We all scream for ice cream…and tacos, and pancakes

On Feb. 15, approximately 120 residents came to the community center to enjoy a taco bowl dinner, hosted by Margaret and Andy Castonguay, plus Rachel and Ron Gamache. Ron and Rachel worked side by side with Andy and Margaret, as they will be taking over hosting this great function. In the past few years, Margaret used to make the shells from scratch, but now she is teaching Ron how to make them, … [Read more...]

Meetings, music and more

We had our weekly coffee and doughnut hour on Feb. 7, and we got to socialize with our friends and neighbors. Here is where we catch the news of what is transpiring at Grand Horizons, and we also hear the birthdays and anniversaries of the coming week. After the coffee and doughnut hour, we held our monthly social club meeting. There was a nice crowd of 40 plus people who attended this meeting … [Read more...]

Many opportunities for camaraderie

On Feb. 3, more than 100 people attended egg-in-a-bag that was hosted by Paul and Freda Williams. This breakfast was at the community center, and people came early so that they could catch up on the news of what transpired in the past few days. The egg-in-a-bag consists of eggs that are made into omelets with such ingredients as onions, green peppers, cheese, bacon, ham and more. You can … [Read more...]

The ‘legend of voices’ visits Grand Horizons

A show with Eric Kearns was presented in the community center on Jan. 20. The residents and visitors (161 total) who attended were treated to a wonderful show.  The show was a tribute to stars, and while Eric sang their big hits, he also performed it in their voice with special antics and facial expressions. He did a marvelous job. He started off the show by singing “Chantilly Lace,” which … [Read more...]

The show must go on, at Sweetwater

Residents have been experiencing lots of changes since Sun RV Communities took over from Carefree last season. Roads have been paved, trees trimmed, and fences have been taken down at all three parks. Settlers’ Rest, Sweetwater and Southern Charm have basically become one park now. We also have a new park manager, Kim Turner, from Orange City – she has worked for Sun for 17 years. Our king … [Read more...]

Irish showman entertains residents

On Jan. 12, Gem Estates had the honor of hosting Cahal Dunne in concert. Dunne started his career as a teacher and choir director in Ireland. He has appeared on PBS. The concert included traditional Irish songs, show tunes and country music, comedy, piano and a song played using a turkey baster.  If you get a chance to attend one of his frequent concerts, be sure to go, as you will enjoy  … [Read more...]

Residents mingle for an afternoon of fun

On Jan. 9, 19 ladies came to Terra’s for a lovely lunch, some gossip and much fun. Rudi Lawson was the hostess, and she picked a nice place with a good menu. One of the day's specials was lasagna with soup or salad. Joyce told me that many of the ladies went for that dish. It was not only delicious, but all the food is organic. Since it was Mary Lusher’s birthday, Rudi brought along a cupcake and … [Read more...]

Shuffleboard player joins ‘1,000 points’ club

Zephyrhills’ Earl Ball has achieved yet another milestone in what’s been a lengthy and historic shuffleboard career. Ball, a resident of Betmar Acres, recently became just the third player to amass 1,000 career points within the Florida Shuffleboard Association (FSA) — joining Clearwater’s Glen Peltier (1,364 points) and fellow Betmar resident Joan Cook (1,049 points). To honor the feat, … [Read more...]

Welcoming Billy Cole on New Year’s Eve

On Dec. 31, we had a New Year’s Eve party at the community center and over 60 residents enjoyed a fantastic show with a variety of music. Billy Cole sang everyone’s favorites, including many requests like “Open Arms,” “YMCA,” “New York, New York,” “Drinkin' Problem” and so much more. The music was played from 6:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., and there was much dancing. There were fast dances, slow ones … [Read more...]

Grand Horizons hosts Christmas celebrations

Twenty-seven Grand Horizon ladies attended the annual Lunch Bunch Christmas luncheon at The Cheesecake Factory in Brandon on Dec. 12. Since I was unable to attend, Joyce Bell said they all sat together at a large table, which made it nice to socialize. She also said that the menu had many choices, so it was fun making a decision on what to eat. There was a soup, salad and half-sandwich … [Read more...]