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The News of July 2013 - ISSUE #60 official publication of the Community Association — Named Best Newsletter in Hillsborough County 2011

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On the Inside CARE..................................... 23 Club Happenings.................... 8+ Consumer Affairs.................... 18 Crossword.............................. 23 CryptoQuote........................... 21 Deputy Jason......................... 30 Entertainment Corner............... 5 Golf....................................... 26+ Lifestyles.................................. 6 Meet your Neighbors................ 7 Military Affairs......................... 16 Movies.................................... 31 Newcomers.............................. 2 President’s Report.................... 3 Sports................................... 26+ Sudoku................................... 25


By John Bowker It was a strange day, June 6, 2013. My wife and I were awakened by a telephone call from our daughter in New Jersey around 8 a.m. asking if we were okay. We assured her all was well here while she told us of her hearing all about the tornado damage to homes in this “central Florida retirement community.” We really didn’t believe her. But ten minutes later one of our sons in the Chicago area called with the same message— and then the emails from snowbirds started to come in asking for details.  Now, we live right in the middle of the Sun City Center / Kings Point complex.  It had rained during the night and was still on and off during the morning. But no one in our neighborhood had heard any other noises such as the proverbial “roar like an oncoming train” we all hear about from witnesses in the midwest when tornados strike.  It didn’t take long to grab a camera and get in the car headed for North Pebble Beach where we had been told some major damage had occurred. Indeed, just beyond the bridge across the spillway at the northern intersection with Cherry Hills Drive, there was litter all over the lawns and street—especially from one house. The whole back screen porch was gone and, with it, a portion of the back roof. By noon the house was covered with the all-too-familiar blue tarps we may remember from the damage caused by Hurricane Charley a few years back.  One resident came over to the car as we circled around the North Lake area and then over along La Jolla Avenue —he recognized me and said he hoped I would point out that most of the trash that had littered the streets and lawns had been picked up just since dawn by helpful neighbors.  “That’s what we’re all about,” he said.  There were still two of the local TV stations news trucks (with those 100 foot towers) parked on North Pebble Beach. I asked what they had found and was a bit surprised when they more or less shrugged and said “not much.”  To those who suffered damage to their properties, this was no small matter. After all, from out of nowhere comes a heavy hand to mess up years of savings and hard work. But still, even after inspecting the damage to a dozen homes, much of it probably not recoverable from insurance, the concentrated news coverage by the morning TV shows all over the country just has to be traced to the word “TORNADO” that had captivated the news headlines a week earlier from Oklahoma to Missouri and beyond.

The “Eye” of the tornado on June 6 was described as settling down in Bethany and then skimming northwest to Wimauma and entering Sun City Center just west of the McDonald’s restaurant on Rickenbacker Drive. It continued northwest bouncing with only occasional touches to earth across the “Ladder Streets” and then to North Pebble Beach at the northern intersection with Cherry Hills Drive. Apparently its final touchdown was on Fort Duquesna Drive, a sideswipe to rip out a tree at the corner with West Del Webb Boulevard, and then off into space.

Below are photos of three of the homes damaged on June 6.


The Community Leaders and COAP meetings will not be held in July or August.

Ready for the Fourth?

Tornado Rips through Sun City Center


Board Workshop Board Room – 9 a.m. Holiday Breakfast Community Hall - 7 a.m. to noon Fireworks Central Campus - Dusk 10 Board Meeting Rollins Theater – 9 a.m. August 7 Board Workshop Board Room – 9 a.m. 14 Board Meeting Rollins Theater – 9 a.m.

Some residents awakened at 3:44 a.m. with the roar of a tornado...


July 3 4


Independence Day


The 4th of July Breakfast will be held at

Community Hall on South Pebble Beach, NOT in the Florida Room on Central Campus.

Happy 4th!

By Phyllis Hodges For a fun Fourth of July, plan to start the day with your friends at Community Hall on the SCC South Campus. Breakfast Committee Chairs Sam and Joanne Sudman have marshaled over 100 volunteers to serve the $5 “red, white & blue” pancakes, sausage, eggs, toast, coffee and juice from 7 a.m. to noon. It is not an all-you-can-eat buffet, but servings are ample, they say. The new location provides space to add a third food line which will streamline service. Over 1,000 people came last year, so they are preparing for more than that this year. They could use 10 more volunteers on the 6-9 shift and then a few to “pack up” at 11:30. If you can help, call 633-3106. Later in the day—after 4:30 p.m.—make your way to ClubLink’s former golf course property on N. Pebble Beach Boulevard. Sandpiper Grille (Nick Egarhos, owner) will be in the area outside the clubhouse serving barbeque fare. Dinners that include a hot dog or brat with coleslaw, baked beans and potato chips will be $5. A two-piece chicken dinner with the same sides will be $7. Hot dogs and brats without sides will be $3. Water and soft drinks will be available for $1. An ice cream truck will also be on the property this year. Egarhos is also arranging live and taped music by a dynamic duo—Tito and Debi, that the crowd so enjoyed last year. Fireworks Chair Al Alderman said that Minto Communities and Brandon Honda are again funding the fireworks display, and that this year will be even bigger than last year. This is Sun City Center’s third fireworks display. It began as part of our 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2011 and was such a hit that community leaders have made the effort to continue it. See Fireworks with map on page 5.


Only 27% of CA members voted in the recent election about the parking lot changes and expressed an opinion about food in the café. Prior to that, the last six issues requiring a membership vote averaged about 24%. That means the board’s actions are being guided by about one-fourth of our membership. Editor’s Note: If you have a suggestion about something that would be useful to others for this column, send it to hodgespress@


The News of Sun City Center

July 2013

Where Will YOU Take the SCC Story? 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.



New Hampshire

Pat and Lenny Jones in front of Mendenhall Glacier near Juneau.


Ludi Kulhin and Anne Martinson attended a wedding at the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel in the White Mountains during a snowstorm on Memorial Day weekend.

Sandra and Martin Hurwitz hold The NEWS in Barcelona. Charlotte Knaub-Turner celebrated her birthday in Cancun.


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

May 2013

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

Last First Num Local street Hometown St Phone Cunningham Catherine 1011 Ardmore Wy Salem NH 633-6045 Bellanca Paul & Susan 1617 Bunker Hill Dr Rochester NY 585-261-5749 Delgado Francisco & Sergida 1221 Caloosa Creek Ct 386-341-1959 Pingleton Wayne & Carol 708 Camellia Green Dr Bushwood MD 938-3840 Ahearn Craig & Michelle 2003 Chickory Ln Millbury MA 672-1709 Escher Edward 1528 Council Dr Philadelphia PA 326-2594 Martin Joseph & Cindy 1702 Danbury Dr Baltimore MD 410-917-6135 Messina Victoria 1610 Del Webb Blvd W Charlotte NC 641-0605 Tumminelli Dennis 1905 Del Webb Blvd W Wading River NY 631-873-6911 Pisano Brian 1905 Del Webb Blvd W Wading River NY 631-873-6911 Alverez Libby 1917 Del Webb Blvd W Tampa FL 922-4816 McClain Terry & Rita 2308 Del Webb Blvd W Cincinnati OH 634-1406 Drew Robert & Linda 908 Desert Hills Dr Penfield NY 585-415-3346 Huffman Roger & Lynn 1606 Dower Wy Clendenin WV 922-6750 Dawson Wayne & Dale 1605 El Rancho Dr Hockessin DE 302-561-0172 Waltz Scott & Chestine 730 Fairway Ridge Ct Georgetown OH 937-483-6045 Perrewe Stephen 1626 Faxton Dr McHenry IL 815-245-8289 Laprade Roland & Mary 670 Fort Duquesna Dr Bellingham MA Akins Larry & Laura 1503 Hacienda Dr Thornton NH Henderson Jack & Barbara 1220 Knights Gate Ct Camden ME 922-4193 Weiderer Amy 215 Linger Ln Memphis TN 634-7992 Hendricks Vern & Elysa 2112 Meadowlark Ln Knox TX 678-439-8376 Schumacher Walter & Patricia 1614 New Bedford Dr Pasadena CA 645-7756 Cannistra Dan & Linda 2209 New Bedford Dr Mabank TX Moyer Christian 1502 Pebble Beach Blvd N Reading PA 941-920-0148 Griffith Gale 1717 Pebble Beach Blvd N Ontario Can 419-4349 Michaliszyn Joseph & Diane 1711 Pebble Beach Blvd S Kearny NJ 713-254-9125 Robertroy James & Scarlett 2015 Pebble Beach Blvd S Mt Clemens MI 561-376-6602 Palardis Omer & Kathleen 2307 Piper Glen Ct 922-6295 Adamczyk Theodore & Kathleen 2240 Preservation Green Ct Tucson AZ 997-6351 Foerster Glenda 1307 Rickenbacker Dr Northville MI 922-6281

Reporter Phyllis Hodges

Reporter Uta Kuhn

Contributors: CA Board of Directors and Staff, Agnes Baker, John & Linda Bowker, Art Erickson, Susan Muise, Ron Pelton, Judy Schings, LeRoy Skinner, Judy Stimson Photographer: Judy Stimson CA Board Liaison: Howie Griffin Ombudsperson: Ilona Merritt 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 advertisement contents. The NEWS welcomes announcements, articles, photos and stories about our community.

July 2013

The News of Sun City Center


Thanks to a grant from Hillsborough County Neighborhood Relations...

“YOU ARE HERE” Signs Being Installed on Campus

President’s Report

As a result, the Long Range Planning Committee will evaluate our requirements by looking at the possibility of the CA taking over the other half of the proposed building that will house Samaritan Services. I think this is a great opportunity for the CA to obtain additional club rooms and meeting rooms for use by the membership. The Samaritan Services is committed to continuing with building the new building and paying for their share of the construction costs. Pebble Beach Blvd Medians The Pebble Beach Blvd Median Maintenance Task Force has held a number of Town Hall Meetings and Coffee and Conversations over the last few months to inform the membership of the issues and options involved in this important task. This fall the Task Force will be holding additional Town Hall Meetings and Coffee and Conversations to continue discussions on this subject. The Task Force has done an excellent job of making information on the issues and options available to the membership. This effort will continue in the fall everyone needs to be fully informed on this issue. We as a community must decide what we want to do regarding these medians on a go forward basis. The basic decision is whether we want the County to take over maintenance or do we want to control our own destiny and have the CA take over this responsibility. This is an extremely important issue to the future of Sun City Center. Free Evening Concert My thanks to Dave Mohl and the Tennis Association for their efforts in putting on an informal evening concert on the lawn near the gazebo May 22. The concert was very successful with a turnout of several hundred people. Mr. Mohl is in negotiations with other clubs to hopefully sponsor more concerts during the summer. A nice way to spend an evening. Dues Collection We will be starting a new dues collection process beginning in 2014 where your dues will be paid directly to the bank. Dues payments will no longer be collected at the CA Office. They will be mailed to the bank. This change is requested by our auditors who want us to separate the collection process from the recording process in order to conform to generally accepted accounting standards. We will have several notices in The NEWS of Sun City Center about this change over the coming months.

Maintenance Supervisor Kelly Emerson (left) oversees installation of the first “You Are Here” sign next to the library. Lupe Morales stands ready to tamp the concrete around the post supports, Scott McFarland (kneeling) determines that the sign is level while Gene Husted and Michael Lincourt assure that nothing will move once it is finally in place. A second sign was installed that same day next to Old Town Hall and the Pottery Club building.

DONATIONS CLUB/ORGANIZATION AMOUNT APPLIED TO Potters Wheel Club $500 Future walking trails on 37 acres Stained Glass Club $500 Library Woman’s Club $250 Library for Wall Street Journal subscription Monday Movie Donations $412 To offset License Fees The following clubs donated to FunFest expenses: Sawdust Engineers $150 SC Line Dancers Club $50 Tillers & Toilers $100 Weavers Club $75

Reminiscing on Nostalgia Night

The crowd who gathered around the gazebo/bandstand area (SCC Central Campus) was delighted with Nostalgia Night on May 22. The SCC Tennis Association sponsored the event that brought John Rinell, a popular area singer, to Sun City Center for an evening of the great ‘50s and ‘60s ballads and melodies that many of us enjoyed in our youth—and still do. Discussions are underway for other such outdoor events.


Anonymous Letters I want to make sure my position is very clear to everyone – I do not respond to unsigned letters or notes raising issues, reporting problems or complaining about things. If you are not serious enough to identify yourself, I am not going to waste my time or the Board’s time chasing phantoms. If you have something to bring to my attention or the Board’s attention, then please identify yourself; otherwise it goes straight into the trash can. July 4th The July 4 th breakfast and fireworks are on track for another gala affair. The Sandpiper Grille will be serving dinner that evening and there will be an ice cream truck for dessert. Our fireworks celebration is made possible by the sponsorship of Brandon Honda and Minto Communities. Please let them know how much we appreciate their generosity. Send notes to Brandon Honda, 9209 Adamo Dr. E., Tampa FL 33619, Attn: John Marazzi, Managing Partner and to Minto Communities – Florida, 10150 Highland Manor Dr, Ste. 200, Tampa, FL 33610; Attn: Bob Stevens, Director of Sales. Central Campus Parking Area T h e m e mb e rs h ip to ok a giant step forward on May 21/22 by approving the funding of the Central Campus Parking Area. This project is key to the development of future projects which will enhance the amenities of the Community Association. This  will provide more parking and significant improvement  in the lighting and enhancement of the landscaping of the Atrium parking area, all of which are desperately needed. The majority of the membership is interested in improving and upgrading the facilities and this is a major step forward. Master Plan and Security Patrol Par t of t he Maste r Pl an for enhancing the Community Association facilities included a building that could house Samaritan Services and the Security Patrol. Each of these two organizations was to pay for the construction of the new building. Unfortunately, after several attempts, an agreement between the Security Patrol and CA could not be reached and the CA’s offer has been rejected by the Security Patrol. The current building housing the Security Patrol was constructed in 1990 as an addition to the CA Office Building under an agreement executed in 1989. The Security Patrol building and the land the building sits on are the property of the CA. The 1989 Agreement was superseded by an agreement executed in 2008. The CA intends to honor that commitment.


By Ed Barnes



The News of Sun City Center

July 2013

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Sun City Center & Kings Point

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1205 Lyndhurst Greens Drive

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105,000 2404 New Haven Circle


TWINTREE!!! This 2/2 w/ a family room features a split bedroom plan. Lots of updates in the last couple of years. Freshly painted interior w/ new light fixtures, fans & appliances, 2013 brought new high vanities in both bathrooms w/ Wilson Art laminate tops (looks like granite). Nice curb appeal in this attractive home.

$79,900 1705 Cloister Drive


GREENBRIAR location. This 2/2 Augusta model features 1671 heated square feet. Ceramic tile in kitchen and laundry room and carpet throughout rest of home. Greenbriar HOA is $96. per year.

1820 Granville Lane

For Sale

The one that got away! This CUSTOM floor plan features split bedrooms, lots of tile and a 09x30 lanai with central air. Inside utility room features extra storage. Totally updated kitchen and baths. Great home for year round or snowbird living.

102 22nd NW St .............. VAC .... $375,000 ...... 4.17 Acres..178 Ft on Little Manatee Rvr 1015 River Dr Sw ........... 2/1 ....... $250,000 ........ 1.29 Ac 1950 Home Near Manatee Rvr 2321 Lyndhurst .............. 2/2 ...... $235,000 .......................... Granville Pool Home SOLD 1916 New Bedford Dr ..... 2/2 ...... $199,900 ............... Islander-New Roof, A/C PENDING 832 Regal Manor ............ 2/2 ...... $175,000 ..... Cezanne- Shown By Appt Only $123.Mo 2229 New Bedford Dr ..... 3/2 ...... $155,000 ............................... Yorkshire-Granite, SOLD 236 Amesbury Circle .....3/2 ....... $139,900 .................... Limetree Paradise Lost, SOLD 1820 Granville Lane ....... 2/2 ...... $139,500 ..................... Augusta-Located in Greenbriar 1604 N Pebble Bch ......... 2/2 ...... $129,000 .................. DW52 North Lake with Upgrades 1705 Cloister Dr ............. 2/2 ...... $119,900 ... Twintree, Newly Updated, New Appliances 1205 Lyndhurst Greens . 2/2 ...... $105,000 ........................ Brentwood Park Like Setting 2022 Acadia Greens ...... 2/2 ...... $95,000 ................ Halifax Open Plan, 2 Master Suites 1912 Grand Cypress ...... 2/1 ...... $92,000 ................. Azalea-Encl Lanai, Jack & Jill Bath 751 Tremont Greens ......2/2 ....... $89,000 .................. Albany Beautiful decor, PENDING 2404 New Haven ............ 2/2 ...... $79,900 .................. Concord Split Bed, Vaulted Ceiling 1414 N Pebble Beach ..... 2/2 ...... $79,900 .............. DW51X Encl Lanai, Conv PENDING 708 Reading Place ......... 2/2 ...... $74,900 ......... Desoto, Cul-De-Sac, Lanai + PENDING 2101 Hembury ................2/2 ....... $69,000 ..................... Brentwood Golf & Water SOLD 2244 Greenwich Dr ........ 2/2 ...... $44,900 .......... Stuart-Very Clean Snowbird PENDING 1907 Canterbury-19 ....... 2/2 ...... $44,900 ...... Stuart Well Kept Home, Copper Plumbing 306B Fowling Ct ............. 2/2 ...... $39,900 ................. Windsor-Lite Bright Close to SOLD 1801 Bedford Lane #33... 2/2 ...... $27,500 ............... Lovely Economical Living Furnished 202 Bedford Trl. E111 ...... 1/1.5 ... $24,000 ........... Mansard I-Furnished & Ready For You.




139,500 329 Club Manor Drive









Newly listed LIMETREE. This large updated home with an open split floor plan features newer windows with Plantation shutters throughout. Updated kitchen with newer appliances including washer/Dryer New roof, A/C and driveway in 2013.

139,900 1530 Ft Duquesna

Rentals • Unfurnished



Dorchester B 33 .............. 1/1.5/1C ... New Shower & A/C ......................................... $775 509-B Foxglove ............... 2/2/1C ....... Attached Carport ............................................ $875 705 Indian Wells .............. 2/2/1G ...... Affordable/Comfortable ................................... $925 1236 Valley Forge ............ 2/2/2C ...... Spotless-Close-in ........................................... $950 1622 Faxton ..................... 2/2/2G ...... 2 Split Master Suites .................................... $1100 2304 Lancaster ................ 2/2/2G ....... Augusta ........................................................ $1100 2709 Lancaster ................ 2/2/2G ...... Lots of Tile .................................................... $1100 2011 New Bedford ........... 2/2/2G ....... Upscale Perfect ........................................... $1300 316 Caloosa Palms .........2/2/2G ....... Golf/ Perfect Condition .................................. $1400

Rentals • Furnished

1614 Council Drive .........1/1/1C ....... Compact / Comfort ......................................... $750 2243 Grenadier ................1/1.5/1C .... Sharp & Comfortable ...................................... $775 206 Andover 93 ...............2/2/1C ....... Minimal Carpet ............................................... $800 305 B Friar Ct .................2/2/1C ....... Close to Club .................................................. $825 307 Knottwood ................2/2/1C ....... Knolls-Private Pool ......................................... $875 2236 Greenwich ..............2/2/2C ....... New Kitchen ................................................... $890 2308 Glenmore ...............2/2/1C ....... Lite n Brite ...................................................... $895 1715 Atrium .....................2/2/1C ....... Lite n Brite ...................................................... $895 1303 Beach Blvd .............2/2/1C ....... Swan Lake .................................................... $1000 2022 Del Webb .................2/2/2G ....... WATER ......................................................... $1000 1123 Jameson Grns ........2/2/1.5G .... Screen Porch ................................................ $1300 912 Kings Blvd ................2/2/2G ....... +Den Single Family ...................................... $1300 2116 Acadia Grns ...........2/2/2G ....... Summer – 6 Mos .......................................... $1350 520 Rimini Vista ..............2/2/2G ....... Renaissance.................................................. $2000

Rentals•Short Term•Furnished

206 Andover D 80 ...........2/2/1C ....... Fixed Up To The 9’s ........................................ $850 401 Gladstone .................2/2/1C ....... Hampton w/ Screen Room ............................. $925


July 2013

The News of Sun City Center

Fireworks from page 1.



Parking and Viewing Areas for the July 4 Fireworks

At a breakfast planning meeting in June, the Sudmans told volunteers how appreciated they are and to “bring your smiles and have a good time.”

SPOTLIGHT ON ENTERTAINMENT It won’t be long before the Community Association’s entertainment begins. The 2013-14 Entertainment Series of shows are... SUNDAYS (2:30-4:30 p.m.): Tribute to Elton John-November 10; Streisand/Mathis Holiday Show-December 8; Top 10 Rock-and-Roll Revue (REPLACES 3 Redneck Tenors)-January 12; Showcase-Wednesday, January 29; Jay White as Neil Diamond-February 9; and Finis-March 30. FRIDAYS (7-10 p.m.): Sounds of Soul-November 15; Flashback-January 24; Phil Dirt & the Dozers-February 14; and Fabulons-March 21 (DATE CHANGED). (Includes Showcase as shown in Sunday series above.) Prices for each series will be $70/person/series. Brochures will be out by Labor Day. And then.... Other Performances to look forward to (more details later): ...September 28 (Saturday) and 29 (Sunday) - A Night at the Popera presented by Klassika. ...November 17 (Sun.) Opera “Idol” - St. Petersburg Opera Co. ** ...December 19 (Thurs.) - A Christmas Concert - South Shore Concert Band. ...January 26 (Sun.) - Highlights of Norma -St. Petersburg Opera Co.** ... February 27 (Thurs.) - A Pop Concert - South Shore Concert Band. ...JUST ADDED...March 2 (Sun.) - The Platters, Coasters, Drifters and Temptations Salute - $20/person. Stay tuned for more details. ...March 23 (Sun.) - Seven Most Unwise Moments in Opera - St. Petersburg Opera Co. ** ...March 28 (Fri.) - Patrick & Matilda - A fabulous ventriloquist act performed in a nightclub setting; BYOB. Reserved tables of 8. ...April 6 (Sun.) - Big Band Jamboree - the Sarasota Jazz Project. ** Tickets for the operas will go on sale at Atrium-Kiosk Mon, Oct. 14, 9-noon; then Mon-Wed-Fri, 9-noon. Buy all three operas (mini-series) for $30 or $12/person/opera. Reserved seats. Info: 813-642-2001


Reminders: 1) DON’T DRIVE YOUR GOLF CART! It will be dark after the fireworks. 2) S T A Y W I T H I N T H E D E S I G N AT E D V I E W I N G AREAS. Violations could cause the fireworks company to stop the display. That would NOT make your fellow viewers happy. 3) BRING YOUR OWN SEATING SO YOU ENJOY THE EVENING WHEREVER YOU WISH IN THE VIEWING AREA. 4) IF YOU GO WHILE THE SUN IS STILL HIGH, DON’T FORGET YOUR HAT AND SUNBLOCK.   The fireworks display this year is made possible by the generosity of 5)  TELL THE BRANDON HONDA, Minto Communities and MINTO AND SANDPIPER Brandon Honda. GRILLE REPRESENTATIVES T HAT YOU A PPR E C IAT E THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO THE CELEBRATION. SCC Community Association President Ed Barnes said that profits from the July 4 breakfast go to the Fireworks Fund. Donations are also welcome since there are expenses for permits, security, etc. not covered by the Minto and Brandon Honda contributions. Donations can be dropped off or mailed to the SCC Tito and Debi, sponsored by Sandpaper Grill, will liven up our CA office. Fourth of July celebration with oldies and patriotic music.

SCC Holiday Golf Cart Parade Theme Deadline Extended You have another month to get your ideas to the Sun City Center Golf Cart Parade committee. Chairman Dave Birkett said the original deadline has been extended to July 26. Ideas can be dropped off at the SCC Community Association office or either of the Kings Point clubhouses (suggestion boxes). The parade is set for December 7. Questions: Contact Birkett at or Chris Robinson at

What’s New at the Library?

Summertime, and the reading is easy... Whether you enjoy a paperback at the pool or are looking for a good “airplane book”, we have just added some great titles to our paperback collection. Try The Enemy by Tom Wood if you are looking for a good thriller. Victor, a former assassin for hire, has joined forces with a special CIA unit. His first assignment: three strangers, three hits. His triple challenge turns into a triple cross where he finds that he is the target. Fran Orenstein has donated a copy of her new book Murder in Duplicate, whose character Lily Aaron leads a double life as a magazine editor by day and a successful mystery writer by night. On a road trip this summer? Check out Guy Fieri’s newest edition of Diners, Drive-Ins, Dives: the Funky Finds in Flavortown to see if one of his featured eateries is on your route. Fieri fans know that where Guy travels tasty food can be found. Each restaurant that is featured has included a recipe for one of their signature dishes. You can also take along one of your favorite authors by

checking out an audio book. Some of our most recent additions are Unintended Consequences by Stuart Woods, Two Graves by Douglas Preston, A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy, Private London by James Patterson and Six Years by Harlan Coben. If you would like to keep up with new items as they are added to the collection, our online catalog has a special feature. From our catalog home page at http://webopac. , click on the “BROWSE” tab. You will see a box labeled “SEARCH” with a drop-down menu box to the left of it. Click on the down arrow and select “New Items.” The most recent items added to the catalog will appear first. You can see whether the item is available and make a reserve request from the list. We will be closed on July 4 in observance of Independence Day. We hope to see you all at the community celebration! Happy reading. —Elaine Birkinshaw

The News of Sun City Center


July 2013

SCC Security Patrol Holds Area Golf Cart Inspection and Registration

Yacht Sailing in SCC By Phyllis Hodges Sailing … in Sun City Center? That’s right. Three times a week, sailing aficionados gather at Swan Lake behind the Arts and Crafts Building. They launch their yachts and prepare to race other members of the Cygnet Yacht Club. The club’s stated purpose is to promote the hobby of model ship sailing. It is expected that each member will strive to own a “yacht.” The yachts they sail are radiocontrolled sailboats, specifically, East Coast 12-Meter One Design Sailboats. Model boat owners know what that means. For the rest of us, it’s a mini-yacht measuring 5 feet long with a 6-foot mast that conforms to specifications of the American Model Yachting Association. Such boats can cost anywhere from $1,000 to $3,500, depending on whether it’s new or used and how it is equipped. Some of the club’s members are past sailors as was Dick Littlefield, Commodore. He says “Racing model boats is the next best thing to real sailing. It actually is more challenging than a real sailboat. Every move you

make is by sight, rather than feel.” Ke n Ru ny an s t ar te d t h e club in the late ’80s; at age 91, he still has a boat and enjoys racing fellow members. Open to SCC CA members, there are now 14 on the roster. They hold a monthly race series on Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week from 9 to 11 a.m. They then meet for dinner monthly at Cypress Creek where the awards are presented for that month’s race series. The club welcomes visitors and, in fact, has a loaner boat for prospective members to use. Dues are $10 annually, plus an initial fee of $10. The members also are happy to see spectators who come to the launch site and watch the races. Recently the club received a grant of $1,500 from the Community Foundation that helped pay for new stairs to the dock, an enlarged concrete pad on shore, and running a water line to the dock. For club information, call 813634-3672. Want your activity featured in LIFESTYLES? Call 641-0816 or email



SCC Security Patrol member Donna Ayotte and Assistant Chief Richard Huff prepare to inspect and register a local resident’s golf cart. After a four-year hiatus, the Sun City Center Security Patrol held a golf cart inspection and registration in June for local golf cart owners. The Security Patrol inspected and registered over 700 golf carts during the three-day event. The Security Patrol’s main objectives for the inspection and registration were to deter golf cart theft and to inform owners of potential safety hazards, such as brake lights out, underinflated tires, turn signals not working, etc. The SCC Security Patrol will maintain a database of all registered golf carts and will provide the Hillsborough County Sheriff ’s Office with a copy of the registration information. Security Patrol Chief Bob Powers said, “We will hold another inspection and registration in January for our part-time residents. In addition, if someone has previously registered a golf cart with the Patrol and purchases a new golf cart, they can come into the Patrol office and we will update their registration information. Same goes for those who purchase a used golf cart that has a registration sticker on it. We will update the database to include the new owner information.” “The Patrol is grateful to the large number of area businesses who assisted us with this event,” said Chief Powers. “There are too many to name but we certainly will highlight them on our website at We are particularly thankful to the golf cart owners who generously made donations, Connie Lesko from Freedom Plaza who provided food daily for our volunteers, and the Sun City Center Community Association for providing us tables, chairs, and tents. Of course, I would be remiss if I did not thank our wonderful Patrol members who volunteered six hours each day.” Golf carts are susceptible to theft. Within the past two months approximately 20 golf carts have been stolen within the Sun City Center area. By having a registration sticker this allows the owner to inform the Security Patrol and HCSO of a theft thus the odds of a golf cart being recovered is greatly increased.


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R e h e a r s a l s a r e n ow underway for “The Nest and The Birdcage,” an original mel o d r am a , w r itte n and directed by Andy Oosthuizen. Mr. Oosthuizen is known to Sun City Center residents as the owner/producer/director of the former Palace Dinner Theatre. Since the Palace closed, Andy has been busy writing plays, teaching acting, and working on several other projects. His acting talent was on display this spring when he performed in Skeletons, one of five short Standing left to right: Mary Anne Moseley, plays in the Pelican Players Delyse Axinn. Seated left to right: Marsha successful production of “The Lucidi, Andy Oosthuizen, Linda Halperin. Bench Mark.” The cast for “The Nest and The Birdcage” includes Delyse Axinn, Linda Halperin, Marsha Lucidi, and Mary Anne Moseley. The play is considered a melodrama because the characters and plot are rather over-the-top in this family drama/mystery. The play tells the story of three sisters, with very different personalities and lifestyles, who come together after the death of their mother. The tension amongst them is thick and it is cut with biting sarcasm and wit. Audiences will be in for a treat as the seasoned actors strut their stuff upon the stage. “The Nest and The Birdcage” can be seen on July 19 and 20 in the Borini Theatre in Kings Point. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. The play starts at 7 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday nights. A matinee is scheduled for Saturday, July 20 at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 and will be on sale at the Box Office in the North Club House in Kings Point. Please visit the Kings Point Box Office at 1900 Clubhouse Drive, Sun City Center, 813-387-3447.


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—Karen Ryan

July 2013

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Meet Your Neighbor... This is the continuation of a series of articles about the very popular Front Porch Pickers and profiles of some of those folks who meet each Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the Rollins Theater. If you haven’t done so do check out this group of dedicated, fun-loving musicians ...




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as a stay-at-home mom and Bible class teacher—have three daughters, four grandchildren, and three greatgrandchildren. They moved to Sun City Center in 2008 and are happy with the proximity to beautiful water locations for fishing and relaxing. They enjoy the times, especially when the ‘kids’ are visiting, when they can take advantage of our weather and the water. With the FPP since 2009 and a Board member since 2011, Dick plays the mandolin, guitar and bass guitar.

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ED WATSON ... A native of Salem, Massachusetts. When Ed retired from running his monument and cemetery business, he headed to Clearwater, FL where he resided until moving to Sun City Center in 1999. Ed plays the harmonica, a love that dates back some 50-odd years. Becoming a Picker was a good match and he joined them in 2006, currently serving as treasurer. He also plays with two other groups— the Harmonicaguys and the Banjo Merrymakers. In addition, Ed paints. A self-taught artist, his medium is acrylics. Even though he has not stood in front of the easel lately, he has participated in art shows and has been successful in selling some of his works. Widowed, he has three sons and “many grandkids.”

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LES POLLARD… A Canadian by birth, American by nature, Les worked as a mechanical engineer/ project manager in Canada and

Houston prior to retiring in 2004 when he and wife, Jean Ann, moved to Sun City Center. They are members of St. John the Divine Episcopal Church and volunteer with several charities. Les is the dispatcher for the emergency squad and treasurer of the “Oldies but Goodies” social dance club. In 2005, he decided to learn to play the tenor banjo and, in keeping with his new musical talent, joined the Pickers. An operation on his left hand has slowed down the playing but Les is still there to join the group for the singing and the overall fun of being there. An artist, he expresses those talents in water color painting.


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July 2013

Academy of Ballroom Dance Club

MOONGLOW DANCE CLUB Moonglow Ballroom Dance Come Dance With Us Club will feature the live music of “Bryan Ashley,” one of our local Oldies But Goodies musicians, at their monthly dance on Thursday July 25  from 7:30-9:30 Dance Club p.m. at Community Hall, 1910 S. Music from the 50s, 60s, Pebble Beach Blvd. Sun City Center. The attire at Moonglow dances is 70s and 80s dressy casual. Members are FREE, Sunday - July 14 and visitors/guests pay $5 per person Community Hall at the door. Singles table(s) are always available. Please BYOB and Dancing 7 – 10 p.m. snacks. The club will provide the ice, water, cups & napkins. Entertainment: The Moonglow 2013 schedule “Bill Lindey” of  year-round monthly dances has a BYOB great lineup of talented entertainers booked for your dancing and/ OBG Members free, or listening pleasure. Visitors are Non-members $5 always welcome, so why not get your friends & neighbors to join you at a For more info, call Barbara: Moonglow dance?  If you think that you can’t ballroom dance, remember 633-5649 that we are not “Dancing With the Stars.” We each do what our bodies allow us to do in time to the music.  For more information  call 813-633-1297 OR 813-642-8845, or if you would like to receive Moonglow information by email, Need a place to practice your contact dance skills to various types of —Gail Bouverat music? The perfect opportunity is every Sunday afternoon (2 – 3:30 Foxy Seniors p.m.) in the Dance Studio in the The Foxy Seniors Dance Club is Atrium (CA Central Campus, N. having a dance on July 20 from 6:30 Pebble Beach Blvd.). This is not a to 9:30 p.m. in Community Hall. lesson, just a time to practice with Enjoy an evening of fun where you some good music. can dance the night away. The session, sponsored by the Open to Sun City Center, Kings Point and their guests. Couples & SCC Dance Club, is open to all singles welcome. Members pay $3. members of the SCC Community Non-members pay $5. Association and to residents of Kings BYOB & snacks. Casual Attire. Point. For information or to reserve a table —Frank Carl for eight, phone Angelina at 813634-1865.

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Saturday, July 6, at Community Hall Dance is from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Waltz lesson 6:30-7:15 p.m. Members free; guests $6 (includes lesson) Music by Bernice Dubro Attire: Dressy Casual. Everyone welcome, Singles tables available. BYOB For further information, call Lennie Crooks at 642-9975.

Dance Classes in July 2013

SOCIAL DANCE CLASSES Sponsored by the Academy Dance Club. Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium. Open to all Sun City Center CA and Kings Point residents. Couples and singles welcome. $5 per class. For information, call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205. TUESDAY EVENING CLASSES (July 9,16,23,30) Beginning -Fox Trot 5:30 p.m. Intermediate -Cha Cha 6:45 p.m. Intermediate -Country Two-Step 8 p.m. WEDNESDAY DAY CLASSES (July 10,17,24,31) Beginning - Slow dance 12:45 p.m. Intermediate -Waltz 2 p.m. Intermediate - Merengue 3:15 p.m.


This is a special dance session for FOR SINGLES ONLY. We will be teaching a few steps in the CHA CHA. Open to all SCC and Kings Point residents: DATES: Mondays (July 8,15,22,29) TIME: 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. COST: $20 PER PERSON FOR ALL 4 WEEKS TAUGHT BY BERNICE DUBRO AND TOM GIANNINA CALL TO REGISTER: 634-3205 E-MAIL: DANCEWITHBERNICE@GMAIL.COM

“Ice Cream Social” Square Dance

Since July is the month we celebrate our country’s birthday, the Sun City Center Swingers Square Dance Club will honor this great day with an “Ice Cream S o c i a l ” Mainstream/ Plus Square Dance on Friday Night, July 5. The Club will supply the Ice Cream and the Club members will provide the delicious toppings for the Ice Cream. So Dancers, come join us to help celebrate Independence Day, enjoy a great dance and delicious refreshments. These Special Dances, along with the Club’s regular Friday Night Mainstream/Plus Dances are held in Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Pre-Rounds 7 - 7:30 p.m. Mainstream/Plus Dance, with Rounds, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

NOTICE: The Caller for a Friday night during the months of June, July and August, 2013 will be one of the following: Robert Arias, Bob Ellis, Ron Readon or Art Springer. For info on which Caller will be calling on a particular Friday Night, please call 813-633-3986 or 813-633-8718. Pat Hagen Cues. The Beginners Square Dance Class and Plus workshop class are terminated for the summer. Square Dancers: come join us every Friday Night for great dancing, fellowship and refreshments. AT T E N T I ON : T h e S C C Swingers Square Dance Club dances ALL SUMMER. Casual dress. For further information call Geri at 633-9742 or Leah at 6333986 and/or visit our website at index. —Dick Schultz

July 2013

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GFWC SCC Woman’s Club Elects New Officers for 2013/2014

“Intermediate Nik” July 8: 1 - 4 p.m. Palm Room Tuition: $15 for members payable upon registration. Nonmembers may sign up four days prior to date of class if there is room available, $20 for non-members. D es cr ipt ion: This is an intermediate-level class that will delve into the 55 filters of Nik’s Color Efex Pro 4. Each filter will be discussed and live demonstrations will be given of as many of the filters as time permits. Those wishing to enroll should have already taken the Introduction class or have some working knowledge of the Nik Collection interface and controls. “Techniques and Tips for Successful Zoo Photography” July 25: 9:30 -11:30 a.m. Palm Room Tuition: $10 for members payable upon registration. Nonmembers may sign up four days prior to date of class if there is room available, $15 for non-members. Description: Zoos are fabulous places for animal photography and my love for shooting animals (with my camera) has taken me to over 45 different zoos in the last 10 years. In this class, I will show you some of the equipment I use when I go to the zoo and explain some tips and techniques that will help you capture the best possible images. Mentoring program offered free to members Robert Winch an instructor with our photo lab mentors the first and third Wednesday of each month, Members only, no cost. Sign up at the photo lab Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – noon. All classes pre-register in photo lab Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – noon.


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Have you ever thought about directing a show but you weren’t sure you have what it takes? Find out at three-day intensive theater directing workshop titled “The Do’s and Don’ts of Directing.” The directing workshop is hosted by The Performing Arts Company of SCC and the Pelican Players. Conducted by former New York director, actor, producer and writer Lew Resseguie, the workshop will be held at the Rollins Theater in Sun City Center on July 30, Aug 1 and Aug 2 from 1-4 p.m.

Seated L to R: Dorothy Myers, 4th vice-president (hospitality); Beth Tegu, membership secretary; Debbie Schroedter, membership co-chair; Angie Maze, recording secretary; and Mary Culliton, 3rd vice-president (publicity). Standing L to R: Anne Rankin, treasurer; Sharon Nathan, 1st vice-president; Jean Smith, president; Jeanne Nenarella, corresponding secretary; Phyllis Elsberry guest; and Ann Bohachek, director. Absent from photo – Cyrille Cobe, 2nd vice-president (programs); Roselyn Cruthis, hospitality co-chair, and Jan Bassett, director. At its May meeting , the GFWC SCC Woman’s Club’s newly elected officers for 2013/2014 were installed. The installation was conducted by guest Phyllis Elberry, a long-time GFWC member and recent past president of the Ruskin Woman’s Club. GFWC is an international organization of Women’s Clubs that is dedicated to strengthening their communities and enhancing the lives of others through their volunteer services. The club’s monthly meetings will resume again in September. If you are interested in membership, please call Beth Tegu at 419-4474. —Mary Culliton

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The SCC Obser ver has published an excellent column on Medical Alert devices. In that article, the Philips Lifeline system was highlighted as a leading source for this service and listed its basic cost at $35 per month with an $82 start up fee. For Sun City Center and Kings Point, the non-profit SCC Men’s Club has for the last 20 years sponsored the Philips Lifeline program. Through the club’s volunteer efforts they are able to offer our residents that service for $25 per month and without any start up or service fees. A call to the Lifeline office at 633-7091 is all that is necessary to get started in getting the peace of mind and safety that this program provides.

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Lew Resseguie L e w brings a lifetime of experience to this workshop because he knows and has experienced every angle of show business, having directed over 35 plays and musicals, seven documentar y films and countless concert productions. For over 30 years, Lew was a successful New York actor, starring with Angela Lansbury, Barry Nelson, Dolores Gray, John Davidson and Robert Goulet. In addition he has appeared in off-Broadway and regional theater productions, TV and film, national commercials and several Broadway pops concerts at the White House. As the owner of several successful dinner theaters in Washington, Lew served as director and producer of many of their productions. Locally, Lew is the founder and chairman of the Board of the Performing Arts Company. He has directed every show except one that has been produced by the PAC at the Rollins Theater in the last 10 years. The “DO’s and DON’T’s of DIRECTING” is geared toward actors who are interested in learning how to direct and directors with experience who want to learn more about the art of directing. The workshop is limited to 15 participants. Applicants are asked to email an acting or director’s resume to apply for the workshop to The deadline for submitting resumes is Monday, July 15. Cost of “DDD” is $20. Prospective applicants will be notified if accepted. All interested adults are welcome to apply. For further details on the workshop, please call 813-789-8271. —Ellen Kleinschmidt


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July 2013

The Performing Arts Company continues its successful P.A.C. Lite Summer Variety Series

New Weekly Bridge Game Announced

The Sun City Center Duplicate Bridge Association announces a new weekly game, “Newplicate Bridge”, specifically designed for the developing novice player with 0 – 99 masterpoints. The program is intended to fill the gap between the weekly Novice (0 – 20 masterpoints) Game and the Intermediate Game (0 – 299 masterpoints). This additional game is open to all area residents with some knowledge of the game, but with fewer than 100 masterpoints. Newplicate Bridge will be available every Tuesday beginning July 2 in Room 3 of Community Hall. Each session will begin with a short lesson at 8:30 a.m. followed by a sanctioned game from 9 -11:30 a.m. Masterpoints will be awarded. If you need a partner, call Pat Rippel 642-9216. The SCCDBA wishes to remind the area residents of the availability of bridge courses at levels from absolute beginner to advancing players. FFI contact Ronda O’Farrell, director of Bridge Education at 634-7393.

The Rollins Theater in SCC is on fire this summer with variety. You asked for it … you got it! A “Cool Summer of Red Hot Entertainment” continues as The Performing Arts Company of SCC presents a series of seven shows as part of their “P.A.C. Lite Summer Variety Series.” The public is invited to attend all shows at the Rollins Theater. July is the month for the ladies to showcase their talents. On Saturday, July 13, Lisa Palas, an awardw i n n i n g s i n g e r / songwriter Lisa Palas takes the stage with her show “Life, Love and the Music Business.” Lisa will entertain her audience with a musical journey through her life. Included in the show are #1 hits she has written for Reba McEntire, Randy Travis, Conway Twitty, Alabama, Lee Greenwood and the Oakridge Boys. Lisa’s varied music career includes scoring music for independent films and composing music for musicals.

Lisa is a film and commercial actress as well as teacher and an amazing story teller. Do you love great Broadway music? If the answer to that question is yes, then you won’t want to miss Kathy Straub as she brings her onewoman show to the Rollins Theater on Saturday, July Kathy Straub 27. Kathy shares her “Broadway Baby” story as she sings the beloved music of Rodgers and Hammerstein. You’ll hear your favorite songs from the Golden Age of Broadway, songs from classic musicals written by the greatest composer and lyricist in the history of the Great White Way. Kathy will bring to life her favorite songs from “Oklahoma,” “Carousel,” “South Pacific,” “The King and I,” “Flower Drum Song” and “The Sound of Music.” With a Master’s degree in voice, Kathy has been performing since the age of 4. She has been in at

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least ten productions at the Rollins and is a favorite soloist at the SCC United Methodist Church. Having been active in several community theaters, Kathy has played the role of Eliza Doolittle in “My Fair Lady” and loves performing with her friends, Ellen Kleinschmidt and Teri Council, with whom she wrote and starred in their original musicals, “Aged to Perfection” and “Apartment 14G.” Most recently, this talented trio performed in another musical production, “Three’s Company.” These shows on July 13 and 20 will be presented at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Rollins Theater, located at 970 Cherry Hills Dr in SCC. Tickets for each show are $10 each available at the SCC Atrium Kiosk, which will be open Mon, Wed, and Fri from 9 a.m.noon, or via credit card by calling 813-220-7913. Those patrons who purchase tickets for the rest of the summer series will receive preferred seating. For further information and details on all shows call the ticket line or visit the PAC website at www. —Ellen Kleinschmidt

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(L to R): Jean Smith, president of the SCC Woman’s Club and Noreen Schramm, chief of the SCC Emergency Squad. Jean Smith, president of the  SCC Woman’s Club, presented a generous donation of $1,000 to Chief Noreen Schramm. The Squad is so appreciative of the support it receives from the community since it is totally dependent on the generosity of the residents for its continued growth and day-to-day operational expenses. The Squad receives no federal, state or county funding. Last year the Squad responded to 6,800 emergencies right here in greater SCC.  It is truly “Neighbors Helping Neighbors.” If you think you might be interested in joining this dynamic and energetic “family,” please give us a call at 813-6331411 or visit the website at

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Sun City Center Potter Greets and Teaches Taiwan Opera Singer


A d el e g at i on of Taiw ane s e R ot ar y International members visited SCC the week of May 20. Four delegates and their SCC guide, Janet Ditmore, visited the Potter’s Wheel Club on Tuesday of that week. Much to the delight of Philip Hsieh (Group Study Exchange Executive Secretary and Arts and Music Executive), he met Mary Lou Underwood (Potter of SCC). The delegates were fascinated by Mary Lou’s command of the pottery wheel. Philip wanted to take his hand to the wheel if time permitted. Under exacting guidance from Mary Lou, Philip created his first pottery vase much to his surprise and delight. Three days later, Philip returned to the studio. To his amazement, Mary Lou presented him with his trimmed, bisqued, glazed and finished vase. She embellished Philip’s vase with his Taiwanese flag, our American Flag, and music symbols! Mutual admiration was evident as Philip presented Mary Lou with Taiwanese gifts symbolizing good luck, long life, and prosperity. Both of their eyes brimmed knowing that their exchange had given memories for life. A motto on a Taiwanese business card read “Peace through Service.” Mary Lou Underwood exemplified their motto through her service at the Potter’s Wheel Club that week. —Terrie McNamara

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The Cygnet Yacht Club (a SCC CA-sanctioned club) can be found sailing their fleet of 12 SC12 remote controlled sailboats on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. on Swan Lake. They expressed their gratitude to the Community Foundation of Greater SCC recently when they were recipients of a grant to pay for rebuilding the stairs that allow sailors to carry their boats down to the water. What used to be a rickety set of old stairs with one railing is now a solid staircase with two handrails. This was not only unattractive to the sailors, it was a real safety hazard. The stairs lead down to a solid, spacious dock, the result of an earlier grant from the CFGSCC. We are very appreciative that the Foundation saw fit to approve this grant request and we thank the CA for all its help. Those residents who come down to fish off the dock or just admire sunset from Swan Lake agree!

GFWC SCC Woman’s Club delivers donations to James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital’s Fisher House

(L to R) Gloria Brooker, GFWC SCC Woman’s Club’s Home Life Chair; Paula Welenc, Fisher House Manager;  and two staff members. Following their monthly meeting in May, Home Life Chair Gloria Brooker delivered the club’s home life donations to James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital’s “Fisher House”.   Fisher house is located next to James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital and is a “home away from home” for families of acutely hospitalized veterans and active-duty service members who live more than 50 miles away from the hospital. House Manager Paula Welenc and two staffers were on hand to unload the many large boxes of napkins, paper plates, cups, plastic wear, etc., which club members donated.     In addition to the donations for Fisher House, also delivered were over 200 cards from the Woman’s club’s members to the veterans at Haley Hospital thanking them for their military service to our country.  The cards were to be distributed on Memorial Day.

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July 2013

Potters Wheel Club Donates to SCC’s Nature Trail


The Art Club In SCC will open a new two-month exhibit at The Gallery with a reception on Wednesday, July 3. The new show will feature the colorful pastel artworks of Marcia Hansen. A Patriots Club – THANK YOU The Club gave out miniature U.S. Flags for the Memorial Day Remembrance at the Borini Theatre. The Club also solicited donations for the Veterans Rehabilitation Program at the James A. Hailey Veterans Hospital. The Club thanks all who gave so generously. The $1,009 collected will be put to good use. Patriots Club “Keeps Them Flying” The Patriots Club of Sun City Center is again flying the U.S. Flags along S.R. 674. They were installed for Memorial Day and will continue to be flown through July 4th. It is a beautiful sight when driving along S.R. 674. To aid in retrieving flags which have come down, special tags were attached to the poles which read “if found, please call 6422020”. The club’s officers hope this will help lessen the loss of flags which blow down during storms. If you happen to find a flag that has blown down, PLEASE PICK IT UP AND CALL THE NUMBER LISTED ON THE TAG!!! A reminder, please do not fly a torn/tattered badly faded flag. You can turn those flags into the Community Association Office, M-F from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The office receptionist will see to it that your flag is given to a local Scout Troop for proper disposal. Questions? Please call 642-9555.

With a background in both fine and decorative arts, as well as a degree in special education from Russell Sage College, Marcia used her talents teaching special needs children while continuing to take advanced art classes at the College of Saint Rose and the State University of NY. Her artworks in a variety of Assassination of President Lincoln media have been shown and won awards around the upstate New York area, as well as in SCC, and are part of the permanent collection in the Capital District area. “I love pastels,” says Marcia. “Pastels are an appealing medium, sometimes soft and gentle, other times bold and beautiful.” Her works reflect this love of the medium. Marcia’s reception will be held in the Art Room on July 3 from 2 to 4 p.m. Admission is free and all are welcome. Refreshments will be available. The Gallery is open to L. to R. Jim Rottman, president SCC Men’s Club; Dr. Michael Deeb guest visitors each Tuesday and Thursday speaker; Don Murphy, VP programs, SCC Men’s Club. The assassination of Lincoln and the various conspiracies surrounding from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. his death were the subjects of a presentation made to the SCC Men’s Club —Ed Laudano by Dr. Michael Deeb at a recent luncheon meeting. Dr. Deeb went from a career in education and later a career in the business world on to retirement as a novelist writing historical novels about his first passion: U.S. history. Sun City Center He captivated his audience with details of the various conspiracies that were circulated at the time and years later. Dr. Deeb is a lecturer aboard the Information Center paddlewheel boats on the Mississippi River and happens to be a member of 813-642-2044 the SCC Men’s Club. For more information on the Men’s Club, contact John Armstrong, VP Membership, at (813) 634-6434. Helen Kashenider, Millie Ballard, and Karen Hanson, directors of the Potters Wheel Club presented a $500 check to the Community Association in June. Funds are earmarked for clearing trails in SCC’s 37 wilderness acres. Potters use nature for inspiration in their creative process and are excited about exploring Florida’s wilderness in their own backyard. Thank you to the Potters Wheel Club for their donation.

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Stained Glass Club Donates to Samaritan Services

The Stained Glass Club of Sun City Center was pleased to present a check for $1,000 as a donation to the Good Samaritan Services of Sun City Center. Pictured front row, left to right: Sue Wilson, president of the Stained Glass Club; Dolores Berens, president of the Samaritan Alzheimer’s Auxiliary Respite Group; and Cathy Killian, Board member of the Stained Glass Club. Other club Board members pictured are back row, left to right: Pat Patrocky, Gerry Coleman, Mike Killian and Susan Stanis. —Julie Moran

Duplicate Bridge Association Celebrates 50 years

The Sun City Center Duplicate Bridge Association celebrated its 50th anniversary with a catered dinner and entertainment at Community Hall on April 28. 178 members and guests began the festivities with a champagne toast given by Club Manager Ron Golik. Appetizers and a delicious meal were provided by Banquet Masters Catering while Barb Carlini of the SCC Organ and Keyboard Club offered organ music throughout the cocktail and dinner hours. Appropriate to the occasion were interesting bits of club history presented throughout the hour by President Jerry Harter. A table displaying historical items was made available for all to visit. The following honored guests were introduced by Mary Rutledge, former manager of the SCCDBA: Mr. and Mrs. Ed Barnes and Mr. and Mrs. David Floyd of the CA; Dean Abercrombie and Don Berens, past presidents; Lillian McCollough, Annabell Schutte, Jean Sadler, and


Margaret Weir, longtime members. One of the highlights of the evening was the entertainment, organized by club member John Foster, in the form of a musical revue directed by Brenda Coman. Featured in the cast were emcee Bill Barker with Vince Robbio, Charles Wirick, John Cortese, Joanne Podgurski, Troy “Allen” Coman and The Sunsations, a local dance group. The festivities concluded with the ensemble singing “God Bless The USA.” The above performers volunteered their talents so that a donation made by the SCCDBA might benefit the Music Department of Lennard High School. Special Note: Kathleen Smith, a member of the Sun City Center Duplicate Bridge Club, became a bridge life master in April 2013. She earned this honor at the Fort Lauderdale Regional Bridge Tournament. The SCC Duplicate Bridge Club & the Kings Point Duplicate Bridge Club celebrated her acheivment.

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Meetings and Presentations: Wednesdays at 10 a.m. to noon Ju l y 3   S a n d p i p e r R o o m , Central Campus. “Open Meeting Announcing Changes to our Bylaws.”  Following business, we will come together to share or listen to others, as we exchange our thoughts on our favorite metaphysical subjects.  July 10  Heritage Room, Central C ampus .   “Re f le x olo g y.” D ebi Sanguedolce, a licensed massage therapist and reflexologist in practice since 1978, explains reflexology and how it addresses all systems in the body.  Learn techniques that you can do for yourself and hear of amazing “small miracles” she has documented for over three decades. July 17  Eberhardt Room (the Lawn Bowl Building), Central Campus.  “The Gospel of Thomas, Verses 11 20.”  Member, Don Smith, Ph.D., will speak on what may be referred to as one of the missing books of the Bible.  Questions and Answers to follow.  July 24 Eberhardt Room (the Lawn Bowl Building), Central Campus.  “Energy Healing through Harmonic Sounds.”  Presenter Robert Austin demonstrates through his Crystal and Tibetan bowls how sound transforms and heals consciousness at all levels. Treat yourself to “good vibrations”! July 31  Eberhardt Room (the Lawn Bowl Building), Central Campus. “The Quest for Answers to the Unexplained.” Speakers Lisa and Cliff Kennedy of Apollo Paranormal Investigations share their stories and experiences of helping their clients find answers to unexplained paranormal activities.  Bring your stories to share too!   Open to SCC/KP members and guests. Admission: Love Offering. For info call Holli at 813-419-4704. Discussion Group With Michael McGoldrick in Kings Point July 11 and 18, Thursdays at 11 a.m., in the Kings Point North Clubhouse, South Social Room (Tell gatekeeper you are going to the Clubhouse).  “Death and Dying.”  This  Discussion Group focuses on any facet—from the thought of one’s own path of dying or preparing one’s self and their family for their death.  Open to SCC/KP members and guests. Admission: Free. For Info call Mike McGoldrick at813-938-1252. The SCC Metaphysical Society believes that we all are becoming aware that the thing most needed for the progression, even the very survival, of our world is for every one of us to discover our Universal Oneness and our infinite potential.  Consciousness such as this is characterized by the intense desire to learn and grow.  Please come and join us!    For information call:    Mike McGoldrick, president, at 813-9381252. For membership info call:  Ludi at 813-938-5686  or send e-mail to: —Holli Cantrell

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SCC Photo Club Announces June Competition Winners

Winners have been announced in the June competition of the Sun City Center Photo Club. Two perfect scores were awarded. Rolf Sulzberger received those scores for Imagine, Here Once Was a Harem and Feeding Time. In the Color Print category, at the Masters Level, Rolf placed first for his two photographs and Patt Sulzberger placed second with her photograph Caravan at Sunset. At the Advanced level, Kathy Griffith placed first for Eyes Follow You! At Level 2, Andre Ledoux tied for first with two photos, Sabbath Day Falls and Quiet Garden. Also tying for first was Allen Maser with Christ the Redeemer.   In the Monochrome Print category Bobby Ray placed first in the unassigned category for Spinning.  In the Color Digital category, at the Master’s level, Kathy Vitale placed first with Nature’s Disguised Face. At the Advanced level, Ron Shackelford placed first with Into the Heat and second for Puff 1, Purl 2. At Level 2, Robert Winch took first with Please, No Pictures and Roger Kele placed second with I Am Your Eyes. At Level 1, Erica Collins placed first with two photos, Geraniums in the Window and You Ate My Fish. In the unassigned category, Bobby Ray placed first for his photo, Innocence. In the Monochrome Digital category, at the Masters level, Kathy Vitale won with Roverno, Italy. At Level 2, Robert Winch placed first with Sunshine Skyway and Pat Jones placed second with Caesar. In the unassigned category, Bobby Ray placed first with Wilting Sunflower. In the Creative print category, Kathy Griffith placed first with Take Me Home and second with Painted Penguin. In the Creative digital category, Gayle Fischer placed first with Awakened, tied with Robert Winch’s Orchids. In second place, again with a tie, was Gayle Fischer with Golden Knight and Vicki Breaugh with Portrait of an Egyptian Lady.   For more information on the club and its activities, please see our website at or visit the learning lab at 960D Cherry Hills Drive.  —Vicki Breaugh

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Military organizations honor deceased warriors at Memorial Day Ceremony

Col. George Mercer Brooke Chapter, DAR members were part of the annual Memorial Day Living Flag Tribute held at Kings Point auditorium. This event honors all Veterans who passed away since last year. (L to R) - Fran Eilert, Bunny Blackstone, Mary McIntyre, Mary Culliton, Felicia Grant, Carol Acosta, Nancy Windsor. Not shown Jo Prater. —Jo Prater

Sun City Center observed its traditional Memorial Day Ceremony Monday, May 27, in the Borini Theater. The ceremony was sponsored

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by all of the various Sun City Center military organizations. The Military Officers Associations of America (MOAA) was the lead organization in planning and organizing the annual function and its president Maj. Tom Kilbourn, USA, (Ret) was the Master of Cermonies. The featured speaker was former Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll, a retired US Navy Lieutenant Commander who From left, Tom Kilbourn, president of SCC has led Florida’s Department of Military Affairs MOAA and Dr. Ken Barringer and Department of Veterans Affairs. She gave Officers Association of America (MOAA) monthly an inspirational presentation that was greatly meeting on June 5. After enlisting in the Navy, Ken appreciated and applauded by the audience. was part of the Okinawa invasion force, helping Subsequent to her presentation, a musical to staff a field hospital for Okinawa civilians who interlude and tribute to the military services was were injured in the battle for the Island. provided by the Trinity Baptist Church Choir & After the war Ken trained for and entered Friends directed by Rev. James Feist. Colors were the United Methodist Ministry. He served four presented by the East Bay High School Jr. R.O.T.C. different local churches and was on the Iowa Following the ceremony the Grand Marshall, Conference Staff of Clergy over a 20-year period.    RADM Larry Chambers, USN (Ret), accompanied Following that service, he began a college by members of the Ruskin Boy Scout Troop 661 teaching role where he taught social studies at placed a wreath, which was donated by the Sun Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa and at City Center Funeral Home, at the flagpole outside the University of Iowa, where he received his the auditorium. doctorate in educational psychology. —B. Frank Kepley, CAPT, USN, (Ret) Subsequently, he decided to enter the counseling field full time. He obtained his license Admiral Authorizes Stand-In as a clinical psychologist, which totally occupied for Change of Command the balance of his work life. He had a solo practice in Waterloo, Iowa and then established a successful group practice in Sheboygan, Wisconsin for 16 years. He was able to sell the practice in the mid 90’s and move to Sun City Center for a very active retirement. Dr. Barringer gave a comprehensive, well received presentation on the cause, treatment, and prevention of dementia: America’s expanding health threat. —B. Frank Kepley, CAPT, USN, (Ret)



Officers Photo: L to R: Mary Culliton, vice regent; Beth Clarke, librarian; Nancy Windsor, chaplain; Ellen Cyr, treasurer; Bunny Blackstone, registrar; Fran Eilert, recording secretary; Carol Acosta, historian; Mary McIntyre, regent. Not shown: Jan Bassett, recording secretary. At the final meeting of the year, Col. George Mercer Brooke Chapter of DAR had installation of officers and a memorial service for Daughters that had passed away during the past year: May Albertini, Virginia Carter, Priscilla Chase, Louise Hutt, Thelma Ryan and Bobbie Wagner. Paul Wheat and Jim Shumway receive awards for Memorial Day service


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Paul Wheat, LTC, USA (Ret), (left), and James Shumway, COL, USA (Ret), (right), received Certificates of Appreciation at the June 5 Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) luncheon in the SCC Atrium Florida Room   The awards were presented by Tom Kilbourn, president of the SCC MOAA, for their excellent work in organizing the Memorial Day ceremony, at the Borini Theater in Kings Point.  The ceremony was very well attended and was sponsored by all of the SCC veterans groups but was organized primarily by MOAA. The featured speaker was former Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll, who gave an outstanding, inspirational speech. —Frank Kepley 

Jim Conner (L), LT COL USAF (Ret), president of the SW Florida MOAA Chapters, presented CAPT Frank Kepley, USN (Ret), with the National Military Officers of America Association (MOAA) award for the best 2012 newsletter in the category of Legislative Affairs. The award was presented at the SCC Sandpiper Grille on May 27, 2013, at a luncheon following the Memorial Day Ceremony at Kings Point. The luncheon was attended by SCC Chapter MOAA officers as well as Jennifer Carroll, LCDR USN (Ret). Larry Chambers, RADM, USN, (Ret) was also in attendance.

M-SO Cdr Bo Heininger, Tom Harding, Cdr Roger Kennicutt, Lt Barry Dyer and at center, Larry Chambers’ Stand-In The Silver Osprey Squadron #64 of the Association of Naval Aviation held its Change of Command at their May 10 luncheon meeting. Out-going Commanding Officer RADM Larry Chambers, USN (ret.) was unable to attend but authorized a personal representative to bear proper witness to the changing of the guard. CDR Bo Heininger, USN (ret.), current operations officer and founder of the Silver Osprey Squadron, handed the gavel to CDR Roger Kennicutt, USN (ret.). Tom Harding was installed as executive officer, and LT Barry Dyer, USN (ret.) will be the new administrative officer. The topic for the event was an overview of Patrol Squadron aircraft beginning with early WW II through the present day. The speakers were members of the Silver Osprey Squadron who spent much of their Navy careers flying patrol aircraft: CDR Howard “Bo” Heininger, CAPT Bob Wisdom and CAPT Dick Petrucci. To keep abreast of our squadron plans for next year, you need only contact us at silverosprey@yahoo. com, or go to, select “Activities,” then “Veterans.”

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Bob Black addresses American Legion Post #246

By Susan Muise Consumer Affairs Committee

We cannot stress enough that you should not be in a hurry to hire the first contractor or vendor who strikes your fancy. Obtain two or three bids on the work to be performed. Ask for references of jobs they have done in the area. Make sure the contractor can do the type of work you want done. Make sure he is properly licensed and insured. You can check our Consumer Affairs Register to see who is listed for the work you want done. Do not pay a vendor in advance, and do not pay more than 25% of the total before the work starts If you are doing an expensive project, you can make additional payments during the process. Make sure your contract spells this out and that you can get a “Partial Release of Lien” before making each payment so you can be sure the contractor has been paying his subcontractors. Do not make the final payment until after the work has been completed to your satisfaction and after you receive the Release of Lien. Don’t ever pay a contractor for a project in cash. A check or credit card will give you a record of your payment. Checks should be made

payable to the company contracted to do the work, not to “cash” or to any individual. Make sure your contract specifies the hours the contractor will work, who will remove the replaced items, who will clean up and remove the debris, who will put things back together (re-hang drapes, etc.), and all warranties and guarantees on items purchased. The contractor should pull any permits required for the job, not you, unless you are acting as your own general contractor. Check with our Consumer Af fairs Of f ice (633-3500) or Hillsborough County Consumer Protection (904-3430) to see if there are any complaints on file against your prospective contractor. You can also check with the Better Business Bureau (727-535-5522). Remember that TV, radio or yellow page ads are just that … ads. They are purchased and can say anything the contractor wants. Make sure you check out as much as you can about any contractor you intend to use.

The Consumer Affairs Committee still needs a few new members. Meetings are the third Wednesday of each month at 8 a.m. and usually take less than 45 minutes. New contractor applications and complaints are reviewed. Occasionally a member will visit a homeowner to get more information about a complaint. If you are interested in helping, please contact Christine Grasso at the CA Office, 633-3500. The Consumer Affairs Register is available at - Click on the SCC logo, Slide across the top to “Resources” and down to “Consumer Affairs.” The link to the Register is at the bottom of the page under the Disclaimer and Information sections.

Fran Orenstein Releases Ninth Book Fran Orenstein, Ed.D., of Sun City Center, announces the release of her ninth book, Murder in Duplicate (World Castle Publishing). A mystery/romance novel of murder and duplicity, the book is perfect for lovers of cozy, light mysteries. Dr. Orenstein is the award-winning author of novels for middle-grade kids and young adults, as well as adult novels and a book of poetry. A member of the Florida Writers Association and the Florida State Poets Association, she is available to do workshops and presentations on writing prose and poetry. Contact her through her website, www.

Bob Black was the guest speaker at the May membership meeting and presented an informative program on his personal experience in combat in Korea and later as a Stars & Stripes reporter. Bob, who is a past director of the SCC CA Board, chaired the public relations task force and has been owner of his own public relations firm since 1964. Following his program, Commander Ron Engles had the privilege of presenting to Bob the Department of Defense Certificate of Appreciation, signed by Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta, in recognition of his honorable service during the Korean War. —Tom Culliton

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Shredding Day Location May Change in 2014

By Art Erickson The CA Board thinks identity theft is a potential problem for people of our age demographic. To assist the members with one area of defense, documents with personal information, an annual event is held to provide a paper shredding service. This has been happening for a number of years and is well attended by the membership. March is generally the month selected, before the summer decline in residents. This year, March 22, the event destroyed 9,840 pounds of documents. That is to say, the paper was shredded and recycled. I spoke with Lyn Reitz, our community manager who organizes/coordinates events such as this, to get more details. This year’s haul was less than last year’s 11,000 pounds but there may be multiple factors. Mrs. Reitz said Kings Point started their own program so that may have given some people an additional outlet. Perhaps some people cleaned out a lot of old documents last year so there wasn’t as much to bring this year. Perhaps a long line or inconvenient location discouraged some people from attending. One problem with this year’s event was a change in truck size by the company who performs this service. Besides recycling the paper they use energy efficient trucks, and the old, larger ones didn’t provide that option. The smaller truck got full and it took some time to send its replacement. To address that issue Mrs. Reitz, thanks to a suggestion by a CA member, decided to change the location of the event next year. Instead of being on Cherry Hills Dr. (that bandstand area close to the Security Patrol building),

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the next event will be held in the parking area recently acquired in the five acres traded to the CA by ClubLink. Keep those emails and letters (suggestions) coming folks; every idea is considered. The new plan is to have two trucks and a drive-thru approach so people don’t have to park their cars and carry bags/boxes of documents to them. This should reduce time and increase convenience when members want to take advantage of this annual event. Imagine: pull up, pop the trunk and get help unloading the documents. How much simpler can it get? I look forward to evaluating the new design next year, and I’m certain improvements will be made as they are discovered. This does not come without a cost, but nothing does. The service is provided by a company at an hourly rate. Mrs. Reitz says this year that amounted to $570. My calculation shows that equates to just under six cents per pound. Given that many of the documents are mailed to the recipient they tend to be light in weight, there can easily be more than 100 pages per pound. If you do your own sorting and shredding you know this can be a chore. One person had the habit of cutting out the personal information, snip it into smaller pieces, then recycle everything. Since this service is so easy she now uses the document shredding event and is in the process of reviewing old records to see what can be removed. Other people invest in shredding machines, it’s a personal choice. As more people use this annual service the cost per volume goes down, and many people sleep better at night. I wonder how many communities offer this service.

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Presenting a check to Alex Council, 13, of Ruskin, to attend The Broadway Artists Alliance Summer Intensive theater camp in New York City this summer are John Breaugh, Community Foundation of Greater SCC board member, PAC President Ellen Kleinschmidt, Bill Richards of the Community Foundation and Lew Resseguie, founder and chairman of the Board of The Performing Arts Company. The Performing Arts Company received a grant from the Community Foundation of SCC to provide all expenses for Alex to further his training in his quest to one day be a working actor in New York City. Thanks to a grant submitted by the Performing Arts Company of Sun City Center and awarded by The Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center “Ruby LaNace Hurst Fund and the Sun City Center Unrestricted Fund”, Alex Council, 13, of Ruskin, will be spending a week in New York City attending the Broadway Artists Alliance this Summer. Broadway Artists Alliance provides professional training for promising young musical theatre performers- right in the heart of New York City! Participants study voice, acting, and dance with TONY Award winners and current Broadway performers, as well as NYC’s top casting directors, agents, coaches and choreographers. One of the missions of the Performing Arts Company is to provide opportunities for area actors to perform in a quality professional community theater environment and to educate, equip and inspire amateur actors in a professional theater setting. Founder of the PAC and Chairman of the Board Lew Resseguie, a former NY actor, knew Alex had a special talent the first time he heard him sing. Alex, along with his mother, Teri are frequent performers at the PAC’s resident

theater The Rollins in SCC. Alex costarred with his mom in the PAC’s recent production of “Apartment 14G,” a show which Teri also cowrote. Other appearances at the Rollins include “An Evening With Fiddler on the Roof ” and as member of the company of The PACKids. To provide opportunities for area actors to perform in a quality professional community theater environment and to educate, equip and inspire amateur actors in a professional theater setting. On June 1, Alex was presented with his BIG CHECK following a performance by the drama department of Philip Shore Middle Magnet School. Alex starred in “The Toybox,” an original musical which was presented at the Rollins Theater to kick-off the PAC Lite Summer Variety Series. Alex lives in Ruskin with his parents, Whit and Teri, and his big brother, Jacob. When he returns to the BIG tomato, Alex will have lots to tell about his BIG Summer adventure on Broadway. Perhaps fans should get his autograph now because this young man is sure to be a mainstay on Broadway one day in the not too distant future. Stay tuned for the rest of story … to be continued.


Freedom Plaza welcomes its new Executive Director, Kevin Knopf. Mary Mackey, a director with Brookdale Senior Living served as interim director. Alter a long and extensive search Mary introduced the new director to the residents at a Town Hall meeting at the end of May. Following his introduction, Kevin promised that he would be meeting with residents and associates alike, floor by floor and building by building. Demonstrating he is a man of action, he quickly tackled this daunting task and is rapidly fulfilling that promise. Due to the new association between Freedom Plaza and the Sun City Center Community Association many residents of the Plaza and Golf View Terrace took advantage of the recent golf cart Registration/Safety check held by Security Patrol. We are already seeing an advantage to the new relationship and many Freedom Plaza residents, especially those who moved from SCC Thanks to the Greater Sun City Center Beautification Corporation, the fountain are celebrating the opportunity to maintain ties to the activities and clubs on the pond along SR 674 was replaced a few months ago. The old fountain they once enjoyed. was damaged by water fowl, bank erosion and electrical damage.

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Next time you are driving on North and South Pebble Beach Blvd, please take the time to notice the many medians and how they significantly impact the image of our community. More importantly, decide what the effect will be if what we currently have is converted to county highway standards where the street lights are turned off and the trees and landscape removed. We members will soon be asked to vote on whether the CA accepts that added maintenance responsibility and cost of the North and South Pebble Beach medians or let that responsibility and drastically reduced care revert to Hillsborough County. The Pebble Beach task force, chaired by Paul Wheat, has submitted a preliminary report to the CA Board unanimously recommending that the community accept the cost and responsibility. The report is accessible on the CA website and answers most of the questions you might have before you make your decision with your vote. Over the last number of weeks this topic has been presented to the community through Town Hall meetings, morning Coffee and Conversations and articles such as this. Going forward, the Task Force will continue to obtain as much information and answers as possible to questions that have been raised and will include that information in the final report due in October. One question asked multiple times has been the conversion to Florida Friendly plants and trees with the assumption that the new cost can be reduced to nothing. The task force will recommend that future additions and changes use native plants that will require less water, fertilizer and pesticides. These costs in the future can be reduced but not totally eliminated. There will still be installation costs to do the conversions and get the new plants established. But the community can have a plan in place that controls and ensures a positive first impression of Sun City Center.

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WED. JULY 24 MAH JONGG CLUB: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the SouthShore Regional Library. Enjoy an evening of the popular table game, Mah Jongg. Participants are asked to bring their own Mah Jongg card. A positive vote will also give Registration required. Limited to the Board time, before the total cost 28 players. Call 813-273-3652 to becomes the responsibility of the register. community, to complete a long range F R I . J U LY 2 6 F O S S I L S I N plan and also time to look for cost FLORIDA: 4:30 -5:30 p.m. the reductions. SouthShore Regional Library. When new home sales end and Join local naturalist Diana Kyle as the developer has left our community, she presents this entertaining and educational program on Florida our community will be judged by fossils. No registration required. what visitors see. Please take the time Funded by the Friends of the deciding for yourself whether we can SouthShore Regional Library. afford not to continue to have these —Allie Turrill areas properly managed.

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The Sun City Center Emergency Squad has just been notified that they have been selected to receive the prestigious “Quality Senior Living Award” (QSLA) for being the best EMS organization in the state of Florida for their Service to Seniors. Thirty organizations were entered and

“The Squad” came out on top. One of the key parameters for selection was the positive impact that the “Squad “ has on the quality of living of our Florida seniors.The Florida Department of Aging will present this award at their annual conference to be held on August 13 in Orlando, Florida. The “Squad” is a unique and energetic organization comprised of 440 volunteers. No one is paid and the Squad receives no federal or state funding. The “Squad” responded to 6800 emergency calls last year in the greater Sun City Center area. It is estimated that the services of “The Squad” saves the Hillsborough County tax payers approximately 5 million dollars a year. Anyone interested in joining this prestigious all volunteer organization, please stop by for an application or visit our website at —Jan Huber

Elaine Shaefer (R) is the newest EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) on the Emergency Squad. Elaine recently completed the 250-hour course at Hillsborough Community College. She passed the Florida State examination as well as the National Certification exam. Pictured here is the Chief of the Squad Noreen Schramm pinning on the much deserved EMT bars. —Jan Huber

July 2013


The recruiting signs are on the ambulance once again as it makes its way around SCC. This time we are attempting to reach  all of our YEAR ROUND RESIDENTS AS WELL AS THOSE WHO LIVE IN THE SURROUNDING AREAS.  This may be the perfect time to consider joining our Emergency Squad “family.” No experience is necessary. We provide all of the training, uniforms, books,  camaraderie, support and friendship. We come in all ages and we come for all different reasons but mostly we are truly the epitome of our motto of “Neighbors helping Neighbors.” Won’t you join us?  For more information, please call 813-633-1411 or visit our website at —Jan Huber

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Tilly is an adorable Carolina Dog mix with the cutest ears. She had a home since she was just a few weeks old but, unfortunately, her family can no longer care for her. This is due to no fault of her own. Tilly is a fun gal with a big personality. She zips around the yard playing chase with the other dogs. She is incredibly fast! When it is time to settle down, Tilly is just as happy to snuggle. Tilly has also been around dogs and kids her whole life. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss out on this fantastic little road runner! Tilly is spayed and current on her shots. DOB: April 2, 2012.

Romeo is a gray tabby kitten who was recently brought to C.A.R.E. with his three siblings, Juliet, Tippy and Grayson. His mom is a beautiful tabby herself, named Sally. Romeo is a lover like his namesake and is playful and friendly. He loves to play with the other kittens at the shelter. He would like most of all to come to live at a forever home of his own. Please come and see this handsome guy and give him that home. Romeo will be spayed, microchipped, and brought current on his shots. DOB: January 2, 2013 C.A.R.E. is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For directions, visit or call 813-645-2273 Answer on page 30.

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Kings Point Golf Cart Path Access The new golf cart gate with electronic access control went into effect June 3. It requires a swipe of the new Kings Point ID badge for Kings Point residents. To activate the magnetic strip on the back of the new card, residents need to stop by the box office in the North Clubhouse to have it activated during regular business hours; M-F 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Starting June 3, you will need a properly activated ID card in order to enter Kings Point on the golf cart path, however, a card is not needed to exit Kings Point; the gate will open automatically as you approach to exit. If there is a problem and the gate will not open, there is an intercom button on the access control panel that can be pushed to talk with an officer. Non-residents who have a tee time for a golf course located in Kings Point need to use the intercom button to tell the officer their name, which course they are playing on and their assigned tee time. Anyone on a golf cart who does not have an activated ID card or valid tee time on a Kings Point golf course will have to enter the community through the main gates on Kings Boulevard. Remember, the golf cart path is closed from dusk until dawn. We thank you for your cooperation and patience as we all adjust to this new security feature. Drive Safe! Sincerely, Vesta Management Team


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Open House at Sundance Stables On May 19, Sundance Stables held an Open House that included the following demonstrations: Arcadia Quadrille Team, English, Dressage, Western, Saddle Seat, Gaited, Driving, Jumping, Miniatures and Rescue Horse. Nearly 200 spectators attended. The event is expected to be held annually, according to Kelly Emerson whose wife participated in the show.

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Golf League Results, Pictures and More

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Hogans League of Sun City Center and Kings Point May 29, 2013: Sandpiper PalmsLakes, Play: A-Skins: 1st Place:  Andy Betz - 4 Skins; 2nd Place:  Burt Easter - 3 Skins. Low-net:  Andy Betz – 69; Low-gross:  Ruben Jones – 89. Eagle:  Ruben Jones - #13 Par 5. Birds:  Rich Lucidi - #1 Par 5.

June 12, 2013: Sandpiper:  Lakes to Oaks, A-Skins: 1st Place:  Ruben Jones and Chuck Feldschau - Tied at 2 Skins. Low-net:  Ruben Jones 65; Low-gross:  Ruben Jones 83. Birds:  Ruben Jones - #14 Par 3 and Reggie Ryan #12 Par 4.

Hogans League of Sun City Center and Kings Point May 18, 2013: Sandpiper OaksLakes, A-Skins: 1st Place:  Ruben Jones - 2 Skins; 2nd Place:  John Apostolou, Don Mowry, Joe DeFelice, and Hank Smythe - Tied at 1 Skin. Low-net:  Ruben Jones – 60; Lowgross:  Ruben Jones – 79. Birds:  Mike Left to Right:  Hank Smythe, Ruben Brock - #2 Par 4 and #6 Par 4; Ruben Jones, Andy Betz, Rich Lucidi, and Jones - #4 Par 4; Bob Jacobs - #2 Par Burt Easter. 4; John Apostolou - #12 Par 4. June 1, 2013:  Freedom Fairways, HSkins: 1st Place:  Karl Wessinger and Bill Giblin - Tied at 4 Skins. Low-net:  Karl Wessinger and Bill Giblin - Tied at 57; Low-gross:  Mike McClintic – 74. Birds:  Karl Wessinger - #7 Par 4.

Back Row Left to Right:  Don Mowry, Ruben Jones, and Mike Brock. Front Row Left to Right:  Joe DeFelice, Bob Jacobs, and John Apostolou. Left to Right:  Mike McClintic, Bill Giblin, and Karl Wessinger. May 22, 2013:  Sandpiper OaksLakes, A-Skins: 1st Place:  Burt Easter June 1, 2013:  Sandpiper Oaks-Lakes, - 4 Skins; 2nd Place:  Ruben Jones and A-Skins: 1st Place:  Joe DeFelice, Hank Bob Jacobs - Tied at 2 Skins. Low- Smythe, Mike Brock, and Chuck net:  Bob Jacobs – 62; Low-gross:  Feldschau - Tied at 1 Skin. Low-net:  Bob Jacobs – 80. Birds:  Bob Jacobs Mike Brock – 62; Low-gross:  Mike - #6 Par 4 and #10 Par 5 and Mike Brock – 78. Birds:  Mike Brock - #2 Brock - #10 Par 5. Par 4, #3 Par 4, and #11 Par 4.

Left to Right: Burt Easter, Ruben Left to Right:  Chuck Feldschau, Joe Jones, Bob Jacobs, Mike Brock, and DeFelice, Hank Smythe, and Mike Andy Betz Brock.  May 25, 2013: Sandpiper LakesPalms, A-Skins: 1 st Place:  Mike Brock and Hank Smythe - Tied at 3 Skins. Low-net:  Hank Smythe – 62; Low-gross:  Mike Brock – 79. Birds:  Mike Brock - #1 Par 5 and #4 Par 5; Ruben Jones - #2 Par 4; and Bob Jacobs - #13 Par 5.

June 8, 2013: Sandpiper Oaks-Lakes, A-Skins: 1st Place:  Rich Lucidi and Chuck Feldschau - Tied at 2 Skins. Low-net:  Ruben Jones – 69; Lowgross:  Mike Brock – 84. Birds:  Bob Jacobs - #9 Par 5 and Don Mowry - #8 Par 3.

Left to Right: Ruben Jones, Bob JaBack Row Left to Right:  Ruben cobs, Chuck Feldschau, Rich Lucidi, Jones, Mike Brock, and Joe DeFelice. and Don Mowry Front Row Left to Right:  Bob Jacobs, Hank Smythe, and Rich Lucidi.

Left to Right: Ruben Jones, Andy Betz and Chuck Feldschau. June 15, 2013:  Freedom Fairways, H-Skins: 1st Place:  Charlie Brown - 6 Skins; 2nd Place:  Mike McClintic - 2 Skins. Low-net:  Charlie Brown – 57; Low-gross:  Mike McClintic – 75. Birds:  Charlie Brown - #6 Par 4 and #12 Par 4. June 15, 2013:  Sandpiper LakesPalms, A-Skins: 1st Place:  Joe DeFelice - 2 Skins; 2nd Place:  Bob Jacobs, Ruben Jones, Bob Russell, Gary Marchman - Tied at 1 Skin. Low-net:  Mike Brock – 62; Low-gross:  Mike Brock – 77. Birds:  Bob Jacobs - #4 Par 5 and #13 Par 5; John Apostolou - #8 Par 3 and #14 Par 4; Gary Marchman - #3 Par 4.

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On Monday, June 10, four Hogans made an outing to Northdale Golf Course in North Tampa, namely Rich Lucidi, Bob Jacobs, Joe DeFelice, and Rube Jones to take advantage of a special deal that Bob had discovered. On Hole #5, 124 yard par 3, Rich took his shot and landed about 4 feet from the flag. Bob turned to Rube, next on the tee, with an 8-iron in hand, and said, Rube, can you get inside of that? And he did. The other players plus three groundskeepers working near the green saw it go in the hole and it made their day. And Rube bought the beer afterwards. After 35 years of golf, this was Rube’s first hole-in-one. A big CONGRATULATIONS from all of us. This was the second hole-in-one by a Hogan this year, as far as we know. Jay Sparkman got one earlier while playing with some friends at Apollo Beach. A belated official congratulations to Jay as well. There is still hope for the rest of us, and some may have already done so in the past. Bill Cundy has already had about a half dozen elsewhere. —Rex Gibbons

Caloosa CC Women’s 9-hole 3/03: 3 clubs: Flight 1 Tie Shari Reeve, Pat Fricke. Flight 2 Nancy Juhasz. Flight 3 Barb Dotson. 3/10: Holes starting with T and F: Flight 1 Chris Harkins. Flight 2 Jean Neuenswander. Flight 3 Nancy Left to Right:  John Apostolou, Mike Ventrone. Brock, Bob Jacobs, Joe DeFelice, 3/17: Putts: Flight 1 Jean Fortier. Ruben Jones, Gary Marchman, and Flight 2 Ties Doris DeArment, Jean Neuenswander, Lynn Bodner, Margo Bob Russell. Stonefield. Flight 3 Iris Davies. 3/24: Mystery Hole: Flight 1 Carol Hogans League Quam. Flight 2 Doris DeArment. Flight 3 Mickey Tarantino. July Schedule 3/31: Guess your score: Flight 1 Jean Date Day Course Fortier. Flight 2 Lynn Bodner. Flight 7/3 Wed Sandpiper 3 Loretta Gallagher. 7/6 Sat Freedom Fairways —Doris DeArment Sat Sandpiper 7/10 Wed Sandpiper Caloosa Greens Ladies 7/13 Sat Freedom Fairways May 16: 1- 2 –  3: First place:  Gil Sat Sandpiper Evens/Doris Zellers/Vivian King/ 7/17 Wed Sandpiper Connie Holl, 139. Second place: 7/20 Sat Freedom Fairways Mary Klopp/Jo Smalley/Pat Johnson/ Sat Sandpiper Mary Houston, 143. 7/24 Wed Sandpiper May 23: Low putts: 1st place Mary 7/27 Sat Freedom Fairways Klopp 28; 2nd place Gil Evens 29. Sat Sandpiper May 30: T’s & F’s: A FLIGHT: 1st Mary 7/31 Wed Sandpiper Jo Miller 27.5; 2nd Joan Camelio 27.5 (match of cards). B FLIGHT: 1st Gil Evens 30.5; 2nd Monica Schofield 31. C & D FLIGHT: 1st Vivian King 24; 2nd Mary Merrill 25.5. June 13: Low Gross Low Net: A FLIGHT Gerry Towers 67 Low Gross; Mary Jo Miller 50 Low Net. B FLIGHT Mary Houston 76 Low Gross; Pat Johnson 58 Low Net. C FLIGHT Elfie Nolden 80 Low Gross; Mary Merrill 51 Low Net. —Peggy Wolfe

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Caloosa CC Women (18) May 15 and May 22: Select Score 2 Week Event, Full Handicap: Flt1 Kim Roush 1st score 58; Joan Macholl 2nd 62. Flt2 Sarah Chambers 1st 61; Lynn Noyes 2nd 62. Flt3 Elizabeth T.Rodriguez 1st 60; Jean Atkins 2nd 62. Flt4 Vera Thompson 1st 64. Flt5 Laura Horwath 1st 60; MaryAnn Wellander 2nd 63. May 29: ABC 1 Best Ball winners: 1st tie score 57 Beverly Valentine/ Joan LaMar/Betty Burke and Karla Pia/ Ellin Offenbach/Ellie Duncanson. June 5: Low Gross-Low Net winners: Flt 1 Beverly Valentine low gross score 82; Vicki Franks 1st low net 69; Kathi Nicolay 2nd low net 71. Flt 2 Dottie Morgan low gross 97; Hazel Winklmann 1st low net 70; Sarah Chambers tie 2nd low net 73, Aileen Engel 73. Flt 3 Judy Taylor tie low gross 102, Barb Larsen 102; Timi Pratt 1st low net 69; Lucille Lanese tie 2nd low net 73,Judy Delaney 73. Flt 4 Dolores Phelps Low gross 116; Vera Thompson tie low net 79; Betty Burke 79.

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Caloosa Golf & Country Club Holds Memorial Tournament

A Me mor i al D ay 1 8 - hol e g olf tournament was held at the Caloosa Golf and Country Club May 26. 1st place winners six- member team with flags, L/R: Vince(POW-MIA)/Shirley (Navy) Coniglio, Beth(Marines)/Les (Air Force) Clarke and Honey Lu(Army) Sack/Jodie(American) Allison. John Stanfield started the Memorial Day Ceremony under Ole Glory next to the Memorial Garden with a Moment of Silence, Taps and the National Anthem in memory of deceased Caloosa members from the past year. Ed Morse Cadillac of Brandon donated a Cadillac for a Hole-In-One!

Caloosa Golf & Country Club Holds Fathers’ Day Event


Rodriguez Scores an Eagle at CGCC

On Friday, June14, Caloosa Golf and Country Club held a “Father’s Day” 9-hole mixer couples event. First place winning team scored 36. L/R Standing John Burns,David Domroes and Wally DeArment. Seated Karen Buono,Elaine Domroes and Doris DeArment. Organizers of the tournament George and Peggy Lang. —Elizabeth T. Rodriguez


With the recent success of the “Margarita Monday” golf tournament, Frank Hinson, director of golf and tennis at Freedom Plaza has announced another “cocktail” tournament at Freedom Fairways. “Mimosa Monday” is scheduled for Monday, July 8, 2013. The beat the heat, morning shotgun start it 8 a.m. Register in the Pro Shop at 7:30 a.m. and enjoy a mimosa and scones prior to teeing off. Following play enjoy a light lunch and another mimosa.To help you stay cool, there will be a cash only drink cart on the course. Tournament fee is $15. If you have your own cart the fee is just $10. Format will be a two-person scramble. Prizes will be awarded to male, female and mixed teams. Find a partner and sign up for another great day at Freedom Fairways. Call the Pro Shop (813) 633 –4653 to make your reservations. Make your reservations early as the field will, no doubt, fill up quickly. —MJ Rice

Dr. Jose M. Rodriguez couldn’t find his golf ball on the 8th green at the Caloosa Golf & Country Club. He hit a great drive and his second shot was a smash hit at 140 yards. We checked the sand traps and every inch of the lush velvet looking green. It was in the cup! What a beautiful Eagle gross/Double Eagle net. I was pleased I had my camera handy to record the feat “between storms.” —Elizabeth T. Rodriguez

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5/23: 4 Man Net: 1st Place: David 5/24: Pink Ball: 1st Place – Rosalie 5/24: 1 st Place Flight 1 Louise Ransbury, Bill Prachler, Al Hamm, Killian, Pat Conklin, Donna Berger, Nancy Baron. Caulfield/Dick Caulfield/Jan Huber/ Walter Wight. John Durm. 1st Place Flight 2 Bette st st Mannon/Jack Mannon/Marion 5/30: 1 Place : C. Kim, John Morgan, 5/31: Throw Out Worst Hole: 1 Place Flight 1- Mary McClafferty, Judy Stephens/Bob Stephens. 1 st Place Carl Lingertot . Delaney. 1st Place Flight 2- Lorraine Flight 3 Connie Murray/Ken Friesz/ Ladies Fritzel, Alice Chura, Sue Freed. 1st Marcy Hudson/Bill Hudson. Place Flight 3- Nancy Baron. 5/28: Team one Two: 1 st Place: Men Annetta Pucci, Joan Huebner, Gene 6/7: Low Net: 1 st Place Flight 1Emma Gadd. 1 st Place Flight 2 5/20: Individual Quota: 1 st Place Perry. Flight 1 Rich Ricca. 1st Place Flight 6/11: Shambel- 2 Best Ball: 1st Place: Sue Freed. 1st Place Flight 3 Kathy Boccieri, Rosa Ricciardi. 2 Larry Kintz. Nancy Saunders, Sue Wyckoff, Lois Scepter 5/27: 1-2-3 Best Ball: 1st Place Bobby Gluntz, Jean Mooney Hall/Pat Jaccoi/Chuck Lutz. 6/4: Individual Low Net: 1st Place Men 6/3: Team Quota Points: 1st Place Sue Wyckoff. 5/20: 1 BB Even 2 BB Odd: 1st Place Steve Lockom/Don Faron/Ron Bill Humes, Dave Green, Dick Green, Iannazzi/Ed Annen. Bob Nevin. Falcon Watch 6/10:2 Best Balls of 4: 1st Place Steve 5/27: Low Gross/Low Net: 1st Place Lockom/Gaylen Wallace/Rich Ricca/ Men Gross Flight 1 Phil LeMasters; 1st Stan Pearsall. st 5/20: Team Quota Points: 1st Place Place Net Flight 1 Bob Caceci. 1 Gross Flight 2 Tom Costello; Ladies Flight 1- Bill Fitzhugh, Dick Holgate, Place st 1 Place Net Flight 2 Bill Humes. 1st st Fred Mayes. 1 Place Flight 2- Paul st 5/21: Low Gross/Low Net: 1 Place Hunt, Vince Pirone, Neal Spontak. Place Gross Flight 3 John Lyons; 1st Gross Flight 1 Louise Caulfield; 1st Place Net Flight 3 Ken Kirwin. Place Net Flight 1 Anne Skinner. 5/27: 1 Best Ball Even, 2 Best 1 st Place Gross Flight 2 Dorothy Ball Odd: 1 st Place Flight 1- Vid Anderson; 1 st Place Net Flight 2 Valiusaitis, Butch Gadd, Joe Spaziano. Ruth Kramer. 1st Place Gross Flight 1st Place Flight 2- Bob Trombetta, Lee 3 Beverly Heil; 1st Place Net Flight 3 Johnson, Marty Dain. Betty McLoone. 1st Place Gross Flight 4 Betty Anne Bauman; 1st Place Net 6/10: Low Gross/ Low Net: Low Gross Flight 1- Bill Fitzhugh; Low Flight 4 Ilene Davidoff. Net- Jim Kinnear. Low Gross Flight 5/28: Pick the Best Nine: 1st Place 2- Al Schickadenz; Low Net- David Flight 1 Louise Caulfield. 1st Place Gerow. Low Gross Flight 3- Joe Flight 2 Karen Goldwater. 1st Place Spaziano, Fred Mayes; Low Net- Lee Flight 3 Marion Stephens. 1st Place Johnson. Low Gross Flight 1- Jay Flight 4 Elaine Davis. Wildasin; Low Net- Jerry Sandusky. 6/4: 2 Best Balls of 4: 1st Place Maggie 18 Hole Ladies Jaccoi/Kathy O’Connell/Marion 5/17: Throw Out worst Hole: 1 st Stephens/Mary Klopp. Place- Ann Clark. 6/11: Modified Alternate Shot: 1st Place Flight 1 Linda Scarbrough/ 5/24: Odd Holes: 1 st Place- Ann Yvonne Kelly. 1st Place Flight 2 Joann Clark. Beattie/Polly Doss. 1st Place Flight 3 5/31: Better 9: 1st Place- Ruth Gaughf. Ilene Davidoff/Kim Brown.

Renaissance Couples Tournament Flight 1 winners with Pro Lisa Lipnicky: Louise Caulfield/Dick Caulfield, missing Jan Huber/John Durm.

6/3: Scramble: 1st Place Miie Porta, Chuck Weir, Harry DeVoti, Ray Parisen. 6/10: 2 BB par 3’s & 4’s, 3 BB on par 5’s: 1st Place- Bill Stoces, Bob Walker, Rick Nowak. Ladies 18 holes 5/21: Low Gross/Low Net: 1st Place Gross Flight 1 Judy Fenwick;1st Place Net Flight 1 Connie Toussant. 1st Place Gross Flight 2 Paula Jimaski; 1st Place Net Flight 2 Carolyn Clark. 1st Place Gross Flight 3 Jan Thumberg; 1st Place Net Flight 3 Carol Salowitz. 5/28: Mystery Holes: 1st Place Flight 1 Paula Jimaki. 1st Place Flight 2 Pat Eytcheson. 1st Place Flight 3 Bobbi Ulbrich. 6/4:1-2-3: 1st Place Sue Sussman, Connie Toussant, Paula Jimaki. 6/11: Chapman Scotch: 1 st Place Flight 1-Sue Sussman& Paula Jimaki, Debbie Lester & Linda Suh. 1st Place Flight 2- Terry Jacoby & Kris Wells. 5/28: Low Net: 1 st Place Hiroko Vetsch. 6/4: Throw Out worst hole: 1st Place Hiroko Vetsch 6/11: Low Net: 1st Place Judy Huss.

Renaissance Couples Tournament Flight 2 winners with Pro Lisa Lipnicky: (L toR) Marion Stephen/Bob Stephens/Bette Mannon/Jack Mannon.

Renaissance Couples Tournament Flight 3 winners with Pro Lisa Lipnicky: (L to R) Connie Murray/Ken Friesz/Marcy Hudson/Bill Hudson.

July 2013

The News of Sun City Center



Lawn Bowling Tournament

Sun City Center Volleyball Team Announces Summer Hours

Volleyball moved its start time from 9 a.m. to 8 a.m. for the summer to get away from some of the summer heat. The players can be found Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays on the courts of the Community Sports Complex south of Rt 674 off S. Pebble Beach Blvd. hurling the ball and good-natured remarks at each other. New members are welcomed at any time to try out the sport and the semi-competitive atmosphere. All levels of play occur and the teams are mixed to even out the field so everyone has a good time. –Nan McNamara

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The Memorial Day Lawn Bowling Tournament was held May 27 with four teams winning prizes. Tournament Director Ray Turman, seated in photo, did a fantastic job. 1st row: M. Mitchell, B. Mignogna, D. Grazano, D. Hahn. 2nd row: J Mignogna, P. Abell, G. Saxton, R. Abell, R. Wilhelm. Top: D. Thomas. First Place team: Barb Mignogna, Skip; Don Grazano, Vice; Dodie Hahn, Lead. Second Place team: Ron Wilhelm, Skip; Rick Abell, Vice; Roger Vandenabeele, Lead. Third Place Team: Joe Mignogna, Skip; Gina Saxton, Vice; Pamela Abell, Lead. Fourth Place Team: Dian Thomas, Skip; Fred Shopper, Vice; Mike Mitchell, Lead.  Thanks to Carol & Paul Ward who served coffee in the morning & a delicious luncheon in the afternoon and Pat Smith deserves kudos for her wonderful salads.  —Barbara Mignogna

Two SCC Residents Submit Entries to the Lakeland Miniatures Guild 28th Annual Show

Sun City Center residents, Janet Ditmore (shown on the right) and Ilona Merritt (shown on the left), invaded Lakeland’s Miniature World. As members of the Lakeland Miniature Guild, they participated in the Guild’s 28th Annual Show that was held June 21 - 23, 2013. Guild members produced themed miniature rooms for display, as well as featuring buildings reminiscent of an 1869 Western town. About 30 buildings were created, complete with shops and other buildings, such as the sawmill which Janet made. Other items included elegant French Boutiques, (as made by Ilona) elaborate ‘Bedrooms Fit for a Queen’ (based on the movie, “Mirror, Mirror”) and alcove wall units, which were part of a National Miniature Project. The Lakeland Miniature Guild is an active group of thirty dollhouse scale miniaturists from Lakeland and Central Florida. They meet monthly, and membership is by invitation only. —Ilona Merritt


The News of Sun City Center

July 2013

Be Civil in Dealing with Civil Disputes

With Deputy Jason Castillo Recently, two men on bicycles were confronted by a man in an SUV. According to the man in the SUV, the men on the bikes had violated right of way coming out of the Atrium parking lot, causing him to be frustrated. Instead of just letting the mistake go, the man in the SUV chose to follow the men on bicycles, shouting at them. At the next intersection one of the men on the bikes approached the SUV. The argument escalated into a physical confrontation. At one point the cyclist brandished a gun, leading to a fight for the firearm. Law enforcement arrived at the scene and, fortunately, broke up the fight before shots were fired. The

man on the bicycle was transported to the hospital for observation. This incident happened right in the heart of Sun City Center, and it serves as a reminder of how quickly situations can escalate. No matter how frustrated you are with another person’s behavior in traffic, just let it go. Is your frustration worth taking a bullet? Is it worth endangering innocent bystanders? Of course not. But it can be tough to know when a heated conversation will turn violent. The best policy is to be as civil and understanding as possible, and to avoid exchanges such as these whenever possible. In these situations, try to keep your mind open and your mouth closed. You may have to bite down on some anger, but that is better than taking a ride in the back of a squad car, ambulance or hearse. Here’s another scenario … You happen to be in a hurry, on the way to someplace that won’t wait. The person in front of you is clearly not. They wait too long at traffic lights, drive slowly and generally just get you all aggravated. Hey, we’ve all been there. It’s understandable. If you are behind someone at a traffic light and they are a little slow coming off the line, do not

honk your horn. All too often in these cases the person is startled and will accidentally dart out into traffic without looking first. This causes many accidents. Yes, you have someplace to be, and, yes, you have the right to get there on time. But not at the expense of someone else’s safety. CRIME AWARENESS MEETINGS NOTE: Change in location for the SCC meeting Do not miss the community Crime Awareness meetings coming up in July. I will be at the Kings Point Fiber Arts room at 1900 Clubhouse Drive on July 9 at 1 p.m. I will be at the American Momentum Bank at 131 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. in SCC on July 17 at 2 p.m. Hope to see you there. We will be discussing Level 1 crime in the area and answering resident questions and concerns. In subsequent months, these meetings will continue to be held in Kings Point on the second Tuesday of the month and in SCC on the third Wednesday. Be safe out there!

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*Costs of trip including airfare and expenses will be reimbursed up to $500 after the buyer closes on a Minto home by July 31, 2013. Receipts for airfare and expenses must be submitted in order to be reimbursed for exact expenditures. The reimbursement cost is not to exceed $500. All dimensions, prices, plans, specifications, features, programs, amenities, designs, materials, HOA fees, condo fees and availability are approximate and subject to change or substitution by Seller without notice. Exterior colors may vary. Artist rendering. CGC 1505726. © 2011 Minto Communities, LLC. All Rights Reserved. 6/13

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July 2013

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MOVIES at the Rollins Theater

SCC Volleyball Travel to Bradenton

One showing only @ 1 p.m.

The Monday Movies will normally show two movies each month in the Rollins Theater at 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays. Dates and times may change as required. Seating is limited to 200 per showing and is reserved for current Sun City Center Community Association members and guests who present an up-to-date member/guest card or yellow ID badge.

July 8

Volleyball players from Sun City Center traveled to The Bradenton Bridges recently. This facility is a transition center and work release facility for Florida female inmates. It is a life changing therapeutic community where faith and character are emphasized. Several inmates from the former Hillsborough Correctional Institution near Balm are now in Bradenton. There are approximately 30 businesses in the Bradenton area who participate in this work release program. Volunteer athletes pictured from Sun City Center are Coordinator Janet Clark, Nancy DeWilde, Dave Kiefer, Anne McNamara, Ken Romain and Nancy Williams.

Tennis League Holds Annual Banquet

Lions Honored for Many Years of Service

107 min.

Rating: R

Steve has been dispatched to the rural town of McKinley with his sales partner, Sue Thomason. The town has been hit hard by the economic decline of recent years, and the two consummate sales executives see McKinley’s citizens as likely to accept their company’s offer - for drilling rights to their properties as much-needed relief. What seems like an easy job and a short stay for the duo becomes complicated - professionally by calls for community-wide consideration of the offer by respected schoolteacher Frank Yates and personally by Steve’s encounter with Alice. When Dustin Noble, a slick environmental activist, arrives, suddenly the stakes, both personal and professional, rise to the boiling point. Rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America for language. Genres: Drama Actors: Matt Damon, John Krasinski, Frances McDormand, Rosemarie DeWitt Language: English Subtitles: English Rating: R Runtime: 1:47

July 29

A League Of Our Own Tennis (ALOT) held its annual banquet and awards luncheon at the Embassy Suites at USF recently. Pictured are the two teams from Sun City Center who were among the 24 teams of this competitive tennis league. This year ALOT celebrated 10 years of play throughout Hillsborough County. The competitive season runs from late August to early May. Home competition for Sun City Center is held on Wednesday mornings from 9 - 12 at its South Sports Complex off Pebble Beach Blvd. —Nancy Williams

“Promised Land”

“Safe Haven”

116 min.

Rating: PG-13

When a mysterious young woman arrives in a small North Carolina town, her reluctance to join the tight-knit community raises questions about her past. Slowly, she begins putting down roots and gains the courage to start a relationship with Alex, a widowed storeowner with two young children. But dark secrets intrude on her new life with such terror that she is forced to rediscover the meaning of sacrifice and rely on the power of love. Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving threatening behavior, and for violence and sexuality.

Recently, Sun City Center Lions members were honored for their many years of service. They are Ron Lonergan (above) with 46 years; Al Schneider with 56 years; and Tom Wolfe with 55 years of service.  In Genres: Drama, Romance addition there are a number of others Actors: Josh Duhamel, Julianne Hough, Cobie Smulders, David Lyons, with many years of service: George Noah Lomax Banes, 47; Chuck Feil, 55; and Bob Language: English Saxon, 45 years. Subtitles: English T h e s e s i x L i o n s h av e a combined total of 304 years of Lions Rating: PG-13 membership.\ Runtime: 1:56 Congratulations, Lions, and thank you so much for all your years of dedication and hard work. . .it is much appreciated. —Ellen McGovern

Summer Retail Hours for Nearly New Shop

Starting in June, the Nearly New Shop, located at 1515 SR 674 (Sun City Plaza) behind the Bon Worth Store, will be open only on Saturdays from 8 a.m.-noon. Normal retail hours will resume in September (open Wednesdays and Saturdays).  Donations can still be dropped off between the hours of 7 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Arrangements for large items to be dropped can be made by calling 8913-642-9099. —Janet M. Odell


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July 2013

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News of Sun City Center July 2013  

Sun City Center News July 2013

News of Sun City Center July 2013  

Sun City Center News July 2013