• Ladies luncheon will include a fashion show

    We would like to fill the clubhouse for next month’s luncheon on Wednesday, May 13, at noon.  We are having a fashion show.   If you are one of our models, please be sure to stop by the Second Chance Consignment shop in the Jasmine Plaza.  Ask for Peggy so that she can get your size.  Please come out and join us.  It will be a great day. Just bring a covered dish to share. Also, we need to have some new people take over so that we can continue to have our monthly luncheons.  If interested, please call Nancy at 861-1432.

    Christmas in July

  • Preservists join in at the Relay for Life event

    Just down the road apiece, Preservist Linda Sprague submitted the following for inclusion in this week’s Preserve column:

    Even wind and cold could not keep 11 Spruce Creek Preserve survivors and their caregivers away from the Relay for Life on April 17, at the Dunnellon High School track. It was a day to celebrate (a thing survivors do well) – to celebrate being alive!

  • Making the outdoor colorful during the season

    Hello readers: At last! Spring into Summer… it is joyful to see our residents enjoying the outdoors, digging in the dirt and planting colorful floras that will bloom into beautiful blossoms, as well as adding this and that to assist Mother Nature in ‘greening-up’ our lawns! Boy, do we need rain! Enjoy the fruits of your hard labor, for it is a job well done and the rewards are many for yourselves and those who visit Palm Cay. We have a wonderful community and are so blessed.

  • Green thumbs share gardening secrets

    May is the month for the Members’ Forum for the Oak Run Garden Club.

    Throughout the year, we invite guest gardening, landscaping, and conservation experts to share their knowledge with us. Once a year, our own Garden Club Member Experts present a program on their areas of interest and expertise. On Wednesday, May 6, the program includes "Gardening in Small Spaces" (Connie Fangman); "Pest Control, Inside and Out" (Madeline Braisted); "Gardening in the Shade" (Nancy Frost); and "My Very Favorite Plants( I think)" (Linda Spring).

  • Moms honored at a special early breakfast

    Marion Landing celebrated Mother’s Day a bit early two weeks ago with our annual breakfast honoring resident mothers, orchestrated by Joe Raffony’s team of hubbys. There was a super turnout with all but one male prep and service, great food and even a long- stemmed rose for each mother attending.

  • Psychology of the scam was meeting topic

    On April 23, a discussion on The Psychology of the Scam, was given by Kevin Lezian and Jonathan E. Grabe of Comprehensive Financial LLC. It’s a registered investment firm. At no time did the presenters try to sell anything. They spent the hour giving good general information. Many asked personal questions which were answered fully.

    All the “students” were given a folder filled with information and a pen to jot down additional information.  The impression is that gullible, not too bright and uninformed people are those most susceptible to scams. Not true!

  • Diabetes support group has variety of topics at meeting

    The diabetes support group meets the second Thursday of every month at 3 p.m. in the Orchid Club card room. The next meeting will be on May 14. A number of topics are scheduled, including things that can lead to inaccurate blood sugar readings, digestive problems for diabetics, over the counter drugs for diabetic retinopathy, funeral homes and getting to know everything about your doctor.

    Genealogy Club

  • Stay hydrated during the Florida summer

    An informative seminar on home health care and on how to stay hydrated during our hot Florida summer months will be presented at 2 p.m. May 4 at the Community Center by Carm Vue, R.N. from Comprehensive Home Care. Tips on how individuals can stay independent longer in their own home, instead of going to a nursing home for health care will be given. The seminar will also touch on dehydration, how to prevent it and what to watch for, especially in older individuals. Door prizes and dishes of ice cream will be treats.

  • Spruce Creek Preserve

    Just down the road apiece Preservist Lois Hill, vice-chairperson of the Open House Committee, submitted the following for inclusion in this week’s Preserve column in the South Marion Citizen:

    The Open House Committee recently held an “open house” for area Realtors. Twenty Realtors participated in the event. There was a delightful and delicious assortment of food and refreshment served.

  • Pursuit of happiness may include ice cream cones

    The author, Marci Shimoff, suggests that when you’re happy for no reason, you bring happiness to your outer experiences rather than trying to extract happiness from them. You live from happiness, rather than for happiness.

    Thomas Jefferson really meant by the pursuit of happiness to practice, not chase after it. Most people seem to do the latter.

    Instead of focusing on problems and obstacles, let’s focus on what’s already good. We should make a habit of appreciating and being grateful for what we do have.

    Concert on Saturday