• Membership meeting at Oak Run

    There will be a membership meeting on Wednesday, May 20, at 7 p.m. in the Orchid Club. Hot dogs will be served instead of the usual coffee and cookies.

    The scheduled speaker is Mary Harper, who started the local Operation Shoebox organization. The organization provides packages from our hometown to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    The meeting will include a “farewell salute ceremony” to honor two members who recently passed away.

  • Several new faces join the community

    Hello Readers: Are you enjoying yourselves? There is so much to do here, it is hoped the residents of Palm Cay are participating and meeting new friends and neighbors. There have been several new faces who have joined the Palm Cay family recently and we welcome them and hope they have settled in.

  • Exploring an amazing creature, the horse

    Just down the road apiece, Preservist Sandy Gaile is featured in the “Getting to Know All About You” segment of this week’s Preserve column.

    Sandy attended Grinnell College in Grinnel, Iowa. She received her master’s from Indiana/Purdue University in South Bend, Ind., and enjoyed her career as a speech and language therapist with Elkhart Community Schools in Elkhart, Ind. How lucky we are that this likeable gal chose her retirement home in our Spruce Creek Preserve.

  • Human Touch committee serves many functions

    Mother’s Day was last Sunday. I hope all the mothers all over the world have a day they deserve.

    This column’s feature committee is Spruce Creek North’s Human Touch. Human Touch is a “reach out” committee that has many functions. They reach out to our residents with many services.

    The first service is lending out medical equipment to all who need it for as long as they need it. They have numerous medical items. Len Dochus is the coordinator and RC Cummins is his assistant.

  • Cherrywood Democratic Club ladies making helmet liners

    The Cherrywood Democratic Club has an open meeting on Friday, May 15, at 2 p.m. in the Clubhouse card room. All Cherrywood residents are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

  • Ladies luncheon will include a fashion show

    We would like to fill the clubhouse for next month’s luncheon on Wednesday, May 13, at noon.  We are having a fashion show.   If you are one of our models, please be sure to stop by the Second Chance Consignment shop in the Jasmine Plaza.  Ask for Peggy so that she can get your size.  Please come out and join us.  It will be a great day. Just bring a covered dish to share. Also, we need to have some new people take over so that we can continue to have our monthly luncheons.  If interested, please call Nancy at 861-1432.

    Christmas in July

  • Preservists join in at the Relay for Life event

    Just down the road apiece, Preservist Linda Sprague submitted the following for inclusion in this week’s Preserve column:

    Even wind and cold could not keep 11 Spruce Creek Preserve survivors and their caregivers away from the Relay for Life on April 17, at the Dunnellon High School track. It was a day to celebrate (a thing survivors do well) – to celebrate being alive!

  • Making the outdoor colorful during the season

    Hello readers: At last! Spring into Summer… it is joyful to see our residents enjoying the outdoors, digging in the dirt and planting colorful floras that will bloom into beautiful blossoms, as well as adding this and that to assist Mother Nature in ‘greening-up’ our lawns! Boy, do we need rain! Enjoy the fruits of your hard labor, for it is a job well done and the rewards are many for yourselves and those who visit Palm Cay. We have a wonderful community and are so blessed.

  • Green thumbs share gardening secrets

    May is the month for the Members’ Forum for the Oak Run Garden Club.

    Throughout the year, we invite guest gardening, landscaping, and conservation experts to share their knowledge with us. Once a year, our own Garden Club Member Experts present a program on their areas of interest and expertise. On Wednesday, May 6, the program includes "Gardening in Small Spaces" (Connie Fangman); "Pest Control, Inside and Out" (Madeline Braisted); "Gardening in the Shade" (Nancy Frost); and "My Very Favorite Plants( I think)" (Linda Spring).

  • Moms honored at a special early breakfast

    Marion Landing celebrated Mother’s Day a bit early two weeks ago with our annual breakfast honoring resident mothers, orchestrated by Joe Raffony’s team of hubbys. There was a super turnout with all but one male prep and service, great food and even a long- stemmed rose for each mother attending.