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GPAC Presents The Marriage-Go-Round The Glenridge Performing Arts Center presents “The Marriage-Go-Round,” a lively comedy by Leslie Stevens. The play will feature GPAC returning actor Jared Walker and the talented Sharon Lesley as a married couple whose lives are turned upside-down. Performances of this popular stage comedy start the evening of Wednesday, November 2, and continue through Saturday, November 5. All evening performances begin at 8:00pm and there will be one matinee on Saturday, November 5, at 2:00pm. The Marriage-Go-Round, directed by Broadway veteran Roberta MacDonald, focuses on the married life of two middle-aged college professors, Paul Deville (Jared Walker), and Content Lowell (Sharon Lesley). Their happy marriage in a picturesque college town is set spinning when a colleague’s 25-yearold daughter shows up. The last time Paul and Content

saw her she was 10 years old and in pigtails. Now Katrin Sveg (Hilary Kraus) is vivaciously grown up and has her sights set on one thing! Join this fantastic group of hilarious characters along with the comical Dr. Ross Barnett (Steve Smith) to see how the showdown plays out! The Marriage-Go-Round was originally inspired by a suggestion that dancer Isadora Duncan supposedly made to playwright George Bernard Shaw: The two of them should have a child because “with your mind and my body, think what a person it would be!” The play has been a Broadway Theater success with a run of over 700 performances. Actress Julie Newmar won a Tony award for her portrayal of Katrin. Tickets are on sale now for just $12.50 for members by calling the Box Office at 552-5325.


Charley’s Corner by Charley Tirrell, CEO

Fall has finally arrived. The weather and the Glenridge look fantastic!! I see many of our members taking walks throughout the campus to enjoy the cool weather. I know many of you are feeling nostalgic about raking leaves and getting that snow blower out and tuned up! The Carroll Center construction continues to progress at a rapid rate. The skylights are in and the roof is receiving its finishing tile. The outside stucco is being applied. Shortly, the exterior will have its “finished look.” Thereafter, the interiors craftsmen will be working at a fast and furious pace to complete the tiling, painting and other tasks

in order to be ready to receive the shipment of furniture being delivered in December. We are planning our Grand Opening and ribboncutting ceremony and are eager to show off our new additions to our members, neighbors and the local community. The card room renovations are completed and many of you have returned to that expanded space. The next large project will start later this month. We will begin the five-month-long process to clean, repair and resurface the several multistory buildings on our campus. We will also take that opportunity to protect our buildings from the intrusion of trees and their roots into the foundations. We have contracted with a landscape architect

to accomplish this task in order to best maintain and better align our landscape to be in harmony with our buildings. There are many events planned for us. The book festival will be early this month as well as the annual golf tournament. Our Veterans Day lunch will be a time to consider the past and current sacrifices by so many of our military men and women and their families. The holidays are quickly approaching and as always, it is an opportunity to both remember the past and enjoy the present with the many wonderful friends that abound and embrace us all at The Glenridge. Best Regards, Charley

Jean Minneman is Unsung Hero for October Jean Minneman has run the duplicate bridge game since the early days of The Glenridge. The group has grown over the years; now there are about 48 people who play on the first and third Thursdays of every month. They rely on Jean to set everything up and do all the calculations to determine the winners. For five years now, Jean has written “A Smidge of Bridge,” the bridge column in the Piper, in her own humorous style. Jean has been instrumental in providing our many bridge-loving members the joys and the challenges of the game. Jean is also active on the Art & Décor Committee, and writes feature stories for the Piper about art at The Glenridge and other subjects. Congratulations, Jean! The Piper Member Editorial Board Publisher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Glenridge Board of Directors Charley Tirrell, CEO Editor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .George Measer Editorial Staff

Estelle Barrett Ken Bonwit Cynthia Cudworth Lorna Hard Jan Linehan Jean Minneman Joyce Morrison . . . . .Dorothea Sidney. . . . . . Phyllis Willever

Production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rennie Carter, Glenridge Member Services Design & Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Beth McCaa, Graphic Designer

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Letters to the Editor: Letters will be reviewed for suitability. Letters must be no longer than 250 words. The Editor may condense letters to save space, while preserving the basic substance. Letters must be signed and must not defame or malign individuals or groups. Submit to Member Services. All submissions to the Piper are due to Member Services by the 15th of the month. We now accept items via email at: piper@theglenridge.com The Piper is available on our website at: www.theglenridge.com

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AROUND THE GLENRIDGE

Watch for Flashing Red Light when Using the Emergency Pendant by George Measer

“I spoke with you about Glenridge people’s need to know what happens when they press their emergency pendants. They need to hold the button down until the red light starts blinking,” wrote Paula Spitalny to yours truly. “The holding down negates an accidental touch of the pendant.” So to clarify just how these emergency, or E-Call, buttons respond, I spoke with Glenridge Security Team Manager Bob Goerke. “Each emergency pendant or button has in it the member name and apartment/club home number. In addition, there are 17 locator stations around the Glenridge property” Goerke related. When the button is pushed, a phone call is then made to the apartment to make sure someone didn’t press the pendant by accident. The Security Manager has always urged members to wear their pendants when they are out walking. “If you fall, we can always find

you,” he said. “Our first aid team always responds,” Goerke related. “This includes a security guard with a defibrillator and a nurse with a first aid response bag.” According to Goerke, the team will assess the member. Usually, the member just needs minor assistance or first aid and/or a follow-up appointment with their doctor. In rare cases, the Sarasota Fire Department EMS (Emergency Medical Service) ambulance is summoned. Year to date, there have been 327 E-Call buttons activated with only 31 being sent to the hospital. Of the 327 activations, 227 were accidental presses. Please note that pendants are water resistant, not waterproof. No swimming or showering wearing the pendant! Also, the pendants check themselves for battery failure and if weak, an alarm rings in the Security headquarters. “Remember,” Goerke urged, “that you must hold the button down until the red light starts flashing.

A Reminder from Your Wellness Center Members are encouraged to schedule a Pendant Press Test with our security staff. Just call 552-5353 and ask for this service. Also, don’t forget to update your emergency contact and primary physician information if there have been any changes. Call 552-5262. NOVEMBER 2011

When the red flashing occurs, your name and location goes over the Glenridge security network to the guard as well Bob Goerke as to the nurse on call.” The “grandparent scam” also was called to our attention by member Marcia Steele. “Recently we had a scam phone call that was very disturbing. The scam artist is calling in the Sarasota area and obviously they are calling people they know have older grandchildren,” Steele related. If you Google “grandparent scam” you will find millions of similar postings. “Please let the Glenridge members know about these scams,” Steele said. Glad to, and thanks to both of the ladies for their letters.

Letter to the Editor Thank you to all the kind people at The Glenridge for your calls and your cards and your wishes of good will for me. It certainly helped me get through my recent illness. Sincerely, Joy Leahy

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Women’s Club Welcomes Circus Sarasota Founder Dolly Jacobs One of the great American circus artists of all time will be the guest speaker at the Women’s Club luncheon Monday, November 14, at 12 noon in the MacIntyre Room. Dolly Jacobs started her career as an aerialist in 1976, at Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. For eight seasons, Dolly thrilled audiences with the Roman Rings that made her the undisputed Queen of the Air. In 1984 Dolly joined the Big Apple Circus, where she starred again in 1985, 1987 and 1988. She has also toured extensively throughout the world. Dolly is a two-time winner of the Dame du Cirque (Lady of the Circus) award from the International Circus Festival of Monaco and winner of the coveted Silver Clown award in 1988. She was inducted into the Circus Ring of Fame at St. Armand's Circle in 1997 and the Ringling Circus Museum Hall of Fame in 1998.

Dolly and her husband Pedro Reis, a twenty-five year veteran circus performer, created Circus Sarasota in 1997. They combined their years of experience and pas-

sion for the art of the circus, drew on talent from around the globe and created a one-ring, five-star European-style circus with few equals in all of North America. Circus Sarasota intersperses high drama and glamour with traditional circus acts to create a sophisticated and inspirational showcase of exciting family entertainment. Circus Sarasota is committed to broadening the artistic contribution of the circus, while raising the level and perception of the American circus to that of the other fine arts. Circus Sarasota is a not-for-profit,

Nationally-syndicated “Ask Amy” columnist and best-selling author

IN MEMORIAM

1pm Fri., Nov. 4 - Theater

Dr. Gerard Barnaby Joanne Freeman Donald MacPherson

Enjoy the Book Festival after the presentation!

“What a beautiful difference one single life can make.”

Amy Dickinson

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501(c)3 performing arts educational organization. One of Circus Sarasota’s outreach programs is Laughter Unlimited, which visits the Glenridge Health Center on a regular basis. The specially-trained clowns enhance the daily life of residents, patients and staff. Using the age-old art of clowning, Laughter Unlimited has created a masterful blend of therapeutic medicine called "Humor Therapy." Glenridge Women’s Club luncheon attendees will have the opportunity to learn about Circus Sarasota’s latest outreach venture, the former PAL Circus, which recently merged with Circus Sarasota. PLEASE NOTE that the Women’s Luncheon will take place on the second Monday this month, November 14, instead of the third Monday. Call the Concierge at 5525315 to sign up for the luncheon.

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Fitness Center Announces New Classes for Season by Kery Helmer, Fitness Center Program Manager

The Foundational Fitness Classes have been such a hit that we have added two more to our schedule. Join Tina on Tuesday and

Thursday afternoons at 2pm! For those of you who like to dance‌ we will have Dancercize on Wednesdays at 11am. Please be

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sure to pick up a copy of the new schedule. We look forward to seeing you in the Fitness Center!

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Art & Décor Bits & Pieces by Jean Minneman

Please note the latest enhancements to our beautiful home: • The smashing renovation of the Card Room and TV Room. • The newly painted canvas above the bar in the Thistle Stop, created by Warren Loranger. There we were…50 years ago! Tres chic! • The small elevator lobbies in the East and the West Wings. Both have been refurbished, and the East Wing also is enhanced by a most appropriate original work painted by Jane Dye (see below). On a bright October afternoon, Liz Jacklin cares for her Glenridge garden plot. “I love working out there in this beautiful sunshine, although fall is a difficult time of year for my plantings,” Liz said.

A Smidge of Bridge by Jean Minneman

Residents of Building K commissioned Glenridge artist Jane Dye to do an oil painting to be placed in the Building K elevator lobby. The painting, entitled “Pear Street,” was unveiled at a recent Building K dinner.

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Publix Begins Rx Delivery The Northridge Publix has begun a prescription delivery service to The Glenridge. Members must visit the store at Clark & Honore in person with their credit card and medical insurance card(s) in order to become an established customer and be eligible for this service. Delivery times are Monday at 12 noon (refill requests must be called in by 10am) and Tuesday and Thursday between 4pm and 6pm (refill requests must be called in by 2pm). The Publix pharmacy can be reached at 926-8532. Walgreens and CVS pharmacies continue their delivery service as usual. 6

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Glenridge Member Retires from 51 Years of Volunteer Service by Barbara Redgrave Holloway

Glenridge member John Redgrave attended the biennial convention of the National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP) in St. Petersburg in September where he and his family were recognized for their service and impact on parliamentary procedure. John is the great grandson of the original author of Robert’s Rules of Order, General Henry M. Robert. In February 1876, General Robert had the foresight to put into writing the basic rules for running a meeting and called them Robert’s Rules of Order. By July of the same year, he had sold out of the first printing and had to update and add to the existing rules, and a third printing followed in 1893. In 1912, the fourth edition was released and updated with significant changes and the title changed to Robert’s Rules of Order, Revised. The General added two more books in 1921 and 1923, Parliamentary Practice and Parliamentary Law, before his death in 1923. The General had five children,

Henry M. Robert III (left) and John Redgrave sign copies of the 11th edition of Robert’s Rules of Order at the recent NAP convention.

one of whom was John’s grandmother. John, as a fourth generation descendant of the General, and other members of the family have been charged with updating and maintaining the General’s work on parliamentary procedure. John got his first taste of Robert’s Rules in the 1950s, watching his father navigate through the process of getting the Sixth Edition revised, updated and printed. Shortly after the 1951 edition, the grandchildren formed the Robert’s Rules Association, to ensure the publication of ongoing revisions

to deal with the changes that each decade presents. John has been involved with the last five editions of the book, now known as Robert’s Rules or Order, Newly Revised. Check out John’s name on the title page and page xlvii of the preface, where John is recognized for his “guidance” since 1960. There are currently four generations of General Robert’s family involved with today’s Robert’s Rules Association. This convention was especially important as it marked the occasion of the newest edition of Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised, 11th Edition. With the upcoming election of officers for the RRA this coming spring, John has informed the President of the Robert’s Rules Association, his son Martyn R. Redgrave, that he will be stepping down from his duties as Author’s Agent and Chairman of the Executive Committee. John says, “After 51 years, it is time to pass the gavel to the next generations to continue the General’s work.”

Carroll Center ConstrucƟon Update by Mark Crouch, Project Manager

Hello again! A casual stroll past the Carroll Center will confirm that October was a productive month at the construction site. A completed window and skylight installation along with the exterior stucco walls and roofing membrane have afforded a dry building interior in which to begin the insulation and drywall installation. That process is ongoing in both the East and South neighborhoods and is on schedule to finish around mid-November. Once complete, the walls will be primed and then the ceramic tile will begin to be set at the bathroom floors and shower walls.

The Highlands kitchen renovation is also now underway. Modifications and upgrades will include a new hood and exhaust system to accommodate several new pieces of cooking equipment. Food hot off the grill coming soon! A new bathroom with shower is being added to the memory support wing. Work there started the first week in October as evidenced by the unmistakable sound of concrete being cut out and removed. The sanitary plumbing lines have now been tied in to the existing drains and covered up. The work there continues a little more quietly now and the room is expected to be operational by mid-November.

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Take a Victorian Christmas Stroll in a Spectacular Setting The Travel Committee is excited to offer a very special holiday outing on Tuesday, December 13, when Glenridge members will take a Victorian Christmas Stroll at the magnificent Plant Museum in Tampa. Only an hour away via deluxe motorcoach, the Henry B. Plant Museum is housed in the 1891 Tampa Bay Hotel, now a National Historic Landmark and home to The University of Tampa. During the 1880’s, Henry Bradley Plant was building an empire of railroads, steamships and hotels. The hotel was financed by Plant personally, not investors, at a cost of $2.5 million. An additional $500,000 was spent for furnishings. It took two years to build, covered six acres and was onequarter mile long. The 511 rooms were the first in Florida to be electrified. Advertised as completely fireproof, the structure is built of poured concrete reinforced with steel rails and cables in between floors. The building featured all of

the latest luxuries including a billiard room, barbershop, shoeshine service, beauty shop, flower shop, telegraph office, formal dining room, Grand Salon, Music Room

with orchestra and telephones in all guest rooms. The grounds of the hotel were as awe-inspiring as the building itself, spanning 150 acres. The amenities included a 9-hole golf course, flower conservatory, tennis courts, croquet courts, boathouse, hunting and fishing grounds, stables, racetrack, kennels, exposition hall displaying Florida products, casino with a 2,000 seat auditorium, heated indoor swimming pool, bowling alley, spa facilities and card rooms – 21 buildings in all. With its splendid Moorish archi-

tecture, opulent furnishings and spectacular tropical gardens, the Tampa Bay Hotel attracted a host of celebrated guests, from Teddy Roosevelt to Sarah Bernhardt to Babe Ruth. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Victorian Christmas Stroll at the museum. Beneath towering silver minarets, the extravagantly adorned former hotel captures the spirit of the season – Victorian style. There are 14 exhibit rooms; each dazzling with trimmed trees uniquely designed in 19th century themes and antique holiday accessories. After visiting the museum and gift shop, the group will have lunch at the original Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City before returning to The Glenridge. Admission is only $8; the cost of the charter bus depends on the number of people who sign up (estimated to be about $20 per person if 26 people sign up). Call the Concierge at 552-5315 to sign up for this special outing.

Puppy Hugging to be Part of Southeastern Guide Dogs Tour A trip is being planned for Tuesday, November 29, to tour the Southeastern Guide Dogs facility in Palmetto. This popular outing includes a demonstration of how dogs are trained to become guide dogs and an opportunity to pet some adorable puppies. Southeastern Guide Dogs is a nonprofit organization that has provided guide dogs to people with visual impairments since 1982. Their efforts enable those with visual impairments to travel independently and with dignity. The Glenridge group will enjoy lunch at Crab Trap II after the tour. Call the Concierge to sign up. Seating is limited. 10

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Luncheon Pays Tribute to Veterans on 11-11-11

Gen. Jim Hesson

Andrew Kemp

Gen. Bill Cooper

The Fifth Annual Veterans Day Luncheon will take place on Friday, November 11, at 11:30am in the MacIntyre Room. Our own General Bill Cooper serves as Master of Ceremonies and chair of the planning committee. Gen. Cooper was Chief of Staff, North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) and Aerospace Defense Command (ADCOM) at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado. Guest speaker will be General James M. Hesson, a veteran of three combat tours in Korea and Vietnam and a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Note There will be no Men’s Luncheon in November or December.

New Machine Makes Reading Easy The Low Vision Group has traded in the Breeze machine for an upgraded model called the Solo. Now installed in the Library, the Solo allows the user to place any reading material on top of the black box and hear the words read aloud instantly. Members are encouraged to call Herb Zimmer at 921-6222, to be shown how to use the Solo. “It’s easy!” he says.

Low Vision Group No Meeting in November

Come and Share the Holiday Spirit Friday, December 9, 2011

Gen. Hesson was inducted into the Army Aviation Hall of Fame in 2009. “Jim is an outstanding speaker as well as a highly decorated veteran,” relates Gen. Cooper. “I am also very excited that Andy Kemp will be on hand for the musical part of the program, along with the Harmonaires.” Kemp is Principal Trumpet with the Sarasota Opera Orchestra, and was Co-Principal Trumpet for the Sarasota Orchestra for the last two seasons. He has performed with major orchestras around the country. The Veterans Luncheon is always a sell-out. Please call the concierge to see if there are still seats available: 552-5315.

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Health Center Activities Filled with Music and More by Karen Radcliffe, Health Center Activities Manager

We hope everyone got a chance to come to the Haunted House in October. With the help of several staff, we were able to give everyone a Haunted Harvest for the season. Tom Callaghan will be joining us on November 2 to give a talk on “Life in Saudi Arabia.” Each of his talks is very exciting and we are

looking forward to this one. Some other discussions this month include Art History, Close-Up USA, and Journey through History. We have a variety of activities for everyone to try – crafts, play reading, bible group, choir chimes, exercise and games. There will also be many musicians entertain-

ing us this month: Eric Vaughan, Chuck Cobb, Patti Highland, Jim Wood, Melinda Judy and Sparrow. On November 11, prior to lunch, we will take a moment to recognize all of the veterans living in the Health Center (Highlands, Carroll Center, Isle of Skye).

WHAT’S SO GREAT ABOUT THE GLENRIDGE?

Kudos to Our Wellness Nurse by Phyllis Willever

Lloyd Willever tells me... Nurse Inez is what’s so great about living at The Glenridge: I had a serious fall in August, and since that time I have had a standing appointment at 10:00 every morning for dressing and bandaging my hand and arm. This lasted for thirty days. Now that I am nearly healed she tells me we are about to be divorced, and she says she wants the car and the boat. Not only is Nurse Inez an angel but there are other angels disguised as nurses wandering around the Carroll Center who gently and carefully helped to heal me from a broken hip and a broken shoulder. And that is pretty great!

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Bon Voyage! Glenridge Cruisers November 18–28


Healthy Eating

Quiz Tests Your Calorie Quotient by Melanie Miszewski, Dietary Manager

Food is everywhere during the holiday season, making it tough to stick to your healthful eating and exercise habits. Take this quiz to test your knowledge of calories and fat in traditional holiday foods. Melanie Miszewski

1. Which appetizer contains the least amount of fat? a. Three stuffed mushrooms b. 2 tablespoons of cheese ball with nuts c. Three pizza rolls

Answers 1. c. The pizza rolls contain 6 grams (g) fat, the stuffed mushrooms contain 11 g, and the cheese ball contains 10 g. 2. c. The lemon bar contains 143 calories, the gingerbread man contains 64 calories, and the butterscotch chip cookie contains 50 calories. 3.b. The whiskey sour contains 123 calories, the martini contains 160 calories, and the rum and Coke contains 154 calories. 4. c. The peanut brittle contains 2 g fat, and the fudge and the fudge-dipped Oreo contain 5 g each. 5. b. The duck contains 15 g fat, the ham contains 6 g, and the chicken leg contains 12 g.

2. Which cookie has the most calories? a. One medium gingerbread man b. One medium butterscotch chip cookie c. 2" square lemon bar

6. a. The stuffing contains 542 milligrams (mg) of sodium, the mashed potatoes contain 266 mg, and the dinner roll contains 134 mg.

3. Which cocktail has the fewest calories? a. A rum and Coke® b. A whiskey sour c. A martini

7. b. The apple cider has 117 calories, the hot chocolate contains 190 calories, and the eggnog contains 343 calories. 8. a. The fruit cake contains 34 g of sugar, the pecan roll contains 13 g, and the frosted brownie contains 15 g.

4. Which candy has the least fat? a. 2-cubic-inch square of chocolate fudge b. One fudge-dipped Oreo® c. One medium-piece peanut brittle 5. Which meat has the most fat? a. 3 ounces (oz) boneless ham (lean & fat eaten) b. 3 oz boneless duck (skin eaten) c. 3 oz boneless cooked chicken leg (skin eaten)

So drop out of the “clean plate club.” Watch your portion sizes. Do not cover your plate completely with food. When it comes to holiday sweets and alcoholic beverages, less is better. With a little attention, you can make it through the holidays without losing track of your healthy lifestyle! So enjoy!!

6. Which starch has the most sodium? a. ½ cup (C) homemade bread stuffing b. ½ C homemade mashed potatoes c. One dinner roll 7. Which warm beverage has the fewest calories? a. 1 C hot chocolate made with whole milk b. 1 C apple cider c. 1 C eggnog made with whole milk 8. Which of the following contains the most sugar? a. One piece of fruit cake b. One pecan roll c. 2" square frosted brownie NOVEMBER 2011

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Glenridge is Avian Paradise by Mary Scott

I was delighted to see the article in the September Piper explaining the kinds of ponds we have here at the Glenridge. Surely these ponds are one of The Glenridge’s greatest assets. They are beautiful with their reflections, color changes, and the constant comings and goings of their inhabitants. The water seems to have a calming effect and gives us a sense of serenity. All of the ponds are inhabited by birds, fish, turtles, the occasional alligator and a myriad of wigglies and squigglies which provide food for all. To me, the most engaging visitors to these ponds are the birds. They come in all sizes, shapes and colors. Their plumage ranges the color spectrum from plain and drab to bright and beautiful. They wake us in the morning (or sometimes in the middle of the night) with their quacks, rawkish barks and gentle peeps. They may stay in family groups or appear alone. Some paddle by, seeming to glide along the surface, while others dive for fish, and still others wait majestically for dinner to come to them. They are short, tall, slim, broad, with bills straight or curved, each with his or her own pattern of behavior. They socialize, squabble, threaten, mate and raise their families – all here on our ponds. Here is a list of just those birds we have seen from our window overlooking the long pond behind the houses on Drum Castle, affectionately referred to as the Moat by many West Enders. The list is not alphabetized, but rather set in the order in which the birds appeared. It begins in November 2010 and runs through September 9 of this year. This does not include other birds seen around our campus such as

the pair of pileated woodpeckers on Drum Castle, or a beautiful flock of cedar waxwings resting in several of our small oaks in the fall of last year. Mockingbirds, blue jays, cardinals – they all are here most of the year. And what is more fun for those of us originally from the north than to wake up to a flock of American robins outside our window in December! Anhinga Cormorant Snowy Egret Little Blue Heron Great Egret Tri-colored Heron Limpkin Mottled Duck Blue-winged Teal Hooded Merganser Common Gallinule Great Blue Heron White Ibis Glossy Ibis Sandhill Crane Pie-billed Grebe Wood Stork Belted Kingfisher Mallard Osprey American Snipe

Bald Eagle Red Shouldered Hawk Palm Warbler Black and White Warbler Red-winged Blackbird American Crow Blue Jay Crackle Mourning Dove Eastern Phoebe Mockingbird Turkey Vulture Black Vulture Monk Parakeet Herring Gull Green Heron Swallow-tailed Kite Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Black-Hooded Parakeet Downy Woodpecker

These are only the ones we saw when we happened to be looking out the window. Imagine how many others we missed!

The Glenridge Remembers Pearl Harbor by Sam Claypoole

The 70th anniversary of this infamous event will be observed in the MacIntyre Room at 2:00 pm this December 7. There will be a brief video of the Japanese attack followed by a slide presentation covering the subsequent 45-month drive across the Pacific to Tokyo Bay. After a refreshing pause for 14

coffee and donuts we will recognize each Glenridge WW II Veteran who has provided photos and NOVEMBER 2011

appropriate information to Sam Claypoole. It is requested that any Vet not yet working with Sam on slide creation contact him at 923-1505 or SClaypoole@aol.com as soon as possible. All photos will be returned with a draft of your slide for review and approval.


Welcome New Members JEAN AND DEBORAH SCHARR Apartment 2107

RAYMOND AND MARCIA STEELE Apartment 4408

by Dorothea Sidney

by Dorothea Sidney

We look forward to becoming acquainted with Jean and Deborah, who moved here from Longboat Jean and Deborah Scharr Key. Jean hails from the Philadelphia area and attended college at St. Joseph Academy. He started his own business in the metal field. Deborah was born in Washington DC and grew up in Baltimore. She attended school in Maryland. She married and had four children, which she raised alone after the death of her husband. Jean was also widowed and was left with five children. He moved to Longboat Key in 1985 and sold his business three years later. Meanwhile he and Deborah reconnected and were married in 2005. The couple enjoys bridge and will no doubt participate in The Glenridge’s bridge offerings. Jean is an enthusiastic golfer. We wish you happy living here in The Glenridge, Deborah and Jean.

“The Glenridge is truly paradise,” say Raymond and Marcia about their Marcia and Raymond Steele new home. “There is an abundance of fun activities and the opportunity to share meals with other members.” The Steeles were both born in Cincinnati OH and attended the University of Cincinnati. They have six children, seventeen grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Raymond is a Chartered Financial Analyst who spent his career working both domestically and internationally. Marcia was an Ohio insurance agent in both property and life insurance, serving private and corporate clients. They have worked and lived around the world, but find The Glenridge to be the most exciting place. “We knew we made the best choice of living after a grueling return trip from Cincinnati. All we had to do was turn the key, call to have dinner delivered and go to bed. Now that is five-star living!”

Where Do You Call Home? Are your roots in another country, or another state in the United States? Or have you spent significant time in some place other than Sarasota? The Piper is planning a story on the wonderfully diverse backgrounds which have merged at The Glenridge. We will need some help in assembling all the myriad threads of this wealth of life experience, so we are asking you to tear off the strip below, fill it out, and place it in the red box in the library. We hope to come up with a tale of world-wide proportions! -------------------------------------------------------------------------Name _________________________________________________________________________________ Apartment/Club Home Number_________________________Phone _______________________________ My Home Town (You may list more than one!) ________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ NOVEMBER 2011

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by Ken Bonwit

GPAC MOVIES

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Tues., Nov. 8, 8pm: OUT OF AFRICA (1985) Biography/Drama/Romance; PG for violence, language & sexual content; Run time: 161 min. Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Michael Kitchen and Malick Bowens In 20th century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness/plantation owner (Streep) has a passionate but ultimately doomed love affair with a free-spirited big-game hunter (Redford).

Tues., Nov. 15, 8pm: THE CONSPIRATOR (2010) Biography/Drama/Romance; Rated PG-13 for some violent content; Run time: 122 min. James McAvoy, Robin Wright, Kevin Kline, Evan Rachel Wood, Tom Wilkinson and Justin Long Seven men and Mary Surratt (Wright) are charged with conspiring to kill President Lincoln, the Vice President and the Secretary of State. Mary’s house was used to plan the attacks. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer (McAvoy) to uncover the truth and save her life.

Tues., Nov. 22, 8pm: VITUS (2006) Drama/Music; Rated PG for mild thematic elements and language; Run time: 123 min. Fabrizio Borsani, Teo Gheorghiu, Julika Jenkins, Urs Jucker, Bruno Ganz and Eleni Haupt Vitus (Borsani, age 6; Gheorghiu, age 12), a child with an amazing capacity to learn, is groomed to be a pianist. He wants to be “normal” and rebels, withdrawing within himself, except for his connection with his grandpa (Ganz).

Tues., Nov. 29, 8pm: AFRICAN CATS: KINGDOM OF COURAGE (2011) Documentary/Drama/Action; Rated G with moments of animal violence; Run time: 89 min. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson This beautifully photographed documentary from Disneynature was filmed at the Masai Mara Nature Reserve in Kenya. It chronicles the humor, determination and love of two African cat families of lions and cheetahs as they teach their cubs the ways of the wild.

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