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The News of July 2011 - ISSUE #36 official publication of the Community Association

Check out the CA website:

Fourth of July Holiday Includes Patriotic Concert, Pancake Breakfast and Fireworks July 3: Concert 4: Patriotic Breakfast 4: Fireworks Display See June events on page 6.

July Dates to Put on Your Calendar


Independence Day


Children’s Outdoor Pool Hours Extended from 3 p.m. to Dusk

CA Board Meeting


9 a.m. Rollins Theater Watch videos of the Board meetings on your computer. Go to, click on Association, then on Meeting Videos.

SCC Community Association Postal Patron


On the Inside CA Schedule................. 3 CARE......................... 18 Club Happenings...... 10+ Consumer Affairs.......... 5 Crossword.................. 13 CryptoQuote............... 15 Entertainment Corner... 3 Expand Horizons.......... 8 Golf............................. 20 Military Affairs........ 16-17 Movies........................ 23 Newcomers.................. 2 Plants Happen.............. 7 President’s Report........ 3 Sports.................... 19-20 Sudoku......................... 9 We Want to Know......... 5

Fireworks watchers will be allowed anywhere outside the designated area (dashed line), which will be clearly designated. Watchers with chairs or blankets will be allowed inside a designated roped off area (designated on map with dotted lines). Organizers emphasize that this requirement is a safety “MUST ” and that violations can cause immediate shutdown of the display. Map drawing by John Bowker.

By Phyllis Hodges Sunday, July 3 The Sarasota Concert Band performance is at 2 p.m. at Community Hall. If you don’t already have your ticket, call Judy Schings 642-2001 regarding availability. See page 3. Monday, July 4 Anytime between 7 a.m. and noon, you can attend the open-to-the-public PATRIOTIC BREAKFAST in the Florida Room of the Atrium on the Central Campus. What a deal! Bring your friends for a patriotic menu that includes red (strawberry), white (plain) or blue (blueberry) pancakes, two eggs, sausage links, toast, orange juice and a bottomless cup of coffee for only $5. Memorabilia items will be sold at the breakfast and there will be a raffle for cash. Volunteers are still needed for clean-up—kitchen, serving stations and tables—from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call Ann Marie Leblanc if you can help (633-1979 or 633-3500). Proceeds go to the 50th Anniversary fund. The Central Campus pools and the Atrium will be open all day on July 4. Food is allowed at the pools (no glass please), so if a picnic is part of your plan for the day, the pool area will be a fun place for it. At 9 p.m., don’t miss the FIREWORKS DISPLAY on the North Lakes course. This is a FIRST for Sun City Center. Fireworks watchers with chairs or blankets will be allowed inside a designated roped-off area (see map). To make this event more accessible to our residents, only SCC Community Association and Kings Point Association members and their guests will be allowed on the CA Central Campus or ClubLink property (bordered by N. Pebble Beach, LaJolla and Cherry Hills). Bring your membership card with you. To further “lighten up” the festivities, free glow necklaces will be available for the first 300 people who show up at the Atrium after 8 p.m. Residents in the area should keep their pets indoors during the loud 4th of July celebration. Rain date is July 5.

Planning Ahead for 50th Anniversary Events August 19

Ice Cream Social 2 to 4 p.m. on the CA Central Campus

September 11

Patriots Club Third Annual 9/11 Observance 10 a.m. at Community Hall Oldies but Goodies dance with 50-cent root beer floats 7 to 10 p.m. at Community Hall

September 16, 17, 19, 20

Tickets will be available at the door.

Daughters of the American Revolution Events—see page 32 of your 50th Anniversary Book


The News of Sun City Center

Where Will YOU Take the SCC Story?

July 2011

Denali National Park, Alaska

We will publish your picture taken elsewhere in your SCC T-shirts or holding a copy of The News of Sun City Center. Email your photo with a caption to or deliver it to the CA office.


Jim and Carol Krieger at the north entrance to Denali National Park, Alaska. This is their fourth year to spend away from SCC.


Instructors Wanted

Visiting a popular temple in the Chicago suburb of Wilmette are Uta Kuhn’s grandson Justin Hofmann, Uta, Erica Hofmann (Justin’s sister), and Kris Hofmann (Uta’s daughter). Justin is planning to attend Marquette University in the fall. BETH ISRAEL The Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center, 1115 Del Webb Blvd. E. Sun City Center (813)634-2590 SHABBAT SERVICES FRIDAY EVENING AT 7:30 PM TORAH STUDY SATURDAY AT 12 NOON MORNING SERVICES 2ND AND 4TH SATURDAY 10AM RABBI: PHILIP ARONSON - CANTOR: DR. SAM ISAAK ALL ARE WELCOME

Have a topic or skill you would like to share with others? Then becoming an instructor at the Community Church College (CCC) is for you! The CCC is looking for new instructors for the Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 semesters. Each semester consists of six classes – one per week for one and a half hours. The Fall Semester is earlyOctober to mid-November, and the Spring Semester is mid-February through late-March. Instructors receive compensation and have office staff support for copying small-volume handouts. If you are interested, please call Sally Erath, Academic Dean, at home at 634-8460 and propose your idea. No prior teaching experience is required!

July 4th

The NEWS of Sun City Center A publication of the SCC Community Association 1009 N. Pebble Beach Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573 813-633-3500 News Office: 813-642-2070 (located in Old Town Hall) Editor-in-Chief: Karen Jones Reporters: John Bowker, Phyllis Hodges, Uta Kuhn, Judy Stimson


Contributors: CA Board of Directors and Staff, Linda Bowker, John McRee, Susan Muise, Ron Pelton, Judy Schings, Marie Wood

List prepared by Linda Bowker from CA staff data. Report corrections, additions to CA at 633-3500.

Photographer: Judy Stimson

May 2011

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CA Board Liaison: Ann Marie Leblanc Advertising: John Wolf 813-938-8721 Publisher: Sun City Center Community Association Monthly deadline:

15th of each month Advertising: The NEWS is not liable for errors in advertising; it does not endorse and cannot verify the accuracy of representations made by advertisers who are solely responsible for adver tisement contents. The NEWS welcomes announcements, articles, photos and stories about our community.

July 2011

The News of Sun City Center


President’s Report

CLUB/ORGANIZATION AMOUNT APPLIED TO Swan Lake Association $200 Swan Lake Dock The following clubs contributed a share of their profits to offset FunFest expenses: Lapidary Club $268 Low Impact Aerobics $50 Shuffleboard Club $100 The Men’s Club paid $5,840 for the installation of an automatic door into the pool area. The RV Club paid $3,200 for tree trimming at the RV lot. The Potters Wheel Club paid $375 for new electrical outlets and door installation in their club room. The Horseshoe Pitchers Club paid $100 for a fan and light for their area.

By Ed Barnes

Sandpiper Golf Course There appears to be a misconception among golfers and concerned members about why there is no open public play on the Sandpiper Golf Course. On March 31 in a public meeting, the Community Association Board of Directors passed a resolution extending to ClubLink the agreement we had with WCI that allowed unlimited public play on the Sandpiper Golf Course. ClubLink has chosen to restrict play to ClubLink members only, even though the Board has given them permission to have unlimited daily fee play. Any questions regarding why there is no public play on Sandpiper or future plans for North Lakes should be addressed to the local ClubLink manager, Tom Ritenour, at 634-3347. D-Day Celebration For those of you who were not able to attend the D-Day Observance you missed a very good program. Thanks to Bob Black who organized the event and served as moderator for the speakers. What an inspiring event – thanks to the speakers who relayed their experiences on a very important day in our history. Sheriff ’s Office Relocation Most of you may have heard that the Hillsborough County Resource Deputy assigned to Sun City Center will be relocating offices. The Sheriff ’s Office would like to have space for an additional Community


Resource Officer to assist the Deputy in community matters. After some careful searching we decided that the Pelican Room, which has very low usage, could be converted to a two-person office. Having the Resource Deputy on campus with an additional Resource Officer results in lots of advantages – not only does it get the Deputy out of the office and on the street but it provides us a Sheriff ’s Office representative on a continuous and regular basis. July 4th Celebration We h a v e a n o t h e r 5 0 t h Anniversary event coming up very soon - the July 4th Red, White and Blue breakfast and a fireworks display on the driving range of the old North Course. The fireworks won’t start until 9 p.m. so no golf carts can be driven to the fireworks display. Parking will be very limited in the Atrium parking lots—the pools and facilities will be open but we will be roping off some of the Atrium parking for an observation area. The parking lot in front of the CA offices and lawn bowling will be available as well as Arts and Crafts parking. This is the first-ever fireworks display for Sun City Center so I hope everyone comes out and enjoys the event.

ENTERTAINMENT CORNER STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER - A JULY 4TH CELEBRATION: On Sunday, July 3, 2-4 p.m., the Sarasota Concert Band returns with “Stars and Stripes Forever - A July 4th Celebration.” The show will be held at Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd.  Tickets ($15) will be on sale at the door about 30 minutes prior to the show. Cash and check only. Open to the public. 2011-2012 ENTERTAINMENT SERIES: The renewal letters and brochures will be sent out no later than the end of August. If you have not received your renewal by Labor Day, please call Judy Schings. THE SINGING TREE:  If you enjoy  hearing music played on a hammered dulcimer and a double bass, then keep Sunday, October 9, 2011, 2 p.m., open. This show will be performed at the Rollins Theater. More details will follow next month regarding ticket sales/ prices. Have a super summer!  Judy Schings, 813-642-2001


Location of the New Sheriff ’s Office


Ann Marie Leblanc

The Sheriff ’s Office has been relocated from the Security Patrol building to the former Pelican Room (see above photo). To get to it, you should park in front of the SCC Library and walk down the path shown in the photo. You can also take a golf cart from Cherry Hills Drive and park your cart just south of the bowling greens ... or you could park behind the Lawn Bowling building. Office hours will normally be from 8 a.m to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Phone numbers will remain the same as those in your Membership Directory. The office will be shared by Community Resource Deputy Chris Girard and Community Resource Officer Donna Budd.

Bob Black’s tribute to D-Day was a great success! Nearly 300 gathered to hear our veterans give a report on their actual experiences on D-Day. They were outstanding as they told us about their experiences from this day. It was also very helpful to have the event looked at through the eyes of a historian. It was indeed a very interesting morning. Mike Brock was in charge of the June Home Tour that was a great success! All of the homes that we toured were superb and representative of each decade of the existence of our community. We had nearly 300 people attending this tour. The tour was concluded at the Information Center/History Society building for refreshments and where John Bowker gave all interested parties a quick look at the history of Sun City Center. See you all at the Patriotic Pancake Breakfast, Monday 7 a.m.-noon and enjoy the fireworks Monday evening at 9 p.m. on our Central Campus. Free glow necklaces will be given to the first 300 people at the Kiosk desk in the Atrium beginning at 8 p.m.

CA Contact Information Phone: 633-3500 Email: Website:


Board Workshop Board Room – 9 a.m. Board Meeting Rollins Theater – 9 a.m.

August 3 Board Workshop Board Room – 9 a.m. 10 Board Meeting Rollins Theater – 9 a.m. The Community Leaders and CO-AP meetings will not be held in July or August. Proposed agendas for monthly Board Meetings are discussed at the Board Workshops and posted on Official Bulletin Boards the Friday before. They will also be posted on our website ( – under “Association.”) Every Wednesday: Orientation for new members in the Board Room starting at 1 p.m.


The News of Sun City Center


July 2011


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July 2011

The News of Sun City Center

Directors Approve Resolution on County Redistricting

CA Corporate Secretary David Floyd  In a Special Meeting held on June 15, 2011 the Board of Directors passed a resolution petitioning the Hillsborough County Commissioners to keep Sun City Center in the county’s District 4. Because of changes from the 2010 census, the four districts in the county must be reapportioned to reflect the “one person – one vote” mandate. Six versions of the four districts were presented for citizen comments. Of concern to your Board of Directors was that in three of the versions, Sun City Center was included in District 1, which is a district mainly representing South and West Tampa. The board feels that SCC residents have more in common with the citizens of Central and South Hillsborough County than with the citizens of Tampa and, therefore, a move from District 4 would not reflect the best interests of this community. The following resolution was approved and sent to the County Commissioners: Whereas the Hillsborough County Charter requires reapportionment of the County Commission’s single-member districts, Districts 1 through 4, to ensure that the districts represent an equal number of residents; and, Whereas Sun City Center is currently part of District 4 and has similar interests as to the residents of this District; Be it resolved that the Board of Directors of the Sun City Center Community Association, Inc., on behalf of its 10,000+ members, petitions the Board of County Commissioners of Hillsborough County that Sun City Center should remain in District 4 in the 2011 Redistricting.

A Little Advice from Consumer Affairs ... Reminders about Home Solicitors By Susan Muise

From what we are hearing, it’s time to remind you all again about letting solicitors into your homes. Once they get their feet in the door, it’s really hard to get rid of them. Many of them play by the rules, but many do not. Being subject to high pressured sales is not a pleasant experience. We strongly suggest that you do not open your door to anyone you do not know and that you never let them come into your home. If you decide that you are going to let them in anyway, make sure to have someone there with you. Make sure that they know that you will also get other estimates even if their “Special Sale” is only good for that day. It’s not worth the risk to you to have something go very wrong because you were in a hurry. Please don’t automatically give your trust to a company just because they offer to give you a free gift. Even if they say they are doing lots of work in your area it does not mean that their license and insurance is up to date or that they even have a license or insurance. When you get other bids, compare them to make sure they are complete and cover your requirements. Ask each company for references for jobs they have done in this area and check them out. If

they are a reputable company, they will want your business and will wait for you. Make sure that you have checked licenses and insurance for any contractor that you hire. If we cannot check a particular contractor for you at the CA Office, 633-3500, then please contact Hillsborough County Consumer Protection Agency at 903-3430. You can check with the contractor directly if you wish, but make sure you carefully check names and expiration dates and that you know what types of licenses he should have. Just to let you know again, anyone going door-to-door in Hillsborough County must have a Solicitor’s License that they can obtain through the Hillsborough County Clerk of Court. An Occupation or Business Tax License or any other type of contractor’s license is not sufficient. It must be issued to the individual, not a business. Unfortunately, neither the CA nor the Security Patrol can police home solicitors. It is up to you to “just say NO!” But if you find that it’s too late, and you have already opened your door, we hope this information will be helpful.

Also, just a reminder from last month’s article: Do not hire a locksmith whose phone number begins with 938... Please contact the CA Office if you have any questions.


We Want to Know!!!

(Answers to frequently asked questions at the CA) By Susan Muise

“What should I be doing to get prepared for a possible hurricane?” Sun City Center is NOT in an evacuation area. However, there are several things we should do each year to prepare for the possibility of a hurricane, and it’s a good time to make yourself do some of the chores you have been putting off: –Stock up on water. Buy a gallon a week to store in case you need it. –Start cleaning out your freezer. Replace the space you gain with containers of water. Remember not to fill the container all the way to the top as water expands when frozen. –Arrange with your doctor to have extra medications on hand if we should get that big storm. Make sure you have a cooler available for any medications that may need refrigeration. If you have any medical conditions that require oxygen or you are homebound, make sure to notify your doctor or your home health agency now. Do not just plan to go to a hospital when a hurricane hits. Hospitals are not shelters. –Review and update your important paperwork: Special medical information, insurance policies, property inventories and photos and irreplaceable keepsakes. Make sure you know where they are, can get them easily and have watertight bags or containers available to put them in if necessary. If you plan to leave town before a storm and your driver’s license does not have your Sun City Center address on it, make sure to also take utility or tax bills with the address here identifying that you own the property here. –Get a land-line telephone to have just in case. Portable phones don’t work without electricity. Update your list of important phone numbers.

–Stock up on some canned goods that you like to eat. A handheld can opener is a good idea to have on hand, too. Check that you have enough gas or charcoal for your grill and two coolers, one for food and one for ice. –Update your medicine cabinet. Make sure you have antiseptic, bandages, anti-diarrhea medication and some mosquito spray, too. –Make arrangements ahead of time for your pets. Have extra pet food on hand. Don’t wait till the last minute to find that you cannot take your pet with you wherever you are going. –Fix any leaks that you have in your roof, trim trees and clean gutters. Make sure your house number is clearly marked on your home. If you will need help putting down hurricane shutters, arrange for it in advance. –Double check that you have enough batteries for flashlights, radios, etc. –Make sure that a friend or family member has the Amateur Radio Club special website, http//, in case we loose power here for a long period of time. The Radio Club will be able to get messages back a forth for us if we have no other means of communication. Also check out the CERT website,, to see what else you should be doing and what the community plans to do in the event of the “big one”. Keep your fingers crossed that we will not have any major storms this year, but get everything together ahead of time just in case! Better safe than sorry.

The Consumer Affairs Register is available online at -click on Consumer Affairs on the left side of the page; -click on Directory Listing of Registered Contractors and Vendors on the left side of the page.


The News of Sun City Center

D-Day An Event to Remember 60 Years Later

News and Notes...

Vow Renewal for 50th Wedding Anniversary

July 2011

Are you celebrating your 50th wedding anniversary anytime between now and April 30, 2012? If so, you are eligible to participate in a planned “Vow Renewal” in October. Call Nan Baytos at 642-9897 or Maggie Pliska at 6337884 to participate.

House Tour—A Success Story!


By Phyllis Hodges Over 250 tickets were sold for the 50th Anniversary June 11 house tour that was chaired by Mike Brock. Guests made their way to the five houses, each representing a house built in the last five decades. The SCC CA Information Center on Cherry Hills Drive was also part of the tour, as guests dropped by for refreshments and to enter a drawing for two beautiful baskets. At day’s end, Peggy Seagrave and Connie Murray were the lucky winners. (Note: You can see additional photos on the Friends of Sun City Center Facebook page.) Another house tour is being planned for January 16. Proceeds from both tours go to the 50th Anniversary fund.


Diana Graham (second from left), hostess at the ’60s home, welcomes (L to R) Glenn Laucks, Joyce and Vic Foos and Ingeborg Laucks to a home on Andover Circle, one of several original models built by Del Webb. The house was updated beautifully by its current owner, Barbara McElroy.


The CA Community Hall was full of WWII veterans for a morning of remembrance on June 6, 2011—60 years to the day after U.S. troops stormed Omaha Beach. Many of them were wearing WWII veteran hats or components of their service uniforms. Harold Heil was proud to don his U.S. Army uniform for the event.


Bob Black (at lectern) gathered survivors Bill Boyd, Arch Bush and Bill Eisenhart to relate personal D Day memories. A presentation by Dr. Nick Steneck (far right) from Florida Southern College focused on the impact of the invasion of Europe. Several veterans in the audience also shared experiences during the follow-up open discussion.

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Citrus Canker

A situation has arisen here in SCC in the early part of June that bears some more reporting. By now the SCC Observer and John Bowker’s eNEWS as well as probably others have reported the occurrence of the bacterial pathogen commonly known as Citrus Canker. This has been discovered on a property in the Fort Duquesna area, and I am sure it will be found elsewhere in our community in the near future. Background By 2003 the State of Florida had completed a very aggressive canker eradication process whereby 2.1 million commercial and homeowner citrus trees were destroyed. We in SCC felt the brunt of that very heavily as every tree within a 1900-ft. radius of a canker discovery had to be considered affected and destroyed. We did that. The good news is that we have been able to enjoy the remaining and new citrus for eight years. That safe period has unfortunately ended. Why the fuss? This is a serious disease of all citrus cultivars and some citrus relatives, but, thankfully, is not harmful to humans or animals. The bacterium enters the tissues of citrus trees through wounds and natural openings called stomata, but it does not travel through the tree to become systemic. The bacterium survives in warm moist conditions and requires a host to survive in a natural environment. This disease is of concern to homeowners because it is highly contagious and the majority of infected fruit on a severely affected tree may drop off the tree prematurely leading to reduced yields. The internal quality of mature fruit with lesions is unaffected and is still edible and usable for juice. Symptoms All aboveground tissues of citrus are susceptible to canker. Symptoms appear most often on the fruit, leaves and twigs of infected plants. Leaf and fruit symptoms typically start as small, blister-like lesions that expand as they age. Lesions usually become apparent about seven to 14 days after infection under the optimal conditions of our temperature ranges. As leaf lesions age, they turn gray to tan brown with an oily margin, usually surrounded by a yellow halo. (Fig. 1 The center of the lesion becomes raised and corky and is visible on both sides of the leaf. Leaf tissue in old lesions may die and fall out, leaving the appearance of shot holes. Severe infection of the foliage can cause defoliation of trees. Twig infections resemble those on fruit. (Fig 2 Publication #PP194) The lesions are raised with a corky appearance. The lesion margin, like on leaves, has an oily appearance, but there is no yellow halo on twigs. The lesions on twigs and branches can persist for several years, with live bacteria within, if they do not kill the limb. On fruit, the lesions are discrete and scab-like or corky, often with a yellow halo. (Fig 3 Publication #PP194) Spread Citrus Canker is a highly contagious plant disease and spreads rapidly over short distances. Wind-driven rain, overhead irrigation, flooding, birds and human movement can spread it. Environmental factors, such as wind and rain, cannot be controlled; however, spread of Citrus Canker by humans can be managed by proper decontamination procedures and preventing transportation of infected plant material. Transport of infected plant material is the primary means of spreading the canker pathogen over longer distances. When working in your yard, you should take precautions to avoid infecting your trees or spreading the disease from one tree to another within your yard. Gardening tools and your hands should be disinfected while working in your yard to help prevent the spread of the disease if one of your trees is infected. If you borrow gardening tools from a friend, disinfect them prior to using them on your citrus trees and before you return them. Your hands and garden tools can be easily disinfected using a variety of products, including hydrogen peroxide, household chlorine bleach, rubbing alcohol, sanitizing sprays or hot water and antibacterial soap. Control No cure exists for Citrus Canker; disease management is the only way to control the disease. Citrus Canker management involves the use of the timely applications of copper-containing products and windbreaks to hinder inoculum dispersal. Most infections occur between April and July on oranges and three to four applications of copper-containing materials at three-week intervals should be


sufficient to obtain relatively clean fruit. Grapefruit is susceptible to canker for a much longer period. Copper sprays should begin when the fruit is 3/4-inch diameter and continue at three-week intervals until fully grown in October for best results. Copper does not move from where it was applied, so as fruit grows, the new tissue does not have copper to protect it. Disease control on leaves is not possible because of their rapid growth. Homeowners should be aware that these disease management strategies are not completely reliable but will minimize the disease on trees. If you suspect that your tree might be infected with Citrus Canker contact the Hillsborough County Extension Service, 813-633-1090. If possible send them a digital picture, but do not take a sample into the office or off your premises for that matter. Some confusion may exist about diseases similar to Citrus Cancer. Here are a few: Citrus Cancer look-a-likes ( mistaken.shtml) Citrus Scab • Caused by the fungus Elsinoe fawcettii. • Found on fruit, leaves and twigs. • Deforms leaves • Wart like symptoms • Light tan in color • Affects grapefruit, Temples, Murcotts, tangelos, and some other tangerine hybrids. Citrus Melanose • Caused by the fungus Diaporthe citri • Found on fruit and leaves• Feels like sandpaper• Red-brown in color• Grapefruit is very susceptible but all citrus may be affected.

Alternaria Brown Spot • Caused by the fungus Alternaria alternate• Found on young fruit, leaves and twigs• Brown to black spots surrounded by a yellow halo• Affects Dancy tangerines, Minneola tangelos, Murcotts, Orlando tangelo, Nova tangelo, Lee tangelo and Sunburst tangerine• Does not affect oranges; may affect grapefruit if located next to highly infected tangelos or tangerines. Greasy Spot • Caused by the fungus Mycosphaerella citri • Looks like drops of oil• Can be found on fruit or leaves• Most severe on grapefruit leaves, Pineapple oranges, Hamlins and tangelos.

What to do…. As I see it there are only two viable approaches if you have or suspect you might have Citrus Canker. One is to cut down the tree and have it removed which our homeowner on Fort Duquesna has done. This must be done carefully and with a reputable tree remover that will not just throw it in the county refuse. The other is to spray it with a copper solution as discussed. That, to me, has implications of a lot of attention and work to preserve what you already have. It is your call. If you wish to contact me on this subject or any other Plant related situation, I can be reached on ronpelton@tampabay. (Information obtained from Dooryard Citrus Production: Citrus Canker Disease, Timothy M. Spann, Ryan A. Atwood, Jamie D. Yates, and James H. Graham, Jr.; May 24, 2011 Diseases Commonly Mistaken for Citrus Canker.; Dooryard Citrus Production: Citrus Canker Disease, Timothy M. Spann, Ryan A. Atwood, Jamie D. Yates, and James H. Graham, Jr.) .

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Expanding Our Horizons By Judy Stimson Aquarium fish and plants are big business – around $100 million in Florida annually. Florida produces an estimated 95% of the U.S.’s aquarium fish and plants, and the heart of that is in Ruskin at the Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory. Located on federal property owned by and leased from the National Weather Service, the Lab is run by the University of Florida and works closely with the Florida Tropical Fish Farms Association (FTFFA) and the Florida Aquaculture Association (FAA). FTFFA is a trade association “of professional ornamental tropical fish and aquatic plant breeders.” They promote fish and plants grown in Florida. Florida has natural and commercial advantages due to its “climate, geology and presence of international shipping hubs.” “Current production includes over 800 varieties of freshwater fish, 200 varieties of freshwater plants, and a growing number of marine fish, invertebrates and live rock (cultivated coral) on over 200 certified farms.” Florida is especially competitive on larger ornamental fish, due to

the high cost of transportation of imported fish. FAA was formed to “provide a united organization for Florida’s diverse and specialized aquatic farming commodities.” The mission of the Lab in Ruskin is to “enhance the understanding of tropical, ornamental aquaculture through research and education.” The Lab “performs applied research, fish disease diagnostic services and extension education programs and promotes professionalism in Florida’s tropical aquaculture industry.” To accomplish that, they have a 4,000-square-foot office and diagnostic laboratory, an 800-squarefoot quarantine building, three 2,100-square-foot greenhouses, and a 5,000-square-foot hatchery/ nutrition laboratory. Adjacent to the lab is a fish farm consisting of 50 ponds, 24 of which are covered with greenhouse structures to protect against birds and cold weather. The lab’s active education program is primarily focused on professionals working in the industry, and has names like “Restricted Use Pesticide Training & Testing” and “Hormone Induction Spawning Workshop.” However, presentations for laypersons are available for groups


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of at least five people either on-site or at your reserved location. Walking tours of the large grounds are not encouraged due to the expansive acreage, uneven ground and heat, which overwhelmed one visitor five years ago. To request a presentation, contact Carlos Martinez, Assistant

in Ornamental Aquaculture, at 813-671-5230 Ext. 109 or email him at The lab is located at 1408 24th Street SE in Ruskin. To get there, go west on SR674 and turn left on 24th Street SE.

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Hats “ON” for the Belmont Stakes!

Sun City Center residents Eileen Kobel, Melba Verzino, Nancy Saunders and Connie Erickson at the Belmont Stakes horse race watching party.

Merritts’ Grandson Graduates from the U.S. Air Force Academy Ilona and Russell Merritt, of 913 El Rancho Dr., Sun City Center, just returned from Colorado Springs, CO where they attended the US Air Force Ac a d e my g r a du at ion ceremony for the Class of 2011. Amongst the 1,021 graduating seniors was their grandson, Thomas B aker. The highlight was the commissioning of Thomas as a 2nd Lieutenant. As soon as the graduation formalities were over, Thomas came to his grandparents so that they could all watch the Thunderbirds fly over the stadium. Solution on page 22.

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Aquasizers Hold June Luncheon

MiniBus Club Keeps on Tripping

Minibus Club took a tram tour of Port Manatee. SCC residents explored Port Manatee and the Tampa Bay Seawater Desalination Plant. Port Manatee is one of Florida’s largest ports and it is the closest U.S. deepwater seaport to the Panama Canal. The port and its partners move approximately nine million tons of cargo each year including fresh produce, forestry products, petroleum products, citrus juice products, fertilizer, steel, aluminum, automobiles, cement, aggregate and more. After touring the port by tram they had lunch at Alpha House before touring  the Tampa Bay Seawater Desalination facility where  they were told the facility provides up to 25 million gallons per day of drinking water to the region. The group saw how the facility is tied to the Teco Plant next door at Big Bend like a co-generation plant.  The Sun City Center Residents Travel Club aka The Mini Bus has many new trips scheduled.  Some of the new day trips being offered are: August 16 - Yuengling Brewery/ Columbia Restaurant/Tampa Trolley Tour

Sept 1 - Tampa International Airport Tour/Cafe Elise for lunch/ Post Office Center Tour Sept 13 - Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre at the Spaghetti Warehouse presenting: Murder on the Budget Cruise Sept 25 - Manatee Players present ‘Sound of Music’ followed by dinner at Mattison’s Oct 11 - Colleen Cassidy Watercolor and Wine, dinner at Sweet Tomatoes (you really need to see the advertisement for this trip in the office) There are still openings on the overnight trips: Immokalee Casino and Broadway Palm Theatre Aug 26 – Aug 27 Kennedy Space Center & Cocoa Beach Sept 19 – Sept 20 Asheville , NC  Oct 24 – Oct 29 For more information about these and many other trips being offered call the office at 634-2685 or come into the office on Monday or Friday between 10 a.m. and noon or Wednesday between 1 and 3 p.m.

Mary Williams (groom) and Martha Alderman (bride) pose during an Aquasizers luncheon. The wedding theme was enjoyed by all participants.

Ceramics Club to Hold Christmas in July Sale It’s not too early to think about Christmas. The Sun City Center Ceramic Club is having a Christmas in July Sale with everything at 10% off!  Sale starts Tuesday, July 5, and goes through Friday, July 8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. So make your list, check it twice and come see us at the Ceramic Club.


(L to R): Amber Mullins; Megan Corcodal; Beverly Fletchall, AAUW Scholarship Chair; Valerie Chzanoski; Nicole Jones; Anaebo Tochi.



The AAUW of Sun City Center awarded five college scholarships to mature women at the May meeting. The four Hillsborough Community College recipients were selected by the HCC Foundation. Students who received the AAUW of Sun City Center scholarships for 2011-2012 academic year are: Megan Corcodel, Valerie Chzanowski, Nicole Jones and Anaebo Tochi. Beverly Fletchall, chair for the AAUW-SCC Scholarship Program, also introduced Amber Mullins who will attend USF. Ms. Mullins is a former AAUW HCC recipient. The monies for these scholarships are the results of the fundraising efforts throughout the year.

Theresa Buck has been designated Artist Of The Month for July, 2011 by The Art Club In Sun City Center. With a life-long interest in art but no formal art education, Theresa suddenly found herself thrust into the art field when asked to be art and layout editor of the quarterly magazine while working for Bell Telephone of PA. Arriving in Sun City Center in 2002, she joined the Art Club and decided to expand her talents, attending demonstrations, participating in many workshops, and taking lessons from Roberta Snyder and

Virginia Laudano, among others. She has since participated in all the club’s annual art shows. Theresa’s works will be on display during July at SCC Library, SCC Chamber of Commerce, Sun Trust Bank, South Shore Bank, Wells Fargo, A-1 Connection Realty, Information Center on Cherry Hills Drive and in the showcase at the front of the Art Room. News about other Art Club activities can be found at www. –Ed Laudano

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The exhibition at The Gallery, titled “Artistic Journey” that opened on June 1, 2011, will remain in place during the entire month of July. This exhibit features new works by the talented artists of SCC, rendered in a variety of media and depicting a wide range of subject matter. The show highlights examples of the artists’ creations, the latest milestones on their continuing “Artistic Journey.” Admission to the show is free and all are welcome. The Gallery, located next to the Art Room, is open to visitors each Tuesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For information on the new exhibit or about The Gallery, contact Gallery director Eunice Agnello at 634- 6003. Additional news of Art Club activities can be found at www.artclubofscc. org. The Art Club offers classes and workshops in all media and regular art demonstrations by professional artists. There is no admission fee for these demos; they are open to all and club membership is not required for attendance. To join the Art Club and take advantage of its many other activities, contact membership coordinator Bev Majewski at 633-8325.


“Artistic Journey” Exhibit at the Art Gallery

(L to R) Don Murphy, V.P. Programs; Robert Mills, speaker; and Gary Kaukonen, president. Rob er t Mills, lo cal resident and author, was the guest s p e a k e r a t t h e c l u b’s Ju n e 1 5 m e e t i n g . T h e d i s c u s s i o n of his book “ Conscience of a Conspiracy Theorist” was interesting and informative. A buffet lunch by Banquet Masters was well received by the members. –John Armstrong

Billiards Club Holds Classes Twice a Month

For those who have never held a cue stick, the SCC Billiard Club has classes twice every month (excluding holidays)–the second Tuesday at 10 –Ed Laudano a.m. and the second Thursday at 1 p.m. This is an orientation class with some hands-on training. Billiards is an excellent low-impact activity—get out of the house. Email the club at or call Art Erickson workshops, visit his website at www. at 813-699-5428 for more information. They look forward to seeing you around the tables. At 6:30 p.m., their is a tutorial –Art Erickson program. A short business meeting November 12, 2009 WELCOME BACK m 11 begins at 7 p.m. followed immediately by the program. For more information on the club and its activities, please see the website at http://www.photoclubscc. com or visit the photo learning lab at 960D Cherry Hills Drive. Dues for the 2011 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.

Photo Club to Meet July 12 Oh, the places we can go! It might be Maine, Yosemite National Park, or Af rica. Professional photographer and club member James Corwin Johnson will present on Travel Adventure Photography at the Tuesday, July 12th meeting of the Sun City Center Photo Club. As part of his business, James takes fellow photographers to Maine, Yosemite National Park, Africa and other exciting travel destinations. As a former photographer and guide for Yosemite National Park, James takes groups there at least three times a year. He will highlight these trips and will also answer questions about travel photography. For more information about James and his travel adventure

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Men’s Club to Meet July 20 The SCC Men’s Club will meet on July 20, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. in Community Hall on South Pebble Beach Blvd. The guest speaker is Dennis V. Nymark, local attorney and agent for Attorney’s Title Insurance Fund. His practice includes Wills,Trusts, and Estate Planning. A buffet lunch by Banquet Masters will follow and costs $12. Call the Automated Reservation Number to make your reservations. Members are encouraged to bring a Sun City Center or Kings Point resident as a guest. Be sure to give your guest’s name when you make the reservation. Residents of Kings Point or Sun City Center wishing to join the Men’s Club should call 634-6434.

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Academy of Ballroom Dance Club Saturday, July 2, 2011 at Community Hall, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.  Dressy attire, BYOB. Members free; guests $6.

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Singles table available. Everyone welcome!   Info: Call Jean Kostka at 813-634-1235. Classes for June 2011 SOCIAL DANCE CLASSES Sponsored by the Academy Dance Club. 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 May at 634-3205. TUESDAY EVENING CLASSES (July 5, 12, 19, 26) Beginning - Cha Cha 5:30 p.m. Intermediate - Swing 6:45 p.m. Intermediate - Salsa 8 p.m. WEDNESDAY DAY CLASSES (July 6, 13, 20, 27) Beginning - Waltz 12:45 p.m. Intermediate - Tango 2 p.m. Intermediate/Advanced - Rumba 3:15 p.m.

Community Hall 7 – 10 p.m. Music from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s

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Community Hall 7 – 10 p.m. Music from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s

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“Just the Two of Us” will play for Moonglow Dance Club from 7:30–9:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, at Community Hall. Join them for an evening of listening and dancing pleasure. BYOB and snacks.  Members are free;  guests $5 at the door.  Singles are always welcome.  Dressy casual attire recommended. For more information, call Al at 633-8170.


Cat Food Drive a Big Success

Cat Fanciers Club officers Eileen Dunnington, treasurer, and Rita Bundas, vice president, kick-off staffing the Cat Food Drive event table. On Saturday June 25, Cat Fanciers Club and South Shore Felines held a very successful “Feed the Tuna Chest” cat food drive at Pet Supermarket on Sun City Center Blvd. Many people from Sun City Center and the surrounding area brought in donations or purchased and donated cat food directly in the store. During the event hours, a whopping 200 pounds of cat food was donated. Right after the in-store event hours, another 65 pounds was donated for a grand total of 265 pounds of cat food! The food will benefit CatMeals for homebound CA residents and community cat colonies in the South Shore Area. A big thank you to everybody that donated and stopped by to obtain educational literature and get cat questions answered. For more information on either organization visit or www., a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

“Cool with a Float” Square Dance

W h a t better way to celebrate the great patriotic (and hot) month of July than with a Cool Root Beer Float, and that’s exactly what the Sun City Center Swingers Square Dance Club is going to do on Friday, July 15, 2011. Celebrate with a “Cool with a Float” Mainstream/ Plus Square Dance. Dancers will be treated with delicious Root Beer Floats and other goodies provided by the club. So square dancers, if you want to cool off in this scorching summer weather—while enjoying a great dance—mark your calendars so you don’t miss this great “Cool” July special event. These special dances, along with the club’s regular Friday Mainstream/ Plus dances are held in Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. PreRounds 7 - 7:30 p.m. Mainstream/ Plus Dance 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Bob Ellis calls on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Friday of the month; Art Springer

calls on the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month. Pat Hagen cues – Yes, Pat is back and is as great as ever. The Tuesday Square Dance Beginners Class and Plus workshop class, held in Community Hall , will be temporarily discontinued for the summer. The classes will begin again in the fall. On Friday, May 27, 2011 the club elected a new slate of Officers for the 2011–2012 year. New and reelected officers are as follows: • President (CO) – Geri and Tom Kilgallon • Vice President (CO) – Leah and George McLatcher • Treasurer – Hugh Staley • Secretary – Dottie McKenzie • Trusties (CO) - Beverley and Bob Barriger, Judy and Charlie Pyle, Mary and Dick Schultz Square Dancers: come join us for this Special Dance and every Friday night for great dancing, fellowship and refreshments. For further information, call Mary at 633-8718 or Beverley at 633-3651.

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SCC Dance Club welcomes you to its dance on Wednesday, July 20, at Community Hall, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Music by “DJ” Darlene with a variety of music. Attire: Dressy Casual. Members Free. Guests $6 per person. Singles always welcome. BYOB and Snacks For more info, call 633-7173.

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Grant from IFC Helps Riverview High Theatre

Riverview High School graduating Senior, Tyler Gorman (left) and Daron Hawkins, Theatre Director, Assistant Language Arts Department Head, Riverview High School thank members of the SCC Interfaith Council for a $2,000 grant. Hawkins spoke about the significant impact of exposing students to the arts when they are young and Gorman gave a testimonial of how taking Hawkins classes was a lifechanging experience for him. Gorman will be attending the University of North Florida. The grant was used to offset costs of a recent theatre production of Les Miserables. Grants from the IFC are made possible by proceeds from the Nearly New Shop in Sun City Center and the hard working volunteers at the shop. The Nearly New Shop is located at 1515 Sun City Center Plaza and is open (summer hours) Saturday from 8 a.m. – noon. Donations are accepted anytime the shop is open or they can be left in the drop box. Arrangements can be made to pick up larger items by calling (813) 642-9099. For more information about the Interfaith Council and the grants process visit its website at:

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Have you seen those strange square graphic codes around? Maybe you have seen them at the gas pump or in newspapers and magazines. They suddenly seem to be everywhere. Wonder what they are and what to do with them? They are Quick Response or QR Codes. They got started in Japan after Toyota developed them as a method to identify their cars. QR Codes look like a cross between product bar codes and inkblots, but are a matrix or two-dimensional bar code. They are meant to be read by smartphones. You scan the code with your smartphone and it takes you to a website to get more information or conduct a transaction. In addition to a smartphone, to use them you need a QR Code Reader App (Application). Instructions for the two most popular types of smartphones are below. For installation on an iPhone: (1) open the “App Store” application from the iPhone home screen, (2) select “Search” at the bottom of the screen and search for “Barcodes,” (3) locate the application with “Barcodes” by Christian Brunschen,

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THE GREATER SUN CITY CENTER COMMUNITY PLAN WORKS The plan was formulated in a series of more than 20 open discussion meetings conducted through most of 2009 and approved by the County Commission in 2010. It was designed to give the people who live here a voice in shaping their environment and as a guide for future growth and development. The plan already has proven to be an important document that is taken seriously by governmental officials. Among the plan’s goals was extended golf cart accessibility. That was noted by County Commissioners in their consideration and unanimous approval of a golf cart crossing of U.S. 301. High on the plan’s list of objectives is retaining attractive medians and rights-of-way throughout the community. Along with the impending build-out of SCC and KP, that has sparked a re-invigorated effort to provide a permanent means of maintaining the medians on our thoroughfares. Also listed in the community plan under land use goals is active enforcement of codes and covenants, including sign control and to authorize a local group to work with code enforcement officials. In response, a group called SCC Prides was established in February and is working with the county. As a result, you may have noticed there are not as many illegal “snipe” signs on street corners and median strips.

A m on g t h e p l a n’s o t h e r objectives is to provide pathways to “… the nature-oriented facilities of nearby Little Manatee River State Park and other sites.” That park abuts the southern edge of SCC along a section of the Club Renaissance Golf Course and behind an adjoining residential area. That is the location planners discussed for a potential pathway to the park’s hiking trails north of the Little Manatee River. Despite misinformation about people walking beside U.S. 301 to access the park, such a plan was never considered. One resident involved in the planning process said, “We never, ever, discussed that. It’s a cockamamie, unworkable idea. Many of our residents want more trails, and we thought a short, convenient path to the park would be great.” The plan encompasses Sun City Center, Kings Point, Valencia Lakes, Cypress Creek and Freedom Plaza. It addresses goals and objectives for land use, commercial development, recreation, transportation public s a f e t y, h e a l t h s e r v i c e s a n d communication. The community plan can be viewed in its entirety by going to It is also available at the SCC Library. –Paul Courter

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Published Authors Residing in SCC

(A continuing column by News staff writer Marie Wood.)

Judith Kramer Judith Kramer was b orn in Washington D.C., lived in Maryland and graduated from Rutgers University in New Jersey. When children started arriving, she became a stay-at-home mom but she and her husband Oscar traveled over much of the world including Europe, China and Alaska.  Her book  “Changing Places– A Journey with My Parents into Their Old Age” tells about a very difficult journey she made as she travelled with her parents on their long path through old age and eventually death. Judy started writing  poetry when she was just  11 years old.  When her parents started needing help, Judy discovered that writing about her experience helped her put things into perspective and let her examine her feelings about what she was  going through. These thoughts became the basis for a newspaper column she hoped might  help others deal with their own feelings of stress, anger and love. Judy loved her parents very much but she also had a husband and children and a job to deal with, and

she found herself sometimes becoming angry at her parents’ demands on her time. In writing down the feelings she couldn’t openly express, she realized that what she was going through was very normal and she would have to prioritize and not feel guilty about having to ignore some things, painful as it might be. Later she was able to open more to her parents and discuss with them some things they had never talked about before. Judy knows almost everyone may someday have to make this same journey. She hopes this book will help them through s o m e o f t h e d i f f i c u l t d ay s . Judy writes a weekly column for a local paper The Sun. She is also working on another book. When asked about what she likes to do in her spare time she just smiled and said she  was very busy, but she liked to visit with her six grandchildren and  sometimes expresses her creativity with her hobby of crocheting when she finds some time, and of  course being Judy, she does.

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Military Affairs

DAR Memorial Day Participants

Back row (l to r) Fran Eilert, May Albertini, Mary Culliton, Natalie Tryon, Mary Mcintyre.Front row- Jan Bassett, Bunny Blackstone, Sondra Harnishfeger, Pat Fricke, Beverly Engles, Felicia Grant and Wilma Elmer. Col. George Mercer Chapter DAR of Sun City Center participated in the annual Memorial Day Ceremonies in Kings Point on May 30. They walked in with the other service organizations and clubs and participated in the roll call of Veterans that had passed away in the last year.  As each name was called one of the participants stood and held up a flag in his or her honor.

DAR JROTC Awards Presented to Three Local High School Students

Danish Army Brigadier General Jens Praestegaard was the featured speaker at the Sun City Chapter of the Military Officer’s Association of America monthly luncheon held on June 1, 2011 in Sun City Center.   Gen. Praestegaard, who currently holds a position at MacDill Air Force Base, is a founding member of NATO. Denmark’s troops have provided forces for numerous worldwide operations including KFOR (Kosovo Force), NTMI (NATO Training Mission), Operation Active Endeavor, Counter-Piracy support and many other missions. 700 Danish soldiers contributed to NATO efforts in Afghanistan as the objective of the Danish involvement is to support the building up of an Afghan society that is democratic and stable. Drafted in 2004 by several Danish political parties, the Danish



Danish Army Brigadier General Addresses MOAA

Army Brigadier Gen. Jens Praestegaard

Defense Agreement maintains one of its goals is to “work towards international peace and security in accordance with the principles of the UN Charter, specifically through conflict prevention, peacekeeping and humanitarian operations.” –Capt B. Frank Kepley, USN (Ret)


High School, Patra Cain; and East Bay High School, Stephanie DeJesus. All students received a DAR JROTC Medal, Certificate and a $100 US Savings bond.


SCC Observes Memorial Day

Sun City Center observed its traditional Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 30, in the Borini Theater at the Kings Point Clubhouse. The ceremony was sponsored by the combined military veterans’ organizations of Sun City Center and supported by the joint efforts of many participating community service organizations.  The Master of Ceremonies was Col. James Shumway, president of the Military Officers Association of America. The focus of this Memorial Day ceremony was to honor all community veterans with special tribute paid to those veterans who have died since May 2010. There were 180 such veterans recognized by a Last Roll Call that was conducted concurrently with the traditional Sun City Center Living Flag Tribute. T h e f e at u r e d s p e a k e r w a s Captain Harry T. Powers, US Navy Retired.  Captain Powers is a World War II veteran with a very impressive Left to right: Beverly Engles, Regent with biography of some 30 years of submarine Stephanie De Jesus of East Bay High. service.  On D-Day minus one he landed on Omaha Beach at Pointe Du Hoc, Col. George Mercer Brooke Chapter DAR of Sun City Center presented Normandy, France. He led a United awards to three cadets this year: Spoto High School, Romina Suero; Riverview States intelligence force frog team of 25

CAPT Harry T. Powers, USN, Ret.

men of which only eight survived. For this combat operation he was awarded the Navy Silver Star. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, attended the Nuclear Power School and Naval War College, earned a degree in nuclear physics from Harvard University and now lives in Sun City Center. A musical interlude and tribute to the military services was provided by the Trinity Baptist Church Choir directed by Rev. James Feist. Colors were presented by the East Bay High School Jr. R.O.T.C., and members of the Ruskin Boy Scout Troop 661 placed the wreath, donated by Zipperer Funeral Home, at the flagpole outside the auditorium. –Capt B. Frank Kepley, USN (Ret)

Sun City Center has a DAV van that was donated to Tampa’s James A. Haley Veterans Hospital by the local DAV Chapter 110. Veterans are transported Monday through Friday, departing SCC at 6:30 a.m. and returning at 1 p.m. This van is for all veterans to use but is NOT wheelchair accessible. To schedule a ride, call 642-0302. A seven-day advance notice is needed. The DAV is in need of volunteers to drive this van. This is a seven-

passenger van and does not require a commercial driver’s license to drive. If you can spare at least one day a month, it will surely help out the veterans of our community. If interested, please contact the chapter commander, Tom Williams, at (813) 777-0914 or email Helmut Haberl at The DAV meetings are held every fourth Thursday of the month in the Caper Room. Lunch is served at noon; meeting starts at 1 p.m.


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MOWW Annual Convention

Military Order of the World Wars

MOWW Bestows Highest Award on Major Jerry Foppe, USAF (Ret)


The Military Order of World Wars (MOWW) bestowed their highest award on Maj. Jerry Foppe, USAF, (Ret), at the Freedom Plaza Club in Sun City Center on June 16, 2011. The award, the Silver Patrick Henry Medallion for patriotic achievement, was awarded to Maj. Foppe for his many volunteer activities as past president of the Military Officers Association of America (L to R) LT COL Frank Zahrobsky, president (MOAA) and senior vice MOWW, Maj. Jerry Foppe commander for the last eight years of MOWW. It was noted that he has unfailingly kept both organizations appraised of all pertinent pending congressional legislation that does or could affect the military and/or the defense of our country. Major Foppe has also been deeply involved in various additional activities beneficial to both organizations and the veterans and local communities they serve.


Commander Edward Miller, USN (Ret), was the featured speaker at the Military Order of World Wars (MOWW) meeting, which took place at the Freedom Plaza Club in Sun City Center, on June 16, 2011. Cdr. Miller, a World War II veteran, has been an outstanding member of the Sun City Chapter of MOWW since its inception. He has been adjutant, treasurer, vice commander, commander and has served on multiple committees. Additionally, he has been a leader in the Freedom Plaza family and especially, the Retired Officers Corporation activities. Cdr. Miller, an engineer, was on the Pennsylvania team that daily From left: CDR. Ed Miller thanked by LTC Harry Lascola examined the effects of America’s nuclear leak at Three Mile Island and his team reported daily to the president. He provided MOWW with an overview of what occurred during the disaster as well as the probable future of nuclear powered energy in the United States.

The Military Order of World Wars (MOWW) recently returned from a Region VI Annual Convention (Region VI has eight chapters, seven in Florida and one in Puerto Rico) aboard a Royal Caribbean Cruise Liner where Region business was combined with pleasure. The cruise took place from May 20 through May 23 and included port calls in the Bahamas, Nassau and a Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Island.

MOWW Inducts Former Vietnam Ranger

The Military Order of World Wars inducted into membership Captain Frank Dickey, USA (Ret), on June 16, 2011 at the Freedom Plaza Club in Sun City Center. Capt. Dickey graduated from Hofstra University and was in ROTC as an Infantry Officer. He attended Airborne School and Ranger School and then Helicopter Flight School. Upon graduation he was From left: Maj. Bob Fowler, Capt Frank Dickey, sent to the Republic of LT COL. Frank Sahrobsky, president MOWW. Vietnam and served with the American Division with the “Warlords,” an Aero Scout/Hunter /killer team. After retirement he worked for Johnson &Johnson, Armor Dial, Citicorp, Avon and others. Capt. Dickey moved to Sun City Center in August, 2010.


Former Three Mile Island Investigator Addresses MOWW

(L to R) Major Bob Fowler, Phyllis Lawrence, ADM Bob Merrilees, Bev Merrilees, Lt Col Jack Schiffer, Capt Paul Lawrence, Dolores Schiffer, Sharron Tucker, Jan Bassett, Lt Col Gordon Bassett, Sheila Greason, Angela Wallace, CWO Richard Wallace, Mary Foster and LTC Harry LaScola.

Military Ball Committee Formulates Plans

The Military Order of World Wars Commander Lt Col Frank Zahrobsky presents a Jr. ROTC achievement award of merit to Cadet Destriney Fleming on May 11 at the Riverview High School Jr. ROTC awards ceremony.


MOWW Presents Jr. ROTC Achievement Award

The Planning Committee discusses details for the Sun City Center Military Ball. The formal event is on Veterans Day, November 11, 2011 at Community Hall. It celebrates Veterans Day and the Community’s 50th Anniversary. All 41 tables for the event have been reserved (approximately 330 seats). Only a few seats at those tables may be available from the Table Captains. Those wishing to attend should contact Gordon or Jan Bassett (janb@ to be added to the “Wait List.” The celebration includes wine, Hors d’Oeuvres, military ceremonies, dinner, and dancing at $50 per person. Proceeds, if any, will be donated to our wounded warriors at the Haley VA Hospital.

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Ivy is a black and white female domestic short hair mix. She and her two siblings were brought to CARE as scared little kittens. But Ivy is fully grown now and is looking for a forever home where she can continue to receive lots of TLC. Ivy has been spayed, brought current on her shots and microchipped. DOB: October 2009. C.A.R.E. is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday thru Saturday




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Generation 2 and 3 Residents Continue SCC Lifestyle

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Minnie is an adorable Terrier/ Shepherd mix who was brought to the shelter with her three siblings. Her placement at C.A.R.E. came just in time. Minnie was in very poor condition upon arrival. Now that she has received lots of TLC, Minnie has grown into a healthy and beautiful little girl. Minnie is very affectionate with people and has the cutest little “arf!” when she wants your attention. She also loves to play in the pool. Minnie has great house manners and is housebroken. Minnie would love to call somewhere “home.” She has been spayed and is current on her shots. DOB: November 3, 2010.

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Six of the ten houses on Brattleboro Circle, a North Lake cul-de-sac, are occupied by second and third generation residents. L to R: Ed Dowdy, Cooky Hallner, Ron Dowdy, Dan Harris, Joe Zaricor, Tom Russell. It’s an idea whose time has come—finding the residents whose parents/ grandparents came here before them. Building on an idea of Nan Baytos and Mae-Ellen Dowdy, Dee Kelly (daughter of Phil Lange) is leading a project to identify SCC residents who are second and third generation residents. “We’re using North Lake as the first phase to work out the details,” she said. “After only two weeks, we’ve identified about 20, with six of them living on Brattleboro Circle.” If you are the child or grandchild of a SCC resident and now live on North Lake, Kelly asks that you email her at kellybobe@ or call 642-8678. She is also looking for help with the overall project, so if you’re interested, let her know.

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Did you play Little League, sand lot ball, or stick ball as a kid? Do you remember how much fun that was? Well, you can be that kid again and discover that playing ball is just as much fun today as it was back then. While none of us is as fast or strong as we once were and most are happy if both feet leave the ground when we jump, the joy of a base hit, turning a double play or making a catch for the

final out is just as exciting at 70 as it was when we were seven. If you are a resident of either Sun City Center or Kings Point and are interested in playing softball this summer, come and join us for batting and fielding practice on any Monday, beginning at 9 a.m. at the softball field. Community pick-up games are played at the field every Tuesday starting at 9 a.m. You do not


have to be a softball club member to participate in the practices or pickup games. The SCC softball field is located behind Community Hall in the South Campus Sports & Activities Complex. The parking lot is off Weatherford Drive and adjacent to the tennis courts and horseshoe pits. If you find that you really enjoy playing and want to play

in a league, SCC Softball Club membership and league play is open to men (55 and older) and women (50 and older) who are residents of either Sun City Center or Kings Point. If you have questions about the club, contact Walt Drugan at (813) 642-9135 or visit the Sun City Center Softball Club website at www. for further details. Come give it a try, you’ll be glad you did.

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If you are interested in any of the sporting activities going on in and around Sun City Center, The NEWS could use you as a staff writer. Also, if you are participating in a sporting activity and would like some publicity, send pictures and/or information about your sport. Please contact Karen Jones at


During the summer months, Stephen Attles, a Sun City Center fitness enthusiast, will be available to assist in improving your workout techniques and answering your fitness questions. Stephen works out frequently at the Fitness Center and has been a volunteer trainer at the Center for the last two years. His imposing physique encourages people to approach him for advice during his regular workouts and he feels that by promoting his availability, more CA members will be encouraged to benefit from his knowledge and experience. Stephen says that “technique is extremely important to gain maximum benefit from the time and energy invested in your workout.” Recently he showed a Fitness Center

member how to reduce the resistance on a particular piece of equipment by 50% while increasing the workload on the muscle to enhance muscular development. Many people have exercised diligently for years using improper technique, thereby limiting the benefits of their workouts and realizing minimal gains in strength and fitness. Improper technique also greatly increases the risk of injury to muscles and joints. Stephen is generously donating his time to advance the fitness of our membership through proper use of the vast array of exercise equipment at the Fitness Center. He will be available from 10 a.m.– noon on Wednesdays and 2-4 p.m. on Saturdays.

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Hogans League of Sun City Center and Kings Point 5/16/2011: Bloomingdale, a-Skins (awards for nat birds): 1 st : Bill Poirier, 4 skins (incld’s two birds); 2nd : Tom Convery, 2 skins. Low-net: Tom Convery, 72; Low-gross: Chip Wood, 90.

5/18/2011: Summerfield, h-Skins: 1st : Rex Gibbons, 4 skins; 2nd : Dave Caloosa Greens Ladies Golf Diehl, 3 skins. Low-net: Rex Gibbons, 6/16/2011: Odd holes: A Flight, 65; Low-gross: Ted Kratt (guest), 90. 1st: Mildred Kolb 23.5; 2nd: Mary 5/20/11: Summerfield, Match: 1st : Klopp 25.5. B Flight, 1st: Nancy Mast Burt Easter, 89; 2nd : Ron Doncouse, 24.5; 2nd   Jane Fisher 25.5. C Flight, 94. 1st: Vivian King 26.5; 2nd   Pat Johnson 26.5 (match of cards). 5/26/2011: Cypress Creek, h-Skins: 1st : tied at 3 skins each – Dave Diehl & John Apostolou. Low-net: John Caloosa Men’s Golf Apostolou, 70; Low-gross: John 6/2/2011: Bill Devine’s men’s group, Apostolou, 94. Game “54”: 1st: Joe Birnbaum, Walt Taney, Harold Wismann *4; 2 nd: 5/28/2011: Freedom Fairways (par Jim Bodner, Jose Rodriguez, Al 63), h-Skins: 1st : Sharlene Peter, 2 Duncanson +3. skins; 2nd : tied at 1 skin each – Art 6/9/2011: Bill Devine’s men’s group, Swallow, Rich Lucidi, Karen Jones, Game “54”: 1st: John McDougall, John Lackey & Dave Diehl. Low-net: Gary Nicolay, Chuck Reeve +5; 2nd: Karen Jones, 50; Low-gross: Karen Bill Noyes, Spanky Thompson, Vic Jones, 65. Olyarnyk +4.

Date Day Course 7/1 Fri Buffalo Creek 7/5 Tue Imperial Lakewoods 7/7 Thur Cypress Creek 7/8 Fri Riverside 7/9 Sat Apollo Beach 7/11 Mon Bloomingdale 7/13 Wed Summerfield 7/15 Fri Diamond Hill 7/19 Tue Imperial Lakewoods 7/21 Thur Cypress Creek 7/22 Fri Riverside 7/23 Sat Freedom Fairways 7/25 Mon Bloomingdale 7/27 Wed Summerfield 7/29 Fri Buffalo Creek Reservations are required to play with the Hogans. Contact or visit

5/27/2011: Net score (Holes beginning with T’s and F’s): FLIGHT A: 1st Place Net: Joanne Brennan, 34, 2nd Place Net: Jan Huber, 34 (Match of cards). FLIGHT B: 1st Place Net: Susan Wyckoff, 33; 2nd Place Net: Ruth Kramer, 35. FLIGHT C: 1st Place Net: Jean Mooney, 33; 2nd Place Net: Kris Wells, 34. FLIGHT D: 1st Place Net: Nan Dorsey, 32; 2nd Place Net: Phyllis Lee, 35. 6/3/2011: Gross/Net: FLIGHT A: 1st Place Gross: Joan Huebner, 86; 2nd Place Gross: Bette Mannon, 87. 1st Place Net: Denis Rosen, 70; 2nd Place Net: Ruth Kramer, 71*. FLIGHT B: 1st Place Gross: Suzy White, 98*; 2nd Place Gross: Beverly Heil, 98*(*Match of cards). 1st Place Net: Betty Ann Bauman, 70; 2nd Place Net: Jean Mooney, 71. *Match of cards

MOAA Annual Fund Golf Tournament

T h e a n n u a l M OA A g o l f tournament will be held on October 22, 2011 at the Freedom Fairways Golf Course in Sun City Center. There will be a continental breakfast, scramble, lunch and prizes galore. If you haven’t played there, this is the time to try it. The course is a well-maintained, challenging par-63 executive course that winds around an abundance of lakes and through stands of pines and oaks. It features a mix of nine par 3s and nine par 4s ranging from 89 to 238 yards. There are tight, tree-lined fairways and the small greens place a premium on accuracy.  Playing Freedom Fairways will definitely improve your short game. It is open to the public, and memberships are available. –Capt B. Frank Kepley, USN (Ret)

Guest Fees at Sun City Center Enjoy reduced guest fees all summer long at Sun City Center courses. Guest fee is $25 per person plus tax. Includes green fee and golf cart. Book your tee time today by calling LinkLine

6/2/011: Net low of group: Chul Kim, 65; Jerry Hart, 67; Joe Pliska, 67; Ron Bimson, 62; John Mader, 67; Zack Taylor, 67; Les Easton, 69; Mike Prach and Tony Torre (tie) 72; Bob Keyes, 67; Carl Lingertot, 69.

4/29 & 5/6/2011: “Spring Fling” L ow Gross/L ow Net (2-week Competition): FLIGHT A: 1st Low Gross: Linda Scarbrough, 77; 2nd Low Gross: Carolyn Avrett, 77. 1st Low Net: Ruth Kramer, 60; 2nd Low Net: Connie Toussaint, 61. FLIGHT B: 1st Low Gross: Susan Wyckoff, 80; 2nd Low Gross: Lois Gluntz, 92. 1st Low Net: Beverly Heil, 63; 2nd Low Net: Mary Lee Cremean, 65. FLIGHT C: 1st Low Gross: Suzanne White, 89; 2nd Low Gross: Linda Suh, 93. 1st Low Net: Gene Perry, 60; 2nd Low Net: Anne Coffee, 61.

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at 1-800-273-5113. Click here for more information on Sun City Center courses. Members have seven-day advance booking privileges and are able to reserve up to three golfing guests. Guests must be accompanied by a ClubLink Member at all times. Offer expires Aug. 31,2011.

Shar Peter & Rich Lucid at Freedom Fairways.Very dry conditions, aerated greens, but sunny and nice. 5/30/2011: Bloomingdale, match: 1st: Don Mowry; 2nd : Paul Maki. 6/1/2011: Summerfield, Match: 1st: Dave Diehl (low net); 2nd : Paul Maki. 6/3/2011: Buffalo Creek, a-Skins (awards for birds): 2 skins each – John Apostolou, Rich Lucidi, Bill Poirier & Jay Sparkman; Awards for natural birds: John Apostolou, Rich Lucidi & Bill Poirier (each of these birds additionally produced a skin). Low-net: Woody Nelson, 70; Lowgross: Chip Wood, 81. 6/7/2011: Imperial Lakewoods, Match (net): 1st : Art Swallow, 64; 2nd : tied at 69’s – Rich Lucidi & Bob Layer. 6/9/2011: Cypress Creek, a-Skins: 1st : Dave Diehl, 3 skins; 2nd : John Apostolou, 2 skins. Low-net: John Apsotolou, 62; Low-gross: Denny Wintersteen, 85. 6/10/2011: Riverside (under repair), match: 1 st : Jay Sparkman, 67 (adjusted); 2nd : Bob Oler, 74. 6/11/2011: Apollo Beach, h-Skins: 1st: Joe Dispenziere, 8 skins; 2nd : tied at 2 skins each – Jim Stanton & Don Mowry. 6/15/2011: Summerfield, Match: 1st : Rich Lucidi, net 67; 2nd : Dave Diehl, 72.

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Were you born in 1941?

By John Bowker

At least once a year, this group Attendees were reminded: convenes to review the role of each Before a Big Storm emergency preparedness activity • Review page 9 in everyone’s Membership Directory (“phone book”); in town. The picture was taken at • Review the updated local website (that is: w “one” the meeting on June 1, showing w-a-b dot com) representatives of 15 organizations that would take part in restoring the • Restock your emergency supplies (including a manual can opener!) Greater SCC community to its usual and 3 days supply of water self following a disaster. During the Storm This council was organized • Listen to a battery radio (many stations will carry news reports) or by Bill Barron who chairs the • Tune a scanner or weather radio to Ruskin Weather at 162.55 MHz Community Emergency Response • Get comfortable (with your pets) in an inside room with no Team. CERT is a group of residents windows from Kings Point and Sun City Center who have been trained by After the Storm Hillsborough County Fire Rescue • Be sure the storm has fully passed p e rs on nel and w ho undergo • Assess conditions around your house; electricity? telephone? continuing training throughout the year. Others attending the meeting • Keep away from work crews and fallen electric lines were from the County Sheriff ’s • Need help? Ask a neighbor; find an Amateur Radio operator nearby Office, the chiefs of the SCC and Kings Point security organizations, Special Notes • Amateur Radio homes will have a large orange the Emergency Squad, Community card out front showing a telephone Association, Samaritan Services, DAV, Vesta and KP Federation • Security Patrol can refrigerate prescription drugs personnel and licensed Amateur if you lose electricity R adio operators from both • Complete county form if evacuation for special communities. Two were from Trinity medical needs may be necessary; it is found on Baptist Church that is now planning Bill Barron the website an expansion of facilities that may Questions should be directed to include a structure capable of Bill Barron at: wabarron@tampabay. withstanding hurricane force winds.

On October 5, Sun City Center residents who were born in 1941 and thus turning 70 this year are gathering in Community Hall to party and celebrate their collective birthdays. So far, 23 celebrants have come forward, admitted their ages, and want to join the celebration. However, they are still looking for more 41’ers! Gordy and Jan Bassett, Bob Mills and Rosie Clifton are now accepting reservations. All are listed in the Sun City Center Membership Directory. Those turning 70 also will be able to invite a table or two of personal friends to the party.  There is no cost to join in the fun. The party is BYOB and Potluck (appetizers, salads, vegetables, entrees and desserts). They are going to sell 50/50 opportunity tickets to help defray the expense of decorations and dining supplies. The evening will be filled with fun activities – food, 1941 remembrances, recognition, games, and entertainment. While neither guests nor the celebrants have to entertain, they’re hoping that some will do so. So far, several residents have agreed to tell jokes, sing, play the organ, twirl a baton, imitate Gypsy Rose Lee, and dance. If you were born in 1941, be sure to join in the fun. They’ll show everyone how good 70 looks! 



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VOLLEYBALL CLUB Plans Cruise The Sun City Center Volleyball Club is planning a cruise from the Tampa Port for five days departing December 5, 2011 on Royal Caribbean’s “Jewel of the Sea” ship to Mexico. The ship has a volleyball court and the club has use of it each morning for up to three hours. According to club member Howie Hawkins, “We went on a similiar cruise with the club about five years ago and not only did everyone have a great time, but all the couples signed up again!” Membership in the club is only $5/year. New members and the Kings Point Volleyball Club members are not only welcome any time but welcome to join the cruise as well. Arrangements are being handled by Joy Dunn at 633-4880 of the SCC Auto Club. Prices range from $429 to $650/person currently, depending on room chosen. A $200/room deposit is required to reserve the room at current prices. Call Nan McNamara at 633-4285 for additional information.


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The News of Sun City Center

July 2011

Free Tax Aid Expanded This Year By John Bowker

The Sun City Center Tax-Aide program, with an all-volunteer staff of local residents, assisted more than 3,346 people during the 2010 tax season! This remarkable total was accomplished by 38 Sun City Center residents who worked more than 3,000 hours at the United Community Church and the Ruskin Neighborhood Center preparing over 2,000 federal 1040 returns and assisting many homebounds with their taxes.


In addition, 21 Kings Point residents were trained in tax preparation law, filing procedure, and in efiling tax returns by computer. They efiled an additional 803 returns. 12 more volunteers at the church and eight at Kings Point arranged the appointments, greeted clients and helped them identify records that would be needed to complete their tax returns.

critical facilities and services to the program as it has done for the past 23 years. Remarkably, this program provides the largest noncommercial e-file return preparation service in Hillsborough County. This SCC program is the second largest tax return filer among the 41 free tax preparation sites in the Tampa Bay area. Together with Kings Point, they filed more than a quarter of the 1040 tax returns in the county prepared by nonprofit groups.

For more information about the AARP Tax Aide Program in Sun City Center, call Marilyn Wilson at They filed 98% of the 1040 returns residents more than a quarter million 633-5679. In Kings Point, you can by computer, a process that saves dollars in tax preparation fees in Sun call Jeannie O’Brien at 634-8108 for tax money, simplifies record-keeping City Center alone. information. The website is mysite. and speeds refunds greatly. They also operated a site at the Tax-aide volunteers assisted Ruskin neighborhood service center Perhaps you would like to join in as older persons and working poor on Saturdays to assist local citizens a volunteer next year? from Riverview, Gibsonton, Ruskin, there with their 1040 returns. In setting up their schedule, Lithia, Wimauma, Apollo Beach and Marilyn Wilson told The News they used an all-day phone-in Balm as well as Sun City Center. Most of her delight with the spirit, talent appointment plan at the United of their clients were over 60 years old; and the reliability of the volunteers. Community Church site so they the average adjusted gross income of She hastened to point out that the could accommodate working people their clients was about $30,000. Computer Club provided storage and those who have trouble waiting The returns they filed resulted facilities, loaned critical equipment for assistance. The volunteers used in nearly $3.9 million in tax revenue and provided important technical new computers provided by the Sun with more than $1.4 million in tax assistance to the program. The City Center Community Foundation refunds, $180,000 in child tax credits, United Community Church provided and the Community Association and $289,000 in earned income to each file over 1,900 returns, an credits for local residents. The IRS Anne Pidgeon’s WONDERFUL WORLD of increase of nearly 90% over last year. estimates that they save the local Marcia Bailey of the IRS reviews new tax laws with local residents preparing as AARP tax-aid volunteers.


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July 2011

The News of Sun City Center


MOVIES at the Rollins Theater

Sheriff ’s Officers Support Deputy Hancock

One showing only @ 1 p.m. During the summer months the Monday Movie will have two movies each month – Movies will be shown in the Rollins Theater on the second and fourth Monday of each month. Please note the dates and times for movies as scheduling may vary because of scheduling conflicts in the Rollins Theater. Please come early as seating is LIMITED.

July 11

“Barney’s Version”

Before and After!

July 25

You’re invited to two complimentary events at

America’s award-winning senior-living communities!


Got talent? If so, then sign up for our Talent Contest and show off your skills. There will be plenty of great prizes, good times and some very entertaining performances by our residents too!

Aston Gardens at Sun City Center Wednesday, July 20 | 3 – 6 p.m. | RSVP by July 15 Light Refreshments | Great Prizes


The community will be decked out in full holiday splendor. Plus, a White Elephant Exchange so please bring a new wrapped gift with a value of up to $25 to participate.

Aston Gardens at The Courtyards Monday, July 25 | Noon – 3 p.m. | RSVP by July 22 | Great Prizes Gourmet Turkey Dinner | Eggnog & Cookies ® At Sun City Center &The Courtyards

Please call 813.642.8950 to RSVP for either event Grand Prize at each event: An all-inclusive weekend for two at Aston Gardens. Reserve Your Seats Today!

Rating: R

The publication of a book accusing him of murder leads schlock television producer Barney Panofsky (Paul Giamatti) to reflect on his tumultuous life--from his troubled first marriage to his best friend sleeping with his second wife to his one true love… and how he destroyed the happiest time in his life. Adapted from an award-winning Canadian book, Barney’s Version feels, in the best sense, like a novel; small details and incidents build up to the picture of a man’s life…. –Bret Fetzer. Actors: Paul Giamatti, Rosamund Pike, Scott Speedman, Dustin Hoffman.

Hillsborough County Sheriff ’s Office held a community fish fry that Chief of Patrol Mike Albanese attended and joined in with the deputies getting his head shaved to support Deputy Justin Hancock who has bone cancer of the arm and is going through chemo and radiation. He lost his hair and most all the deputies shaved their heads for him. Then they got hold of Mike Albanese, SCC’s Chief of Security Patrol, at one of their cookouts.

Summertime Fun!

134 min.

“You Again”

105 min.

Rating: PG

You Again is pure fun that features an all-star cast with comedy pedigrees including Kristen Bell, Jamie Lee Curtis, Sigourney Weaver and the always outrageous Betty White. For Marnie (Bell), high school was a horror movie, and her brother’s wedding is the sequel when her archrival comes back to haunt her as his bride. It’s nice girl versus mean girl in this hysterical reunion with the one person Marnie would really like to forget. And if that weren’t enough, Marnie’s mom (Curtis) reunites with her own high school nemesis (Weaver). You Again is one crazy comedy that’ll keep you laughing.

These movies have English subtitles for the hearing impaired. Monday Movies are for Sun City Center Community Association members ONLY. A 2011 membership card must be presented for admission.

You have the right to be 100% satisfied with the Home Health Care you receive

“ We guarantee that we will be sensitive to your needs while respecting your pride and independence. Please call us.”

Lindy Blythe, Director of Operations

All Accessible caregivers must pledge to uphold our “Caregivers Ten Commandments”

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The News of Sun City Center

July 2011

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Ireland 15 Days $1999


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