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Spruce Creek North 11-4-2011

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Pecor couple active in community

By Jan Liberio

We deserved it and finally got a beautiful “cool down” with our weather. Hurricane season is almost over and Ocala has been spared once again. Is this a great place to live or what?

Feature of the month
The feature this month is Delores and Bill Pecor. Bill Pecor was born in Cornish, N.H., and had two brothers and one sister. The family moved to Manchester, Conn., where Bill and his siblings attended East Hartford elementary and high schools. After high school Bill worked at East Hartford housing (for veterans). He later worked at Brainard Field (a small military airport). He remained there for 32 years.
He met Delores Picard in 1955. Delores was born in North Grosvenardale, Conn., and went to St. Joseph elementary and high schools. After graduation she went to work at a textile company that made Arrow shirts. The mill closed and Delores moved with her aunt and uncle to East Hartford and got a job at Aetna Insurance Company when she met Bill in 1955 and they married in 1956 (she didn’t have to change her initials).
They had three children, David born in 1958, Michele in 1962 and William in 1966.
Later came four grandchildren.
David resides in Davenport, Florida, Michele in Massachusetts, and William in Connecticut.
Delores worked at the University of Connecticut, for 11 years. Bill and Delores retired to Ocala in 1990 and bought a home in Spruce Creek North.
Bill does excellent woodworking and oil paints beautifully. He plays pool (billiards) and occasionally likes to golf (when he has the time). He and Delores bowled for many years and they love to travel.
Delores leads water exercise (in the summer) one day a week and indoor exercise one day a week. She belongs to the SCN Quilt club, loves to read, cook and play the piano.
They both love gardening and plant many organic vegetables. They enjoy their morning walks.
They belong to Queen of Peace church where Delores serves as a sacristan.
All the way from Connecticut to Ocala, this couple enjoys the good life in Spruce Creek North.

Pancake Breakfast
The third SCN pancake breakfast of the new season will be Nov. 26 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. There will be sausages, French toast, pancakes, orange juice, coffee or tea, all for $3 per person. Due to the high cost of food the breakfasts had to be raised by 50 cents, but it’s still a great bargain plus you get to meet with friends and neighbors. All are invited.

November Dance
Don’t forget the Turkey Trot Dance Saturday, Nov. 12 from 7:30 to 10:30p.m. Coffee/desserts and 50/50. D.J. is Dick Santella. Cost is $5 per person at the door.
Tickets for the Christmas dinner dance go on sale Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 from 1 to 2 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. Call Cindy Hutchins for more information.

Time to change your clocks
It’s that time again. Daylight Saving Time ends on Nov. 6. Set your clocks BACK one hour. If you forget, you will be one hour early for everything!

Human Touch
needs volunteers
Human Touch is looking for volunteers. If you can donate an hour or two of your time please attend their next meeting on Nov. 17 (Thursday) at 10 a.m. at the SCN clubhouse.

New Newsletter editor
The new editor for the SCN newsletter is Dianne Pritchett. We welcome her and also thank Lori Littleton for taking over temporarily until a permanent editor was found.
Oak Run white elephant sale
Twice a year we make sure we go to the Oak Run white elephant sale. It is always a great sale and the people selling different items are so nice and friendly. The lunches are delicious and reasonable. We were so happy to see many of our old neighbors and friends as we lived in Oak Run for seven years.

Drivers
Is it my imagination or are the drivers out there getting worse every day? They refuse to use their turn signals, they pull out in front of you, they are talking on cell phones, and they drive so fast in the parking lots! It is mind boggling” that there are not more accidents than there are. Slow down folks, save yourself and others!
Thanksgiving already
It seems Thanksgiving is arriving so quickly this year.
Hope you all have a wonderful day with family and friends.
The restaurants will be packed ... no dishes to wash, BUT no leftovers!

Spruce Creek North
Community garage sales
SCN garage sales will be Nov. 4 and 5 (Friday and Saturday) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. All homes that participate will pay $2 to pay for the ad. Call Barb Turner at 352-237-6044 for details.
SCN residents were deeply saddened by the passing of Ann Miranda. She truly was a classy lady. Condolences go to her husband Bill and their family.
Before I close this column I want to wish my hubby Jim a very Happy Birthday and many more healthy years. I am very blessed to have him for all these years. Happy Birthday Honey!
Jan Liberio resides in SCN with her hubby, Jim. She can be reached via e-mail at Jnliber@aol.com or drop news at the Clubhouse in the mail slots.