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Billiards is Alive and Well in Kings Point
L to R: Charles Steinberg, Rusty Alexander, Kurt Hoffman, Don Posey, Len Greenstone, John Leedy, and James Paddock.
A Billiard Club was recently organized here in Kings Point. Organized activities will be planned for instruction at various levels, tournaments and possible leagues depending on the interest shown in Kings Point and the surrounding communities. The Billiard club is in conversations with the Billiard Clubs of Sun City Center and of
Valencia Lakes for some joint activities. You will see many pool players in the Billiard Room at the Kings Point North Clubhouse. Many of the more skilled players congregate weekdays in the early afternoons and it can get quite crowded. The best time to find an open table to play are weekends or weekdays before
Rev. Dr. Langer Retired May 4th The Rev. Dr. Warren Langer preached his last sermon at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center on Sunday, May 4th at the 9:00 and 11:00 AM worship services. Rev. Langer had the longest tenure of any of the fulltime pastors serving churches in Sun City Center, having served the church from 2003 to the present. Under his leadership, the churchgrew from 450 attendees to a current attendance of 1,200 during the winter months. The church has been twice recognized as the fastest growing United Methodist Church in the Florida peninsula of over 740 churches. During this period, the church has completed three major capital improvement programs valued at4.5 million dollars. During Rev. Langer’s term, the church opened the Community Wellness Center, which offers services supported by a psychologist, psychiatrist, counselors and social workers. Pages of Life Bookstore, which opened in 2007,was a hallmark of Pastor Langer’s leadership. The church also helped to start and sponsor the South Shore Symphony Orchestra, one
more example of Rev. Langer’s community involvement. The church developed an Emergency Response Team with a fully equipped trailer that has helped communities in four states and Jamaica to recover from natural disasters. The ministries have also partnered with three elementary schools in the Ruskin and Wimauma area to support their requested needs. Children/Youth and Family Ministries grew through Rev. Langer’s vision. From three children in 2008, the church currently ministers to 75+ children and youth weekly. The
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L to R: Neil McAllister, Denzel Lester, Karen Pelletier, Bob Rainsberger, and Scott Rinke. Not pictured members of Time Capsule are Boom Boneta, Tammy Hicks, and Scott Fredricksen.
11:00 and after 5:00. The sport of Billiards, or Pool, has been growing in popularity over the years and the APA, or American Pool Players Association, sponsors pool leagues and tournaments and has over 250,000 members. If anyone has questions or would like more information about the Billiard activities at Kings Point,
please call Club President, Neil McAllister at 813-633-9684 or email at nandjmcallister@gmail. com. In addition to playing at our clubhouse, Kings Point pool players have fielded two 8-Ball teams, Time Bandits and Time Capsule, that compete regularly in the APA League at the Baluka Billiards and Lounge in Brandon.
Dr. Rentz New UMC Pastor
There is an atmosphere of excited anticipation at the Sun City Center United Methodist Church as the congregation prepares to welcome a new pastor. Dr. Charles Rentz was recently appointed by Bishop Ken Carter to lead the 800-plus member congregation. Dr. Rentz was born in Jacksonville, Florida and is a ninth generation native Floridian, tracing his ancestry back to some of the early Spanish settlers in St. Augustine. He is a graduate of University Christian High School and Florida Southern College. He earned his Masters of Divinity from Emory University and his Doctor of Ministry in Theological Studies from Boston University. He also did post-doctoral studies at Florida Gulf Coast University in the field of mental Dr. Rentz health counseling. Dr. Rentz has served in several churches in Florida including Morrison United Methodist Church in Leesburg, Gulf Cove United Methodist Church in Port Charlotte, Cape Coral First United Methodist Church in Cape Coral and, most recently, at Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Bradenton. Dr. Rentz is married to Dr. Marcia Rentz, an anesthesiologist and co-owner of Oasis Anesthesia in Sarasota. They have five children with two, Keyton and Alaina, at home. Their family also includes three horses and six dogs. Dr. Rentz begins his duties at Sun City Center United Methodist Church on July 1. Please join us for his first Sunday services on July 6, 2014. church has been the number one non-profit supporter of the Salvation Army Kettle Drive each Christmas season in the Tampa Bay area. In the last few years, the church has sent three
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mission teams to Uganda, Africa and sponsored a sister church in Cuba. There is a mission team going this summer to Peru to build a church and provide Continued on Page 15
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When the Storm’s a Comin’
Hurricane Season Kicks off, Hopefully without Event, on June 1 By E. Adam Porter, Editor in Chief, NOKP One of the tracks off Jimmy Buffet’s album, “A1A,” is called “Trying To Reason With Hurricane Season.” It’s one of my favorites because it reminds me of lazy days down island, trying to beat the summer heat and finding the strength to do next to nothing but climb in a hammock with a cool beverage and hope for some shade. When it comes down to it, hurricane season is nothing to take lightly. Sure, every year we are treated to the wild gesticulating and doom and gloom pronouncements from prognosticators. They miss so much we are tempted to turn them into parodies, to laugh off the very real danger. Of course, anyone who has been here for any length of time can tell you hurricanes cannot be reasoned with, and they are certainly no occasion for humor. Ask any native Floridian and they can tell you a story of huddling in a closet or a bathroom as the storm raged on the other side of the wall. Then the aftermath. Trees down, water up and wreckage everywhere. Literally and figuratively powerless. And those are the stories of people who have made it. Many others have not. A train full of evacuees from the Keys in the 30s. Idiot kids throwing hurricane parties only to be swept out to sea. Folks who evacuated the coast only to learn that the storm followed them inland. Countless others. Over the years our predictive ability has gotten remarkably better, and the fatality rate from hurricanes has plummeted, but even as recently as 2004, people have died in hurricanes in Florida. This year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting up to thirteen named storms, one more than average, up to six hurricanes and one or two major storms. After the relatively quiet 2013 hurricane season, with few storms and limited impact, those numbers may lull people into a false sense of security. But here’s the reality – it only takes one. Ask South Florida about Andrew or Biloxi, Mississippi about Katrina. But all the scary talk in the world will not prepare you for what could happen. Let’s take a look at what you might need. First, gather all the information you can. Assess the risks to your home and learn your area’s
vulnerability to flooding and wind. It is a good idea to call your local National Weather Service office to learn how you should respond in the event of an emergency (813-645-2323). •In addition, you should gather the numbers of local government agencies, the Red Cross, and your insurance agent(s) and keep these handy. Next, take some time to answer some questions… •How will you locate family and friends or determine if your parents and children are safe? If you are confined to your home, what will you do in the event your utilities are shut off? If you must evacuate, where will you go? How long will you be prepared to stay there? •Once you have these questions answered, it’s time to stock your hurricane preparedness kit. Here’s what I keep in mine: •At least one gallon of water per person per day for no fewer than three days, but preferably a week. This water is for drinking but also for cooking and personal sanitation. •Non-perishable food, canned and boxed. Enough for at least a week, two is better. Canned meats and vegetables. Chef Boyardee. Any kind of easy heat and eat meals. We also stock up on dried fruit, crackers, nuts and peanut butter. These keep well and can be important sources of fiber and protein. •Fully stocked first aid kit including medicines, prescriptions, painkillers, allergy medication, ointments, bandages of all shapes and sizes, latex gloves, insect repellent, lidocaine and sunscreen. Ace bandages and splints. It’s easy to twist an ankle or sprain a wrist after a storm. •Battery operated radio and lanterns. I use a Coleman LED lantern that has both D-cell batteries and a rechargeable battery. The LED lantern has a long battery life and does not put off the heat that you get from a propane or kerosene lantern. I also suggest a solar powered charger for all your gadgets. •A fully stocked toolbox with a manual can opener, wrenches and pliers to shut off utilities (although I have a water “key”) and both a hand and chain saw. It is also a good idea to make sure each member of your family carries a small flashlight and whistle at all times. •Plywood, which can come in handy for a variety of reasons, extra water, bleach and extra
propane canisters for the grill. In the event we lose power, I would rather cook all the meat in the fridge and share it around the neighborhood than to let it go to waste. •We take all our important insurance and identification documentation and stick it in Ziplock freezer bags. It stays in our fireproof safe unless we have to evacuate. Then it comes with us, protected from any water. •Have an evacuation plan in place. Know what you are going to take with you and do a “dry fit” to make sure it can all go in your car. Every evacuation, countless people
lose a precious hour or two realizing the hard way they don’t know what to take or not being able to get it all in the car. Decide this well ahead of time. If you are going to a shelter, call ahead and ask what is or is not allowed. If you have pets, know how you will arrange care, and know in advance if your shelter is pet friendly. Once you have your personal plan in place, familiarize yourself with the evacuation steps and cautions available at www.ready.gov. You may not be able to reason with hurricane season, but you can definitely be ready for it.
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Women’s Club Supports the Emergency Squad
The Sun City Center Women’s Club made a generous $1,000 donation to the Emergency Squad on April 24th. The Women’s Club is one of the oldest service organizations in Sun City Center and has supported the Squad for many years.
Welcome New Dispatchers
Emergency Squad is Looking Everyday Heroes
Wanted: EVERYDAY HEROES. Everyday, Emergency Squad volunteers give their time to the community to assist local seniors during their time of need. Whether it’s an emergency call or a transport from the hospital, volunteers provide more than the Basic Life Support skills they’ve learned. They provide comfort, reassurance and a hand to hold when someone most needs it. If you’d like to learn more about being an everyday hero, contact the SCC Emergency Squad. We are always looking for new volunteers. You do not need to have a healthcare education or career. Training is provided for all our positions. Interested? Call Toria Smith at 813633-1411.
The Emergency Squad’s welcomes its newest dispatchers to the Squad family. From left to right: Kathy Panzner; Karen Crippen, Squad Dispatch Manager; Linda Bedrin; Anita Marie Abbe; Shay Gomez; Mike Brannon; Lillian Stone, and Linda Conklin, Dispatch class Trainer.
The Emergency Squad is pleased to announce that Pastor Tim Shirley has joined the Squad as its Chaplain. Rev. Shirley is the Pastor for United Community Church in Sun City Center. Chief Dennis Floto (right) welcomes Pastor Shirley to the Squad.
New Emergency Medical Responders
The Emergency Squad is pleased to announce five new Emergency Medical Responders from our April class. Pictured left to right: Asst. Chief Personnel Toria Smith, John Crouch, Kent Marchuk, Ryan Christopher, Chris Mann and Asst. Chief of Education Elaine Shaefer. Not pictured is Patsy Monk.
Dr. Lamielle TO OUR PHYSICIAN TEAM! JSA Medical Group in Sun City Center is a comprehensive primary care clinic with many services offered in-house including radiology and labs! There is no better time to become a member of JSA!
JSA Medical Group Sun City Center Activity Center
JSA Medical Group - Sun City Center Activity Center is open to the community & offers a variety of FREE community & patient events including Yoga, Salsa, health lectures, parties, line dancing & more! (*Classes are subject to change)
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MONDAY MORNING MOVIES 10 to NOON SIT AND BE FIT (VIA LARGE SCREEN TV) 1:30 to 2:30 pm
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LINE DANCING*: Beginners or Advanced
11 am to Noon; 12:15 to 1:15 pm
SilverSneakers® (MSROM)* WII GAMES
9:30 to 10:30 am 2:30 to 3:30 pm
SALSA DANCING 10 to 11 am SIT AND BE FIT (VIA LARGE SCREEN TV) 1:30 to 2:30 pm
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LINE DANCING*: Beginners or Advanced
11 am to Noon; 12:15 to 1:15 pm
SilverSneakers® (MSROM)* WII GAMES
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SALSA DANCING 10 to 11 am SIT AND BE FIT (VIA LARGE SCREEN TV) 1:30 to 2:30 pm
MONDAY MORNING MOVIES 10 to NOON SIT AND BE FIT (VIA LARGE SCREEN TV) 1:30 to 2:30 pm
11 am to Noon
LINE DANCING*: Beginners or Advanced
11 am to Noon; 12:15 to 1:15 pm
SilverSneakers® (MSROM)* WII GAMES (CANCELLED TODAY)
9:30 to 10:30 am cancelled today
SALSA DANCING 10 to 11 am SIT AND BE FIT (VIA LARGE SCREEN TV) 1:30 to 2:30 pm
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS Including Humana and CarePlus Medicare Advantage Plan Members
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facebook.com/ JSAMedicalGroup/ SCCAC NEXT DIABETES WORKSHOP: Tuesday, June 24 1 to 3 pm Please register for these workshops by calling Arlette at (727) 828-2411 A Hypertension workshop will be held on Tuesday, July 15 LINE DANCING PARTICIPANTS: Close-toe shoes with non-stick bottoms only permitted. No scented perfumes & lotions to class. Please check your insurance coverage for SILVERSNEAKERS class participation eligibility.
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1509 Rickenbacker Dr., Sun City Center • 813-633-2020 • FAX 813-633-6403 MARGARET “MARGE” CONNOLLY, Lic R.E. Broker • Excellence and Integrity
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RUSKIN This 3 bedroom 2 bath home is located on the water. Cozy and comfortable lots of updating has been done since home was originally built in 1961. Dock available plus room to expand the house. 212 13th St. NW
CIMMARON model features 2 bedrooms, 2 baths plus a den or office situated on the golf course it also has a peek of the water. Very open floor plan with a great enclosed lanai for you relaxation as well as a spacious cooks delight kitchen. 941 Villeroy Greens Drive
TARPON SPRINGS Over a half acre of Vacant land located on Lake Tarpon. Very close to all the activity an easy walk to sponge docks etc. 176 N Spring Blvd.
KINGSPOINT Mansard model is neat as a pin and ready for seasonal or year round occupancy. One bedroom 1.5 bath, nicely furnished and conveniently located to all amenities. 201 Kings Blvd. A-6
176 N Spring Blvd ..............Vac ......$480,000 .................½ Acre Plus Tarpon Springs Wtrfrt 303 Cranston Pl ..................3/2 .......$269,900 ....................Custom 2500+ Sq Ft PENDING 1015 River Dr SW...............2/1 .......$250,000 ......... 1.29 Ac 1950 Home Near Manatee Rvr 347 Caloosa Palms ............3/2.5 ....$186,000 ......... St Croix 2 Story Overlooks Caloosa Glf 2001 Wedge Court .............2/2 .......$185,000 ............. Islander Caloosa Estates-Waterfront 507 Tuscanny Park Lp ........3/2 .......$179,900 .............Brandon Volume Ceilings PENDING 105 Kenley Way ..................2/2 .......$178,000 ......................Islander St Andrews PENDING 716 McCallister ...................3/3 .......$169,900 ............ Monticello 2 Story Beauty Glf Course 642 Masterpiece .................2/2 .......$160,000 ...................... Margate KP Condo PENDING 212 13th St NW ...................3/2 .......$159,000 ..........................WATER WATER Ruskin Inlet 2504 Runningbrooke Way ..2/2 .......$159,900 ................ Clairmont Scrn Porch Golf SUPER 1010 Augusta Dr.................3/2 .......$159,000 ......... Norfolk Swan Lake, Spacious & Grand 1103 Beach Blvd………….. 2/2 .......$155,000 .............. T-2 Swan Lake Recently Renovated 941 Villeroy Greens ............2/2 .......$148,000 .....................Cimarron Golf Course Wtr Peek 715 Thunderbird .................2/2 .......$119,900 ...................... DW37 UNIQUE Nice Features 2022 Acadia Greens ...........2/2 .......$114,900 .........................Halifax Split Bed, Lrg SOLD 1234 Fairway Grns .............2/2 .......$112,900 ....................... Halifax-2 Master Suites,SOLD 1810 Foxhunt ......................2/2 .......$57,600 ................Stuart Granit Counters, Tile Flooring 1903 Canterbury .................2/2 .......$55,000 .................. Windsor Completely Furn & SOLD 2243 Grenadier...................1/1.5 ....$48.000 .................York Adorable Lrg Utility Rm+ Lanai 201 Kings Blvd A-17 ..........2/2 .......$43,900 .............Mansard Lots of Updates CPVC Plum 201 Kings Blvd A-6 .............1/1.5 ....$32,900 ............ Mansrd Perfect 4 Yr Round/Snowbird 201 Kings Blvd A-23 ...........1/1.5 ....$29,000 ..............Mansard Kingspt Wtr Loca PENDING
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406A Flanborough ........... 1/1.5/1C ..........Close to Clubhse .......................................... $775 201 Kings A 6 ................. 1/1.5/1C ..........Neat as a Pin ................................................ $775 206 Andover D 80 ............ 2/2/1C .............Truly SHARP ................................................ $800
Kingspoint MONTICELLO model This 2 story home is 2100 + heated space and a delight with its 3 bedrooms ideal for an office or guests plus 3 baths. Located on golf with water view this also has a porch for your enjoyment. This is a steal of a deal. $ 716 McCallister Avenue 169,900
UNIQUE DW 37 model. This home is a nature lovers delight. Peanut plant front yard, large fenced yard in the rear with mulch beds for planting ideal for pet lovers as there are 2 doggie doors. Hot tub on the patio for your relaxation. Metal roof 2012, 5 Burner propane stove as well as water heater. Lots to discover. $ 715 Thunderbird Ave. 119,900
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305 Kings F 140 ............. 2/2/1C .............Quite Nice..................................................... $850 202 Bedford C 57 ............ 2/2/1C .............New Kitchen ................................................. $850 617 La Jolla ..................... 2/1/2C .............Summer Only ............................................... $850 1715 Atrium Dr ................ 2/2/1C .............Open, Llite n Airy.......................................... $875 307 Knottwood................. 2/2/1C .............Knolls-Private Pool ....................................... $875 1903 Canterbury B3 ........ 2/2/1C .............On Golf / Sharp ............................................ $895 2208 Greenwich .............. 2/2/1C .............Xpand Windsor ............................................. $895 901 La Jolla Ave .............. 2/2/1C .............Walk to Pool ................................................. $950 1903 Bosky Ct ................. 2/2/1.5G ..........Complete Comfort ........................................ $975 660 Allegheny .................. 2/2/2G .............Park Setting ................................................ $1000 1303 Beach Blvd ............. 2/2/1C .............WATER ( July) ............................................ $1050 2022 Del Webb W ............ 2/2/2G .............Water w Scrn Porch.................................... $1100 2012 Heathfield Dr........... 2/2/1C .............WATERFRONT........................................... $1150 2016 Hullhouse................ 2/2/1C .............Sharp Brentwood ....................................... $1150 1805 Bentwood................ 2/2/2G .............Twintree ...................................................... $1200 2304 Lancaster ................ 2/2/2G .............Spacious Augusta ...................................... $1200 2116 Acadia Grns............ 2/2/2G .............Nearly New ................................................. $1350 101 Silverbell ................... 2/2/2G .............June-Aug WTR Twin ................................... $1350 912 Kings Blvd................. 2/2/2G .............Sgl Fam Summer........................................ $1500 2248 Preservation Grn .... 3/2/2G .............Spacious / Lovely ....................................... $1525
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406 Bloom Ct ................... 1/1/C ...............Private Pool .................................................. $795 1903 Bosky Ct ................. 2/2/1.5G ..........SPOTLESS .................................................. $975 2125 Meadowlark ............ 2/2/2G .............Enclosed Lanai-Patio ................................. $1100 2171 Acadia Grns............ 2/2/2G .............South Club.................................................. $1200 735 Ojai Ave .................. 2/2/2G .............PET OK / FENCED .................................... $1200 2007 Meadowlark ............ 2/2/2G .............Twintree GOLF ........................................... $1300
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. SUN. JUN 1 - FELLOWSHIP SUNDAY AT PRINCE OF PEACE For New Residents of Sun City Center Masses will be 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 from our Pastoral Outreach Ministry. A member of our parish stewardship committee will be present to answer any questions you might have about Prince of Peace. This will be our last Fellowship Sunday of the season. We welcome you to our community and hope you will join us for worship. For more information on our parish community, please visit www.popcc. org or call (813) 634-2328. SUN. JUN 1 - SINGLES SOCIAL DANCE CLUB 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. at Community Hall, 1910 Pebble Beach Blvd. South. Dance to the music of Buddy Canova. Members $3; Guests $5. BYOB. Ice, water, napkins and cups provided. Dressy/casual attire requested. Info: Janet 633-3558. TUE. JUN 3 - ST. VINCENT DE PAUL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon at Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Boulevard in Sun City Center. Did you know that the St. Vincent de Paul Society offers assistance to those in our community who have fallen on difficult times? Every Tuesday members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society are on hand to help those who are in need of financial assistance. All information is kept confidential. For more information, please call (813) 3856110.
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TUE. JUN 3 - UKULELE JAM SESSION 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Music Avenue, 3822 Sun City Center Blvd, SCC. Ukulele players are invited to jam weekly with other ukulele players. To reserve your seat at the studio phone Steve or Ruth, 633-9688. Space is limited. TUE. JUN 3,10,17,24 - SOCIAL BALLROOM DANCE CLASS Beginning - Swing - 5:30 PM, Intermediate – ChaCha - 6:45 PM, Intermediate - Bolero - 8:00 PM. Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents. Couples and Singles welcome. $5/per class. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205. WED. JUN 4 - 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. JUN 4 - “EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE” (ETF) 10:00 a.m. in Room 3, SCC Community Hall, South Campus. “Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT),” with Member Speaker Katarina Vanholte, CHT, Regressionist. Katarina will speak on and demonstrate this remarkable and relatively new healing method of tapping on acupuncture points to alleviate one’s everyday issues and pain that cause disruption to our energy system. Open to SCC members and their guests, and reciprocal communities. Love offering to benefit the Metaphysical Society. WED. JUN 4,11,18,25 - SOCIAL BALLROOM DANCE CLASS Beginning Fox Trot - 12:45 PM, Intermediate Rumba - 2:00 PM, Intermediate Silver Waltz - 3:15 PM. Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents. Couples and Singles welcome. $5/ per class. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205. WED. JUN 4 - HEALTH FAIR AT FREEDOM PLAZA Time not given. The Health Fair at Freedom Plaza is back after a hiatus in 2013. Mark your calendar! THU. JUN 5 - OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS 11:30 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Office building,16650 U.S. Hwy. 301 South, 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. JUN 5 - “A MATTER OF BALANCE” by Tampa General Hospital 1:00 3:00 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive, SCC. A Matter of Balance (Eightweek Program) presented by: Suzan Mekler, AHFS, PRCS, NS, CPT, & Raina Trevanna, OTR/L, CHT, 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 as printed material is provided and space is limited. Call 800-822-3627 to register. THU. JUN 5 COOKIES & CONVERSATION WITH KAY COBURN DYER 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. Expect to enjoy a relaxed atmosphere with new friends! Facilitated by Kay Coburn Dyer,
Geriatric Care Manager. All are welcome! For more information, call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990. SAT. JUN 7 - FOUR COURSE DINNER AT FIREHOUSE CULTRURAL CENTER 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the Firehouse Cultural Center in Ruskin. Looking for a unique dining opportunity to spice up your weekend or special occasion? Join us on June 7! Guests will enjoy a delicious four-course Mediterranean Dinner catered by Pita Kebob and a performance of the ancient art of Belly Dancing by the graceful Sohayna. Sohayna expresses the rhythms and melodies of Middle Eastern music through her sultry display of movements as she creates an atmosphere that enhances the fun and lively spirit of this colorful evening. Seating is limited. Reserve your table now! 813-645-7651 for information. Cash bar. Ticket Prices: Advanced: $15 members - $18 nonmembers. Day of show: $17 members - $20 non-members. SAT. JUN 7 - 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 Night Club TwoStep lesson. Members free, guests $6.00 which includes the lesson. Music by Bernice DuBro. More info. Call Jean Kostka at (813) 634-1235 or Charlie Brown at (813) 642-9817at email@example.com. SUN. JUN 8 - THE OLDIES BUT GOODIES DANCE CLUB 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. at Community Hall S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Sun City Center. Music from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s will be provided by Tony & Trish. The cost is $5.00 per person, Oldies but Goodies Dance Club Members are free. You may bring your own snacks and the dance is BYOB. Please contact Sandi at the following email address for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org. MON. JUN 9 - THE IRISH CONNECTION CLUB MOVIE NIGHT - FEATURE “PHILOMENA” 6:30 p.m. at the Rollins Theater. True story set in the 50’s in Ireland. A heartwarming journal of a young Irish girl that has a son out of wedlock and gives him up for adoption. Some decades later she begins a search to find him and is assisted by a savvy English journalist. Their quest leads across the pond to United States and surprising developments. All SCC welcome. Bring a friend. Sub Titles available. TUE. JUN 10 - ST. VINCENT DE PAUL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM 10:00 a.m. 12:00 noon at Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Boulevard in Sun City Center. Did you know that the St. Vincent de Paul Society offers assistance to those in our community who have fallen on difficult times? Every Tuesday members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society are on hand to help those who are in need of financial assistance. All information is kept confidential. For more information, please call (813) 385-6110. TUE. JUN 10 - UKULELE JAM SESSION 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Music Avenue, 3822 Sun City Center Blvd, SCC. Ukulele players are invited to jam weekly with other ukulele players. To reserve your seat at the studio phone Steve or Ruth, 633-9688. Space is limited. TUE. JUN 10,17,24 - SOCIAL BALLROOM DANCE CLASS Beginning - Swing - 5:30 PM, Intermediate – Cha-Cha - 6:45 PM, Intermediate - Bolero - 8:00 PM. Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents. Couples and Singles welcome. $5/ per class. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205. WED. JUN 11 - 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. JUN 11 - COSMIC CREATION, A COSMIC SURFER 10:00 a.m. in the Rose Room, United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Avenue, SCC. “Cosmic Creation, A Cosmic Surfer,” with Shamanic Practitioner and Spiritual Teacher Jeremy E. McDonald. He says the beginning of all Co-creation starts with us, and asks if we ever find ourselves looking at life and wondering why people do not listen … do we feel like we are stuck in the same old, same old? Acknowledging our feelings, he shows us how we can turn these feelings into something that creates flow in our lives and invites us to “ride the wave” of selfdiscovery and change. Open to the public. Love offering to benefit the Metaphysical Society. Jeremy is available for afternoon readings and healing sessions. WED. JUN 11 - CHARLES SCHWAB INVESTMENT SERIES - “FUNDING YOUR PAYCHECK IN RETIREMENT” 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 WED. JUN 11,18,25 - SOCIAL BALLROOM DANCE CLASS Beginning Fox Trot - 12:45 PM, Intermediate Rumba - 2:00 PM, Intermediate Silver Waltz - 3:15 PM. Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents. Couples and Singles welcome. $5/ per class. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205. WED. JUN 11 - 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 THU. JUN 12 – NEUROPATHY SUPPORT GROUP - SPONSORED BY THE MEN’S CLUB OF SCC 1:00 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive, SCC. Are you suffering from pain and numbness in your extremities? Be sure to attend this group. Our speaker this month will be: Rohn Harmer, author of the two books on health, including a book entitled Trigeminal Neuralgia, A New Approach to Getting Well Again, coauthored with Dr. Boyce Berkel, MD, PhD. Mr. Harmer worked for 33 years as design and development engineer for an international manufacturing company. He retired as Divisional Vice President of Worldwide Equipment Manufacturing Purchasing. He has a BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering, an MS Degree in Thermodynamics, and an MS from the Sloan School of MIT (Cambridge, MA). In 1999, he founded a support group in the Greater Tampa Bay Area to help patients and their caregivers. COMPLIMENTARY VALET PARKING AVAILABLE AT ENTRANCE. For more information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-634-3347 THU. JUN 12 - “MIND BOOST” 1:30 3:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive, SCC. MindBoost is an interactive training seminar to help you learn about how the brain works and how to help you maintain healthy function by participating in some research based mind stimulating games. The seminar was developed and delivered by the South Shore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging and is sponsored by Sun Towers Retirement Community. The MindBoost seminar will be presented by Edmond Dubreuil MSW, ACSW, RCSWI Mental Health Therapist and owner of the Community Mental Wellness Center. THU. JUN 12 - LGBT SUPPORT GROUP 6:30 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. Continued on Page 7
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FRI. JUN 13 - “EARLY YEARS OF BILLY GRAHAM” SHOWING AT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 6:00 for refreshments, 6:30 p.m. in the LEC building at the United Methodist Church, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. W. Sun City Center. Refreshments such as popcorn, cookies and beverages to be enjoyed before this “must see” movie starts. Everyone that knows anything about Billy Graham will want to see this wonderful movie. It starts when Billy is in his last years as a teen and is living on a dairy farm with his mom and dad. After finishing high school, he attends school at Florida Christian Collage in Temple Terrace, just North of Sun City Center, where he meets Ruth, a much sought after young lady. Her dream is to go into the mission field after graduation; however due to her sister needing her help during her illness, Ruth drops out of school to do her duty to family. Billy continues his schooling and becomes a preacher. How the two finally get together, marries, has a family and continues to do God’s will is revealed in this “must see” movie. A fair donation is appreciated for the refreshments. As always, the movie is FREE. SUN. JUN 15 - PANCAKE BREAKFAST AT PRINCE OF PEACE Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Following the 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. For more information on our parish community, please visit www.popcc.org or call (813) 634-2328. SUN JUN 15 - SINGLES SOCIAL DANCE CLUB 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. at Community Hall, 1910 Pebble Beach Blvd. South. Dance to the music of Thor Stevens. Members $3; Guests $5. BYOB. Ice,
water, cups and napkins provided. Proper dress requested (no jeans/ shorts, please) Info: Janet 633-3558. MON. JUN 16 - PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP OF SCC - 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. Come with questions and leave with answers. If you have Parkinson’s, or are caring for someone with this disease, be sure to attend this support group! This month, our special guests will be: Laurie Battle, OTR/L, graduate of the University of South Alabama in Occupational Therapy and Kristing Saez, DPT, graduate of the University of St. Augustine in Physical Therapy, both certified in the LSVT BIG program. They will share the benefits of BIG movements. These movements focus on amplitude to improve balance, coordination, calibration, and muscle motor planning. This exercise program is evidence-based to help people with Parkinson Disease and other movement disorders maximize their ability to complete their activities of daily living. Please join us along with Grace Sundarrao, our Speech-Language Pathologist, certified in the LSVT Loud program, to learn more. For additional info, call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990. TUE. JUN 17 - ST. VINCENT DE PAUL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM 10:00 a.m. 12:00 noon at Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Boulevard in Sun City Center. Did you know that the St. Vincent de Paul Society offers assistance to those in our community who have fallen on difficult times? Every Tuesday members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society are on hand to help those who are in need of financial assistance. All information is kept confidential. For more information, please call (813) 385-6110.
TUE. JUN 17 - UKULELE JAM SESSION 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Music Avenue, 3822 Sun City Center Blvd, SCC. Ukulele players are invited to jam weekly with other ukulele players. To reserve your seat at the studio phone Steve or Ruth, 633-9688. Space is limited. TUE. JUN 17 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 TUE. JUN 17 - SCC SECURITY PATROL FUNDRAISER - TAMPA BAY RAYS vs. ORIOLES 5:40 p.m. doors open. First pitch 7:10 p.m. Tickets for this game are $11 each and bus transportation $15 per person = total $26 per person. This is the second game of the year sponsored by the Security Patrol and should be very exciting and fun. We are in possession of the tickets and they can be purchased at the Security Patrol office by seeing Barbara Lewis, Betsy Burns, Bob Powers and Martha Finley, Monday – Friday, 8:30 – 3:00. Cash or check (made payable to SCC Security Patrol) are the only forms of payment. A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to the Sun City Security Office. Deadline to purchase is Friday, June 6. For questions and payment, contact Barbara or Betsy 813-642-2020 TUE. JUN 17, 24 - SOCIAL BALLROOM DANCE CLASS Beginning - Swing - 5:30 PM, Intermediate – Cha-Cha - 6:45 PM, Intermediate - Bolero - 8:00 PM. Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents. Couples and Singles welcome. $5/ per class. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205.
WED. JUN 18 - 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. JUN 18 - YOUR MONEY MATTERS! MARKET RECAP & HOW TO PREPARE FOR RISING INTEREST RATES 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 813-892-2990. WED. JUN 18, 25 - SOCIAL BALLROOM DANCE CLASS Beginning - Fox Trot 12:45 PM, Intermediate Rumba - 2:00 PM, Intermediate Silver Waltz - 3:15 PM. Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents. Couples and Singles welcome. $5/ per class. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205. WED. JUN 18 - LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP WITH DR. OLIVA - SPONSORED BY THE SCC 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 Continued on Page 8
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Center Men’s Club. This month, we will be joined by Melissa DeBrine, Community Relations Representative with LifePath Hospice. Melissa has worked with LifePath for seventeen years and will be presenting “Legacy Celebrations”, catered to those with low vision in order to preserve their history with a heart-warming program of honoring our loved ones through a variety of tributes. If you have low vision, then this meeting is for you! For more info call Debbie Caneen 813892-2990. WED. JUN 18 - CLASSICAL MUSIC APPRECIATION 3:30 PM, Kings Point main clubhouse, RIPPLE ROOM (across hall from South Social Room.) Free. All lovers of classical music are invited. Information: Arthur C. Joy, 813-6339783 - email@example.com WED. JUN 18 - KINGS POINT LINE DANCERS FREE SOCIAL DANCE 7:00 p.m. in the Borini Theatre. Come “safari” with us. Dress casual, or safari costume if you wish. BYOB Open to KP and SCC residents and their guests. Couples always welcome, lots of room to dance. No ticket to purchase. Please sign in upon arrival. Call Jan 634-6226 for more info THU. JUN 19 - 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. JUN 19 – MOWW MONTHLY MEETING 11:30 a.m. at the Freedom Plaza Club The Military Order of the
World Wars (MOWW) will feature speaker Michael Scionti, candidate for Circuit Court Judge. As a soldier and Judge Advocate, Michael has served as a military magistrate, military prosecutor and legal counsel for service members and their families. He has prosecuted violent felony offenders, white-collar corruption, and organized crime. Michael has maintained a private law practice since 2006 specializing in state and federal criminal defense. He has served as a State Representative, and oversaw rule of law advancements and counterterrorism prosecutions in Afghanistan. Michael volunteered for tours of duty in Iraq from 2003 to 2008. He presided over military-commissioned war tribunals of suspected enemy prisoners of war, insurgents and terrorists. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Iraq and Afghanistan Campaign Medals and Presidential Citation. Reservations must be made by Monday June 9th. For more information call Frank Kepley at 642-0801. FRI. JUN 20 - VETERANS HISTORY PROJECT, A PROGRAM OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. by registration only at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr SCC. The Tampa Bay Chapter of the American Red Cross in partnership with the Veterans History Project, a program of the Library of Congress, is seeking Veterans to participate in this project. The program captures through a video interview, firsthand account of Veterans who served in any branch of the US military in any capacity, from World War I through the present, and are no longer serving are eligible to participate. Civilians who served in support of a US war effort in a professional capacity are also welcome to participate. We recently conducted our first interview with a Vietnam Veterans, and are
very excited to capture his personal account and add it to the Library of Congress Collection for all to see. As Teresa Fazio, an Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran stated, “It is important to get every veterans’ story so future generations can learn about military life from first-hand accounts. Our individual experiences may have been different, but when compiled they form a powerful snapshot of history.” If you are a Veteran or know Veterans that would like to share their stories, please contact your American Red Cross Tampa Bay Chapter Service to the Armed Forces Specialist, at 813-348-4820 for details. SUN. JUN 22 - SINGLES MINGLE DANCE CLUB OF KINGS POINT 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. in the Main Clubhouse Studio. Music will be provided by Thor Stevens. Admission $5.00. BYOB. Ice, water, napkins and cups provided. Dressy/casual attire, please. Info: Janet 633-3558. TUE. JUN 24 - IDENTITY THEFT & SCAM ALERT REPORT 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. SCC. Don’t miss this important discussion. Safeguard your assets by attending this session. Debbie Vijil, Community Service Officer with Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office will present this topic. With her history as a deputy for 21 years and her last two years as a service officer, she is well aware of the potential for harm to your identity and will share with you important techniques to identify fraud before you are taken advantage of! For more information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990. TUE. JUN 24 - ST. VINCENT DE PAUL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon at Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Boulevard in Sun City Center. Did you know that the St. Vincent de Paul Society offers assistance to those in our community who have fallen on difficult times? Every Tuesday members of the St.
Vincent de Paul Society are on hand to help those who are in need of financial assistance. All information is kept confidential. For more information, please call (813) 3856110. TUE. JUN 24 - UKULELE JAM SESSION 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. at Music Avenue, 3822 Sun City Center Blvd, SCC. Ukulele players are invited to jam weekly with other ukulele players. To reserve your seat at the studio phone Steve or Ruth, 633-9688. Space is limited. TUE. JUN 24 - SOCIAL BALLROOM DANCE CLASS Beginning - Swing - 5:30 PM, Intermediate – Cha-Cha - 6:45 PM, Intermediate - Bolero - 8:00 PM. Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents. Couples and Singles welcome. $5/ per class. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205. WED. JUN 25 - 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. JUN 25 - SOCIAL BALLROOM DANCE CLASS Beginning - Fox Trot 12:45 PM, Intermediate Rumba - 2:00 PM, Intermediate Silver Waltz - 3:15 PM. Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents. Couples and Singles welcome. $5/ per class. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205. THU. JUN 26 - DO YOU THINK YOU’RE TOO OLD TO GET LONG TERM CARE INSURANCE? 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Sun Continued on Page 9
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Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. SCC. Do you think it’s too expensive? If you have said no to long term care insurance before, it’s time for another look. Attend this informative session where Elaine Marvin, CFP, Regional VP The State Life Insurance Company will provide alternative methods to cover you should the need arise. THU. JUN 26 - LGBT SUPPORT GROUP 6:30 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 @ 973-9028401.
THU. JUN 26 - 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. JUN 26 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 “Rudy Rosa.” 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. FRI. JUN 27 - FREE MEMORY SCREENING 1:30 - 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. MON. JUN 30 - ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER
SUPPORT GROUP 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.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 at 813-633-4340 for information. Heather Comfort, LCSW will facilitate the group.
Dr. Susan MacManus Guest Speaker at MOAA Luncheon Story and Photo by B. Frank Kepley, CAPT, USN, (Ret)
L To R: Dr. Susan MacManus; Thom Brown, president of local MOAA chapter.
Dr. Susan MacManus was the featured speaker at the Military Officers of America Association (MOAA) monthly meeting, which was held at the Sun City Center, North Side Atrium Building on May 7th, 2014. 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. She discussed the current political climate in Florida and the nation and emphasized the factors each party will likely use to try and ensure victory in the upcoming elections. Her insight into the thinking of all three parties was impressive and enlightening.
MOWW Features Michael Scionti at Luncheon
Story by B. Frank Kepley, CAPT, USN, (Ret) The Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) will feature speaker Michael Scionti, candidate for Circuit Court Judge, at their monthly luncheon/ meeting. The event will be held on June 19th, 2014 at 11:30 am at the Freedom Plaza Club. Although running for office, he will not be discussing politics. Michael is a Florida native and lifelong resident of Hillsborough County. He has a B. S. from Florida State University and a J.D. from South Texas College of Law. He is a member of the Florida Bar. As a soldier and Judge Advocate, Michael has served as a military Michael Scionti magistrate, military prosecutor and legal counsel for service members and their families. He has prosecuted violent felony offenders, white-collar corruption, and organized crime. Michael has maintained a private law practice since 2006 specializing in state and federal criminal defense. He has served as a State Representative, and oversaw rule of law advancements and counter-terrorism prosecutions in Afghanistan. Michael volunteered for tours of duty in Iraq from 2003 to 2008. He presided over military-commissioned war tribunals of suspected enemy prisoners of war, insurgents and terrorists. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Iraq and Afghanistan Campaign Medals and Presidential Citation.Reservations ($15) can be made by calling 633-6513 and must be made by 6 pm Monday, June 9th. For more information call Frank Kepley at 642-0801.
MOWW Sponsors Students for Youth Leadership Conference Story by B. Frank Kepley, CAPT, USN, (Ret)
On May 14, 2014.the Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW), Sun City chapter companions Mrs. Nancy Alguire, Military Family Support Trust president; Lt Col Bob Russell, USA (Ret); MAJ Jim Haney USMC (Ret); and former USAF CAPT Vern Elarth accompanied 36 MFST, MOAA and MOWW Present students to the Tallahassee Youth Leadership Conference (YLC). See JROTC Awards at Spoto High School attached photograph. The studentsattending the conference from Story by B. Frank Kepley, CAPT, USN, (Ret) Hillsborough County were from the following seven high schools: Retired Navy Captain Hugh Howarth, Military Family Support Trust Durant HS; East Bay HS; Lennard HS; Newsome HS; Plant City HS; (MFST) trustee is shown in the above photograph presenting a Riverview HS and Spoto HS.�� Also in attendance were the MOWW Leadership Excellence Award to Cadet Karen Conage, during an Commander-In-Chief (CINC), CAPT Deborah A. Kash and Chapter Army JROTC Award Ceremony on May 16, at Spoto High School. member MAJ Bob Fowler USAF (Ret). In all, the Conference had 42 Cadets Tony Powell, Bernice Pierce, Elise Hampton, and Kaitlynn students in attendance (36 from Hillsborough County schools, 4 from Swain also received the MFST awards. Fort Walton Beach HS, 1 from Navarre HS, and 1 from Liberty County In addition, Cadet Adriana HS). Batista received an award from During the four-day conference, the students were given various the Military Officers Association lectures on leadership, U.S. History, the U.S. Constitution and Bill of of America (MOAA) and Cadet Rights, and the private enterprise system. On the second day of the Barbara Ortiz received an award conference, they visited the Florida State Capitol and the Supreme from the Military Order of the Court. Many had their pictures taken in the Governor’s and Chief World Wars (MOWW) at the same Justice’s chairs. During the course of the YLC, they prepared posters ceremony. Barbara Ortiz was also depicting leadership traits, solved various leadership tasks, and selected to attend the MOWW presented a talent show. annual Youth Leadership Council. The major highlights of the YLC were the CINC’s presentations; the These awards are presented visit to the Florida State Capitol and Supreme Court; the Candlelight annually by the MFST, MOAA and signing of the Declaration of Independence by the students; the MOWW organizations to Cadets at talent show; the graduation ceremony; and the announcement of Spoto and four other Hillsborough the Conference’s Distinguished Student (CDS) and Best Team award. Photo by Gordon Bassett County high schools. The Cadets L To R: Cadet Karen Conage; The CDS was Mikaela Briann Pollock from Fort Walton Beach High who receive them have clearly Hugh Howarth, CAPT USN (Ret). School. The following students were nominees for the CDS Award: demonstrated outstanding military Tia Gonzalez (Newsome HS); Jed Amole (Durant HS); Andrew Pitts and scholastic achievements and leadership (Jr & Sr), as well as a (Spoto HS); Kimberly Balderas (Riverview HS), and Mikaela Briann specific GPA/ranking within their class.” Pollock (Fort Walton Beach HS).
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MOAA Monthly Meeting Transportation
Some of our members reported difficulty in getting to and from the meeting from parking on Cherry Hills Drive. If you need assistance – call Dave Floyd - 813-334-7797 – he’ll arrange for you to be picked up at your car and transported to the meeting by golf cart. Sorry no wheelchairs can be accommodated. The service will be from 11:00 until 11:30 on June 4th, August 6th, and September 3rd. If you would like to volunteer to help transport our members using your golf cart – please call Dave Floyd. Volunteers are needed to help.
MOWW Inducts New Members
Story and photo by B. Frank Kepley, CAPT, USN, (Ret)
The Military Officers of the World Wars (MOWW) held their monthly luncheon on Thursday, May 15, 2014, at the Sun City Center Freedom Plaza, Plaza Club. A new member, Benny Blackshire, was sworn in and presented with a MOWW membership pin and certificate and Henrietta Zahrobsky, wife of past commander Frank Zahrobsky was presented with a perpetual (life) pin. In addition, MOWW is focusing on the individual services each month until they have all been highlighted. The first service celebrated this month was the Navy and the Navy members were asked to bring in various mementos of some of their more interesting experiences and give a short presentation describing the significance of the mementos. Next month the featured service will be the Army.
L to R: new member sponsor Jack Craig, Lt Col, USA (Ret); Janet Blackshire; Benny Blackshire, Lt Col, USA (Ret); Charles Conover, Lt Col USA (Ret), Commander of SCC MOWW chapter; Henrietta Zahrobsky; Frank Zahrobsky, Lt Col, USAF (Ret).
L to R: Colin Howgill, Chairman, MFST; Meagan Wingrove, Winter Haven, FL; Meredith Turner, Ashby, Minn. and Luke Weaver, Wimauma, FL (East Bay H.S.)
MFST Honors 2014 Scholarship Recipients Story and photo by B. Frank Kepley, CAPT, USN, (Ret)
The Board of Trustees of the Military Family Support Trust (MFST) held a recognition luncheon honoring its 2014 National Scholarship Recipients at the Freedom Plaza Auditorium on Friday, April 25, 2014. There were sixteen (16) scholarship recipients from high schools around the nation. Three of the recipients, two from Florida high schools and one from Minnesota, were present, along with their families, to accept their awards. . Those honorees not able to attend were represented by various Trustees and scholarship donors. A brief discussion of each winner was presented and photos were taken with each recipient and/or representative holding a plaque containing the names of previous scholarship winners as well as the name of the scholarship donor. The awarding of scholarships to military children and grandchildren is just one of the many charities MFST offers to our military families. Some of the other beneficiaries are JROTC cadets; assistance to Homeless Women Veterans; Guide Dog training; the VA’s Helping Hand program, and other similar charitable endeavors
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Adopt a Friend That C.A.R.E.s
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Otis is a grey and white male domestic medium hair. There isn’t a volunteer who can pass by his bed without saying hello to this cute boy. He is a very expressive and attractive adult cat. Otis is looking for a real forever home. Won’t you come and meet him at the shelter. Otis has been neutered, micro chipped, and brought current on his shots. Chip # 050-127-339. DOB: January 2, 2009.
Kory is a young terrier pup that was found with his sister Asia. Kory has a handsome brindle coat with white accents. He is eager to play with all who come to visit his run. He would do best in an active home with a fenced yard. Kory is one lucky pup to be staying temporarily at C.A.R.E. Kory, however, will need to be taught his basic commands; won’t you be the one to teach him. As part of his adoption Kory will be neutered, micro chipped and current on his vaccinations. DOB: December 2, 2013.
C.A.R.E. is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization (593678003) registered with the FL Dept of Agriculture and Consumer Services, No. CH-14526. The shelter is funded solely through donations, adoptions, spay/neuter fees, fundraisers, and small grants. For more information, volunteer opportunities or donations, please visit our website (careshelter.org) or give us a call 813-6452273. We are very grateful for your support. C.A.R.E. is open 10 AM to 3 PM on Tues. - Sat. For directions visit www.CareShelter.org or call 813-645-2273
Due to a death, three affectionate, indoor cats are available for adoption to a loving home. They were the deceased children who were loved and gave even more love in return. Licorice is 4 years old, Midnight and Bandit are 3 years old. All are neutered and spayed and current on vaccines. Once the estate is settled there may be money to donate for their care. If you have love to share, contact Nanette at 813-841-2818.
Feline Folks Continue to Practice Trap Neuter Vaccinate and Return
Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate- Return (TNVR) is a strategy for improving the lives of feral cats and reducing their numbers. At a minimum, feral cats who are TNVRed are spayed or neutered so they can no longer reproduce, vaccinated against rabies, and surgically ear-tipped on one ear (ear-tipping is the universally-recognized sign of a cat who has been TNVRed). Dedicated caretakers feed and provide shelter for TNVRed cats, monitor the TNVRed cats for sickness and remove new cats for TNVR if feral or possible adoption if tame. For more information contact the group at 813-545-7611 or info@ felinefolks.us.
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Feline Folks spends over $500 per month feeding and caring for the Sun City Center Community cats. You can help by a very simple act of kindness. Please clip and mail the Purina Weight Circles from your Purina dry cat food. They REALLY help Feline Folks in off setting their cat feeding costs. The weight circles (example above) are about the size of a quarter & are on the sides of the bags and NOT the UPC. Mail to: Feline Folks P.O. Box 6294 Sun City Center, Fl. 33571-6294 Your kindness is GREATLY appreciated!
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Golf Scores - Hogans Golf Club Of Sun City Center & Kings Point
Friday, April 18, 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
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
L to R: Mike Brock, Bill Giblin, Ray Bui, Don Koester, & Charlie Brown.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
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 & #9 Par 4; Bill Giblin - #5 Par 4
Back L to R: Bill Lloyd, Ruben Jones, and Paul Swakow. Front L to R: Mike Brock and Bill Konopasek.
Friday, April 25, 2014
Course: Sandpiper Oaks-Lakes Play: A-Skins Flight #1 1st: Joe DeFelice, Mike Miller, Don Mowry, Mike Brock - Tied at 1 Skin Low-net: Tom Rosata - 62 Low-gross: Mike Brock - 83 Birds: Ruben Jones - #10 Par 5 and Mike Brock - #16 Par 4
Course: Summerfield Crossings Play: A-Skins 1st: Brandon Michaels - 4 Skins 2nd: Hank Smythe - 2 Skins Low-net: Brandon Michaels - 58 Low-gross: Brandon Michaels - 81
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Course: Sandpiper Oaks - Lakes Play: A-Skins Flight #1 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
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Course: Freedom Fairways Play: H-Skins 1st: Don Koester - 5 Skins 2nd: Ray Bui and Mike Brock - Tied at 3 Skins Low-net: Don Koester - 53 Low-gross: Mike Brock - 64 Birds: Mike Brock - #3 Par 4, #5 Par 4, #10 Par 3, #11 Par 3, #12 Par 4, #14 Par 4; Ray Bui - #1 Par 4, #6 Par 4, #12 Par 4, & #13 Par 3;
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Back L to R: Don Mowry, Tom Rosata, and Mike Miller. Front L to R: Mike Brock and Joe DeFelice. L to R: Don Koester, Karen Jones, Charlie Brown, Bill Giblin, and Ray Bui.
Back L to R: Mike Brock and Joe DeFelice. Front L to R: Dan McGee and Tom Rosata.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
L to R: Hank Smythe and Brandon Michaels.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Course: Apollo Beach Play: A-Skins 1st: Mike Miller - 4 Skins 2nd: Syl Amos - 2 Skins 3rd: Rex Gibbons and Don Mowry - Tied at 1 Skin Low-net: Mike Miller - 58 Low-gross: Mike Miller - 81 Birds: Mike Miller - #8 Par 3 and Syl Amos - #15 Par 4
Course: Sandpiper Oaks-Lakes Play: A-Skins Flight #1 1st: Hank Smythe, Don Mowry, and Brandon Michaels - Tied at 2 Skins 2nd: Bob Wright and Bob Jacobs - Tied at 1 Skin Low-net: Brandon Michaels and Bob Jacobs - Tied at 68 Low-gross: Bob Jacobs - 86 Birds: Bob Wright - #9 Par 5
Course: Sandpiper Palms-Oaks Play: A-Skins 1st: Don Mowry - 3 Skins 2nd: Rich Lucidi, Paul Swakow, and Bill Barron - Tied at 2 Skins Low-net: Bill Barron and Don Mowry - Tied at 65 Low-gross: Paul Swakow - 85 Birds: Rich Lucidi - #15 Par 4 and Don Mowry - #11 Par 4
Back L to R: Don Mowry and Rich Lucidi. Front L to R: Paul Swakow and Bill Barron.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
L to R: Syl Amos, Rex Gibbons, Mike Miller, and Don Mowry.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
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 Flight #2 1st: Bill Konopasek - 2 Skins 2nd: Paul Swakow, Bill Lloyd, Tom Kirchen, and Ruben Jones - Tied at 1 Skin
Course: Freedom Fairways Play: H-Skins 1st: Don Koester - 5 Skins 2nd: Mike Brock - 4 Skins 3rd: Bill Giblin - 2 Skins 4th: Charlie Brown - 1 Skin Low-net: Bill Giblin - 55 Low-gross: Mike Brock - 69 Birds: Mike Brock - #3 Par 4, #4 Par 3, #9 Par 4, and #12 Par 4; Don Koester - #16 Par 3 and #18 Par 3; Bill Giblin - #4 Par 4 and #9 Par 4; Ray Bui - #11 Par 3; and Charlie Brown - #8 Par 3
Back: Bob Wright. Front L to R: Hank Smythe, Bob Jacobs, and Brandon Michaels.
Course: Sandpiper Palms-Oaks Play: A-Skins 1st: Rich Lucidi - 7 Sins 2nd: Bob Wright - 2 Skins Low-net: Rich Lucidi - 62 Low-gross: Paul Swakow - 81 Birds: Rich Lucidi - #2 Par 3 and #11 Par 4; Bob Wright - #6 Par 5 and #16 Par 4
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Course: Sandpiper Lakes-Palms Play: A-Skins Flight #2 1st: Joe DeFelice and Mike Brock - Tied at 2 Skins 2nd: Tom Rosata and Dan McGee - Tied at 1 Skin Low-net: Joe DeFelice - 63 Low-gross: Mike Brock - 82 Birds: Mike Brock - #6 Par 4, #9 Par 5, and #18 Par 4; Joe DeFelice - #9 Par 5
Back L to R: Bob Wright and Paul Swakow. Front: Rich Lucidi.
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Saturday, May 17, 2014
Course: Freedom Fairways Play: H-Skins 1st: Charlie Brown - 2 Skins 2nd: Ray Bui, Bill Giblin, Karen Jones, and Don Koester - Tied at 1 Skin Low-net: Ray Bui - 51 Low-gross: Ray Bui - 66 Birds: Ray Bui - #6 Par 4 and #12 Par 4; Charlie Brown - #9 Par 4 and #11 Par 3
L to R: Charlie Brown, Don Koester, Karen Jones, and Bill Giblin.
Falcon Watch Ladies 9 Hole League Results Submitted by Rosalie Killian, Vice Captain
April 18, 2014
L to R: Bob Wright, Paul Swakow, and Dan McGee. 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 Email: email@example.com Phone: 813-419-4376.
April 25, 2014
Odd Holes Minus 1/2 HDCP Tied 1st Rosalie Killian 20 Tied 1st Kathy Boccieri 20 Tied 1st Wally McIntosh 20 4th Mary G. McClafferty 20.5 Tied 5th Claudia Woolley 21 Tied 5th Pat Conklin 21
Saturday, May 17, 2014
FL State Golf Association held a one day tournament at the RitzCarlton in Bradenton, FL. It was a full field and two of our Sun City Residence did very well. Mike Almaguer won the Senior Division by shooting a gross 66, which included 7 birdies and 1 bogey. Gene Newby tied for fourth place in the 50-64 years old division, but had the only gross skin by eagling a par 5. This eagle skin paid $400.00. Both players are members of the Scepter Golf Club.
Course: Sandpiper Lakes - Palms Play: H-Skins 1st: Hank Smythe and Rich Lucidi - Tied at 2 Skins 2nd: Paul Swakow, Mike Brock, and Moe Joyal - Tied at 1 Skin Low-net: Paul Swakow - 67 Low-gross: Paul Swakow - 84
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Course: Sandpiper Oaks - Lakes Play: H-Skins 1st: Dan McGee - 5 Skins 2nd: Paul Swakow - 3 Skins Low-net: Dan McGee - 64 Low-gross: Bob Wright - 83
Lagging Plus HDCP 1st Mary Winter 44 2nd Kathy Boccieri 38 3rd June Krueger 35 4th Pat Conklin 34 5th Rosa Rocciardi 32
Mike Almaguer & Gene Newby
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Kings Point Ladies Nifty Niners
Submitted by Lorraine F. Rings
May 8, 2014
Game: Blind Hole Variation Flight A Winner Karen Munford 35 Flight B Winner Lorraine Rings 43
April 24, 2014
Game: Hate ‘Em Flight A Winners Karen Munford 20 Sue Watkins 22 Flight B Winners Judy Stevens 20 Bev Buteau 22
May 1, 2014
Game: Scramble Team Winner with 33 Nancy Manning Bev Buteau Lillian Black Susie Potratz
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SCC Lawn Bowling Club Receives Grant
L to R: Paul Ward, Lawn Bowling Club President; Jane Keegan, SCC Community Association President, and John Breaugh, Chairman of the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay.
The Sun City Center Lawn Bowling Club received a grant from the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay South Shore Council to help repair the Greens. Over the past 50 plus years of play the greens had deteriorated to the point they no longer met regulation standards. The plinth boards that hold the edges of the greens were rotten and falling apart. That caused the grass playing surface to sink and become unleveled. Thanks to the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay for their grant, that problem is being repaired at the same time the main campus is being renovated. The renovation to the main campus and bowling greens is just in time because, the SCC LBC has been selected to host the 2014 US Nationals Championship Tournament in November. The tournament will begin November 4, and run for several days. Sun City residents are invited to come and watch some of the best bowlers compete for the US championship title.
Kings Point Mixed Bowling League Banquet Chris Heller & Cassie Krowl
Bob Ferguson & Glenn Baumann
SCC Lawn Bowling Club Captures Two Big Wins
From April 21, through the 29th, the SCC Lawn Bowling Club has been hosting the Southeast Division play-downs for the 2014 US Nationals. Many of the very best players from around the Southeast division were here at SCC competing for a chance to represent the Southeast at the national games in November. It is important to note that players from all over the US will be here at Sun City Center in November competing for several national titles. The National games will begin the week of November 3, 2014. In the men’s pairs category two men from SCC, Bob Ferguson and Glenn Baumann won the men’s pairs title in seven matches. They won their final match against two other SCC men, Mike Perkins and Jim Casper. In the women’s pairs category Chris Heller and Cassie Krowl from SCC won six straight matches to clinch their division. They faced stiff competition from excellent teams within the SE division including a couple of teams from SCC. However, these ladies never faltered. The women’s singles title was captured by Marita Nierth from the Mount Dora Lawn Bowling Club. It took Marita seven wins to lock in the women’s single tile. The men’s singles title was won by Bud Ricucci from the Mount Dora Lawn Bowling Club. It took Bud seven straight wins to lock in the men’s singles title. Mr. Ricucci went on to win eight straight matches.
Kings Point mixed bowling league held its annual banquet on April 30th in the Borini Theater. Dinner buffet was served (by Banquet Masters),team and individual cash prizes were distributed, followed by musicand dancing. Bowling season runs from October to April at The Alley on Big Bend Road.Anyone from King’s Point Chico Arcicovich, Mary Anderson, Cheryl or Sun City Center Stuck, Bert Stuck, Gwen Ferguson. (only) can bowl in theleague. League consists of 18 teams with 5 bowlers per team. For more information call Alice DeSchryver at 642-9721 or Gerald Frey at 633-7034.League Officers are Joyce Jones, Alice DeSchryver, Arlene Gibson, Nancy Sanders, and Gerald Frey. 1st Half Team Winners – Alley Five Jose Vega, Sue Freed, Bobby Middleton, Irene Arnio, and Arvo Arnio. 2nd Half Team Winners – The Patriots Chico Arcicovich, Mary Anderson, Cheryl Stuck, Bert Stuck, Gwen Ferguson.
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SCC Photo Club Competition Tuesday, June 10 at 6:30 PM
KPAL Artist of The Month Submitted by Kathy Pruschen
Location: Kings Point North Clubhouse, Art Studio Dates: June 7, 2014 - July 5, 2014 Gladys Pagenkopf came from Wisconsin, graduated from Presbyterian School of Nursing in Chicago, Illinois in 1946, then went back to Wisconsin to work in a hospital. As a child, drawing was one of her favorite things to do. After her children were out of school, she took painting lessons from the Art Teacher at the local high school in Merrill, WI, where she painted a Maple tree in bright colors. Later in life, Gladys and her SCC Ceramic Club President husband, Bud, had an RV and Addresses Members traveled to Arizona and Florida, Carol Cook, President of the Sun where they spent the winters. The RV parks where they stayed had City Ceramic Club, addresses painting classes, which she took advantage of whenever possible. members at an appreciation In 1981 Gladys and Bud moved to Englewood, FL, where she took luncheon for those members who watercolor classes from Mary Lou Parks. They moved to Kings Point in throughout the year go above Sun City Center in 1996, where Gladys has really enjoyed attending and beyond club requirements. classes with Rita McClain, Bernadette Mueller, Lynn Bremermann and These members help during Fun Diane G. Simon, and feels fortunate to be among so many talented Fest, Holiday Walk, they keep artists. Some of her favorite art subjects are flowers, still life, birds and the coffee and water supplies animals, lighthouses, and she has also done some portraits in pencil. stocked as well as pitch in to be sure there are enough pieces for the Gift Shop sales.The luncheon Bobbie Ray Featured Photographer was catered by Christy’s Catering at the SCC of Commerce of Sun City Center. June 12 through August 14 The Sun City Center Photo Club is holding its second full photo competition on Tuesday, June 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Caper Room. This is a great opportunity for community members to view digital and print photographs taken by our talented photographers. Media show “shorts,” created by our photographers, will also be shown. At 6:30 p.m., we will begin with our media shows on a wide range of topics. The judging of print and digital photographs begins immediately following. Community members and guests are welcome to attend. For more information on the club and its activities, please see our website atwww.photoclubscc.com or visit the learning lab at 960D Cherry Hills Drive. 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.
Moonglow Dance Club
Moonglow Ballroom Dance Club will feature the live music of “Rudy Rosa” at their monthly dance on Thursday, June 26th 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 813-633-1297 or 813633-6453, or if you would like to receive Moonglow Information by email, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCC Men’s Club Continue To Distribute Hearing Aid Recovery Receptacles
The SCC Men’s Club, in conjunction with the Sertoma Florida Speech and Hearing Foundation, is providing receptacles throughout the Greater Sun City area to collect previously used hearing aids or devices for recycling. Sertoma provides the means of refurbishing these aids for distribution primarily to children who cannot otherwise afford to purchase them. Thus far the following businesses have agreed to accommodate the receptacles: Sun Towers Retirement SCC Chamber Commerce Hillsborough Hearing Aid Center United Community Church Boggs Jewelry Kings Point Club House Walgreens Publix Market SCC Funeral Home SCC Emergency Squad Redeemer Lutheran Church Sandpiper Golf Sandpiper Restaurant Aston Gardens Independent Living Aston Gardens North St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Freedom Plaza Caloosa Golf Course Photo by Ron Pelton South Shore Physicians Group Roy’s Barbershop/Karen’s Style Salon Roy Harper, local barber, is shown with SCC Men’s Club project chairman Lyle Watson, receiving one of these receptacles for his business.All residents, including associated families, are encouraged to utilize these depositories for their no longer used hearing devices. These most probably would be thrown away, but now can be recycled and put to good use primarily for children. Lyle Watson can be reached at 633-9096 if you wish to obtain a receptacle or have any questions.
The Sun City Center’s Photo Club summer exhibit at the Chamber of Commerce features photographer Bobbie Ray. The exhibit is entitled “People, Places and Things.” Bobbie’s photographic interest lies in a variety of subjects and she likes to apply an artistic flair to her work. She shoots in both color and monochrome. In her career in teaching, she used photography to foster beginning reading skills with her kindergarten students and won several grants to implement this creativity in her classroom. Her photographs have been published in the Tampa Tribune and the Arcade Herald.She has received numerous photo club awards and also serves on the SCC Photo Club Board. Come to the opening of her display at the SCC Chamber of Commerce between4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on June 12th to meet Bobbie and enjoy wine and cheese. Her works will be on display through August 14th.
2014, June The News of Kings Point
Photo by Gary Bowman. L to R: Art Smith, Men’s Club V.P. Programs Gary Baker, Men’s Club President and Station #28 personnel. L to R: Donna & June Wallace, Mary Culliton, Vice Regent.
June Wallace Speaks to DAR Submitted by Jo Prater, Publicity Chairman
June Wallace, Facilitator of Tampa Bay Area Task Force on Human Trafficking, presented a program for the Col. George Mercer Brooke Chapter of DAR in Sun City Center at their April meeting. June was assisted by her daughter Donna. It was a very disturbing and enlightening program, which opened our eyes to the problem of human trafficking here in the Tampa Bay Area. An interesting statistic was that 83% of sex trafficking victims are US citizens.
Ceramic Club Christmas in June
The Sun City Center Ceramic Club believes that it is not too early to shop for Christmas. With this in mind, the Ceramic Club Will hold a “Christmas In June” Sale. You will be able to choose from a variety of holiday pieces and also, special order items. The shop is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 642-2040.
Fire Fighter Lunch with The Men’s Club of Sun City Center
At the Men’s Club meeting on April 16, 2014 the Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Station #28 personnel visited the Club. Prior to lunch firefighters Ronnie Rivera and Chip Shields provided information on the inner workings of Station #28. It was interesting to learn about the different department specialty teams and their responsibilities. On two occasions the station personnel left the meeting in response to emergency calls. Lunch break or not the station personnel responds when called. Talk about great customer service. In addition to Station #28 personnel the new Emergency Squad Chief, Dennis Floto, was introduced to the members. Following the Chief’s brief talk Banquet Masters served a buffet lunch. The next general meeting is June 18, 2014 at 11:30 am in the Community Hall. Watch for your reservation email after June 1. A reservation is required to ensure seat availability and sufficient food for all members. Visit sccmensclub.org to see present and past Newsletters and to keep current on Club happenings.
Democratic Club Welcomes New Board Member Submitted by Gina Hebert, Director of Publicity
L to R: Jean Smith, President SCC Woman’s Club, and Elaine Birkinshaw, Administrator of the SCC Community Library.
L to R: Jean Smith, President SCC Woman’s Club, and Doris Ragland, President of Samaritan Services.
L to R: Chief Dennis Floto, SCC Emergency Squad, and Jean Smith President SCC Woman’s Club.
Woman’s Club Donates to Local Organizations
In keeping with their annual tradition of supporting local charities, the GFWC SCC Woman’s Club’s recently made contributions totaling $10,000 to several worthwhile organizations in and around our area. Donations includedSun City Center Community Library - $1,000 to fund a subscription to the Wall Street Journal; SCC Emergency Squad - $1,000; SCC Ride Service - $1,000; SCC Community Campaign Against Human Trafficking - $1,700; The Hope Fund - $2,000; Firehouse Cultural Center in Ruskin - $2,800, and South Shore Coalition on Mental Health and Aging - $500. These donations come from the club’s general funds and represent in part the proceeds from their highlysuccessful fundraising activities such as the Fashion Show and, more recently, the Flea Market held duringthe community’s Fun Fest celebration.
South Shore Democrats welcome new Board Member, Calvin C. Collins. Mr. Collins is a native Floridian and recently retired science teacher. He has lived and worked throughout the U.S. and Germany and is a past National Association of Education Board of Director. Mr. Collins was in Germany when the wall came down and the cold war ended. Members can meet Mr. Collins and the rest of the club at the next meeting scheduled June 12th at the South Shore Regional Library at 1:00 PM.
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L to R: Cecelia Moss, UUF members, Jeanne Danek, Bill Palmer, Doris Palmer, and Marilyn Balkany.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
The April meeting of the Sun City Center Interfaith Council was hosted by the SCC Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Beth Israel Congregation. The speaker for the meeting was Cecelia Moss, Academic Intervention Specialist at Reddick Elementary in Wimauma, who spoke about her job and thanked the IFC for the $5,000 grant, which will provide materials that will directly help in the early intervention at Reddick. The Interfaith Council has been a longtime supporter of programs at Reddick Elementary using funds generated by the sales of donated goods at the Nearly New Shop.
NNS Department of The Month
Dawn Hennen, secretary of the Sun City Center Interfaith Council, presented certificates of appreciation to the volunteers in the Women’s Wear Department of the Nearly Shop in Sun City Center. Pictured (L-R), back row, Dawn Hennen, Louise Lee, Kathy Woelfel, Eileen Bishop, Donna Beavon.Seated (L-R) Peg Nagy, Karolyn Hunter, Tottie Tuffiash. Funds raised by sales of donated goods at the Nearly New Shop are used by the Interfaith Council to provide grants to non-profit organizations and college scholarships within South Hillsborough County. For more information call 813-642-9099.
A Beautiful Tradition Continues
Art Collection Given to United Community Church to Sell
Jan Hartman works with watercolors. She likes this medium because of its freshness, spontaneity and delicate luminous colors. Jan has been painting with watercolors since 1969 when she studied with Vera Eriksen. Because of down sizing, Jan is not able to keep all of her original paintings, and she has given some of them to The United Community Church to sell. The paintings are hanging on the walls of the Great Hall of the Church at 1501 La Jolla Ave. They can be viewed any time Monday to Thursday from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM. If you would be interested in purchasing any of the watercolors, please let the office know or call Paula 633-6739.
Samaritan Mission Receives Donation From Interfaith Council
Rev. Wm. R. Cruz, Jr., Executive Director of Good Samaritan Mission accepts a check for $10,000 from Rose Brock, a volunteer at the Nearly New Shop, on behalf of the Sun City Center Interfaith Council. Good Samaritan plans to use the funds for an air conditioner, lawn mower repair, and outreach expenses. The Interfaith Council uses monies generated by sales of donated goods to fund grants and scholarships in South Hillsborough County. Grant applications are accepted in September and January. Information and forms can be found online atinterfaithcouncilofsuncitycenter.com
Prince of Peace Catholic Church
702 Valley Forge Blvd, SCC • www.popcc.org • 813.634.2328
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Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m. Sat. 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
During the month of May the Catholic Church honors the Blessed Mother Mary and her mother, Saint Anne. For the third consecutive year, parishioners of Saint Anne Catholic Church have expanded on that tradition by using Mother’s Day to honor and remember all the women who fulfill a special role in their lives. Named Sunday of 1,000 Roses, that original goal has been far surpassed with 3,600 roses on display this year. In addition to the “logistics” of organizing the event and publishing a list of all those women to be honored or memorialized, it took a committee of a dozen people, led by chairwomen Sandy Ottino and Cissy Barr, two full days to sort, trim, arrange and display the flowers. This floral tribute also requires constant attention during the 10 days that it remains on display, as spent flowers must be removed and those remaining continually watered and monitored. The Parish was honored to have Fox 13 report on the event on its weekend newscast. For more information about Saint Anne Parish, please visit the Parish website at www.SaintAnneRuskin.org.
Interfaith Council Awards Grant Submitted by Jay Sparkman
The SCC Interfaith Council awarded a grant of $9,000 to Our Lady’s Pantry of Guadalupe Mission Church for Project Hunger, which feeds an average of 150 families per week in the Wimauma, Sun City Center, and Balm areas. Nearly New Shop volunteer Jim Weis, right, presents the check to Tom and Anita Bullaro, Co-directors of the program. The SCC Interfaith Council uses funds raised by the sale of donated goods at the Nearly New Shop to fundgrants and scholarships in the South County area. Grants may be applied for in September and January of each year. For more information and application go to InterfaithCouncilofSunCityCenter.com.
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2014, June The News of Kings Point
Pancake Breakfast at Prince Of Peace
On Sunday, June 15th, the 4thDegree 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.
St. Vincent De Paul Assistance Program
Did you know that the St. Vincent de Paul Society offers assistance to those in our community who have fallen on difficult times? Every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society are on hand to help those who are in need of financial assistance. All information is kept confidential. For more information, please call (813) 385-6110. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Boulevard in Sun City Center. For more information on our parish community, please visit www.popcc.org.
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Community Church College Fall 2014 Tours
Larry Piechoski is New CCC Office Manager
Come meet the new office manager, Larry Piechoski, at the Community Church College, 1501 La Jolla Ave, Sun City Center, FL. You can look forward to a warm greeting whenever you see him around the college. Larry was a management executive prior to his retirement in 2013. Not ready to be a retiree, he joined the college staff early this year. You can also see him every Sunday morning, singing in our church choir. He is very busy preparing the college catalog for the Fall Semester, which begins on 10-13-2014 for the 6 weeks. Mark your calendars for Registration day on 9-24-2014 and look for the fall catalog around Labor Day and online atwww.4lifelearning. org. Please call the college with any questions at 813-634-8607.
The Community Church College, 1501 La Jolla Ave, Sun City Center, Florida announces the Fall 2014 Trips and Tours. Come join us to learn and be entertained. • October 17 – Towles Court Arts District – Sarasota • October 25 - Mt. Dora Craft Fair – Mt. Dora • October 31 – Tour Of Aslo Theatre–Sarasota • November 1 - “Miracle On South Division Street” - Early Bird Dinner Theatre” - Clearwater • November 14 – Dali Museum – “Picasso” Exhibit –St. Petersburg • November 22 - “Vegas And The Rat Pack” Florida Orchestra – Mahaffey Theatre - St. Petersburg • December 4 - Christmas In The Park - Winter Park Trips will be available for booking at Fall Registration on 9-24-2014, it is not necessary to contact the college until registration. Full details will be available in the catalog and online www.4lifelearning. org around Labor Day. So mark your calendars.
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PAC Donation to American Cancer Society
Performing Arts Company President, Ellen Kleinschmidt, (left) presents a check in the amount of $2,275 to The American Cancer Society during a mini Relay for Life event held at the SCC Chamber on May 3. Accepting the check are Dana Dittmar (center), executive director of The SCC Chamber of Commerce and Mallory McClean (right) of the American Cancer Society 3. The money was raised during The Performing Arts Club’s recent run of the musical “Valentine’s on Route 66” through ticket sales, patron donations and sales of official Valentine’s Diner coffee cups. There are still coffee cups available and proceeds will continue to be donated to the American Cancer Society. Please call 813.789.8271 to order.
Political Discussion Meeting Planned Submitted by Gina Hebert
A round table exchange of political alternatives is planned for the next South Shore Democratic Club meeting to be held on Thursday, June 12 at the South Shore Regional Library,15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin. Refreshments and Meet and Greet 1:00 p.m. Meeting 1:30p.m. The pros and cons of controversial local, state and federal issues will be exchanged in a stimulating town meeting type discussion format. What suggestions and thoughts will lead us to better political solutions to current county, state and national challenges.All Democrats and likeminded individuals are invited to attend. Please visit www. southshoredemocraticclub.org as well as Facebook atwww. facebook.com/SSDEMCLUB for more information.
SCC Computer Lab
The Computer Club Lab in the Atrium Building is still in operation, fully functional & staffed to assist you. Open daily except Sun., 12:30 - 5:00 PM.
Kings Point Line Dancers
The Kings Point Line Dancers are having a free social dance on Wed June 18, 7PM in the Borini Theatre. Come “safari” with us. Dress casual, or safari costume if you wish. BYOB. Open to KP and SCC residents and their guests. Couples always welcome, lots of room to dance. No ticket to purchase. Please sign in upon arrival. Call Jan 634-6226 for more info.
Tickets on Sale for D-Day Anniversary Celebration and USO Show
The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center announces that tickets have just gone on sale for a special D-Day Anniversary Celebration and USO Show on Friday, June 6th at 6:30PM in their new Life Enrichment Center. Hosted by ‘Bob Hope’, the show will include performances by ‘Abbot & Costello’, ‘The Andrews sisters’, ‘Betty Hutton’, ‘Jerry Colonna’ and other surprise guests in addition to audio and video clips from 1944 and D-Day. Guests will also be invited to dance to many of the swing hits from this pivotal time performed by Tommy Dorsey, Glen Miller, Bing Crosby and others. Five WWII veterans from the Church will be honored during the celebration. This USO Show promises to be a fun and very unique event. Reserved tickets for the show are available in the church office between the hours of 9AM and 4PM weekdays as well as Sunday mornings, and are just $15 each including a gourmet dessert. Doors will open at 6PM that evening. Patrons are encouraged to buy their tickets early as seating is limited. For additional information about this and other concerts 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.
Computer Club Classes
WINDOWS 8 WORKSHOP - Getting Acquainted With The New Operating System.Your choice of JUNE 14 or JUNE 21.9:00 AM – 12 NOON In the Computer Club Classroom.Tuition $10 (members) $15 (non-members) payable upon registration.Pre-register in classroom 12:30-5:00 PM, Monday through Saturday.
Community Invited to Patriotic Band Concert
The Eastern Hillsborough Community Band is celebrating our country’s birthday with its fifth annual patriotic concert Thursday, June 26, 7 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church of Brandon.“We’re very excited to present our fifth patriotic concert in the community,” says Kim McKamey-McCullers, the band’s founder. “Everyone who attends will be treated to their favorite patriotic songs and marches.” “We have more than 50 members in our band, and we sound great,” she says. “We’re a full-sounding concert band with brass, woodwinds and percussionists.” The band, conducted by Ken Watts, will perform The Star Spangled Banner, God Bless America, 1812 Overture, The Armed Forces Salute and numerous other favorites.The Celebrate America concert will be in the chapel (Logan Hall), of First United Methodist Church at 115 N. Knights Ave., Brandon. The event is a $5 donation at the door. Reservations are not required. For more information about the band, call (813) 569-1771, email email@example.com or visitwww.ehcb.org.
Hold The Date - October 5th
Returning by “special request” Sun City Salutes“The Athena House.” A variety show with allproceeds going to support the ONLY transitional housing program for homeless female veterans in Florida. Sunday, October 5th, 2014. Matinee - 2:00 PM. Evening - 7:00 PM. In the Community Hall, S. Pebble Beach Blvd. SCC.Show sold out in less than two weeks in 2012. Watch this space for further information.
Oldies But Goodies Dance Club Invites You to Dance
When: Sunday, June 8, 2014 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm Where: Community Hall S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Sun City Center, FL Music from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s will be provided by Tony & Trish. The cost is $5.00 per person, Oldies but Goodies Dance Club Members are free.You may bring your own snacks and the dance is BYOB.Please contact Sandi at the following email address for more information firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where in The World Are All The Jazz Lovers?
On June 20th they will be here in the Ripple Room of the KPNC from2:00-4:00 enjoying good jazz listening. If you love jazz come on inand join us. For more information contact Bill Ferron at 938-3571 or Bill.Ferron.SCC@gmail.com.
Nearly New Shop Summer Hours
The Nearly New Shop will be open on Saturdays only during June, July, and August, reopening on Wednesdays starting September 3, 2014. Donations can still be made during the summer months. Call 942-9099 for donation info. The Interfaith Council of Sun City Center uses funds raised by sales of donated goods at the Nearly New Shop to fund grants and scholarships in South Hillsborough County.
Tuesday, June 3,10,17,24 Social Ballroom Dance Class
Beginning - Swing - 5:30 PM Intermediate – Cha-Cha - 6:45 PM Intermediate - Bolero - 8:00 PM. Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents.Couples and Singles welcome.$5/per class. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205.
Wednesday, June 4,11,18,25 Social Ballroom Dance Class
Beginning - Fox Trot - 12:45 PM Intermediate - Rumba - 2:00 PM Intermediate - Silver Waltz - 3:15 PM Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents.Couples and Singles welcome.$5/per class. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205
2014, June The News of Kings Point
How Safe are you in Sun City Center?
Submitted by Don Hinderliter According to Sheriff David Gee, Sun City Center is, and continues to be, one of the safest communities within Hillsborough County. At an address to the annual meeting of the SCC Security Patrol, Sheriff Gee attributed much of this success to the all-volunteer Patrol members who are the “eyes and ears of the community.” Patrol members drive throughout the community and report any suspicious or unusual activity to the Sheriff’s office, which maintains a sub station on Cherry Hills Drive. The Patrol also helps SCC residents in several other ways and relies on volunteers to continue our crime deterrent activities. Interested community residents, including those living in Kings Point, are encouraged to view the Patrol website (SCCPatrol.org) for available opportunities and come join us in helping keep our community safe. The website also includes a section with security suggestions and tips, including the latest monthly criminal activities in SCC, compiled by our local Sheriff Deputy Jason Castillo which all residents will find interesting and informative. Please consider spending at least three hours each month by volunteering your time with your neighborhood Patrol. You’ll enjoy your time and will contribute to the continued success of our efforts. If you have any questions you may call 642-2020 for more information.
TOPS FL 0845 Annual Recognition
The TOPS FL 0845 annual Chapter Recognition of members and installation of new of officers were held March 27, 2014. Royalty members were: Arissina(Sina) Paquette(absent from photo) as honored queen, Mary Ihrke (sitting left), as honorable runner upand Sally Fay (sitting right) as honored alternate. TOPS Members who are standing behind the royalty have reached and maintained their goal weights. They are given the title of KOPS (Keep Off Pounds Sensibly). KOPS standing left to right include Marge Hamilton, Bob Cohen, Gerald Frey, Faye Young, Bettie Peyton, Edith DiBerardino and Sue Alldredge. The theme for the installation of officers was “Time for Change” and promoted that change is growth and healthy for any organization. New officers appointed during the ceremony include; Leader: Bob Cohen,
Co-Leader: RoseMary Buch, Secretary: Edna Fleming, and Treasurer: Bettie Peyton, Head Weight Recorder: Kathy Devine, and Assistant Weight Recorder: Barbara Floto. Following the event all members celebrated with a healthy luncheon at the Sandpiper Grille Restaurant in Sun City Center. A “Weigh of Life” will always be part of each member’s journey throughout maintaining weight loss as well as losing weight. Currently this chapter meets in the Ripple Room of the North Club on Thursdays beginning at 8:15a.m for member weigh in and then our meeting/program beginning at 9:00a.m. This is a temporary meeting location until we can return to the Jubilee 1 room of the Kings Point South Club. For more information please contact Leader Bob Cohen at:(813) 634-8556.
VA Lacks Capacity to Handle Patient Needs
B. Frank Kepley, CAPT, USN, (Ret) The travails of the Veterans Administration have been in the news a good bit recently. One local veteran offers his perspective. The first thing the VA must do is admit that the two wars have left them with an enormous patient load, which they do not have the capacity to handle without hiring more doctors and/ or fee-basing them out to the community. Of course fee-basing costs more and the administrators are afraid it will demonstrate their poor management skills, and consequently, they will lose their bonuses (more on bonuses below). Congress continues to state that the VA has been appropriated adequate funding --- that it is simply mismanagement that is causing the problem. Well it is no misstatement to say that, administratively, there is a maladministration bordering on negligence. Without the implementation of major changes, continually replacing the secretary will not right the ship. There are, however, several changes that could be initiated that would diminish the problem considerably. To wit: Eligibility: Revisit the current eligibility requirements. I am a 26year Navy veteran and 15 year VA maxillofacial surgeon, and I am eligible as a category 8 patient for VA care. Considering my significant retirement benefits and the VA patient overload, it makes no sense for me to be eligible. I have no serviceconnected conditions. At one point, when there was not such a crushing load, many veterans who previously were not eligible (like me) were made eligible because of congressional pressure. And once you are in, you are in. They should reinitiate a stricter Means Test and eliminate those veterans who can easily afford care out in the community, especially those with Medicare and TRICARE for Life. Of course, any service-connected conditions should be eligible for treatment regardless of income. It is fixable. Prioritize: If there must be a waiting list, no matter how long or short it may be, the patients with known urgent medical conditions should be seen immediately. When a veteran presents to the ER they should be triaged and either treated immediately or given an appointment based on the seriousness of their condition. That is a no-brainer to me. Currently, it is not being done, and, many times,appointments are scheduled by clerks without consultation with physicians. It is fixable. Goals: Do not demand unrealistic goals and eliminate administrative bonuses. When bonuses are based on administratively unattainable goals, those goals will be met --- one way or another. This process will trigger false reporting as has been amply demonstrated. Administrators should not receive bonuses for merely doing their job. It is up to Congress to see that they have the resources to do that job. It is fixable. Termination authority: And lastly, provide the VA with the authority to terminate people for poor performance. Currently, senior Executive Service employees cannot be seriously disciplined or fired for negligence unless numerous union and VA conditions are met. Meeting these conditions is an arduous task at best and requires an inordinate amount of time --- allowing the mismanagement to continue unabated. It is fixable. Marco Rubio has introduced in the Senate, the “VA Management Accountability Act of 2014,” which gets rid of these hurdles and gives the Secretary of the VA authority to fire employees and hold them accountable for their actions. Let’s hope it, or other similar legislation, passes. About the author: B. Frank Kepley, CAPT, USN, (Ret) served fifteen years as a maxillofacial surgeon in the VA system. All views expressed herein are his own and not necessarily those of News of Kings Point.
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DEA Special Agent/Pilot Spoke at May 9 Meeting At its meeting on May 9, members of Silver Osprey Squadron #64 chapter of the Association of Naval Aviation and their guests enjoyed an outstanding presentation by Robert L. Robbins, Special Agent/ Pilot for the DEA. His presentation was titled, “Drug Interdiction, Air Ops, Tampa Bay Operation Area.” As a DEA Air Wing pilot, Mr. Robbins has flown 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. Mr. Robbins has over 6200 first pilot hours. 300 hours are in helicopters such as the MD 500 (OH-6A Cayuse/ Loach). The rest are in fixed wing aircraft such as the Cessna 206 and Beech King Air 350. DEA has numerous types of aircraft. There are a mixture of fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft. These aircraft are tailored to meet the various mission roles required to support the ground support missions. For large aircraft support, the Air Wing also has two of the French/Italian built ATR-42s first introduced in 1985. The Air Wing has one ATR-42-500, introduced in 1995, powered by two 2500 HP turboprops, each with six bladed propellers. All ATR-42s can carry up to 42 passengers each. To give a better feel for the place of aviation within the DEA,
Mr. Robbins outlined the following history: the Nixon Administration started The Drug Enforcement Administration in 1973. Its Parent agency is the United States Department of Justice. Most of the approximately 1,400 special agents were transferred from the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (BNDD) and United States Customs. Of these, 41 Special Agent/Pilots flew 24 aircraft. By the current time, there are 125 Special Agent/ Pilots, flying 104 aircraft. Mr. Robbins early occupation was as a US Army Infantry officer for ten years, and he said he sees great benefit in Special Agent/Pilots having investigative experience prior to becoming pilots. Mr. Robbins entered duty with DEA in the Tampa District Office as an enforcement group agent. He later ran Technical Operations for the Tampa Office for four years, and then transferred to the Aviation Division
in 2000 where he currently serves. DEA’s effective use of aviation assets and the successful integration of its capabilities have contributed greatly to the overall success of DEA’s mission. The capabilities of aerial assets cannot be duplicated by ground-based units. This airborne assistance ranges from the street level drug case to assistance in international drug trafficking cases, to include go-fast boats and narco-subs. Regarding the narco-subs: at a construction cost of about $1 million each, one sub can move enough cocaine on a single trip to generate more than $100 million in illicit proceeds for the traffickers. What are some of the downsides of being a DEA agent? Mr. Robbins agrees with a quote from a retired DEA Special Agent, Bill Alden. Bill was DEA chief of the Congressional and Public Affairs Committee from 1986 to 1993. In an interview in
2000, he said, “To be an effective agent, you have to be able to adapt to the street culture. You have to be able to work at that level. But then at some point, you have to break that off every night, and then you have to go home. You have to be a father and a husband, and do the kind of things that everybody else does. And that’s the difficult part about being a DEA agent, quite frankly. Because it does take a lot of effort to develop the street expertise, and the street sense, and the ways of the lawless, when most of us come from lawful communities and lawful families. Being a DEA agent oftentimes is like being and actor. You have to portray roles undercover to be successful.” Mr. Robbins’ talk was the last one for the first part of 2014. Silver Osprey meetings will start up again with the second Friday of September (Sept 12) and continue every second Friday, monthly through the following May. The meetings are at the Freedom Plaza Club, 3932 Upper Creek Drive, Sun City Center. Hospitality starts at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch at noon, and Special Guest 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 information, contact Tom Harding at 813-634-1236 or e-mail to email@example.com.
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SCC Woodcarvers Club Carver of The Month
The SCC WOODCARVERS CLUB has named Kings Point resident Fred Joest Carver of the month for May 2014. Fred Joest grew up in the Plainfield in mid New Jersey. Fred’s parents had a summer place on the New Jersey Beach, an area that provided several summer jobs while he was attending school. Sunburn, sand and boating were not his only interests at the ocean beach you see there was this cute blond girl w i t h the same interests.
Five years later after Fred graduated from college, Fred and Shirley said,“I do,” and he reported for required navy duty. His ship was promptly deployed leaving the new bride to get settled in a new town alone. It all worked out and they have two children, 4 grandsons and a step grandson. Now married for 57 years they are not planning on having any more children. You have heard
that old expression—Join the Navy and see the world—well, Fred wanted to see more of that cute blond and less of the world, so he turned in his Navy uniform and began a 28-year career working for the Navy in ship repair, ship construction, and program management. Never tiring of the beauty of the sea, Fred and Shirley sold their house, moved aboard their boat and cruised full time for several years after he retired, ending up in Punta Gorda, FL. They had cruised from the Bahamas to the Great Lakes and Canadian waterways. Ever the traveler, after the boat, came the RV. Every year they head north for a couple of months always ending up in a coastal area of Maine. Always interested in woodworking, Fred looked for a Woodworkers Guild in the Punta Gorda area. He noticed a sign touting the South Florida Woodcarvers Expo in Ft. Myers. It only took one trip
through this great carving display and Fred was hooked. Within a week he was a full-fledged member of the Charlotte County Woodcarving Club. Time marches on, and when it was time to downsize, SCC appeared on the horizon. A member of the SCC Woodcarvers for 5 years, Fred has taken an active role in supporting club activities. In addition to teaching a class or two, he prepared and administered the Club’s requests for grants from the SCC Community Foundation for an equipment upgrade, and this year for tuition assistance to obtain teaching seminars from national artists/teachers. The shelves at home now contain a varied collection of carvings, a few birds, some furry critters and a growing collection of Celtic Love Spoons.
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Scratching an Itch By Adam Porter What do you do when you have an itch you NEED to scratch but you KNOW it will just make it worse? A while back my wife was asking that question— well, asking is a mild way of putting it—after an accidental encounter with some Poison Ivy From Hell. It all started on a typical chamber of commerce spring day in Florida. She went outside to work her magic in the yard. A few hours later she came back inside, sweaty and dirty and looking all manner of unhappy. Upon closer inspection I discovered that the poor woman’s legs were a mass of rashes, streaks and angry red nastiness. That Poison Ivy From Hell had gotten her good! As she headed for an oatmeal bath I did some digging online, trying to find a solution to her extreme discomfort. Google, as usual, was a gobbledygook of nonsensical advice, but we were willing to give just about anything a shot at this point. I remembered seeing an advertisement in this very publication for a product called TPR20. I knew it was some sort of topical ointment, but did not know very much else about it. But, since he was an advertiser, I did have the owner’s number. While my lovely bride lounged in the bath, I called the guy up.
Adam Topp, CEO of Humn Pharmaceuticals, was kind and empathetic. We had a great conversation in which he explained exactly what TPR20 was and how it could help my missus. “TPR20 is a lidocainebased ointment, you know, the same anesthetic your dentist probably uses. It’s a topical cream with lots of different applications.” He added that TPR20 had been on the market for about three years. They have evidence that it works for a variety of skin issues and topical pain, and the company is in the middle of a clinical trial to determine how much the product can help, and whom. Great, I’m thinking, this stuff might have all sorts of pain relief applications—everything from shingles, to bee stings, to sunburns, to back pain, maybe even arthritis—but will it work on poison ivy? Mr. Topp reiterated that he could not guarantee that the product would help with any particular medical condition, but he assured me that folks had seen relief from the pain and itching associated with poison ivy after applying TPR20. Good enough for me! So, I asked Mr. Topp where I could get some of this stuff. He said it was not widely distributed as of yet, but that he knew Hiral down
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at Sunrise Pharmacy carried some. I remembered Sunrise as being the pharmacy across from A1 Realty at the corner of Pebble Beach and highway 674, hopped in the car and headed over. Hiral did, indeed, have plenty available. Because the percentage of lidocaine is relatively low, about 4%, TPR20 is sold as an over the counter pain relieving cream. Topical application, so no swallowing anything. I picked up a tube and headed home, remembering what Mr. Topp had told me about usage. “It feels like a nice hand cream, but it’s real medication, so don’t use a ton in any one spot. The effect lasts about four to five hours.” Further warnings on the label cautioned against using it on any open wounds or scratches. There were some other things, including ingredients on the label, but I’m guessing what you really want to know is DID IT WORK? In a word, yes. Shortly after arriving home my wife applied the cream to her rashy areas, careful not to use too much. She also avoided a few spots where open sores “happened” due to excessive scratching. It took a few minutes, but suddenly she was sitting on the couch smiling. “Wow! This is really helping. I’m hardly itching at all now!”
That night she woke up itching again, so she reapplied the cream and slept soundly the rest of the night. Over the next several days, each time she started itching badly, my wife would take an oatmeal bath and then apply the TPR20 to rashes on her clean skin. Now, I won’t say TPR20 immediately and completely eliminated all the itching, but it worked well. She said the relief, depending on the application, was somewhere between complete bliss and dulling the roar down to a manageable level. “When the alternative is ‘raging itch and no sleep’ I will definitely take that!” I’m not saying I personally endorse the stuff, and I cannot say if it will help you, but I tell you my wife got noticeable relief from TPR20. And, with sunburn season coming up, and the increasing incidents of itchy rashes, stings and other assorted aches and pains peculiar to summertime in the Sunshine State, I thought someone out there might be interested in giving TPR20 a try, or at least adding it to your first aid kit. At this point, aside from Sunrise Pharmacy, I don’t think any other local pharmacies carry it, and I’m no MD, so ask your doctor if you have any questions about medication conflict, that sort of thing. Learn more at www. TPR20.com.
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Contract Bridge Super Crossword
By Steve Becker WARNING: DANGER AHEAD
WHAT THEY SHOULD HAVE STARRED IN
There are no magic rules to guide one to the best opening lead, and often the wrong choice will produce a disastrous result. Consider this deal where South wound up in six clubs doubled. Perhaps East should have opened three spades, which might have shut the opponents out of the bidding. Instead he started with one spade, allowing North-South to find their club fit. West’s spade lead was a
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dubious choice, as he should have realized that North’s fourspade cuebid indicated a void in the suit and that a spade lead would therefore accomplish nothing. Whether West should have led a diamond or a heart is debatable -- but his actual lead proved fatal. Declarer ruffed the spade in dummy and led the queen of clubs, on which East followed low. South made a good guess by going up with the ace and leading five rounds of hearts, discarding all three of his diamonds in the process. West ruffed the fifth heart, but by then the setting trick -- East’s ace of diamonds -- had already flown the coop. As a result, declarer made the slam and scored 1,660 points instead of going down one, which would have been his lot had West led a diamond originally. Had it occurred to West that a spade lead was wrong, he might, of course, have misguessed and led a heart, in which case declarer would still have made the contract. But then again, West might have led a diamond and beaten the slam. The bottom line is that since a spade lead did not figure to gain anything for his side, West should have dismissed it as a possibility and considered an alternative. © 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.
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Strange But True
By Samantha Weaver • It was noted British lexicographer Samuel Johnson who made the following sage observation: “The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.” • If an American black bear is pregnant when it goes into hibernation, she could give birth without ever awakening. While she is still in her torpor, her body will draw on reserves of fat to produce milk to nurse her young. However, if something that could be dangerous to her young comes within 50 feet of the den, the mother bear’s heart rate will spike and she will wake to defend the cubs. • If you’re holding your nose, you can’t hum. Try it. • If you happen to be fortunate enough to spot numerous bears together in the wild (or unfortunate enough, depending on the circumstances), thanks to this column you’ll be able to call the group by its correct collective noun: It’s a sloth or sleuth of bears. • On a chemical level, there’s not too much difference between blood and seawater. • If you’ve ever looked closely at a zipper, you may have noticed the letters YKK on the tab. The letters stand for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikigaisha, which is Japanese for “Yoshida Manufacturing Shareholding Company,” which produces most of the zippers found in the U.S. • An octopus has three hearts. • A recent study by scientist Karl Berg suggests that an adult green-rumped parrotlet, a tiny bird native to Venezuela, will “name” its babies, assigning each a particular series of peeps to identify it. Not only that, other parrotlets then learn to associate that exact series of peeps with that particular bird, and actually use the sounds to get its attention. Thought for the Day: “I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.” XenocratesÊ © 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.
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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Untangling personal problems might take more time than the impatient Lamb expected. But it’s important to hang in there until all those knotty situations are straightened out. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You still need to work out last-minute snags in your dealings with a rival. Hold your ground despite a perceived lack of support. Things should turn around before you know it. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Best not to delay preparing for that upcoming family event. The sooner you get things started, the better chance you have of finding potential problems and making needed changes. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The romantic Moon Child might be reluctant to see the reality behind that “ideal” situation. But by midweek, the practical Crab emerges to help clear away the moonbeams. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Although the Big Cat might be receptive to more “purrsuasion” to get you to agree to a workplace change, make sure you can distinguish the fine line between facts and flattery. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept.22) Your positive attitude in the workplace helps to get you noticed by the right people. Now go ahead and use some of that new selfconfidence to help shore up a personal relationship. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Although you might still have to work out some problems with a business partner, things go more smoothly on the home front. An investment opportunity might need more study. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov.21) Don’t be reluctant to act on your suspicion. Even if others see nothing wrong, the astute Scorpio could sense an underlying problem that isn’t always obvious on the surface. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec.21) A new opportunity presents some obstacles that need to be dealt with as soon as possible. Delaying action in hopes that the problems will go away could be counterproductive. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan.19) A friend or family member’s request might carry some hidden factors that could later create problems. Be sure you know all the facts before you make your decision. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb.18) A setback in implementing a plan could turn out to be a blessing in disguise. Use the downtime to rework your original concepts and see where changes could be made. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You might not be consciously fishing for compliments, but admit it -- won’t you feel great when your efforts are noticed? So accept the praise gracefully. You earned it. BORN THIS WEEK: Your love of beauty in your personal life extends to your efforts to protect and preserve the natural world around you. © 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.
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