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  • Bocci League president is active in community

    I know there are a few (maybe more) out there saying it is too hot and humid, so can I remind you of Jan. 9, 2010? Snow flurries and a dusting of that white stuff, plus temperatures that plummeted to 15 degrees or less. So what I am trying to say is, which would you prefer, frozen water pipes and cold or hot and humid weather?

    Feature of the week

  • Brand New Trips for the summer, fall, and winter are here and booking fast:

    Flyers are available for these trips at the Clubhouse on the travel rack. You must call Nancy at 352-861-1432 to get the rates and reserve your seat. Remember you do not need to live in Cherrywood to go on our trips. Just call Nancy to sign up.

    Luncheon Train, Friday, Aug. 27: Come enjoy a two-hour Murder Mystery Luncheon train ride aboard the Star

    Clipper out of Eustis. Includes bus, two-hour murder mystery train ride, complete lunch, all taxes and gratuities.

  • The Blue Crab Festival in Palatka, Florida, was the destination ride for the Oak Run Motorcycle Club on Saturday, May 29. In addition to the good ride, the members enjoyed all the interesting booths and of course the food.

    Our next meeting is Monday, June 21, at 7 p.m. in Palm Grove. We will be discussing our participation in the Oak Run Fourth of July parade which will take place on Saturday, July 3. Line up is at 7:30 a.m. For more information, call Rod George at 352-854-8721.

    Oak Run Travel

  • Living a balanced life should be easier for retirees than working people but that’s not always the case. Some of us are still prone to putting chores before fun. Only having good times can get just as stale as only doing chores and the like.

    It’s important to make time to learn, exercise, keep up with chores, and play, whatever that is for you. We now have the time to engage in hobbies, see the latest movies, but also balance our checkbook and keep our living quarters neat and tidy.

  • Our Redeemer Lutheran Church

    Vacation Bible School will take place Monday, June 21, through Friday, June 25, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5200 S.W. State Road 200. “Planet Zoom” is the theme for this adventure which will be from 9 a.m. to noon for children ages 4-12. Registration began on June 1, to register your child or children, or for more information please call 352-237-2233 before 1 p.m.

    Episcopal Church of the Advent

  • Father’s Day is Sunday. Almost 100 years have elapsed since the first Father’s Day was celebrated. In the 1900s fathers didn’t have it nearly as good as fathers of today; but they did have a few advantages:

    Back then, if a father put a roof over his family’s head, he was a success. Today, it takes a roof, deck, pool, and 3-car garage.

    Back then, fathers could help their children with their school work. Today, fathers rely on their kids to teach them how to work the computer and set the VCR.

  • Board prexy Joe Raffony introduced them as “Jingle,” the man, and “Bells,” his wife, during June Homeowner’s Forum, but somehow forgot to mention the connection; both are ding-a-lings for the Salvation Army’s red kettle. Their community volunteer service includes active membership in Patrol, CERT and Sunshine, Set-Up, Dance and Christmas Decoration committees. You always see them pitching in during breakfast, lunch and dinner events.

  • The news is frightening and the daily reports only seem to get worse. Each day we hear how close the oil spill disaster is to our Floridian shores and if this were not really happening, it would sound like one of those apocalyptic horror films predicting the end of the world. We almost are waiting for some charismatic leader to step forward and solve this whole problem in an instant so that the movie could end and we could all go home happy and relieved that we have been saved again. Only it is not happening.

  • Well, did you try feeding your ants some grits? It really works but sometimes the persistent ones need a second helping. My hubby is not too happy feeding these ants cause he loves grits, but if it gets rid of most of the little buggers, he says he will make the sacrifice.

    Feature of the week

    It is time again to feature another Spruce Creek North couple who are married more than 50 years! Gosh, I didn’t realize we had so many. This week, Ella and Larry Guillett are the feature of the week. They will be married 52 years on June 24.

  • The Marion Cultural Alliance (MCA) has selected Circle Square Commons for the first step of a long-range expansion program by opening its first art-and-gift shop in western Marion County at Circle Square Commons – the cultural and entertainment hub at On Top of the World Communities, just off Southwest 80th Street.

  • Preservist Sarah Barker submitted the following article and picture.

     

    Hernando Elementary School collected soda can pop tops all year to donate to the Shriners organization. They collected 12 cases (paper box size) of tabs, actually 600 pounds.

  • June is the “Great Outdoors Month,” probably named by the folks up north where it’s finally gotten warm. Here we have been enjoyed the outdoors for some time now, enough to have some stories find their way to Pun Alley.

    Taking a shine to it

    A vacationer from up north was fishing on a lake when he noticed another man in a boat shining a mirror on the water. Being curious, he rowed over and asked, “What’s the mirror for?”

  • As we grow older, more and more of us are alone either through divorce or most likely death. Some of us have never lived alone. We’ve never had a relationship with ourselves in spite of the fact that it’s the most important relationship we’ll ever have.

  • On this day in 1896, Henry Ford took his first car out for a test drive. As summer approaches, many of us are using descendents of these first vehicles on our vacations. Accordingly, Pun Alley is filled with car stories.

    Young and Foolish

    Elsie, a senior citizen, stopped to drive into a parking space when a young man in his brand new red BMW pulled into the space. In an angry mood she said to the fellow, “I was about to park there.”

    The man replied, “That’s what you can do when you’re young and bright.”

  • New acquisitions proudly adorn the library's premises. A picnic table sits to the side of the building in the cool shade of an oak, and two outdoor benches affixed to the front columns provide a welcome break for patrons. A third bench will soon be added and a portable microphone for use at various library events will also be purchased.

  • “Drill, baby, drill. Do it now because otherwise we’ll only have to do it later.” Those were the words I said to my dentist when she mentioned I had a cavity that would eventually need filling. While sitting in the dentist’s chair being bored I reflected upon some stories I heard in the waiting room.

    Nothing but the tooth

    Betty didn’t want to have her tooth pulled, even though her mother said there was no other choice. But, every time the dentist went to put the forceps in her mouth, she clenched her teeth.

  • Our Redeemer Lutheran Church

    Vacation Bible School will take place Monday, June 21, through Friday, June 25, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5200 S.W. State Road 200. “Planet Zoom” is the theme for this adventure which will be from 9 a.m. to noon for children ages 4-12. Registration begins on June 1, to register your child or children, or for more information please call 352-237-2233 before 1 p.m.

    Episcopal Church of the Advent

  • The Good Vibrations Barbershop Quartet was honored to be invited to perform once again at Hospice of Marion County’s sixth annual Mother’s Day luncheon held at Bonefish Grill on May 8. It was the quartet’s pleasure to show its appreciation for all that Hospice of Marion County contributes to our community. Once again, the quartet had a wonderful time singing for the audience. We’re looking forward to next year. Thank you.

     

  • The story is a familiar one. The Creator is disappointed with the humans s/he has created and so decides to punish their wickedness with a global flood, which would destroy all of creation. All would be destroyed except for one man and his family who has found favor in the eyes of God. This man is told to build a huge boat in which to house the male and female species of the earth so that after the flood, the world can be repopulated.

  • Our Redeemer Lutheran Church

    Vacation Bible School will take place Monday, June 21, through Friday, June 25, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5200 S.W. State Road 200. “Planet Zoom” is the theme for this adventure which will be from 9 a.m. to noon for children ages 4-12. Registration begins on June 1, to register your child or children, or for more information please call 352-237-2233 before 1 p.m.

    Episcopal Church of the Advent