• Springing forward with the 100th column

    Today is the first day of spring. We look forward to trees budding, flowers blooming, and weather becoming more normal. Hopefully, the winter with its up and down temperatures from unusual lows to periods of unseasonable warm days, has really ended.

    With a spring in our step we travel down Pun Alley for some seasonal tales.

    Spring Sing

  • Clowning around to benefit children

    On Sunday, March 15, D’Clowns are participating in a fundraiser variety show at 3 p.m. in the H and R ballroom. It is for Covenant Children’s Home. This residence will provide a safe haven for children who are orphaned, abandoned or abused.

    Also performing will be wonderful entertainment featuring the best of OTOW entertainers. Admission is free but a donation to Covenant would be helpful. To learn more, visit www.covenantchildrenshome.org.

    Concert for Hospice

  • Cherrywood Democrats looking for input

    On March 20, we shall be putting together our activities for the coming months with the local and national branches of the Democratic Party. It is going to be a busy and exciting time. We need everyone’s input.

    Our young people serving our country in Iraq and Afghanistan need our support and thanks year-round, so please work with our veterans organizations and our Support Our Soldiers Committee to show our appreciation for their dedication.

  • Coyotes and rabbits taking up residence near Palm Cay

    Hello Readers: Welcome to warmer weather! Perhaps we can put away the woollies for another year. Now we are able to think of gardening and all the pretty flowers to plant in our yards!

    Our pets

    Have you noticed there are more coyotes visiting our back yards these days and getting bolder?

    We infringe on their habitat, so they have to go somewhere. However, it would be devastating to loose a beloved pet, so please keep cats and dogs inside.

  • Mardi Gras came to SummerGlen

    It’s been a while since I last authored this column but things are moving right along here, with many activities to occupy our time. (Hey, excuse me but I came here to retire and loaf.)

    Many of us participated in Christmas caroling around the pool at the Residents Hall, and six or seven went to the house of a 108-year-old resident to personally treat her.

    Our New Year’s Eve gala was a fun evening for many, while others just relaxed at home with a few friends. All in all the New Year happened anyway.

  • Crafting things for many good causes

    Do I hear the sound of lawn mowers? Raking leaves? Neighbors out in their yards? Sounds like heaven to me. Bring on the blooming azaleas and nice green grass (weeds and all). Sounds of spring when our winter has been so chilly.

    Spruce Creek North’s Craft Club is the featured group in this week’s column. Marlene Dorner is the chairperson and Jean Davis is the co-chairperson for these “crafty ladies.” They are always busy with so many different projects. In the past this creative group has made and donated lap blankets to patients in veterans hospitals.

  • Neighbors to meet neighbors at community block party

    The Spruce Creek Preserve community will have a “first ever” community-wide block party on Friday, April 3.  Preservist, Liz Bjornson, submitted this bit of news for inclusion in this week’s South Marion Citizen column. What a great idea, a good old-fashioned block party — what fun! 

    The Community-wide Block Party for all residents (guests are welcome) is being hosted by a group of your Spruce Creek Preserve neighbors.

  • You’re invited to Preserve yard sale

    Just down the road apiece many Spruce Creek Preserve residents are busily preparing for the community’s annual yard sale. This much looked forward to event will take place in the Preserve parking lot on S.R. 200, three miles southwest of C.R. 484 on March 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The large American flag will wave you in.

    Avid shoppers have dubbed this sale the best by far in the entire area. So if you’re hankering for an interesting, fun-filled, money-saving yard sale, then hanker no more.

  • Sign up for driver safety class

    Thank you, Cherrywood neighbors, for your prayers, get well cards, and all of you who came to visit me while I was at TimberRidge Rehabilition Center.

    Nancy Archer

    Driver Safety Class

    There will be an AARP 55 driver safety class on March 24 and 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $12 AARP members and $15 non-members. For more information, call Geri at 237-1675.

    Ladies Luncheon

  • Can you fix a faucet or drive a neighbor?

    Reach Out needs people willing to do minor home repairs such as fixing drippy faucets or changing light bulbs. If you can help, call Jim Connelly at 237-7782.

    There is also always a need for drivers. If you are willing to drive your fellow Oak Runners to doctors’ appointments, call Pat Ghertler at 854-6025.

    Fine Arts Show