’t need a Facebook account; just type “Facebook SCC Women’s Chorus” in your search engine box. And don’t forget to “like” us! Mark your calendars now for our next concert on Sunday, November 30, 2014 when we will have the pleasure of kicking off the holiday season with the joy of song…and, perhaps, a few surprises.


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Contract Bridge Super Crossword

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When is a signal not a signal? Answer: When it obviously does not mean what it says. For example, take this case where South gets to four spades on the bidding shown. It is not clear whether West should lead the ace of hearts, the suit his partner bid, or make the more aggressive lead of a diamond, hoping to get a diamond ruff.

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Be that as it may, West fortunately elected to lead a diamond. Had he led the ace of hearts instead, declarer would have finished with an overtrick. East won the diamond lead with the jack and continued with the ace and king. It was on the third round of diamonds that West made a most unusual play -- he discarded the ace of hearts! Under the circumstances, there was no way East could construe this play as a signal for him to lead a heart next. Rather, East reasoned that his partner was trying to stop him from shifting to a heart. So East continued with a fourth round of diamonds, and West’s jack of trumps became the setting trick. Observe that if East had shifted to a heart instead of leading another diamond, which he very well might have done without West’s extraordinary discard, declarer would have had no problem scoring the rest of the tricks. But West had recognized that a heart shift by East could easily prove fatal, and he headed off a potential disaster by making the most dramatic discard he could find. © 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.


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By Samantha Weaver • It was Benjamin Franklin who made the following sage observation: “It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.” • If you’re like 87 percent of American adults, you use the Internet. The only thing I find surprising about this statistic is that there are 13 percent of adults who don’t use it. • In a recent survey, more Americans said they would have a hard time giving up the Internet than said they’d have a hard time giving up TV. • Those interested in maritime history (and practically everyone else, for that matter) are familiar with the story of the Titanic, which struck an iceberg and sank on the night of April 15, 1912. It’s interesting to note, though, that in 1898 a book called “Futility,” by Morgan Robertson, described an almost identical scenario: The ship in the novel was called Titan, and, like the Titanic, it was trying to break a speed record for crossing the Atlantic. The Titan was declared to be unsinkable, and it didn’t have enough lifeboats for all the passengers. On its fictional voyage in the month of April, it struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean and sank, resulting in the deaths of almost all the passengers. • In Ireland, the police do not carry firearms. Their only weapons are batons and pepper spray. • In 1943, then-chairman of IBM, Thomas Watson, went on the record saying, “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” • If you’re afraid of sharks, you might want to consider this tidbit: Every year, more people are killed by bees than by sharks. *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** Thought for the Day: “In this world, you must be a bit too kind to be kind enough.” -Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux © 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You’re doing better on the flexibility issue, but you still need to loosen up a bit to show you can be less judgmental and more understanding about certain sensitive matters. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your personal aspect continues to dominate this week. But try to make time to deal with important career-linked matters as well. A change of plans might occur by the weekend. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Excuses are not really needed for much of the confusion occurring this week. However, explanations from all parties could help in working things out to everyone’s satisfaction. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) That surprising (but pleasant) recent turn of events continues to develop positive aspects. But be prepared for a bit of a jolt on another issue that needs attention. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Creating a fuss might bring you that attention you want. But are you prepared for all the explaining you’d have to do? Better to use more subtle ways to make your bid. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) With education continuing to be a strong factor this week, this could be the time to start learning some new skills that can later be applied to a bid for a potential career move. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You might do well to reconsider some of your current time priorities before you get so deeply involved in one project that you neglect meeting a deadline on another. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) With an important decision looming, you need to be careful about the information you’re getting. Half-truths are essentially useless. Get the full story before you act. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Find out what everyone’s role is expected to be before accepting that workplace proposal. Getting all the facts now could prevent serious problems later on. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan.19) A flexible position on a workplace matter could be the best course to follow during the next several days. A personal issue also benefits from an open-minded approach. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Involving too many people in your workplace problem can backfire. Remember: Allegiances can shift. Ask trusted colleagues for advice, but don’t ask them to take sides. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Before submitting your suggestions, take more time to sharpen the points you want to make. The clearer the presentation, the more chance it has to get through when submitted. BORN THIS WEEK: Your clear sense of who you are gives you confidence when you need to tackle difficult situations. © 2014 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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