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Welcome To The News Of Kings Point By Adam Porter       !  "  of the News of Kings Point. What you are reading is your newspaper. Full of the stories you will want to read. Stories about places you want to go and things you like to do. Stories                 your spirits. In the coming months, you will see your friends, your neighbors    #       these pages. It’s all up to you. Get excited. Get involved. It’s your community, and this is your forum to share all the wonderful things going on in it. Tell us about your club, your dance or your dinner. Invite your neighbors to share your favorite pastime, to learn about hobbies that engage and entertain you. Send us announcements, articles, photos and stories about our community. The more the merrier! And let your creative hair down too! Send us your poetry and your prose. Take us back in

time with you as you “remember when.â€? Tell us about someone who means something to you. If you know of somewhere fun to go and something fun to do, we’ll help you tell your neighbors. If you have a favorite recipe, we would love to give it a taste. If your place of worship or civic club is hosting a class or helping out in the community, we would love encourage folks to get involved. Just keep in mind‌ The News of Kings Point is committed to being fun, informative and inspirational       #      your community. Therefore, these pages are not the place for “spirited debateâ€?, no matter how civil. We will not publish political or religious letters to the editor, no matter how impassioned or well intentioned. We will not take sides, so leave your soapbox in the closet. We will publish thank yous for good service and letters from appreciative readers praising

Meet Your Editor Displaced Islander and Gulf Coast country boy,          a local monthly much like the News of Kings Point. He has been writing and editing professionally ever since, including feature reporting for major national magazines and publishing a monthly lifestyle magazine. As the Editor in Chief of the News of Kings Point his goal is not only to provide you with compelling, up-to-date news about the goings-on in your community, but also to offer creative writers in the Kings Point community the chance to showcase their talent. As Adam says: “It was how I got my start, so I want to give folks that same opportunity. Besides, with all the amazing residents of Kings Point, I bet there are some wily media veterans out there who could teach me a thing or two.

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Guiding Lights for Those Who Cannot See Labradors, Golden Retrievers, Goldadors (Labrador/Golden Retriever mix), Smooth-Coat Collies, Australian Shepherds and Hungarian Vizslas. After weaning, puppies are placed with volunteer puppy Established in 1982, raiser families where they Southeastern Guide Dogs is one learn house manners, basic            obedience and social skills. The dog schools in the country. The most important thing a puppy organization’s training model raiser does is to fully socialize his is based on love, respect and puppy. That means the puppy repetition. goes to work, the barbershop, Located on 23 wooded acres in church and restaurants with his Palmetto, Florida, Southeastern raiser. Results of this early and Guide Dogs currently has more thorough socialization is a dog than 800 active guide dog        teams across the country and important quality in a successful continues to create more than 70 guide dog. new teams annually. A member At 14 to 20 months of age, the of the Council of U.S. Guide dogs return to the school for Dog Schools, Southeastern also intensive harness training that maintains accreditation by lasts between 6 and 8 months. the International Guide Dog Dogs will learn 40 separate Federation in Reading, England. commands. But it will also learn Southeastern Guide Dogs           operates its own breeding refusal of any command that colony, with more than 100 will jeopardize the safety of the breeder dogs including team.

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Following successful training, the dogs are paired with visually impaired students as new teams, spending 26 days of onsite training before they take on the world. Southeastern Guide Dogs’ commitment doesn’t stop there, however. They offer proactive follow up programs through their Graduate Services division, including home visits and Guiding Lights to Page 2

Inside Just Ask Anne................. 3 Christmas Surprise ......... 7 Bus Trips ......................... 8 Horticulture Column Aston Gardens ............... 5 C.A.R.E. ........................... 9 Golf .................10,11, & 12 Celebrates 10 Years Deputy Rob ................... 6 Taze Events ............. 13,14, ...............................15,& 16 Community Alert

Crossword .....................17 Contract Bridge ........... 17 Sudoku .......................... 17 Horoscopes .................. 18 Solutions to puzzles...... 18

Anonymous T’was the night before Christmas and all through the town, No noses were frozen, no snow %   &  %   tucked into bed, They all wore shorty pajamas instead. ' * not very hard, For holly trees grew in every back yard. In front of the houses, Dads and Moms were Adorning the bushes and coconut palms. The sleeping kiddies were dreaming in glee,  +   the tree. They all knew that Santa was well on his way, In a Mercedes-Benz, instead of a sleigh. And soon he arrived and started to work, He hadn’t a second to linger or shirk. Night Before Christmas to Page 4

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consultations lt ti via i telephone t l h and d email, all aimed at keeping their graduate teams on track and on task with maximum results. Southeast has three primary programs: Paws for Independence, which partners people with visual impairments with professionally trained guide dogs; Paws for Patriots which partners veterans with visual and other disabilities with professionally trained guide dogs and therapy dogs; and Gifted Canines which provides law enforcement agencies, hospitals, assisted-living facilities, nursing homes and individuals with special needs with dogs who excel in narcotic or arson detection, search and rescue, therapy and other specialized careers. Southeast places dogs in the

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is a guiding light for hundreds Gifted Canines program only if the stuff you have submitted. of local folks and celebrate     

      If someone loved your story, a decade of excellence with criteria required for becoming poem or event, we want you to an award-winning community landmark. You will read a guide dogs. know. In fact, we want you to Christmas story that will make All services - including Paws for be able to clip it out and stick it you smileâ&#x20AC;Śand another that will Independence, Paws for Patri- on the fridge.   5  <     The News of Kings Point will warm your heart and just might maintained free of charge, sup- also introduce you to some bring a tear to your eye. All this, plus a December ported entirely by the generos- endearing and colorful Community Events calendar ity of individuals, corporations, characters in your community. ffunding organizations and ser- In this issue you will meet a local created with you in mind, vice clubs. The school receives gardening expert who will be puzzles, comics, games and v mind teasers. And weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just no government funding. sticking around for each issue getting started! Enjoy this Southeast Guide Dogs is open that follows, answering your inaugural issue of the News of to the public Monday, Tuesday, indoor and outdoor horticulture Kings Point. We look forward Wednesday, Friday and Satur- questions. You will hear from your to hearing from you, and, with day from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Community Resource Deputy, your help, becoming your goVisitors can spend time hugging Rob Thornton. You will learn V to news source for Kings Point a puppy in the puppy kennel    ]      Community News and culture. or taking a dog in training for a walk on their beautiful campus. Group tours are also available. Space on the tours is limited and Southeast encourages folks to call the school at 941.729.5665 to schedule. For more information, please visit Welcome from Page1

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Not Your Average Flower Girl Interview by News of Kings Point Editor in Chief, Adam Porter Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a beautiful day and we are basking in the glow of          trees and casting glimmering rays on the splashes of vibrant colors that surround us. Anne Pigeon sits across from me, her wide-brimmed hat not quite concealing the sparkle in her sun-crinkled eyes. We are immersed in her world; and it is easy to see that, not only does   #        #   her. Anneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s love for growing things led her to a degree in horticulture at the prestigious Farmdale X <     State University of New York. It was this same love that brought her down to Florida after college, where this amazingly creative lady nearly singlehandedly developed the  + %       of the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most celebrated Gardens. It began in the mid 1980â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s; Anne was just an idealistic ^%  _  *  she answered an ad in the       ^%   @_ She was subsequently hired to be the person who would bring      %  #    proprietor of Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay. Of course, at the time, Busch Gardens was not the

â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I retired from Busch Gardens, I did a series of successful garden shows, and everyone was always asking me if they could come to my nursery. Now, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always had a nursery, but nothing like what they were expecting.â&#x20AC;? It didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take many more times of her friends, colleagues and commercial customers asking before Anne got the hint and began offering her expertise to retail customers. internationally acclaimed zoo <  `  @ and stunning botanical garden â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know this area, the seasons it is today. and the weather changes. You ^O         @_ canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t grow some of the things Says Anne. here you can in Bradenton or But as her talent and Sarasota. Even though itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only 30 understanding became minutes away, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a completely increasingly evident, her role tropical environment down and responsibilities grew. there. You can say the same X   %       thing for further north, but for Gardens eventually became a different reasons. In Gainesville round the clock operation. they get sustained cool weather. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I retired after twenty Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re right in the middle, so you years at Busch, I had twenty get a little of both, northern cold people working under me.â&#x20AC;? and tropical warmth, but neither Our task was to create a for long.â&#x20AC;? perfect environment for tens Because of the unique of thousands of guests to environmental challenges, Anne experience every day.â&#x20AC;? promotes a gardening concept New management at Busch          Gardens meant a new direction. unique weather conditions in Anne took the opportunity to the area: the container garden. spread her wings. She left Busch â&#x20AC;&#x153;Traditional gardening leaves and went looking for someplace you more subject to weather else to share the gift of her green conditions. In a container, you thumb. can have a drip watering system

with a timer so that you are not dependent on the whims of the weather. This is a simple solution to the issues we all face trying to beautify our gardens in this climate.â&#x20AC;?  <   `    answers questions about container gardens and many   %    {    #  day. She will also be answering your questions each and every month in these pages. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up to you to take advantage of her priceless gardening tips. So, send us your questions. Ask Anne anything you want to know about making your yard the beautiful, personalized sanctuary you have always wanted it to be. Keep your %      @  Z which plants to buy and what thrives in which season. Just Ask Anne. To â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ask Anneâ&#x20AC;?, simply email us at anne@thenewsofkingspoint. com. We look forward to hearing from you! <  `   | 8221 S.R. 674 Wimauma, FL 33598 Exactly 5 miles east of Hwy 301 Contact them at: 813.833.2545

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Aston Gardens Celebrates 10 Years of Excellence, Compassion and Care Article and Photos Compiled by News of Kings Point Staff Last month the award-winning Aston Gardens celebrated ten years of working hard every day to create an environment that is â&#x20AC;&#x153;better than you could imagine senior living to be.â&#x20AC;? Four hundred plus eager partygoers packed the clubhouse to join in the excitement of a trendsetting decade of excellence. They celebrated a resort-style living environment and a handpicked team of caregivers that have dedicated their days and           being â&#x20AC;&#x153;Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Best!â&#x20AC;? The guests came from all over Sun City Center and the surrounding area. The celebrants enjoyed a festive         class look at Aston Gardensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; legendary hospitality. They      ]    youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re at Aston Gardens, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re family! The smiles started the moment folks stepped into the exotically decorated clubhouse and just grew wider as the day went on. Celebrants were treated to fellowship, food, fun and the music of Bobby Darin. Many who attended felt a pang of

regret when it came time to go. Not surprising in a place that works hard every day to create a lifestyle that leaves their residents thinking: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wish I had moved here sooner.â&#x20AC;?

But, though Aston Gardens knows how to throw a great party, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the only thing that keeps folks coming back to this special place. They are actively involved in assuring the mental, emotional and physical health of not only their residents, but their community as well. To this end, Aston Gardens hosts several classes and workshops through the month that will touch your heart and engage your mind. Two such classes are â&#x20AC;&#x153;Managing Holiday Stress and Griefâ&#x20AC;?, which helps seniors deal with feelings of stress and loss during the holidays, and


â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sterling Universityâ&#x20AC;?, in which speaker Phil Leto III will explore the history of immigration in the United States. Light refreshments will be served at both of these meetings. Check out the News of Kings Point Events section for dates and times. These classes and workshops are just individual pieces of a vision to provide residents with the ultimate senior living experience every day. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no wonder that they treat people so well, since, at Aston Gardens, they believe that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s their people that make the difference. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are many beautiful facilities in Florida,â&#x20AC;? says Aston Gardens CEO, Don Ackerman, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but at Aston Gardens, we believe that community is far more important than the physical walls. Our staff is dedicated to nurturing a culture of dignity, independence and well-being for our Residents.â&#x20AC;? That is the mark Aston Gardens has set, and achieved, for over a decade. Now that is something to celebrate!

Celebrating 10 years!

Richard & Amy Hamlin of Layton Cr. enjoy the music of Bobby Darin

Ray & Peggy Ruge of Acadia Greens Dr. pose for a picture

Culinary Emergency Compiled by the News of Kings Point Staff O +   * #     Â&#x20AC; Sun Towers and the Sun City Center Emergency Squad have created a cookbook, chock full of culinary delights, just in time for the holidays. The cookbook is rumored to have some of Sun City Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite recipes, so you are sure to discover a meal that will {  +            â&#x20AC;&#x153;what are we having tonightâ&#x20AC;? list. The most appetizing news about this cookbook? ALL the proceeds are going to help fund the amazing Sun City Center Emergency Squad. These folks have volunteered to help make your community a better, safer place to #      to help you make it taste better too! We bet you are an amazing cook, but why not add some more masterpieces        incredible cause in the process! The price of the cookbook is $10. It is available for purchase at both Sun Towers and The Sun City Center Emergency Squad. Call 813.634.3347 for more information.

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He whizzed up the highways and zoomed up the road, In a S-L 300, delivering his loads. The tropical moon gave the city a glow, And lighted the way for old Santa below. As he jumped from the auto he gave a wee chuckle, He was dressed in Bermudas with an Ivy league buckle. There werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t any chimneys, but that caused no gloom, For Santa came in through the Florida room. He stopped at each house....stayed only a minute, Emptying his sack of stuff that was in it. Before he departed, he treated himself To a glass of papaya juice upon the shelf. He turned with a jerk and bounced to the car, Remembering he still had to go very far. He shifted the gears and stepped on the gas  }~  + %@ And I heard him exclaim as he went on his way, â&#x20AC;&#x153;MERRY CHRISTMAS Yâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ALL, I WISH I COULD STAY!â&#x20AC;?

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Twintree 2/2/2G - Well maintained home with open backyard, DeGeorge ceiling and fan in kitchen, built-in pantry and storage in utility room, work bench and storage closets in garage, built-in eterge in living room, extra insulation over lanai and garage.

3/2/2G - Water and Golf Course view, 2140 s f of a/c space, oversized side-load garage, split plan, greatroom concept, large eat-in breakfast area, huge 32' x 8'.5" enc lanai, also screen patio, located on cul-de-sac and has a long driveway. Opt membership to exclusive Renaissance Club for social or golf.


1207 WILD FEATHER LN $144,500

Haddington 2/2/2G - waterfront home with splt plan and thousands of $$ in upgrades, lovely open kitchen, top of the line appls, upgraded 42" maple cabinets, corian counters, screened lanai has been extended and has terrific waterviews, prewired for surround sound, lots of tile throughout.

Dedham 2/2/2C - Lovely home with golf course view, freshly painted, roof-2004; A/C2004, new screen room with vinyl slider windows. New tile flooring in kitchen, Sola tube in master bath. Being sold "AS-IS".

2015 SIFIELD GREENS WAY $149,900

340 CLUB MANOR DR $81,500





2210 Platinum Dr.

3/2 $349,000

Exp. St. Thomas-Water, two lanai's

2306 W. Del Webb

2/2 $120,000

Belford-On pond,glass-enclosed lanai

1110 Signature Dr.

3/2 $329,000

Biltmore-Priv-Golf,Lake & Conserv.

1225 Radison Avenue

2/2 $117,500

Hyannis-18x7 Florida room, lots of tile

1916 East View Dr.

2/2 $249,900

Villager-Water view,pool,spl bdrm plan

2415 Nantucket Field Way

2/2 $110,900

Concord-Cul-de-sac,updated appl

2014 East View Dr.

3/2 $239,900

Custom-Water, split bedroom plan

2417 Nantucket Field Way

2/2 $108,900

Concord-Conservation,screened lanai

2049 Berry Roberts. Dr.

3/2 $235,000

Yorkshire-Water, Split bdrm plan

1761 Atrium Dr.

2/2 $ 95,000

Somerset I-Furnised, many upgrades

2003 Wedge Ct.

2/2 $219,900

Islander-Water,Caloosa Country Club

1201 Lenham Ct.

2/2 $ 95,000

Seabreeze-Open plan/split bedrooms

618 Allegheny Dr.

2/2 $199,000

Spanish Main-Golf Crse,A Must See!

1535 Chevy Chase Dr.

1509 Bunker Hill Dr.

2/2 $182,000

DW54-Lake view, exercise pool home

713 Cypress Place

3/2 $ 89,900

Nottingham-Corner lot, 2 a/c units

203 Grayson Ct.

3/2 $159,800

Driftwood-Side-load garage,encl. lanai

827 Tremont Greens Ln.

2/2 $ 89,900

Albany-Enclosed lanai, screened entry

1509 Cloister Dr.

2/2 $154,000

Twintree-Water, clean-light-bright!

207 Islip Way

2/1.5 $ 59,900

Keystone-Great Location! Priced to Sell

1507 Cloister Dr.

2/2 $149,900

Twintree-Water view, new carpet

409A Flanborough Trail

1/1.5 $ 56,700

York-Enclosed lanai, many upgrades

628 Masterpiece Dr.

2/2 $149,000

Melbourne-Updated, new landscaping

201 Kings Blvd. #12

2/2 $ 49,900

Villa-WATER, close to all amenities

644 Masterpiece Dr.

2/2 $139,500

Melbourne-Park-like view, encl lanai

1906 Canterbury Ln. #1

2/2 $ 47,800

Stuart-Nice location,great amenities

605 La Jolla Ave.

3/2 $135,000

DW204-New plumbing '05, roof '03

1902 Dandridge D21

1611 Bentwood Dr.

2/2 $130,000

Twintree-Enc lanai,screened porch

1907 Canterbury Ln. #4

1005 Hacienda Dr.

2/2 $129,900

DW37-Golf Course, screened porch

2202 Clubhouse Dr.

1/1.5 $ 31,900

Gable I-Furnished, Move-in Ready

842 McCallister

2/2 $127,500

Malibu-large lot,lanai,updated appls

301 Kings Blvd. #126

1/1.5 $ 29,900

Furnished, being sold â&#x20AC;&#x153;AS-ISâ&#x20AC;?

232 Brockfield Dr. N.

2/2 $124,900

Sahara II, Lrg greatroom, enc lanai

1811 Bedford Ln. G160

11553 Captiva Kay Dr.

2/2 $120,000

Located on pond, lrg upgraded kitchn

2/1.5 $ 89,900

1/1.5 $ 45,900 2/2 $ 45,500

2/2 $ 28,000


Villa-Move-in ready, lrg encl lanai

York- Compact,nice layout Windsor-Golf Course and Water view

Mansard II-Park-like view, encl lanai

                   Seasonal Rentals

Seasonal Rentals

2202 Clubhouse Dr 174




Encl Lanai+Golf

1214 Wildfeather


Twintree $1,800

Wtr+Gl Enc Lanai

1306 Burbank Ct




Ex Guest Room

409 La Jolla


Twintree $1,900


706 Augusta Drive





Annual Rentals

820 Fox Hills Dr




Dbl Carport

201 Bedford D89


Mansard $ 650

+ Screen Room

302A Fowling Court


Windsor $1,400

Cute & Comfy

201 Bedford D95


Mansard1$ 650

New New New

110 Carswell Cir


Keystone $1,550

Fl Room +Carport

721 Torrey Pines


Expanded$ 800

Move in Now

2015 Hampstead


Brentwood $1,550

Lovely & Ready

1754 Atrium




112 Wintersong


Twintree $1,600

Pet Okay

1805 Butterfly


Twintree $ 975

Tile & Solar Tube

1222 Wildfeather


Twintree $1,600

King Bed + Twins

1706 Coco Palm


Driftwood $1,000

Bright & Spacious

401 Gladstone


Hampton $1,600

Golf +Carport

1803 Orchid Ct




New Appliances

1505 N Pebble Bch





1315 Bluewater


Twintree $1,000

W/Tile & Berber

1010 Augusta Dr





2315 Del Webb W


Lauderdale $1,200

Delightful w Pool

2125 Meadowlark


Twintree $1,700

Split Bedrooms

803 El Rancho




1309 Idlewood



Golf Course

657 Islebay Dr


MIRABAY $2,000

Pool Canal +++


$ 900



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Community Alert With Deputy Rob Howdy folks, In another case of â&#x20AC;&#x153;everything old is new againâ&#x20AC;? there is a â&#x20AC;&#x153;newâ&#x20AC;? scam going around that is targeting folks with younger relatives up north. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;oldâ&#x20AC;? scam went something like this: Â&#x201E;  #          ]     informs you that they have â&#x20AC;&#x153;arrestedâ&#x20AC;? your son or grandson. Then, another, younger-sounding person is put on the phone. Responding to whatever name give him, he will be apologetic and emphatic, because they â&#x20AC;&#x153;donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to stay in jail.â&#x20AC;? After the, often tearful, admission comes the request for bail  @' ^ _ #       be quickly and easily arranged via Western Union. DO NOT FALL FOR THIS! Once your money crosses the border, anyone can pick it up. Poof, your cash is gone. Just like that Now, hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the new take on this old scam: Â&#x201E;  #     Â&#x2026;&Â&#x201E;Â&#x2020;   he is working a crash involving your grandson. The kid had been driving a rental car and had not elected to get the proper insurance. He is badly injured. Adding insult to injury, you are informed that, if you do not wire $3,000 dollars, the kid will be tossed into lockup after being released from the hospital. Because most folks are inclined to help in a time of need, they quickly wire the money.

Then the â&#x20AC;&#x153;NYPDâ&#x20AC;? calls back looking for more cash. Seems something has come up. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when most folks tend to get suspicious. Unfortunately, by then these well-meaning folks are out $3,000. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the bottom line, folks: If ANYONE asks you to wire them money, stop and think twice! Call me, or your local bank, and talk to someone about it. Do not worry about how â&#x20AC;&#x153;badâ&#x20AC;? the situation on the other end of the phone seems. Government action moves at a snailâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pace. Always has,  @&   

  child or grandchild on the spur of the moment based on a few hundred or even a few thousand dollars. Most important, once you wire that money, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s GONE. I may be able to learn where it was picked up, but these scammers almost always use stolen IDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and are often making these     Â&#x2021; X @OO           @ Please tell everyone you know about this scam. We have done an amazing job in the past getting the word out about these things. With your help we can stop this scam cold Be safe, Rob Thornton Community Resource Deputy Sun City Area Communities   < X *" 

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The Kings Point Chorus will be performing their 32nd annual Holiday Concert on December11th 2009 at 7:30P.M. at the Kings Point Clubhouse in t h e Borini Theatre. Under the direction of Chuck Wirick and accompanist Shirley Bengston the concert continues to observe the tradition of celebrating both Christmas and Hanukkah There will be both sacred and traditional songs to kick off the holiday spirit. Christmas favorites such as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Let It Snow, Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer, Jingle Bell Rock, Frosty The Snow Man, Silver Bells and White Christmas. Bring the grandkids and have them experience a stage performance. Hanukkah songs will be â&#x20AC;&#x153;By the Firesideâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hanukkah in Santa Monicaâ&#x20AC;?. Christmas sacred songs are â&#x20AC;&#x153;Glory Be To God In The Highestâ&#x20AC;?, Do You Hear What I Hearâ&#x20AC;?, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Angelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Carolâ&#x20AC;?,â&#x20AC;? Let The Tiny Baby Come Inâ&#x20AC;?, and Carols Around [And A Round] Come and join us for a night of music! At $5 a ticket we are still the best bargain in town. Borini Theater, formerly known as the Kings Point Theater, is located at 1900 Clubhouse drive Sun City Center. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the Kings Point Â&#x160;>" @Â&#x201E;     your Kings Point and Sun City Center Badges to purchase tickets. For those living outside Sun City Center call Rose Ostrander at [813] 633-11753

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The Christmas Surprise one to give up easily. As the sun set on Christmas â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s happened to the Eve, Daddy had a surprise. weather in Florida?â&#x20AC;? Daddy Something even better than was saying. It was cold. Really, a puppy under the tree, or the really cold! Down in the teens swing set we were promised that never materialized. Tonight, the night after Christmas, 1957. Robbie, my twin brother, and something BIG was about to I were literally pinned to our happen â&#x20AC;&#x153;Close your eyesâ&#x20AC;? he said as mattresses under the weight of Daddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s old Army coats, and we stood by the threshold to being scratched to death by the front door of our little house. the wool Army blankets on our â&#x20AC;&#x153;Okay. Open them.â&#x20AC;? There beds. We were eight years old. was a car, a black Buick that It was Christmas, and we were so belonged to a neighbor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Put poor. We were only able to buy your presents in the back seat enough kerosene to heat the and go to sleep,â&#x20AC;? Daddy told us. house in the daytime, so Daddy When you wake up, you will get bundled us up as best he could your surprise. We counted telephone poles and we waited â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;till morning to as we drove along. It was    # @ There had been presents. A freezing cold when we stopped giant sparkler and notebooks   ^@_ for school that had a zipper that We slept. went all the way around â&#x20AC;&#x153;so We woke up, we were in your pencils donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fall out.â&#x20AC;? Aunt a strange, unfamiliar place. Maggie had sent jeans and Daddy was all smiles. We were %   Q*  going to get to see Mama! in Durham, North Carolina where â&#x20AC;&#x153;Children under twelve are our Mama was in the hospital not allowedâ&#x20AC;? the nurse said, as at Duke University Medical we walked into the hospital. Center. Later, she would send In those days, there were no two blankets; a blue one and a vaccines for childhood diseases   +% @ such as measles, chicken pox That Christmas it seemed like or mumps; and we were under Mama had been in the hospital the age limit. But Daddy spoke forever. Daddy did his best to to the nurse, and we walked up look after us after they found the the stairs. In the hallways, nurses cancer, and we visited Mama stared, and one questioned when we could. The last trip to Daddy about our ages. He lied. North Carolina to visit Momma Of course we were twelve. was the end of the road for our I remember the look on her face old Kaiser. It broke down on the when we stood in the doorway. way home, and Daddy left it in Mama locked eyes on Daddy, Georgia. But Daddy was not eyes full of tears. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Julian!â&#x20AC;? By Julie Pomeroy

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Adopt a Friend That Cares! Marco and Evan are very pleased to meet you.

Beginning in 2001, the Critter Adoption & Rescue Effort has been providing second chances at life for healthy, adoptable companion animals. These â&#x20AC;&#x153;crittersâ&#x20AC;? would not have made it without the work of    Â&#x2026; +     support of animal lovers in all the communities of the South Hillsborough. C.A.R.E. would like to say thank you for helping them place over 2,000 dogs and cats with happy, loving families! They would also like to present this monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very special adoptables. Of course, these are not the only furry friends available, but they are proud to represent their kitty and canine colleagues. C.A.R.E. is a no-kill animal shelter open 10 AM to 3 PM on Tues. - Sat. For directions visit: or Call 813-645-2273

Evan is an attractive male orange domestic short hair mix. He thinks the kitty door from his condo to the lanai is the second best thing that humans have ever created. Kitty Kaviar ranks number one, of course! Evan seems to play nice with his furry friends and is always up for a belly rub from the staff. He is neutered, microchipped, and up-to-date on his shots.

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Golf Scores CC Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Golf 18-Hole


September 17: 2 Man Team â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2 Low Net: Flights A/B:  ' Â&#x2013;Â&#x201D;}Â&#x2014;Z Slater, Bill Quinlan; 2nd Place Team (142) - Ed Weber, John Kirkland; 3rd Place Team (143) < ZÂ&#x2018;?Â&#x; Flights C/D: 1st Place Team (142)    Â&#x2018; Â&#x2018; <Â&#x;    '  Â&#x2013;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2014;  ! Muller, Klaus Fraebel; Green Tees: 1st Place Team (147)  Â&#x160;   `       Â&#x;    '  Â&#x2013;Â&#x201C;Â&#x2014;  ? Wight, Jim Cosgrove. October 29 4 Man Teams: 1st Place Teams Â&#x2013;' ]Â&#x2014;< Z  Â&#x2018;  Jim Rottman, Mike Zwissler & William Pachler, Ed Weber, John Gibson, George Sturdevant; Green Tees Â&#x2013; QÂ&#x2014;     '  Â&#x2013;}Â&#x2014;  ?  ? Â&#x160; Z  Â&#x;     '  Â&#x2013;}Â&#x2014;  Joe Holl, James Sutter. November 12 2-Man Teams â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1 Best Ball: White Tees: `    '   Â&#x2013;'   }Â&#x2014;?  !?   & Kenneth Wagner, Phillip Dirosario; Third Place Team (66) ?¢ Â&#x2039; !Â&#x; Green Tees: 1st Place Team Â&#x2013;}Â&#x2014;  Q+  ÂŁ  Â&#x160; Z  Â&#x;    '  Â&#x2013;}Â&#x201D;Â&#x2014;    Geldbach, Peter Brock.

October 22 Net Points to Par: Flights A & B: 1st: Connie Toussaint 45, 2nd: Lois Scoppettuolo 38, 3rd (tie): Connie Holl/Jeannie Shively 36. Flights C & D: 1st: Lois Gluntz 35, 2nd: Suzy White 34, 3rd: Jean Mooney 33. October 29 1-person Shamble - net/best ball: First Flight: 1st (tie): Bette Mannon/ Lois Scoppettuolo, Laura Hammaker/Joyce Marbrey 59. 3rd: Kiyoko Ashendorf/Ilene Hemingway 61. Second Flight: 1st: Lois Gluntz/ Connie Toussaint 59. 2nd: Connie Holl/Suzy White 60. 3rd: Sue Wyckoff/Sue Torre 62. November 5th & 12th Presidents Cup: Overall Winner: Lois Scoppettuolo 138. First Flight: | Â&#x2039;   <   141, 2nd: Judie Schafers 149, 3rd: Jeanie Shively 152. Second Flight: 1st and 2nd (tie): Marcia Morris and Jan Lawrence 141, 3rd: Sue Wyckoff 144. Third Flight: 1st: Suzie White 147, 2nd: DeLoris Durm 151, 3rd: Susan Torre 154. Fourth Flight: 1st: Anne Dean 152, 2nd: Carolyn Schwehr 154, 3rd: Claire Mielak 162.

Awards made at the annual Hogansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Snowbirds dinner: Art Swallow for leadership and organization; Judie Schafers for top ranked golfer among the 44 SunBird membership; Ron Kingston for most rounds played (36) and most total skins won; and Fred Zizelman: best average number of skins per round.

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Home to Home with Caloosa Greens: First place: Jan Hulme, Jean Corbett, Elaine Van Der Baan, Caloosa 9 Hole President and Jeanne Nenarella, SCCWGA 9 hole President.

October 28: One Best Ball of partners-net: 1st Mary Anne Starrett and Jean Atkins 60; 2nd Joan Macholl and Sue Daveler 61; 3rd Mary Jane Stutz and Jeanne Kolls 62. November 4, 9 & 11 Ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Club Championship. Match play: Championship Fight: Pearl Ashe

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Champion and overall winner 1st place, Caroll Tubbs 2nd, Mary Jane Stutz Consolation.

First Flight: MaryLou Underwood 1st, Jeannie Kolls 2nd, Dottie Morgan Consolation. Second Flight: Shirley Coniglio 1st, Jean Atkins Consolation. Third Flight: Jodie Allison 1st,

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The Hogans Hogans info (membership application, bylaws, detailed schedules) may be found at Hogans December Schedule Diamond Hill: Mondays 11:30 a.m ........ 12/7, 12/14, 12/21, 12/28 Riverside: Tuesdays 11:30 a.m. ..........................12/1, 12/15, 12/29 Imperial Lakewoods: Tuesdays 11:30 a.m.................. 12/8, 12/22 #% Wednesdays 11:30 a.m. ...............12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 12/23, 12/30 Renaissance: Thursdays 11:00 a.m. ........................... 12/10, 12/24 Cypress Creek: Fridays 11:40 a.m. ...................12/4, 12/11, 12/18 Sandpiper: Saturdays 11:30 a.m. ................................. 12/5, 12/19 Reservations are required to play with the Hogans. Contact Art Swallow at email:

Ruth Ann Phelan 2nd, Timi Pratt Consolation. Fourth Flight: Gerry Ramsey 1st, Patty Hersey 2nd, Janis Ingram Consolation. Fifth Flight: Vera Thompson 1st, Marleta Newberg 2nd, Laura Horwath Consolation. Congratulations to all the winners and participants in the Ladies Club Championship considering the 60-M.P.H. winds and sporadic rainy weather for the three days of the golf tournament!

Hogans League Of Sun City Center & Kings Point October 21 #%   '*+*<% 1st : Maulers Team, net 126, (Art Swallow, Ron Kingston, Paul Maki & Chip Wood). 2nd : Mashers Team, net 146 (Big Diehl, Rich Lucidi, Don Mowry & Fred Mayes. Individual Low-net: Art Swallow, 66. Individual Lowgross: Chip Wood, 88. October 23 Imperial Lakewoods: Team 3-21: 1st : Team #1 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bogie Bustersâ&#x20AC;?, 126 (Noel Kohn, Ron Kingston, Rich Lucidi & Paul Maki). 2nd :

Team #2 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ball Kingsâ&#x20AC;?, 143 (Art Swallow, Fred Mayes, Chip Wood & Wayne Velten). Individual Lownet: Ron Kingston, 68. Individual Low-gross: Ron Kingston, 86. October 27 Renaissance: K-Skins: 1st : ?  9   | # ]  Â&#x2018; Â&#x2039; Â&#x2039; < +Q Lang, Don Mowry & Chip Wood. Low-net: (tie) Noel Kohn & Don Mowry with 70s. Low-gross: Don Mowry, 90. October 29 Cypress Creek: Match: 1st : Rich Lucidi, 70, 2nd : Paul Maki, 73, 3rd : Noel Kohn, 75, 4th: Terry Seipelt, 86. October 31 SandPiper â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lakes/Palms course: Best-2 Team & low-net scores: 1st : tied at 121 Team best-2: Zizelman, Dispenziere, McKay & Mowry and Carlin, D. Seipelt, T. Seipelt & Wintersteen, 3rd : 124 Swallow, Kingston, Morrell & Diehl. Individual Low-net: Don Mowry, 60. Individual Low-gross: Chip Wood, 79. November 2 Diamond Hill: Skins: 1st : tied at }+   Q+¤< Golf Scores Continued on Page 12

Sun City Center Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Golf Association 2010-2011 Board Members. (front row) President, Joanne Brennan; Corresponding Secretary, Sue Torre. (back row) Recording Secretary, Jean Mooney; 1st Vice President, Judie Shafers; co-treasurers, Karen Stanhope, Patrice Munson. 2nd Vice President, Marcia Morris (not available for picture).

       "  was a three-day match play golf tournament. November 4, 9 & 11, 2009. Left to right holding pink roses: Pearl Ashe Champion, Mary Lou Underwood Flight 1, Shirley Coniglio Flight 2, Jodie Allison Flight 3, Jerry Ramsey Flight 4, Vera Thompson Flight 5. Photo by Elizabeth T. Rodriguez.

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?Â&#x201D; |X   +@ Low-net: Paul Maki, 62. Lowgross (& new course record): Chip Wood, 84. November 3 Riverside: Individual Skins & team â&#x20AC;&#x153;best oneâ&#x20AC;? Individual:  | Â&#x2018;  Â&#x2039;   | '    Swallow & Noel Kohn. Team: Diehl, Swallow, Koester & Â&#x2039;  Â&#x2022;}Â&#x2039; < + SCCWGA Presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cup winners: (Left to right) Ann Dean, 4th Flight; Lois ¤ZÂ&#x2022;@O# Â&#x2039;] | #=> ?@QXYY [\\QX] Y  > ' ^] #_  > Rich Lucidi, 63. Low-gross: Bob Harris, 87 (course record). 3rd Flight. \  ` #% Caloosa Golf & Country Club Reports Financial Match: 1st : Paul Maki, 73, 2nd : Fred Mayes, 75. Condition and Announces Dues for 2010 "&#   <5¤<<   - November 6 formational meeting and announced the dues for next year. Trea- Cypress Creek: Match play surer Kay Dudek presented to the membership the 2009 prelimi- 1st : Rich Lucidi, net 69, 2nd : nary budget summary and the budget for the calendar year 2010. Wayne Velten, 73, 3rd : Tom Ms. Dudek announced that again this year Caloosa will end the Higgins, 75.           November 7:

    @        #         SandPiper, Palms/Oaks: Match Caloosa, the only member-owned golf club in Sun City Center, will play, Low-net: 1st : Paul Maki, lower the annual dues for 2010. Members will again be offered a 61, 2nd : Rich Lucidi, 65, 3rd : payment schedule affording them the oppurtunity to spread out Bob Harris, 68. November 9 the payment of their dues. Diamond Hill: K-skins: Six players tied: Dave Bublitz, Liana Bublitz, Larry Clark, Jenice Taylor,

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Wayne Velten & Chip Wood. Low-net: Jenice Taylor, 66. Low |    *  Â&#x2020;#  Â&#x160; Â&#x2026; & Chip Wood. November 10 Imperial Lakewoods: K-Skins: 1st : Ron Kingston, 2nd : Noel Kohn, Â&#x201D; |] ' X ¤ Rich Kolm. Low-net: Ron Kingston, 68. Low-gross: Ron Kingston, 87. November 11 #%  = # % 1st : Ron Kingston, 2nd : Art Swallow, 3rd : Fred Mayes. Low-net: Fred Mayes, 74. Low-gross: Ron Kingston, 97. November 12 Renaissance: Skins: 1st : Noel Kohn, 2nd : Rich Lucidi, 3rd : Dominick Fanelli. Low-net: Chip Wood, 71. Low-gross: Chip Wood, 82. November 14 SandPiper (Oaks to Lakes): Team Best-2: 1st : Team #1, 61/57/118 (Ron Kingston, Fred Mayes, Don Mowry & Melanie Higgins), 2nd : Team #2, 60/64/124 (Rich Lucidi, Liana Bublitz, Bob Harris & J. Kirkland), 3rd : Team #5, 64/60/124 (Larry Clark, Big Diehl, Karen Jones & Art Alves). Individual Low-net: Rich Lucidi, 65. Individual Lowgross: Art Alves, 84.

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SAT. DEC 5 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; CAMP BAYOU OPEN HOUSE 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Â&#x201C;| | @O   |5    Aquatic Explorations, Folktales, and Noon Holiday BBQ For Members only. Main dish provided by Camp Bayou with side dishes supplied by members. Please RSVP to Dolly at and include if you will be bringing a side dish. Info: 813.363.5438 SUN. DEC 6 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; NEW DAWN SINGERS HOLIDAY SHOW |Â&#x201D; |Â&#x201D; < @ÂŚÂ&#x2019; person. Open to public. Tickets on sale now at the Atrium Kiosk. Info: Judy 6422001. The stage will come to life with song and dance to lift your spirits and have you dancing in your seat. TUE. DEC 8 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; CAN YOUR SPINE AFFECT YOUR HEALTH?  | | X <X  Â&#x2039;# 3855 Upper Creek Drive, Free, Please RSVP to 813.633.3333. Come listen to Dr. Stephen Murray, an Atlas Orthogonal chiropractor with Apollo Beach Chiropractic Center as he discusses how your spine may be an indication to your health. Learn about the latest and most innovative ways to improve your health through spinal care. TUE. DEC 8 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; STERLING UNIVERSITY  |Â&#x201D; | @5   1311 Aston Gardens Ct. FREE. RSVP at

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813.642.0860. A history of Immigration in the United States. Speaker Phil Leto, III, will be giving an informational seminar on history in the USA. Light Refreshments will be served. TUE. DEC 8 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; BELTONE HEARING |Â&#x2022;|Â&#x201D; 5  Â&#x201D; Gardens Ct. RSVP 813.642.0860. Come out to get your hearing aids checked and ears looked at. TUE. DEC 8 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; AMERICANS OF ITALIAN HERITAGE CHRISTMAS DINNER DANCE 5:00 pm, Doors Open. Kings Point Borini Theater $25 PP reservations only. Call Annette 633.9697 or Gerry 633.5589. Appetizer table, salad bar, buffet dinner, dessert. Wine, Soda, Coffee. BYOB. Food by Banquet Masters. Entertainment by Nick at Nite. Everyone welcome. Always a good time. TUE. DEC 8 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; EVENING DANCE CLASS 5:30 pm, Beginning Ballroom Basic Swing, 6:45 pm Intermediate Rumba, 8:00 pm Interm/Advanced Samba. Dance Studio. $5.00 payable at the door. Casual dress. Sponsored by Academy of Ballroom Dance; led by Bernice May. Info: 634-3205. WED. DEC 9 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; BOW MAKING DEMONSTRATION  | | ` Â&#x2018;@ Open to all Residents of SCC. Presented by Elegant Gardeners Club. Bring a gift of an unwrapped toy for Christmas, ages 6 to 12, or make a small monetary donation so we can buy gifts for the Children of Bethune Park in Wimauma. Program presented by Julia Simpson, former owner of Juliaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Florist Shop. Learn the techniques of making beautiful bows for gifts. Holiday items also available to be purchased at reasonable prices. Bring scissors, bow material provided. WED. DEC 9 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; DAYTIME DANCE CLASS 12:45 pm, Beginning Ballroom Basic

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Rumba. 2:00 pm, Intermediate Waltz, 3:15 pm Interm/Advanced Polka $5.00 per lesson payable at the door. Casual dress. Sponsored by Academy of Ballroom Dance; led by Bernice May. Info: 634-3205. WED. DEC 9 SAFEGUARD OUR SENIORS TASK FORCE | Â&#x201D;| @5  Â&#x201D; Gardens Ct. FREE, RSVP at 813.642.0860. CFO Alex Sink to present speakers for information on how to protect yourself from Exploitation, Identity Theft and much more. Light Refreshments will be served. WED. DEC 9 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; EAT BETTER â&#x20AC;&#x201C; MOVE MORE | | 5  Â&#x201D; Courtyards Blvd. RSVP at 813.642.0860. Bayada Nurses to give a seminar on how to live a healthier lifestyle by eating the right foods. Light Refreshments will be served. WED. DEC 9 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; SUN TOWERS CHRISTMAS TEA PARTY | Â&#x201D;|Â&#x201D; @X ' @  +  your reservations 813.634.3347. We will have lots of Christmas sweets and live entertainment. WED. DEC 9 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; FUNSQUAD JINGLE BELL WALK/RUN 4:30 pm, Carpool from Community Hall (South Pebble Beach Blvd) to the Vinoy Veranda, St. Petersburg. See website for details. Again this year we are heading to St. Petersburg. Walk with the Funsquad prior to the main event. Enjoy the main event from the comfort of the Vinoy Veranda enjoying great company and good food. THU. DEC 10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; MAINTAIN YOUR INDEPENDENCE  | | @X <X  Â&#x2039;# 3855 Upper Creek Drive, Free, Please Â&#x2018;X9Â&#x201D;@}Â&#x201D;Â&#x201D;@Â&#x201D;Â&#x201D;Â&#x201D;Â&#x201D;@        §?+§ Getting dressed? Come and talk with a to Page 14 therapist about different

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techniques and tools to help you meet your daily challenges. Discover how to maintain your independence and remain in your own home environment. Presented by Gentiva Home Health. Refreshments will be served. THU. DEC 10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; HOLIDAY BIZARRE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; SHOPPING AND SHIPPING | Â&#x201D;| @X <X  Â&#x2039;#Â&#x201D;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2021; <

+Â&#x2020; #  Free, Please RSVP to 813.633.3333. Do your Christmas shopping and shipping here with us with free gift wrapping. Vendors will be present to support your shopping needs for the holidays. Refreshments will be served. THU. DEC 10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; MOBILITY EXPRESS | Â&#x201D;| 5  Â&#x201D;<  Â&#x160;#@`Â&#x2018;!!@Â&#x2018;X9 at 813.642.0860. Come and get your walkers, canes and scooters checked. THU. DEC 10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; AGE RELATED MEMORY CHANGES |Â&#x201D; Â&#x201D;|Â&#x201D; 5  Â&#x201D;<  Â&#x160;#@`Â&#x2018;!!@Â&#x2018;X9 at 813.642.0860. Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Association presents an educational seminar for all those who want to know more on how your memory is affected as you get older. Light Refreshments will be served. FRI. DEC 11 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; NEUROPATHY SUPPORT GROUP MEETS | | 5  Â&#x201D;Â&#x2022;   <

+Â&#x2020; @`Â&#x2018;!! Info: Laura Garcia 813.612.5989. Topic: Peripheral Neuropathy. Speaker: Dr. Riazudeen. FRI. DEC 11 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; WOMENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PAMPER ME DAY |Â&#x201D; |Â&#x201D; 5  Â&#x201D;5  <@ÂŚÂ&#x2022;@  donations for Mary and Martha House. MUST RSVP by December 8th. Open to the Ladies who desire some R & R. This is for residents, Professionals, and the Public. Refreshments will be served. Lots of Vendors: Mary Kay, Premier Jewelry, Canyon Candles and Much More. FRI. DEC 11 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; LAFF.A.LOT CONNECTION 1:30 pm, Caper Room. FREE Info: 401-9901. After a brief general socializing and partaking of light refreshments, we start tossing jokes back and forth. There are prizes for best and worst jokes. The prizes are as funny as the jokes. It is always FUNâ&#x20AC;ŚLaughter lowers your blood pressure and reduces stress! FRI. DEC 11 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; FUNSQUAD ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION 5:00 pm, Atrium Pool. $2.00 at the door. Info: Maggie 633.7884 or Nan 642.9897, website We will sing carols, listen to music by Suzy and enjoy a warm evening by the pool. Hot Dogs, Chips and Cookies. Please bring an unwrapped toy-gift for a child. SAT. DEC 12 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; HOLIDAY CONCERT, GERMAN-AMERICAN SINGERS 3:00 pm, Community Hall. Tickets $5.00 available from all band & choir members as well as the Ticket Booth in the Atrium beginning Nov 30. Info: Judy Quitsch 642.0157. Holiday Concert presented by the German-American Singers together with the South Shore Concert Band. SUN. DEC 13 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; WORKSHOP BY CAROL OSCHMANN, AUTHOR OF PRISON DREAMS | |   Â&#x2018;@#    taken. Questions: Carol 633.5201 or Unity Community of Joy 298.7745. Carol Oschmann, author of Prison Dreams and God Speaks in Dreams, will share her experience leading a weekly dream group in the womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prison in Balm, and will answer questions about your own dreams. See how this method can change ones viewpoint of a dream and the message in it. SUN, DEC 13 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; SOUND THE SHOFAR MEETING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; HANUKKAH CELEBRATION 2:00 pm, SouthShore Regional Library, Community Room, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin. Info: Alan or Chris Talbert 813.641.0580  %   ¨# Â&#x2026;@ @!#     Â&#x20AC;Â&#x2026;Â&#x2026; + provided, just bring a salad or dessert. Rabbi Ron Goldberg from â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shoresh David Messianic Synagogueâ&#x20AC;? will be our speaker. SUN. DEC 13 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; OLDIES BUT GOODIES DANCE CLUB â&#x20AC;&#x201C; DANCE ~|  | < @      free and others pay $5.00 at the door. Info: 633-5649. Dress is casual and singles are welcomed. BYOB. Entertainment provided by Just the 2 of Us. MON. DEC 14 - MONDAY MOVIES â&#x20AC;&#x153;ANGELS AND DEMONSâ&#x20AC;? 1:00 pm. Rollins Theater. Free, SCC Residents only, CA card required. In Ron Howardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s thrilling follow-up to The Da Vinci Code, expert symbologist Robert Langdon follows ancient clues on a heart-racing hunt   Â&#x2018;   < +    secret society, the Illuminati. Actors: Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Ayelet Zurer, Stellan Skarsgard, Pierfrancesco Favino. Rated PG13, 138 min. English Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired. MON. DEC 14 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; SUN TOWERS HANUKKAH PARTY | Â&#x201D;|Â&#x201D; @X ' @  +    # 813.634.3347. We will have the traditional Potato Pancakes with sour cream and apple sauce and other goodies. MON. DEC 14 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; IRISH CONNECTION MOVIE 6:30 pm, Borini Theatre. Info: Paddy Cooney 938-5345, email This monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Irish Movie is â&#x20AC;&#x153;My Left Foot.â&#x20AC;? MON. DEC 14 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; THE DOERFEL FAMILY BLUEGRASS BAND 6:30 pm, United Methodist Church, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. W. $5 Donation. Info: 813.634.2539. From Branson, MO, we welcome back this amazing family band with a sound as unique as the fact that their average age is about 17 years! These Florida State Bluegrass champs will entertain you with bluegrass classics as well

as some very cool original tunes. For more information about the Doerfels, please visit their website TUE. DEC 15 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; CHRISTMAS WITH CHANEL THE THERAPY DOG  | | @X <X  Â&#x2039;#Â&#x201D;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2021; <

+Â&#x2020; #  Free, Please RSVP to 813.633.3333. Join Comprehensive Home Care for an exciting Christmas party with Christmas caroling and Chanel the therapy dog! Come for fun and leave refreshed. Stimulate that â&#x20AC;&#x153;sense of touchâ&#x20AC;? with a warm welcome from Chanel. Enjoy this hour of relaxation and refreshments. TUE. DEC 15 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; MEDICARE INFORMATIONAL SEMINAR FOR OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD  | |Â&#x201D; @`Â&#x2018;!!@5  Â&#x201D;5   Ct. FREE, RSVP at 813.642.0860. Medicare Specialist Murray Goldenberg, to give Seniors Information on the differences in Medicare Plans. Light Refreshments will be served. THU. DEC 15 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; REHABILITATION AFTER HOSPITALIZATION  | | @X <X  Â&#x2039;#Â&#x201D;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2021; <

+Â&#x2020; #  Free, Please RSVP to 813.633.3333. Our Neighbor, Palm Gardens, will provide Alex Gerbig, their Director of Rehabilitation and Kathy Â&#x160;  Â&#x2039;X +   X ' Â&#x2018;  after hospitalization. If this situation is in your future, you do not want to miss this information. Refreshments will be served. TUE. DEC 15 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; SOUTH BAY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETS Noon, SouthShore Regional Library. Regular Monthly Luncheon Meeting - $13. Reservations required by Dec 9. Call Sally Wepfer 634.7539 for reservations and membership info. Ann Bergelt will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Your Research Plan.â&#x20AC;? At some point everyone reaches the â&#x20AC;&#x153;point of no returnâ&#x20AC;?, the â&#x20AC;&#x153;black holeâ&#x20AC;? of genealogy those elusive ancestral documents. This talk may suggest a new way to use one or more of your old research tools, and to jog ones   @ TUE. DEC 15 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; STERLING UNIVERSITY |Â&#x201D; Â&#x201D;| @5  Â&#x201D;<  Â&#x160;#@`Â&#x2018;!!Â&#x2018;X9 813.642.0860. Speaker, Phil Leto III, will give informational History of the USA and some of itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s achievements and down falls. Light Refreshments will be Served. TUE. DEC 15 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; BELTONE HEARING |Â&#x201D; Â&#x201D;|Â&#x201D; 5  Â&#x201D;<  Â&#x160;#@`Â&#x2018;!!@Â&#x2018;X9 at 813.642.0860. Come out to get your hearing aids checked and your ears looked at. WED. DEC 16 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING BREAKFAST ~|Â&#x201D; Â&#x201C;| @5  Â&#x201D;5  <@`Â&#x2018;!!@QÂ&#x2021;X' call to RSVP at 813.642.0860. For Business and Professionals ONLY. Please come to hear Dr. Raul Ayala, M.D. (Internal Medicine)

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give us information on everyday topics that physicians deal with patients. WED. DEC 16 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; MENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CLUB OF SCC â&#x20AC;&#x201C; LADIES DAY HOLIDAY CELEBRATION Noon, Community Hall, Regular monthly luncheon meeting, Members only. Reservations required. Membership info Jerry Mahoney 633.2879. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual Ladies Day Holiday Celebration and Luncheon. Members will bring their dates and enjoy a great buffet and some wonderful entertainment by Troy Coman, as he croons old favorites and holiday tunes. WED. DEC 16 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; EAT BETTER â&#x20AC;&#x201C; MOVE MORE | | 5  Â&#x201D;<  Â&#x160;#@Â&#x2018;X9 813.642.0860. Bayada Nurses to give a seminar on how to live a healthier lifestyle by eating the right foods. Light Refreshments will be served. WED. DEC 16 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; BRITISH CONNECTIONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S TRADITIONAL BRITISH CHRISTMAS TEA | | Â&#x2039;Â&#x160;< *!  Â&#x2018;ÂŚ@    and $10.00 for non-members. Reservations required by Dec 10. Make checks payable to the British Connection and mail to Helen Roberts, 206 Stonehouse Court, SCC. To make a reservation of info: 813.633.6008. All residents of SCC or KP are invited. Tea will feature authentic hot English tea, homemade tea sandwiches, mince pies,          % < <+   nog. THU. DEC 17 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; MOONGLOW DANCE CLUB DANCE ~|Â&#x201D; Â&#x201C;|Â&#x201D; @< @Q  `


@ Info: Claire Imhof 642-0171, president, BYOB, Attire: dressy. Singles Welcome. Dance music provided by Mario DeLeon. Special dance exhibit at intermission.

Harmony Hall Presents..

A Holiday Tribute Series Nat King Cole

Enjoy Nat King Cole Favorites like: The Christmas Song, O Holy Night, O Tannenbaum, Frosty the Snowman and many more!!

Monday Dec 7th or Wednesday, Dec. 16th Elvis Presley Enjoy Elvis Presley Favorites like: Blue Christmas, Holly Leaves and Christmas Trees, Here Comes Santa Claus, SantaBring My Baby Back To Me and many more!!

Wednesday Dec 9th or Monday, Dec. 14th

ADMISSION IS FREE SHOWTIME at 2:30PM Harmony Hall 4874 Sun City Center Blvd in the Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Crossing Plaza +/+5(' ($5+0) ;  "(26+3('


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FRI. DEC 18 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS W/THE CELTS CONCERT TOUR 6:30 pm, United Methodist Church, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. W. $5 Donation. Info: 813.634.2539 This special tenth anniversary series features Marcille Wallis, hammer dulcimer; Don Pigeon, vocals/ %  Â&#x2019; Â&#x2019;Â&#x2019;ŠÂ&#x;QQ  Â&#x;¤<Â&#x2039; Irish and Scottish dance; Robin Hendrickson, bagpipes, and introduces to our Florida audience Michael DeLalla, guitar. We dare you not to dance at this very special concert. Learn more about Marcille and friends at SAT. DEC 19 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; SCC BIG BAND CLUB DANCE ~|  | < @5

ÂŚÂ&#x201C;  @O| Charlie Brown 642.9817. Get dressed up (gentlemen in jackets and ties) and come enjoy the best deal ever. BYOB. SUN. DEC 20 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR | Â&#x201D;| < @ÂŚÂ&#x2019; @"    @ Tickets on sale now at the Atrium Kiosk. Info: Judy 642-2001. The Sarasota Concert Band is presenting the show. SUN. DEC 20 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; NEW DAWN SINGERS HOLIDAY SHOW |Â&#x201D; |Â&#x201D; < @ÂŚÂ&#x2019; @"   @ Tickets on sale now at the Atrium Kiosk. Info: Judy 642-2001. The stage will come to life with song and dance to lift your spirits and have you dancing in your seat. SUN. DEC 20 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ACADEMY OF BALLROOM DANCE CLUB ~|Â&#x201D; Â&#x201C;|Â&#x201D; < Q  

ÂŚÂ&#x2022;@ @ Info: Charlie Brown 642-9817. Coffee, cookies and door prizes at intermission. Dressy Casual, BYOB. A dance lesson by Ms. Bernice Dubro-May at 6:15 pm for $2.50 per person.

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TUE. DEC 22 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; STERLING UNIVERSITY  |Â&#x201D; | @5  Â&#x201D;5   Ct. FREE, RSVP at 813.642.0860. Speaker, Phil Leto III, will give informational History of the USA and some of itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s achievements and down falls. Light Refreshments will be Served. WED. DEC 23 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ALZHEIMERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SUPPORT GROUP |Â&#x201D; |Â&#x201D; 5  Â&#x201D;<  Â&#x160;#@`Â&#x2018;!!@Â&#x2018;X9 at 813.642.0860. For all those Caregivers, family members and friends that deal with Dementia/Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s patients. This is time to share your concerns, learn from others and have a moment for yourselves. Light Refreshments will be served.

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MON. DEC 28 - MONDAY MOVIES â&#x20AC;&#x153;THE PROPOSALâ&#x20AC;? 1:00 pm. Rollins Theater. Free, SCC Residents only, CA card required. Margaret Tate terrorizes her publishing house co-workers with her abrasive, take-no-prisoners management style, especially her overworked assistant Andrew Paxton. But when Margaret is threatened with deportation, the quick-thinking exec announces their engagement. Actors: Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Betty White, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson. Rated PG-13, 108 min. English Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired.

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If you consistently overbid your values, it stands to reason you should be a better-than-average declarer, since the combination of overbidding your hands and then underplaying them tends to lead to a rapid diminution of your assets. Consider this deal where it may be assumed that South was a card-carrying member of the aforementioned party. Most players with the South hand would pass West’s intermedi-

ate-strength two-heart overcall, having spoken their piece, but in the actual case, South bid two notrump, which North correctly raised to three. However, South made the contract by virtue of excellent play. When East played the ten of hearts at trick one, declarer followed with the three! This remarkable play rendered the defense helpless. East returned a low diamond, South following low, and whether West took his ace or not, declarer could not be denied nine tricks after forcing out the A-K of clubs. Now let’s suppose South had taken the ten of hearts with the queen, which seems the natural thing to do. In that case, declarer would probably have gone down three with normal play, losing four heart tricks, the A-K of clubs and the ace of diamonds. South rightly decided that West had at least two side entries for his twoheart bid. He also could feel reasonably sure that West had a six-card suit. This in turn meant that East’s ten of hearts was a singleton. It is true that declarer also had to find East with the queen of diamonds and either the ace or king of clubs, but this kind of assumption is one that is regularly made out of necessity by players who tend to bid their hands to the hilt. That is the kind of life they lead. © 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Salomeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Stars Week of Nov. 30, 2009 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) There could be an unexpected change in plans for your upcoming holiday travels. But +

 % >ity goes a long way in resolving any disappointments. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A new relationship might not be responding quite as quickly as youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d hoped. Could you be expecting too much too soon? Try to ease up and let things happen at their own pace. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) As we approach the frenetic pace of pre-holiday planning, take time out now to reconnect with the wonderful people who share your life, especially the one who also shares your dreams. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A misunderstanding should be resolved before you get caught

 %  rations. Set your pride aside and deal with it, regardless of who #   @ LEO (July 23 to August 22) Being told that a colleague might have been trying to undercut your effectiveness might or might not be true. Get all the facts before you even think about acting on this so-called information. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good idea to start your holiday preparation plans early in order to avoid a time crunch if an unresolved workplace situation causes a problem. That old friend might have some welcome news.


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LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A family memberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s actions continue to surprise you, but this time with positive results. Could        through. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like having an early holiday gift, isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t it? SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Your reluctance to act in a current situation could be traced to your inner self advising you to take more time to study its complexities before you attempt to deal with it. Good luck. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Soothing hurt feelings before they can ignite an angry outburst is the wise thing to do. And, of course, when it comes to doing the â&#x20AC;&#x153;wisdom thing,â&#x20AC;? you do it so well. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Budget your time so that you can handle both your workplace duties and your personal holiday planning -- including travel arrangements -- without burning out on either end. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18)Â&#x201E;   

     those still-outstanding decisions       #  forward as you had planned. Weigh the facts, then act. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) You usually donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t carry grudges, but you might feel this is one    * Š  ing so. But arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t you spending too much energy holding onto it? Let it go and move on. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a way of using your quiet strength to persuade people to follow their better instincts and do the right thing.

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Top Ten Movies 1. Disneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s A Christmas Carol (PG) Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman 2. Michael Jacksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s This Is It (PG) Michael Jackson, Daniel Celebre 3. The Men Who Stare at Goats (R) George Clooney, Ewan McGregor 4. The Fourth Kind (PG-13) Milla Jovovich, Elias Koteas 5. Paranormal Activity (R) Katie Featherston, Miah Sloat 6. The Box (PG-13) Cameron Diaz, James Marsden 7. Couples Retreat (PG-13) Vince Vaughn, Jason Bateman 8. Law Abiding Citizen (R) Jamie Foxx, Gerard Butler 9. Where the Wild Things Are (PG) Max Records, Pepita Emmerichs 10. Astro Boy (PG) animated (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc

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Strange But True By Samantha Weaver Â&#x153; O  X      neer and inventor Nikola Tesla who made the following sage observation: â&#x20AC;&#x153;One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.â&#x20AC;?

Â&#x153; O    }   <  youth conference in Atlanta that the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest record    +    some 10,000 teenagers taking part in the festivities.

the novel from work he did with patients while working the night shift at Menlo Park Veterans Hospital -- a job from which he was   @  Â&#x153; O  *  #  #  in Denmarkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capital city, you Â&#x153;Â&#x201E;        Â&#x153;    Z Z   might want to keep in mind this that in 1980, the mayor of Detroit best known for his novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;One unusual statute: It is against the gave the key to the city to Iraqi Flew Over the Cuckooâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nest,â&#x20AC;? law in Copenhagen for an undictator Saddam Hussein. which is set in a veteransâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; hos- married couple wearing bathpital. He got the inspiration for ing suits to kiss on the beach. Â&#x153;O *  Qnesota anytime soon, you might want to stop in the town of Pipestone to see its claim to roadside-attraction fame: a 30-foot-long peace pipe.

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************************************ Thought for the Day: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like an escalator because an escalator can never break, it can only become stairs. There would never be an escalator temporarily out of order sign, only an escalator temporarily stairs. Sorry for the convenience.â&#x20AC;? -- Mitch Hedberg (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

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