• New events planned for holiday

    Just down the road apiece, some folks refer to our Spruce Creek Preserve Community Center’s recent renovation and addition as the “Miracle on State Road 200.”

    Not only are the community center’s facilities expanded and enhanced but every inch of the building has been revitalized to better accommodate our unusually active community.

    Hey, look us over. Our recently purchased huge American flag proudly waves at the entrance to our community.

  • Please be careful with your pets this hot season

    It’s beastly hot out there! Please, please don’t ever leave your pets in the car. You may think you are only going to be gone for a "few minutes." Don’t fool yourself. Your dear furry ‘son or daughter’ can die in an incredibly short period of time. If you see an animal in a closed car, call law enforcement immediately. In the county, call the sheriff’s department at 732-9111.

  • If you aren’t already, you could be a ‘locavore’

    The food being sold at our Farmers Market is locally grown. A new term has been coined – “locavore.” It describes consumers who want the freshness and sense of community that comes from eating their locally-grown products.

    The local food movement represents small-scale production centered in a place. Large corporations peddling their stuff are the exact opposite.

  • Songbirds fly away for the summer, return in September

    The Cherrywood Songbirds have completed their performances for the 2008/09 winter and spring seasons. We have enjoyed entertaining at nursing homes, churches, at our own Cherrywood programs, and in other communities for the past 5 years. Last year we were invited to entertain at Silver Springs Park for Memorial Day. Our most recent ap-pearance was for a concert at Joy Lutheran Church to help raise funds to purchase shoes for homeless children of Marion County. This was our third year of participating in this very worthwhile event.

  • Financial planning - helping you see the big picture

    Do you picture yourself owning a new home, starting a business, or retiring comfortably? These are a few of the financial goals that may be important to you, and each comes with a cost. That’s where financial planning comes in. Financial planning is a process that can help you reach your goals by evaluating your whole financial picture, then outlining strategies that are tailored to your individual needs and available resources.

  • OTOW: Crusie over to the education center for a class

    There is talk about making “blue” as popular as “green.” For the past few years, there has been much talk about global warming and how it has and will continue to affect our quality of life.  Al Gore has helped tremendously in getting the word out.  We all have to do our part.

  • Cherrywood: Democratic Club will meet in Clubhouse

    The Cherrywood Democratic Club, meets June 19, 2 pm in the Clubhouse card room.

    Refreshments will be served.

  • Spruce Creek Preserve: A pleasant visit to the elementary school

    Just down the road apiece Preservist Nancy Anderson submitted the following for inclusion in this week’s Preserve column.

  • Spruce Creek North: The summer may be slow, but the pool is busy

    In 1989, Kay Seagraves led an exercise class in the pool at Spruce Creek North.

    Activities are slow for summer but the pool is the exception.

    Father’s Day is this Sunday so it’s their day to be honored. So to all the dads and granddads, have a wonderful day.

     It is also the first day of summer. Gosh! I thought summer was here weeks ago!

    Blast from the Past #2

  • Out to Pastor: The trials and joys of fatherhood

    Once again, another year has gone by and we are celebrating another Father’s Day. I am all for celebrating it with lots of gusto. I am not saying this just because I am a father, I’m saying this because I like living life with lots of gusto.