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Community

  • Spreading Landing sunshine for 21 years

    The Marion Landing Sunshine Committee beginnings may go back to prehistoric times – but we do know it was kept alive during 1987 by then-resident Nan Fisher. Nan was aided and abetted by Gerry Lane and Doris Gorsky, who is still among us. These women kept active by sending get well and sympathy cards to Marion Landing neighbors.

  • Meet some of Oak Run's volunteers

    The coordinator of volunteers who donate their time at the TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will be interviewed on Ev Burg’s Meeting People on Channel 12, starting May 16 at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily following FYI.

    Their discussion will center on the myriad of work which the volunteers participate in and how free time can truly be put to good use by helping the residents who call TimberRidge their home for a short or extended time.

    Canine Club

  • Bahamas cruise raffle to benefit Hospice

    I hope you all enjoyed your Mothers Day last Sunday. When we speak of mothers, we should really think of mothering women.

    Sometimes an aunt, grandmother or mother of an adopted child has given the mothering. A biological mother is just one of many women who take on this role.

  • Wings golf tourney ready to take off

    Just down the road apiece Preservist Bud Haedike, vice president of Wings of Freedom Aviation Museum, is promoting a campaign to raise funds to build an aviation museum which will preserve the history of military aviation, honor our veterans, and generate revenue at Dunnellon Airport.

    The Wings of Freedom is having its annual golf tournament fundraiser at Spruce Creek Golf Course, on State Road 200, three miles southwest of C.R. 484, on Saturday, May 31.

  • A health system that makes us sick

    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.

  • Blown away by yard sale bargains

    Just down the road apiece the wind huffed and puffed but couldn’t blow away the spirited attitude of the many Spruce Creek Preserve Yard Sale vendors who braved the elements this past Saturday during the community’s annual yard sale.

    By the looks of the many interested customers, the wind was only an annoyance and not a challenge at all. Just goes to show you that yard sale enthusiasts can’t be deterred in their quest for a bargain, no matter what.

  • Residents benefit Hospice and blind center

    I just finished reading Joy Behar’s book, When You Need a Lift. She suggests checking out this book if you’re in a slump and don’t want to resort to a hot fudge sundae.

    Many famous people contributed their ideas, telling us what they do to elevate their mood. Some resonated with me more than others.

    There is one that topped my list. It was written by Phyllis Diller. She mentions that happiness is a habit she’s cultivated all her life. Diller says her mantra is a daily upper.

  • Blood bank is in short supply of all types

    Please come out Wednesday, March 19, from 8 a.m. to noon to support the blood drive at the Oasis. Our blood bank, Florida’s Blood Center, has issued an appeal for all blood types. There is an annual shortage due the demand placed on county hospitals at the height of winter visitor season.

    “Big” Jim and Marilyn Flynn, the blood drive chairpersons, work very hard volunteering their time supporting this very important cause. So please if you are able come down and sign up, be a blood donor.

  • File for $300 or more in your pocket

    Individuals who file their 2007 federal tax returns will receive economic stimulus payments, a minimum of $300 and a maximum of $600 per person. Some taxpayers who have no tax liability, including those who receive Social Security or veterans’ benefits, are eligible to receive payment.

    These people may not normally be required to file a tax return but they must file a 2007 return in order to receive the economic stimulus payments. They should have their forms showing the amount of Social Security, pensions and other income received.

  • Toast it your way at Breakfast Talk

    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.