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  • Winged elm is tribute to Roy’s spirit

    Just down the road apiece the Memorial Tree Planting Ceremony honoring Preservist Roy Bjornson took place in the Preserve Butterfly Garden on Sunday, Nov. 16. The following eulogy was written by one of Roy’s closest friends, Preservist Jean Bildsten.

    Thank you for the opportunity to share how much Roy was a part of Olle and my life.

  • Bocce on a roll with Landing ladies

    The popularity of bocce among Marion Landing women has prompted four sessions each week. Monday mornings at 9:30 has Lorraine Rusch as captain and at 1 p.m. captained by Eleanor Christiano; also on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. with captain Carol Mock and again Wednesdays at 1p.m. with Pat Wurst as captain.

    Captains help keep score, settle questions about rules and fill in as players whenever needed. There are some 44 ladies who are into bocce more for fun than competition, but they do roll some serious rounds during the annual Marion Landing Senior Games.

  • Socializing takes a bit of planning

    There was a wonderful response to my first column and everyone seemed to enjoy it. Thanks so much, Spruce Creek North. We also received calls and compliments from Oak Run and On Top of the World. How nice.

    Thanksgiving is over and let’s hope it was a joyous time. Maybe you chose to celebrate with family and friends or go out to a nice restaurant. Some people chose to stay home and have a small quiet dinner alone.

    Whatever you decided, it was another Thanksgiving we were able to give thanks for all our blessings.

    Social Committee

  • Thanks to all for a great turnout

    Just down the road apiece Frank Thomas, commander of the Spruce Creek Preserve Military Club and member of the Community Board of Directors, thanks everyone for making our recent Memorial Day celebration a great day of remembrance.

    Commander Thomas extends a hearty “thank you” to Steve Butts, community association manager, and his staff as well as members of the Preserve Military Club, the many volunteers, residents and guests of the Spruce Creek Preserve community for making this such a wonderful day.

  • Pat Gabriel is guest of Cherrywood Dems

    Southwest S.R. 200 Coalition president Pat Gabriel is scheduled to speak at today’s Democratic Club meeting. She will update us on developments in the Corridor and discuss aspects of county politics as local election races heat up.

    Voter registration cards are available. If you are not registered or wish to change party affiliation, we can make changes. Support our Soldiers Committee to show our appreciation for our troops’ dedication.

  • Bingo enters summer slowdown

    H ello readers: As summer comes upon us, some activities take a hiatus or slow down. One of the most popular ongoing activities is Bingo.

    On Monday and Thursday nights the Oasis is alive with a goodly number of enthusiastic players at the tables. But in July and August, Thursday night Bingo will take a holiday.

    Monday night Bingo will play Thursday night games for those two months. Everything will return to normal in September, when on the first Thursday and Monday, the Oasis will again be crowded with gamers.

  • Medical Team sponsoring dementia series

    “Alzheimer’s and Dementia, What’s the Difference?” is the title of a series of interactive programs offered at Oak Run by the Medical Team. Education is the key; the more you know the more options you have.

    Care giving is a tough job. Get the tools you need to make a difference.

    The first of these programs will be at the Orchid Club on Friday, June 27, at 1 p.m. This program will give insight into the different reasons for dementia and changes that are occurring in the brain which cause this life-changing illness.

  • To eliminate stress make some changes

    I read this in the March issue of Health magazine: “Need a change?” A variety of things can trigger the close of one chapter and the start of another – a death, divorce, a significant birthday, a layoff, children going off to college.

    Like a great novel, you never know where the story will go next. A natural transition is often signaled by boredom.

    One of the best things we can do when we feel that malaise is to understand that one chapter is ending – and a new one is starting up.

    Stress

  • Democratic Club calls to regroup

    As many Oak Runners know, the Democratic Club’s dynamic president, Ed Corbett, died in April. All Oak Run registered Democrats are strongly urged to come to the Orchid Club on Thursday, June 18 at 7 p.m.

    We need to regroup, reorganize and decide what role we will play in this year’s elections. New faces and new ideas are needed to allow this club to provide a platform for Democrats.

    Meeting People

  • Dolora is still volleying at 90

    Just down the road apiece Spruce Creek Preserve resident Tom Kennedy submitted the following for inclusion in this week’s Preserve column.

    A 90th birthday luncheon and party took place at the Sandwedge Caf by members of the Tennis Players of Spruce Creek Preserve on June 4. This celebration was to honor resident Dolora Dana for all of her activities and contributions to the tennis program at the Preserve for well over 10 years.