• Results are in; ostriches don’t bury their heads in sand

    This month’s recognition for Volunteer of the Month  goes to a volunteer who also helps create contributions to our community coffers. Peggy Reed has organized our annual yard sale for the past two years and will be heading up her second annual bazaar come November. Not only that, Peggy is always on hand to participate in any kind of Marion Landing community or committee fundraiser. Between times, she and hubby Ed tend their quaint little shop on the Mi-can-OH-py antique row, keeping her pretty busy all the time. Our congratulations to Volunteer of the Month, Peggy Reed.

  • Bring some bright ideas to Island Club meeting

    At this month’s meeting of the Canine Club on Thursday, May 28, at 7 p.m. at the Island Club, members will be encouraged to suggest an activity for the June meeting, perhaps an outing or a picnic or something new to be enjoyed at the Island Club. Be ready with lots of bright ideas. Following this short business meeting, we will welcome Mrs. Terry Stootoff, wife of Dr. Stootoff, as our speaker. Dr. Stoothoff is unable to attend due to a prior commitment and Terry has graciously offered to fill in for him.

  • Successful fashion show draws about 30 people

    We had about 30 people at the last luncheon for the year.  Our fashion show was a big success.  We would like to thank Peggy Bradshaw and Debbie of  Second Chance Consignment, and Denise of Designing Woman. I'd also like to thank our six models – Phyllis, Sue, Cindy, Mary Alice, and Maria. The food was great as usual. I would also like to thank the team that helped me out this year: Norma Briggs, Phyllis Yagnesak, and Carol Henn.

  • Sometimes, retirees need to enhance free time

    Retirees often find there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done or the time to enjoy their hobbies and social life. Or are there? Too many people have what can aptly be called a “Loser Zone” where too much time is spent.

    This happens when something that produces no significant improvement in your life takes up way too much of your time. For many, it’s watching too much TV. It could also be aimlessly chatting on the phone or surfing the Internet. For me, it’s playing too many games of computer solitaire.

  • Meditation: A good way to help reduce stress

    May is National Meditation Month. Meditation is a good way to reduce the stress in life. There are many different meditation techniques, so it’s not difficult to find what works best for each person.

    It is an excellent way to find peace, gentleness and joy within and to offer it back to the world. Meditation can make it possible to be more aware of each moment, to be more focused, and to appreciate what is around you.

  • Membership meeting at Oak Run

    There will be a membership meeting on Wednesday, May 20, at 7 p.m. in the Orchid Club. Hot dogs will be served instead of the usual coffee and cookies.

    The scheduled speaker is Mary Harper, who started the local Operation Shoebox organization. The organization provides packages from our hometown to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    The meeting will include a “farewell salute ceremony” to honor two members who recently passed away.

  • Several new faces join the community

    Hello Readers: Are you enjoying yourselves? There is so much to do here, it is hoped the residents of Palm Cay are participating and meeting new friends and neighbors. There have been several new faces who have joined the Palm Cay family recently and we welcome them and hope they have settled in.

  • Exploring an amazing creature, the horse

    Just down the road apiece, Preservist Sandy Gaile is featured in the “Getting to Know All About You” segment of this week’s Preserve column.

    Sandy attended Grinnell College in Grinnel, Iowa. She received her master’s from Indiana/Purdue University in South Bend, Ind., and enjoyed her career as a speech and language therapist with Elkhart Community Schools in Elkhart, Ind. How lucky we are that this likeable gal chose her retirement home in our Spruce Creek Preserve.

  • Human Touch committee serves many functions

    Mother’s Day was last Sunday. I hope all the mothers all over the world have a day they deserve.

    This column’s feature committee is Spruce Creek North’s Human Touch. Human Touch is a “reach out” committee that has many functions. They reach out to our residents with many services.

    The first service is lending out medical equipment to all who need it for as long as they need it. They have numerous medical items. Len Dochus is the coordinator and RC Cummins is his assistant.

  • Cherrywood Democratic Club ladies making helmet liners

    The Cherrywood Democratic Club has an open meeting on Friday, May 15, at 2 p.m. in the Clubhouse card room. All Cherrywood residents are welcome. Refreshments will be served.