• Wheels enjoy thrills and chills

    Whoever said that bicycle riding cannot be fun? Palm Cays “Thrills on Wheels” bicycle group decided to park the bikes and treat themselves to some good old-fashioned ice cream Sunday evening.

    As the group of bicyclists has grown with friends from neighboring communities as well, we all decided to park the bikes and treat one another to various flavors of ice cream, and enjoy the warm breezes by the Oasis poolside.

    After the ice cream disappeared... the riders were back on their wheels and enjoyed a ride around the Palm Cay community.

  • Palm Cay artists part of painted chair fundraiser

    Our very own Palm Cay residents, Ed Giovanelli, Phyllis Kellogg, Bill Haussmann, Susan Lokken and Jean Selent have put their artistic talents to work turning ordinary chairs into works of art.

    They, as well as other artists in Marion County, are offering these beautiful chairs to be auctioned off on May 2 to benefit the Stirrups ‘n’ Strides Therapeutic Riding Center in Marion County.

  • Rosalyn Moberly is another gal worth Preserving

    Just down the road apiece many thanks are due Preservist Gerri Palmer for her recent beautiful tribute concerning the Frank Pisillo Music Scholarship Fund. 

     This week our “Getting To Know You” segment of the Preserve column features Preservist Rosalyn Moberly.

    Rosalyn was born in Blakely, Georgia. Her family moved to Mascotte, Florida, when she was in the second grade.

  • Community yard sale tomorrow morning

    The annual Cherrywood Estates Community Yard Sale is Saturday, April 25 from 8 a.m. until noon. Check out the treasures your neighbors don’t need any more that you can recycle at your house.

    Those who are selling are not supposed to put anything out until early Saturday morning, so there won’t be preview time. Just get up early and go...go…go.

    Ladies get ready for Spring fashion show

  • ‘Armed Forces Dance’ Saturday, May 16

    The Ambassadors’ “Armed Forces Dance” will be Saturday, May 16, from 7 to 11 p.m. at Palm Grove with dancing to a new group, “The Eddie Shannon Band.” Betty, Eddie amd Jean will play and sing a great variety of music – tango, waltz, cha-cha, two step, rumba, swing, polka, country and 40’s to 70’s, plus any requests you make. They will also pay tribute to the armed forces. Tickets go on sale Monday, May 4, from 8 to 10 a.m. in the card room and Tuesday, May 5, from 9 to 10 a.m. in the lobby. Cost is $5 per person with checks payable to ORHA.

  • Open a window or take a class ee" there’s plenty to do

    This big slide down in the economy has driven many to rethink their priorities. What was considered an important purchase has now been downsized or left to be decided in the future.

    Even with reduced income, happiness and joy can be found. A wonderful way to start the day is to sit by an open window. The scent of new mown grass rivals that of the most expensive perfume. Often piercing the silence are birds singing their special songs.

  • Busy volunteers and blue ribbons part of Landing life

    Chosen by the S&R Committee as our Volunteer of the Month for April, Nancy Rife has been Mrs. Ladies Golf for a number of years. More recently, she became treasurer for the Sunshine Committee as well as secretary of the S&R Committee. And, to quote my S&R source, “Nancy has volunteered her services to myriad community activities throughout the many years she has resided in Marion Landing. Congratulations, Nancy, for showing  us how it’s done.

    Yard Sale Season

  • It’s seldom a gloomy day in this backyard

    We have lived in Illinois, Arkansas, Arizona and Florida  – and of all the places we have lived in 57 years, we love Ocala the best. It is home to us forever. Every place has its good and bad problems, but so far this is where we want to be.

    Blast from the Past

    The feature for this column this time happened 20 years ago. These young ladies went on a one-day cruise. The following is what was written 20 years ago by Harriet Bissen.

  • Vintage airplanes ee" in miniature ee" to fly over OTOW

    After reading this announcement, go over to your calendar and put a large colored circle around Saturday, April 25. Why?  This is a day of fun in the sunshine at the On Top of the World’s RC Flying Field where the third annual  Society of Antique Modelers (SAM)  radio control vintage model airplane fly-in will be taking place.

    Roving columnist Bob Woods said he was told by the event coordinator, Jerry Asner, that this year’s fly-in has even more SAM members registering.

  • Mother’s Day breakfast just around the corner

    Didn’t see anyone from Marion Landing at the SECO annual meeting with the lucky number for that $1,000 check, or even one of those $500 versions. SECO never seems to have a problem … or even an issue … with getting a quorum in case members have to vote on something. There may come a day when our board might want to consider some kind of similar incentive to assure achieving that magical number of residents for a legitimate voting session. Free coffee and donuts would work for me.

    Mother’s Day Breakfast coming up