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  • ‘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.

  • Landing residents are ‘kettle’ pushers

    Every Wednesday since mid November Marion Landing residents have been ringing those bells at the Salvation Army’s red kettle in front of Winn Dixie. It’s become an annual tradition.

    They’re on duty from 8 a.m. till 6 p.m. and would be tickled to have you stop by to wish them a merry Christmas and make your drop in the bucket. They will be manning the red kettle until Christmas Eve.

    Cruise Control

  • Yes, the pancake breakfast is tomorrow

    The Oak Run Newsletter incorrectly shows the pancake breakfast as taking place on its usual fourth Saturday of the month, Dec. 27. However, there are signs up all over the Orchid Club lobby that this month’s pancake breakfast will instead take place Saturday, Dec. 20.

    And what’s that reference to champagne? Sounds interesting – pancakes and bubbly tomorrow.

    Neighborhood One

  • If they’re preserved enough, there’ll be some dancing

    Just down the road apiece, the majority of Spruce Creek Preserve residents anticipate a busy Christmas season, attending many planned “get-togethers” in the community.

    Preservists all agree that the event looked forward to the most is the Community’s Annual Christmas Social.

    High on the list of the Social’s favorites, the “Preserved Dancers” features eleven talented ladies, dressed in “knock out” attire, dancing to everyone’s favorite songs.

    From Koebbe’s Kitchen:

  • Count down to New Year’s and annual dance

    The Ambassadors are putting on "Count Down to 2009," their New Years’ dance on Wednesday, Dec. 31,  from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Palm Grove Ballroom.

    Music will be by "Double Density," Ralph and Sandra, who play a variety of dance music. Festivities include hors d’oeuvres catered by Bruce.