• High heels and high energy describe Gretta

    Just down the road apiece this writer is still reeling from an afternoon chat with Preservist Gretta Rodriques - what a remarkable gal! And what a glamorous life!

    A recent phone call from Preservist Ellen McClure prompted this writer to seek an interview with Gretta for the “Getting to Know All about You” segment of this week’s Preserve column in the South Marion Citizen.

    Like the trouper she’s always been, Gretta readily agreed to share some of the details regarding her exciting “curtain call” background.

  • Lin Hart has enjoyed a life of volunteerism and art

    Just down the road apiece the Spruce Creek Preserve “Getting to Know All About You” segment features well-known Preservist, Mrs. Lin Hart.

    Eleanor Lynwood Byers Hart, a lover of art and Girl Scouting, was born in Rochester, New York.

    Lin graduated from college with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree for Ceramic Design 1952, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.

  • Crazy Quilters have fun with charity work

    The Crazy Quilters are delighted to be the featured club of this week’s column. They are a small group but always interested in new people joining these Crazy ladies.

    Their last project was making knee pillows for cancer patients and donating them to The Legacy House. Sandy Barsky is the chairperson and she works very hard to come up with new things to make. They have made many charity projects as well as quilted balls, star trivets and handbags. They had a visiting instructor teaching them to make a sampler quilt and machine appliqués.

  • Put on your boots and try country dancing

    Put on your dancing shoes, bring snacks and drinks. Spend time with your neighbors and friends! Join us at our Cherrywood Country Music Dance from 7 to 10 p.m. on April 18. Admission is free.

    Call Geri at 237-1675 for more information.

    Cherrywood Estates

    community yard sale

    There will be a community garage sale from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 25. Organizers have requested that sale items be kept in garages until the morning of the sale.

    Christmas in July

    Craft show

  • Don’t forget to deposit nice eggs in basket for soldiers

    Here’s hoping you are hopping by to put Easter eggs in our soldiers’ basket. We are sending out many boxes filled with items you have recently donated. I’m trying hard to keep up with the soldiers being deployed form Iraq to Afghanistan. I have lost contact with Shirley Ricon and hope she will email her new address.

  • Long Range Planning Committee plans for Landing’s future

    After chatting with Fran Szutar who chairs our Long Range Planning Committee, to gather facts for this item, I was tempted to suggest she rename her team the “What If Committee.” Because that is, indeed, the underlying contribution this group of neighbors has been laboring nearly two years to provide for our community.

    Since Marion Landing became resident-owned, our board members have frequently reminded us our responsibilities do not end with merely maintaining our community properties, amenities and services.

  • Pancakes and spring made a good flap in the neighborhood

    We had a great turnout for the pancake breakfast on first day of spring. Not only was the new grill initiated, but a welcome to Jeff Gramling who has joined the breakfast family.

    We say a fond farewell to Curt Fowler who is retiring from turning pancakes, and we thank him very much for his longtime giving of his time and talent!

  • Talented neighbors perform in free show tomorrow

    The Paul Reichlyn “Can’t Help Singing” show will perform on Saturday, March 28, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Palm Grove. Come watch your talented neighbors. We have been entertaining folks in Oak Run for seven years. The required admission is still just a smile on your face. Bring a friend.

    Garden Club Plant Sale

  • Herman and Ruth Daldin share their interesting life story

    Spring, a beautiful time of year! Get out the watering cans. New shoots are appearing on shrubs and flowers and they need attention! It will be worth the effort when friends come a-calling, and oooh and ahhh at the beautiful results of your efforts!

    With the warmer weather come wild four-legged beasties! There have been sightings of coyotes in Palm Cay.

  • Retirees can learn from youngster’s philosophy

    “Let’s take the bouldering mistakes of the past, and the road-blocking challenges of the present, and build them into stairs that support our climb into the future.”

    The author of those words, Mattie J. T. Stepanek, died at the age of 14 of a rare case of muscular dystrophy. Stepanek had a great head on his shoulders and was old beyond his years.

    His statement can be taken a great many ways. It brings to mind the ways some of us have been out of balance in our lives. The future doesn’t have to be a repeat of the past.