• Renaissance Women plan an indoor picnic at Island Club

    The next meeting of the Renaissance Women will be Sunday, July 26, at Palm Grove Club at 2 p.m. Early dinner at Royal Oaks will be Aug. 5. Call Iris 873-9990 for a reservation. If you plan to attend our indoor picnic at the Island Club on Sunday, Aug. 16, and will attend the July 26 meeting, please bring $10 cash for Theresa. Menu will be chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, biscuits, dessert. Bring your own soft drink. Call Theresa 291-1975 for reservations. Space is available on the bus trip to the Hard Rock Casino on Thursday, Oct. 8. Cost is $21 by check payable to Oak Run Travel.

  • It’s a time to try new things never done before

    “To dare to live alone is the rarest courage; since there are many who had rather meet their bitterest enemy in the field, than their own hearts in their closet.” Charles Caleb Colton

    Young people now-a-days rarely return home after college. For most, this is the first time they will live alone. During their college years, they have at least one person sharing their space.

    For most of the silent generation, the first time they experience this is when they become widowed. Many become lonely and fearful. They are not accustomed to spending time alone.

  • The holiday celebration was a real blast

    Just down the road apiece, celebrations come and go in our community but this year our 4th of July celebration promises to be talked about for some time, you can count on it.

    What a blast and I don’t mean from fireworks — who needs them anyway.

    We had so many activities to enjoy that we found ourselves hurrying from one to the other like the kids we are.

  • Cherrywood Democratic Club to discuss political message

    The Cherrywood Democratic Club will be meeting July 17 at 2 p.m. in the clubhouse cardroom. Refreshments will be served.

  • A beautiful remembrance

    Just down the road apiece our entire Spruce Creek Preserve community wishes to thank Preservist Maxine Tharp for submitting the following beautiful, beautiful remembrance.

    What to do with baby clothes

    My mother is 95 years old and is living in a nursing home in Zanesville, Ohio. She was a seamstress and made all of our clothes when we were young. The last few years she’s been unable to sew due to loss of sight by  macular degeneration.

  • Local performer prepares for farewell

    Paul Reichlyn Can’t Help Singing Show – this popular presentation of local talent will have its final performance on Saturday, July 25, at 7 p.m. at Palm Grove. It has been the performer’s pleasure entertaining folks in Oak Run these past 7 years. To commemorate the special occasion, Elisa Dragotto, one of America’s outstanding sopranos, in opera and musical theater, will be the guest per-former. Elisa has thrilled her audiences with her magnificent voice in Europe and from Seattle to New York.

  • Learn to live and enjoy each day to its fullest

    “We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.” Dale Carnegie 

    The end of June and the beginning of July were filled with the deaths of celebrities between the ages of 50 and 97. This should bring home to everyone how important it is to live and enjoy each day to the fullest. We never know when our day will arrive.

  • Get ready for the Christmas in July Craft Show

    Christmas In July Craft Show is set for July 11, from  9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Cherrywood crafters participating this year are: Dorothy Pickett — silk flowers; Jackie and Larry George — nylon mesh flowers; Edna Fazio and Aprile Guglielmi — jewelry; Stevie Pickrell — sewing, knitted and crocheted items; Barbara Buehler — painted gourds; Nestor Garcia — jewelry; Lorraine Garcia — baskets.

    The Quilt Club will have a lot of surprises.

  • Wagering widows warmly welcomed

    Marion Landing residents are known for volunteering, and our most recent community Volunteer of the Month chose to welcome ten neighbor ladies to his home for a special day-at-the-races party.

  • Supplies are low, please attend the blood drive

    Bloodmobiles from Florida’s Blood Centers will be at Palm Grove on Wednesday, July 8, from noon to 5 p.m. and on Thursday, July 9, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone who donated at Oak Run in May will be eligible on either date. Be sure to eat, and drink plenty of fluids, before coming. We all know how important blood is. Transfusions are needed every day at our hospitals to save lives. The only source is you, the volunteer donor. Only by donating to Florida’s Blood Centers can we be sure blood will be available in our community. Won’t you please help?