Dual birthdays to celebrate

Several women attended a luncheon April 4 at BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse that was hosted by June Weinle. This was a nice gathering considering that many people have already left for their winter homes. We all sat at a long table. There were 16 of us, it was a lively group and we all had a great time. The menu was varied, and everyone had a tempting dish. There was much conversation … [Read more...]

A casual meal with friends

Things are quiet in our bit of paradise. Several neighbors have returned to their northern homes. Jim Nagle and his awesome kitchen crew hosted one last walk-in breakfast. What a nice, convenient event to get pancakes hot off the grill with no pressure to arrive at a certain hour! (Courtesy of Mabel Budzinski) … [Read more...]

All good things must come to an end

The time has come! Do you recall me saying that we have an “Egg in a Bag” (formerly Egg N’ Bag) once a month? Well, this was the last one of the season. I guess all good things must come to an end. Because of the fact that the season is starting to wind down, and many of our residents have already returned to their summer homes or have taken extended getaways, the attendance is starting to … [Read more...]

Another wonderful season at Sweetwater

Our Sun RV Resort Appreciation Day Picnic was March 7 and was enjoyed by all who attended. It was a beautiful day of games and prizes, food, drink and music. Afterward, many people went to Skydive City to watch our own Judy McGuire jump for her 60th birthday. She had been scheduled to jump several times in the days before, but the weather wasn’t cooperating. This day, despite low cloud … [Read more...]

Grand Horizons recognizes its volunteers

Our fourth annual Appreciation Luncheon was held March 25, at the community center. I wasn’t able to go because of a previous commitment, but I spoke to Joyce Bell, and she gave me the following information. She told me the people were greeted with posters saying “Thank you” hanging in the clubhouse and there were quite a few signs. It was a lovely afternoon and was quite festive. She … [Read more...]

Country Aire hosts musical picnic

Country Aire Manor residents enjoyed an annual picnic hosted by the park owners on March 25, but this one had a twist. Approximately 150 residents enjoyed a buffet meal served by two of the park owners: Elizabeth Nanian Mitchell and Debi Nanian Welch, plus Raechel Bosquez, park secretary. Much of the behind-the-scenes work in the kitchen was carried out by Michael Mitchell, maintenance manager; … [Read more...]

Wearing of the green for St. Patrick’s Day

We had close to 90 people in our community center March 16 for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration that was hosted by Margaret and Andy Castonguay. Tickets were sold entirely by Pat and Fred Mengel, and they did a fine job of announcing it at our coffee/donut hour every Wednesday. Before tables were called to receive their food, grace was said by Galen Parker, and he did a fine job of it, while … [Read more...]

Welcoming spring to Gem Estates

Monday evening euchre winners were Dorothy Massoll and Larry Sharp. On Wednesday morning, Bruce Hudson won three games at shuffleboard. About 122 folks attended coffee hour on Thursday morning. Dave Hunt gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance. Linda Files moderated the conversation, and Dick Burgess provided a bit of humor. Remember, your Project Dark House forms are due … [Read more...]

Sharing meals and good company

  The monthly Ladies Lunch Bunch met March 7 at Papa Joes, and the women that attended seemed to thoroughly enjoy themselves with all the conversation among them. Carla Jones was the hostess of this function, and she did a very nice job. I spoke to Carla, and she told me 14 people showed up, and the restaurant supplied them with a separate room. Carla went on to say that there were … [Read more...]

Service in many ways

The Monday evening euchre champs were Pat Reinbold and Ron Raymond, who had bragging rights for a week. Dave Roberts and Cliff Leonard were three-game winners at Wednesday morning shuffleboard. Way to go fellows! On Friday evening, we were privileged to have Terry Connelly provide the entertainment. HIs voice was amazing, the songs celebrated all types of music, his jokes were hilarious and … [Read more...]