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  • Landing residents are ‘kettle’ pushers

    Every Wednesday since mid November Marion Landing residents have been ringing those bells at the Salvation Army’s red kettle in front of Winn Dixie. It’s become an annual tradition.

    They’re on duty from 8 a.m. till 6 p.m. and would be tickled to have you stop by to wish them a merry Christmas and make your drop in the bucket. They will be manning the red kettle until Christmas Eve.

    Cruise Control

  • Yes, the pancake breakfast is tomorrow

    The Oak Run Newsletter incorrectly shows the pancake breakfast as taking place on its usual fourth Saturday of the month, Dec. 27. However, there are signs up all over the Orchid Club lobby that this month’s pancake breakfast will instead take place Saturday, Dec. 20.

    And what’s that reference to champagne? Sounds interesting – pancakes and bubbly tomorrow.

    Neighborhood One

  • If they’re preserved enough, there’ll be some dancing

    Just down the road apiece, the majority of Spruce Creek Preserve residents anticipate a busy Christmas season, attending many planned “get-togethers” in the community.

    Preservists all agree that the event looked forward to the most is the Community’s Annual Christmas Social.

    High on the list of the Social’s favorites, the “Preserved Dancers” features eleven talented ladies, dressed in “knock out” attire, dancing to everyone’s favorite songs.

    From Koebbe’s Kitchen:

  • Count down to New Year’s and annual dance

    The Ambassadors are putting on "Count Down to 2009," their New Years’ dance on Wednesday, Dec. 31,  from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Palm Grove Ballroom.

    Music will be by "Double Density," Ralph and Sandra, who play a variety of dance music. Festivities include hors d’oeuvres catered by Bruce.

  • Cay elves have decorated and trimmed the trees

    As this writer was at the clubhouse on Saturday, Dec. 6  checking the Citizen information box, Santa’s Elves were running around preparing for the Trim-a-Tree event the next day.  The Oasis is beginning not to look like an Oasis, but is turning into a winter wonderland … minus the “white stuff’!  The sound system was tuned up and Christmas music was a lovely accompaniment as members of the Board helped each other carry in the decorations, tree lights, and assorted “stuff’ in readiness for the next day. 

  • Trim the tree and join the Christmas parade

    Hello readers: Christmastime is upon us and we are busy getting ready. Wonderful aromas waft through the house as cookies and cakes bake in the oven. Cast your worries away and delve into the true meaning of Christmas. Isn’t it wonderful that we can share the time with beloved family and friends even those who are far away?

    Trim-a-Tree

  • Holidays offer seasonal samplings and spice for life

    The people living in one of the many communities here in OTOW have no excuse to let boredom overtake them. There are any number of pastimes that are free or quite inexpensive.  They are right here and waiting for you to check them out. 

  • She’s serious about horsin’ around

    Most people when they’re young can’t wait to grow older. Many when they are old wish they were young once again. Both ways are not a good way to be.

    Every stage in life is different. Each has its own gifts and qualities. It’s best to let go of each stage so the next one can happen.

    Accept impermanence, realizing nothing is forever. Learning to live in the now makes for a fuller, more contented life.

  • Work off the stuffing at the sock hop

    The next monthly Sock Hop will be Saturday, Dec. 6 from 7 to 10 p.m. Come and listen to some good music, dance a little and chat with neighbors and friends.

    Ladies Luncheon

    Don’t forget our special guest for the Wednesday, Dec. 10 luncheon. Brain Lapalme will be with us to perform a little magic.

    We will be giving toys to children in the southwest corridor. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to the luncheon. Cherrywood will also be giving the proceeds from the 50/50 drawing to the soldiers committee.

    Cherrywood Democrats

  • Light up your cart and join the parade

    This year’s Oak Run golf cart parade still has openings. If you wish to join us for some annual holiday fun, please call Dorothy or Bob Swenson at 873-0531, and they will fix up your cart for the parade.

    The schedule for this year’s parade is as follows:

    Sunday, Dec. 14: Hillside, Golfview, and Laurel Oaks.

    Monday, Dec. 15: Neighborhoods 7, 8 and 9.

    Tuesday, Dec. 16: Fountains, Linkside, and Eagles Point.

    Wednesday, Dec. 17: Neighborhoods 1, 2, and 12.

    Thursday, Dec. 18: Neighborhoods 5, 6, 10, and Woodside.