• ‘Tis the season to parade

    Just down the road apiece the early morning silence was broken recently by peals of goodwill heralding from the many fun-loving Preservists gathered in the Preserve parking lot to gear up for their annual Christmas parade. Forty-seven fantastically decorated units – golf carts, autos, trucks, boats, bikes, etc. lined up for the best-ever Preserve extravaganza.

  • Hammons celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

    Friends and neighbors want to congratulate Foy and Liz Hammons on their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married in Hope, Arkansas, on Dec. 29, 1948, and have three children; Foy III, Austin and Laura, all residing in Florida.

    Foy and Liz retired to Oak Run from Miami in 1989 and have enjoyed bowling, golf and bingo. We wish them many more years in Oak Run.

    Jewish Social Club

  • Bring in the New Year at the Oasis

    Hello Readers: My goodness, another Christmas has come and gone. It is with hope that our readers had a wonderful time with family and friends. So many people reduced the way they celebrated due to the economy, but still had joy in their hearts to share.

  • Sadie adds color to the community

    Christmas is almost here and it is a joyous time of the year. Because it is a special time I wanted to feature a very special lady we have residing in Spruce Creek North. Her name is Sadie Horton and she is 96 years young. I do believe she is our community’s oldest resident.

    Sadie has had a remarkable life. She was born Sadie Adelaide Poyton on May 19, 1912 in Providence, Rhode Island. As a young girl she won a scholarship to the Rhode Island School of Design.

  • ‘Tis the season, no matter your reason

    This following week is a very big one for all kinds of celebrations. It is evidence of the diversity of human beliefs.

    On Dec. 21 winter begins. It’s the year’s shortest day and longest night. It’s called the Winter Solstice.

    Hanukkah this year starts Dec. 22. It’s also called the Festival of Lights. This eight-day Jewish holiday marks the rededication of the Second Temple.

    Christmas on Dec. 25 commemorates the birth of Jesus. There is much gift-giving, food, and time with family and friends.

  • Giving is a Preserve tradition

    Many thanks to Preservist Ethel Kleiner for submitting the following information for inclusion in the South Marion Citizen column.

    Each year the Nor’easters club here in Spruce Creek Preserve raffles Baskets of Cheer. The proceeds go to gift cards for needy families. This year’s basket winners are Larry Kirk, Doris Drouin and Margaret McKeivier.

    This tradition has been going on now for about five or six years. It started with the help of an employee here at SCP and a person she found to help us locate suitable families.

  • See you at the Christmas parade, tonight

    Hello Readers: I’ve been going over the dates and checking them twice. I hope the chosen new date for our Christmas parade is not naughty but nice.

    Friday evening, Dec. 19, we are lining up at the Oasis at 5:45. Everyone bundle up and look like Santa ...

    Thanks again for your interest and involvement to help make Palm Cay the “greatest” place to live in Florida ... and merry Christmas.

    Submitted by Harry Chambers.

    Pancake Breakfast

  • Spread your musical wings

    Our newest Songbird dropped into the clubhouse on a Wednesday. She said she could only stay for a few minutes.

    Guess what? Not only did she stay for the entire practice – she had so much fun she joined the flock.

    We aren’t high-toned Songbirds – if you love music we’ll take you under our wing even if you “can’t carry a tune,” are shy or have a game wing. You don’t have to read music – and no dues.

  • We’ll be caroling in the Glen

    This is that time of the year when we find the days are getting their shortest. That’s just in daylight but I’m sure that you (like me) feel as if the time is shorter, also. There’s not enough time in the day to prepare for the holidays.

  • Cherrywood Democrats to host leaders at Christmas party

    The Cherrywood Democrats have invited Commissioner Barbara Fitos, 200 Coalition president Pat Gabriel, columnist Nancy Archer and her husband Frank, and activities director Geri Waltrouse to the annual Christmas party Friday, Dec. 19.

    Members, bring your spouse or significant other and let Harriet Scarpino know what dish you plan to bring. Additionally, remember your grab bag item ($5 limit).

    We ask that you remember the young people serving our country and make a donation toward their needs through the Support Our Soldiers committee or a veterans’ organization.