Dolora is still volleying at 90

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By Deej Koebbe

Just down the road apiece Spruce Creek Preserve resident Tom Kennedy submitted the following for inclusion in this week’s Preserve column.

A 90th birthday luncheon and party took place at the Sandwedge Caf by members of the Tennis Players of Spruce Creek Preserve on June 4. This celebration was to honor resident Dolora Dana for all of her activities and contributions to the tennis program at the Preserve for well over 10 years.

Twenty-six Preservists were in attendance and many shared personal remembrances of highlights in her tennis experience at Spruce Creek Preserve. Dolora continues to play tennis twice a week and certainly holds serve in most of her doubles matches.

This remarkable lady was also cited for her participation in several dance teams as well as the card game of hearts, the ever challenging “mahjongg” and many other activities in her years here. Got get ‘em, Dolora!

Thanks so much, Tom.

Cookin’ With Joe

Here are a couple of quick-make sandwiches – one is kind of healthy – and one is unhealthy but tastes good.

Tomato Peanut

Butter Sandwich

3/4 cup smooth peanut butter

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1/8 teaspoon salt substitute

8 slices whole wheat bread

2 med. tomatoes, sliced thin

Combine peanut butter, mayonnaise and salt; mix well. Spread mixture on four slices of bread – top with tomato slices and remaining bread. Enjoy.

Chicken Liver

Bacon Sandwiches

1/2 lb. cooked chicken livers

1/2 cup cooked bacon, crumbled

1 tablespoon minced onion


8 slices rye bread

Chop chicken livers. Combine with bacon and onion and enough mayonnaise to moisten, and lightly mix. Chill thoroughly.

Spread on four slices of rye bread – top with remaining bread. Enjoy.

In either recipe you can substitute light mayo or even salad dressing. I like the liver mixture slightly warmed (20 seconds in the microwave) before spreading on the bread – and by all means use Jewish rye. Enjoy.

Here is but a smidgen of the doin’s out our way.

Advisory – Visitors and guests utilizing the Preserve facilities and/or involved in activities in the Community Center must be signed in at the office and in possession of a guest badge at all times.

Desserts needed for the Fourth of July Gala – cakes, pies, cookies, bars – sign up in the Community Center foyer for donating. See Martha Frakes.

June 13 – Nor’easter Club meets at 4 p.m. to decide on a place to dine. Bring donations of cheer.

June 14 – Aristocrats are hosting a free Social Night from 7 to 10 p.m. Lots of fun games, prizes, BYOB and quarters for solitaire poker. See Tony Paretta.

June 14 – Jet Set dinner at Stumpknocker’s on the River. Meet at the Community Center at 4:15, leave at 4:30 p.m. All singles welcome. After dinner go to the “free social.” See Patricia McGrath.

Fourth of July tickets on sale every Monday from 1 to 3 p.m. and Tuesday 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. in the Community Center ballroom. $5 per person buys food, prizes and a big barrel of fun. See Frank Thomas.

Movie Night this Saturday at 7 p.m. “August Rush.” Get your chairs and popcorn ready at 6:30 p.m. Rated PG. A nice story. Free –join your fellow residents for a fun night out. See Kip Thomas.

Looking for summer shuffleboard players. Sign up on the Community Center bulletin board.

Thursday line dancing at 1 p.m. is canceled for the summer. But dancing from 5 to 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month is still happening. See Babette Sparling.

Craft Club Monday painting is taking a break for summer. All classes on Wednesday will continue. See Babette Sparling.

Pool exercise continues on Tuesday and Thursday from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Indoor arthritis exercise on hiatus until October. See Judy Lebio.

Ceramic classes will close temporarily July and August for summer vacation. Classes will resume Wednesday, Sept. 3. Watch Channel 12 for information. See Mary Secue.

Every Tuesday recycle newspapers, magazines and aluminum cans, rinsed and tabs removed and saved. Contact On the Level Club members for more information. All proceeds go to Shriners Children’s Hospital.

Bingo every Tuesday evening for Preservists and overnight guests. Cards are on sale from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Games start promptly at 6:30 p.m.

Till next time, God be willing and the creek don’t rise.

Deej and her husband, Joe, live in Spruce Creek Preserve. To submit news items or announcements leave notices in her library cubby or call her. The Koebbes are listed in the Preserve phone directory.