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By Nancy Archer

Let Larry George and the crew serve you a great Cherrywood breakfast tomorrow, March 8, from 8 to 9:15 a.m. in the Clubhouse. Scrambled eggs, ham, hash browns, orange juice, fruit cup, coffee or tea – and due to popular request the “toast your own bread” table.

Cherrywood Bowling League

Well, once again we had another bowling first, Ruth Hurley had her first Turkey last week. She had not bowled in more than 40 years and decided to join the Cherrywood league this year.

She has done quite well for coming back after so many years’ absence. Good job, Ruth, and to all our outstanding bowlers. Now on to our report for the week of Feb. 25.

Men’s High Games: Mike Arpaia 213, Jim Houghtaling 201, Carmel Frendo. 182

Women’s High Games: Jenny Arturi 208, Gianna Baker 191, Ruth Hurley. 175

Bowlers of the Week, pins over average: Mike Arpaia +78, Christl Giovanniello +52.

By Fran Hall, secretary/treasurer.

Clubhouse Dinners

The crew occasionally cooks up something special at the Clubhouse for Cherrywood residents. Get your tickets by calling Nancy at 861-1432.

Enjoy a sit-down dinner with the neighbors – and no dishes to wash.

Monday, March 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. St. Patrick’s Day dinner. Corned beef, cabbage, Irish potatoes, salad station, rolls, butter, coffee and iced tea; $8.50 per person.

Saturday, April 19, from 6 to 10 p.m. Spring Dance and Dinner withluau theme. Barbecue pulled pork, ham with pineapple, veggie kabobs, potato salad, salad station, dessert and beverages; $8.50. Entertainment by the Carriers and 50/50 drawing.

Dinner Delivered

Catered dinners will not be available March 7 to 14. My Son’s is taking a week off. Look for a new menu March 22.

Democratic Club

We will pull back the curtain on America’s health care system with Sicko, Michael Moore’s docu-satire that exposes greedy HMOs, drug companies and congressmen who keep us ill on March 21. Traveling to Canada, Britain, France and Cuba – where free universal health care is the norm – he forces the question: Why can’t this happen in the U.S?

Marion County Supervisor of Elections Dee Brown has been invited to the Democratic Club meeting on April 19.

Our men and women serving in the military need our support and thanks year round, so please work with our veterans organizations and our Support Our Soldiers Committee to show our appreciation for their dedication.

Voter registration cards are available. If you are not registered or wish to change party affiliation, we are able to make changes. Refreshments will be served.

The Cherrywood Democratic Club meets on the third Friday of each month at 2 p.m. in the Clubhouse card room. For more information, call Harriet Scarpino at 873-9955.

Sock Hop

The next Sock Hop will be Saturday, April 5,from 7 to 11 p.m. Come out and join your Cherrywood neighbors for a fun night out. Music by Richard Becotte and there will be a50/50 drawing.

Travel Club

The Cherrywood Travel Club has quite a few new trips to offer. Fliers for all tripsare in the Clubhouse. Get your name in the Travel Club book if you want to go.

If you want to book or confirm a trip, call Nancy at 861-1432.Remember, you do not need to live inCherrywood to go on our trips.

Wednesday, March 19: We’ve had a few cancellations for the trip to Tampa Bay Downs, $35 per person. Bus, clubhouse buffet, race program and a special race for the Cherrywood group.

Monday, March 10, Tuesday, April 15 and Wednesday, May 15: Try your luck at Hard Rock casino in Tampa, $25. Bus, $5 meal credit and $25 in casino tokens.

March 30 to April 2: Join us for three nights in Charleston, S.C.; $575 per person double occupancy. Bus, three nights at downtown Hampton Inn, daily breakfast, two dinners, one lunch, tour Magnolia Plantation, Fort Sumter, Patriots Point Naval Museum, shopping at city market, taxes and gratuities.

Tuesday, April 29: Sightseeing, shopping and lunch in Tarpon Springs, $67. Narrated tour with stops at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, cultural center, lunch and time to shop.

Thursday, May 8: A four-hour cruise of the St. John’s River aboard Rivership Romance, $74. Famous sticky buns, appetizers and a sit-down meal.

Sunday, May 11: Mother’s Day show at the Palace Grand in Spring Hill with the New Dawn Singers, $67. Complete dinner buffet, reserved seats for the matinee, taxes and gratuities.

May 29 to 31: Three days of excitement in Atlanta, $489 per person double occupancy. Guided studio tour of CNN center, Georgia Aquarium, Coca Cola company, shop the Underground and Lenox Square, two nights at Embassy Suites hotel, breakfast, cocktail hour, taxes and tips.

Thursday, June 19: The musical hit Forever Plaid at the Show Palace in Hudson, $67. Hits from the ‘50s, bus, hot and cold buffet, reserved seats, taxes and tips.

Wednesday, June 25: See the classic Broadway musical, Les Miserables at Seaside Music Theater in Daytona, $85. Lunch at Sunset Harbor Yacht Club, reserved matinee seats, taxes and tips.

Wednesday, July 16: See the stage version of The Wizard of Oz at Seaside Music Theater in Daytona, $85. Lunch at Sunset Harbor Yacht Club, reserved matinee seats, taxes and tips.

Thursday, July 23: A day trip to Salvadore Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, $45. After the museum tour the group will stop in Ellenton for dinner at the Roaring ‘20s Pizza and Pipes restaurant (cost not included) and sounds of the mighty Wurlitzer organ.

Wednesday, Aug. 6: Major league baseball at air conditioned Tropicana Field, $59. The Rays vs. Cleveland Indians, great seats for the afternoon game, bus and tip. Lunch on your own at the ballpark.

Thursday, Aug. 14: Some of the greatest songs ever recorded, Smokey Joe’s Caf, at the Show Palace in Hudson, $69. Bus, hot and cold buffet lunch, reserved seats, taxes and tips.

Thursday, Aug. 21: The Ginger Rogers story, Backwards in High Heels, at Seaside Music Theatre in Daytona, $85. Lunch at Sunset Harbor Yacht Club, reserved matinee seats, taxes and tips.

Thursday, Sept. 18: A great off Broadway musical comedy, The Alter Boys, at Seaside Music Theater in Daytona, $85. Lunch at Sunset Harbor Yacht Club, reserved matinee seats, taxes and tips.

Oct. 1 to 6: Take a trip to the Smokey Mountains, $799 per person double occupancy. Stay one night outside Atlanta, tour Rock City, Pigeon Forge, Dollywood, Comedy Barn, Black Bear Jamboree, Smokey Mountains State Park, Biltmore House, and more - $100 deposit by Aug. 3.

Wednesday, Oct. 15: The spirited tale of a legendary American girl, The UnsinkableMolly Brown, at the Show Palace in Hudson, $69. Bus, hot and cold buffet lunch, reserved seats, taxes and tips.

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We are heading to Pearl River Resort in Choctaw, Miss. on April 14, for a four-day, three-night gaming excursion at the Golden Moon Casino. If you tire of gambling there is a fitness center, indoor and outdoor pool, and golf courses.

Fully escorted trip includes round trip motor coach, hotel, three buffet meals, and new casino members receive casino T-shirt and $25 in casino play for $179 per person double occupancy. Bring a valid photo ID or players club card. Call Natalie at 854-4561 by April 1 for reservations.

This fall we’re going to Atlantic City, from Sept. 15 to 19. Spend four nights at the Hilton Casino on the Boardwalk. Four breakfast and four dinner vouchers, $40 in casino tokens, round trip motor coach from Ocala to Orlando Airport, and tips. Cost is $375 per person double occupancy.

Round trip airfare on Spirit Airline is $209. Other communities welcome. For more information, Natalie at 854-4561.

Nancy Archer, husband, Frank, and their daughter Christine are nine-year Cherrywood residents and they enjoy the community. Get Cherrywood news to her at bluejay10453@hotmail.com, by Thursday mornings.