Another hole in one for Joan O'Brien

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By The Staff

Playing in a foursome on Thursday, Jan. 10 at Royal Oaks Golf Course,Joan O’Brien had a hole in one on the 16th hole. Hearing much hootin’ and hollerin,’ a nearby homeowner, Bob Comeriato,came out with his camera and took pictures of the jubilant girls.

Before Joan got home, he left a message on her phone telling her the pictures were in her e-mail. What a surprise for Joan. She said he must be a really nice guy to have done something nice like this.

Most golfers play a lifetime and never hit the pin on the first shot but this is her second hole in one. Playing the same course on July, 23, 2002, Joan sank her first hole in one on hole 2.

Found Cats

The Oak Run Feline Club is searching for the owners of two lost cats. One is a young male, black and white, in Neighborhood Eight.

The other is a black and white female who was found in Timbergate.

The owners or anyone who has information about the wayward kitties can call Diane at 291-1205.

Little Theatre

Oak Run Little Theatre’s meeting was exciting, as plans are well underway for our spring production of Love, Sex, and the IRS, the story of John and Leslie, two guys living in New York City. They file tax returns as a married couple and get audited.

The accountant and his roommate, mom, girlfriends, a suspicious landlord, and the IRS collide for a really funny show.

The dinner show date is April 3, tickets are $30 per person.

Evening performances are Friday and Saturday, April 4 and 5, and a Sunday matinee April 6. Reserved tickets are $7 per person, general admission $5.

Ticket sales Saturday, Jan. 26, from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Orchid Club lobby, with more sale days in February and March to be announced.

Our next meeting is Feb. 4, at 6 p.m. at the Palm Grove Center. There will be many surprises, good food, and much fun at this meeting.


The Ambassadors will host a Love Lights the Night Valentine Dance on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 7 to 11 p.m. with music by Mary Swan and Angelo in the Palm Grove ballroom. Great music you will love to dance to.

Tickets go on sale Monday, Feb. 4, from 8 to 10 a.m. in the card room and Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 9 to 10 a.m. in the lobby. Cost is $5 per person.

It’s BYOB and bring your own snacks and there will be an 80/20 raffle.

White Ball

The Pen Del Mar Club will host its All White Extravaganza on Feb. 27, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Palm Grove auditorium, and is open to all Oak Runners. The cost is $18 per person for a sit-down dinner of roast pork loin served by chef Eric Neumann.

Dessert is a white cake with cream cheese frosting. Entertainment will feature the sounds of Barry R and Nancy J. Ticket sales will be in the Orchid Club lobby from 9 to 11 a.m. on Feb. 6. For more information, call Georgia at 873-8270, or Regine at 237-8720.

Line Dancing

The fall line dancing session for beginners ended in November and the participants mastered 10 dances in six weeks. About 80 dancers have signed up for a permanent class.

The line dancers will meet at the Palm Grove Center on Sunday, Feb. 10, at 3 p.m. For the benefit of new dancers, the first six lessons will be reviewed before introducing new steps. You can sign up at the first class.

Do You Remember

Ladies and gentlemen of Oak Run, tune into Len Teitler’s show, Do You Remember. This week, we feature the June 17, 2007 Country Western Dance Club pizza party, narrated by Anna Boodee.

Remember follows the FYI show on Oak Run’s Channel 12, daily from Jan. 25 to Feb. 1, at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Italian-American Club

On Feb. 13 the Italian-American Club will have a Valentines Day party at the Orchid Club from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Heart donations for Give Your Heart to a Child will be sold to support St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Amy Alloro will will bring you “back in time” to the old drive-in movie days, and Gennaro’s will serve a meatball and ziti dinner with all the trimmings. Music will be provided for your dancing pleasure.

Neighborhood One

The Neighborhood One holiday potluck party on Dec. 15 was well attended and the food was outstanding. We definitely have some super chefs.

The door prize, a handmade wind chime donated by Jerry and Marian Spitzack was won by Marilyn Coppolino. She also won the $20 Publix gift card for the four-corner “walk.”

Other door prizes were won by Lois Ingebritson and Marlene Bal. Winners of the 50/50 drawing were Kenny Presley, Barbara Howard, Erika Radke and Marie Duggan.

Our neighborhood representatives, Blanch Aher and Barbara Howard, did a great job of organizing the event. A big “thank you” goes to them and all who pitched in to help set up, greet, take down and clean up.

The beautiful decorations and table prizes were prepared by Sylvia Benedetti, who is working on the next get together on Sunday, April 27.

Irish-American Club

At the Jan. 9 meeting, outgoing President Vince Connolly and Irish-American Club members expressed thanks to the 2007 Board: Roseann Piscitelli, Bonnie Kreider, and Claire Smith. Also recognized were Ellie Casabianci, Eileen and Emmett Dowling, Ralph and Rosemarie Imbriali, Paul Pike, Jim Gear, Ed Renahan and others.

The2008officers were elected. They are President Roseann Piscitelli, 1st Vice President Bonnie Kreider,2nd Vice President Ed Renahan, Treasurer Vince Connolly, and Secretary Linda Noel Winkelman.

The 2008schedule of events begins with the St. Patrick’s Day party on Wednesday, March 12.Look for a flyer for more news about this gatheringand future meetings.

Royal Oaks Women’s

18-hole Golf League

Winners in the low net game on Tuesday, Jan. 15 were:

Flight 1: Roseann Galeazzo 68, JT LeMasters 69, Sheila Adams 69.

Flight 2: Carol Allison 65, Judy Klein 71.

Flight 3: Lynn Houghton 67, Carol Copp 68, Gayle Feeman 69, Ginger Drake 70.

Gayle Feeman was closest to the pin on hole 16.

Royal Oaks Lady Niners

On Thursday, Jan 17 the rain held off and we had a pretty good turnout. The game was Tens and Jan Washenko took first place.

There was a three-way tie for second; Maureen Casner, Ilene Simnowitz and Bette Johnson.

Rae Stover and Claire Pruneau split the chip-in pot. Rae chipped in for par on hole 4, and Claire did the same on hole 8.

Be sure to sign up for the Guys and Gals Sweetheart Scramble on Thursday, Feb. 14. See the bulletin in the ladies locker room for details.

ROLN golf on Mondays is open to all women who live in Oak Run, sign up sheets are in the ladies locker room. Contact Rae Stover for more information.

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