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  • Fourth of July celebration tickets on sale

    There are very few of us who bother to rearrange or discard furnishings and knickknacks in our home. I just came across information that suggests doing so can actually inspire changes in our lives.

    For personal reasons, I’ve had to move my furniture to different rooms. Since doing so, it’s given me the impetus to move and sometimes discard knickknacks that have stayed in the same place since moving to my villa.

  • Traditional Memorial Day picnic by vets club

    A traditional Memorial Day celebration and picnic will hosted by the Cherrywood Veterans Club on its proper day: Friday, May 30 at the Clubhouse from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Remember those who died for their country.

    For tickets, $7 per person, call Nancy Archer at 861-1432.

    Breakfast Talk

    Tomorrow we will serve French toast, ham and sausage, fruit cup, orange juice and coffee or tea on May 17, from 8 to 9:15 a.m.

  • Bloodmobiles coming to the Oasis

    Hello readers: My grateful thanks to Harry Chambers for his kind words of introduction. Thank you to Cora Frontin as well for her timeless dedication in writing this column. Theirs is some act to follow and I am humbled at the prospect.

    Harry put it so well, Palm Cay has a “friendly, welcome home feeling, like family,” and I like to think we all feel that way.

    Blood Drive

  • Spreading Landing sunshine for 21 years

    The Marion Landing Sunshine Committee beginnings may go back to prehistoric times – but we do know it was kept alive during 1987 by then-resident Nan Fisher. Nan was aided and abetted by Gerry Lane and Doris Gorsky, who is still among us. These women kept active by sending get well and sympathy cards to Marion Landing neighbors.

  • Meet some of Oak Run's volunteers

    The coordinator of volunteers who donate their time at the TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will be interviewed on Ev Burg’s Meeting People on Channel 12, starting May 16 at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily following FYI.

    Their discussion will center on the myriad of work which the volunteers participate in and how free time can truly be put to good use by helping the residents who call TimberRidge their home for a short or extended time.

    Canine Club

  • Bahamas cruise raffle to benefit Hospice

    I hope you all enjoyed your Mothers Day last Sunday. When we speak of mothers, we should really think of mothering women.

    Sometimes an aunt, grandmother or mother of an adopted child has given the mothering. A biological mother is just one of many women who take on this role.

  • Wings golf tourney ready to take off

    Just down the road apiece Preservist Bud Haedike, vice president of Wings of Freedom Aviation Museum, is promoting a campaign to raise funds to build an aviation museum which will preserve the history of military aviation, honor our veterans, and generate revenue at Dunnellon Airport.

    The Wings of Freedom is having its annual golf tournament fundraiser at Spruce Creek Golf Course, on State Road 200, three miles southwest of C.R. 484, on Saturday, May 31.

  • A health system that makes us sick

    We will pull back the curtain on America’s health care system with Sicko, Michael Moore’s docu-satire that exposes greedy HMOs, drug companies and congressmen who keep us ill, on March 21. Traveling to Canada, Britain, France and Cuba – where free universal health care is the norm – he forces the question: Why can’t this happen in the U.S?

    Marion County Supervisor of Elections Dee Brown has been invited to the Democratic Club meeting on April 19.

  • Blown away by yard sale bargains

    Just down the road apiece the wind huffed and puffed but couldn’t blow away the spirited attitude of the many Spruce Creek Preserve Yard Sale vendors who braved the elements this past Saturday during the community’s annual yard sale.

    By the looks of the many interested customers, the wind was only an annoyance and not a challenge at all. Just goes to show you that yard sale enthusiasts can’t be deterred in their quest for a bargain, no matter what.

  • Residents benefit Hospice and blind center

    I just finished reading Joy Behar’s book, When You Need a Lift. She suggests checking out this book if you’re in a slump and don’t want to resort to a hot fudge sundae.

    Many famous people contributed their ideas, telling us what they do to elevate their mood. Some resonated with me more than others.

    There is one that topped my list. It was written by Phyllis Diller. She mentions that happiness is a habit she’s cultivated all her life. Diller says her mantra is a daily upper.