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Sandy McIntyre, Editor
Shirley Bethke
Arthur Carlson
News If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.

Vol. XVI, No. 28 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida July 19, 2003

WEEKLY CALENDAR:  Thanks to Jeanne Winget for her suggestion to include the calendar during the summer for the benefit of our newer residents, visitors, and others who may not realize that some activities continue.

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
7:00P Pinochle
7:00P Ladies

8:30A Water Ex
1:00P Bridge
9:00A Line
8:30A Water Ex
9:00A Line
8:30A Water Ex
1:00P Scrabble
8:15A Coffee
9:00A RT Meeting

You may view all the KGC Calendars via links on KGC's home page and "What's New" page. Please help keep the calendars accurate by notifying Anne in the Office of scheduled activities and any changes.

--- Sandy McIntyre

ICE CREAM SOCIAL:   Sunday, July 27, 1:00 - 3:00 PM.  Make your own Sundae (all the fixings).  Donations accepted.                  --- Lois Dievendorf

SOLO CLUB MEETING:   Solos will meet at Waterfrontoo, 2205 N. Tamiami Trail on Thurs., July 31 at 5:30 PM; order from the menu.  This is a good time to meet and learn others names….so, please wear your name tag.  Any questions, or need a ride, call me, Dick Bartlett, 485-1039.

THANKS to all the ladies who attended the luncheon at Skarky's on Wednesday, July 16, for helping to make it a success.    Good food, good friends, and a beautiful view of the beach.

--- Ginny Ewing, Dee Hicks,  Fran Yaros, and  Joanie Grubaugh
(Many thanks, too, to Ginny, Dee, Fran, and Joanie for being great hostesses.)

BLUE HERON WATCH:   Thursday, a blue heron spent several hours in our backyard.  Chuck noticed something at the base of its neck and thought it was a tag or transmitter.    Thanks to the curiosity of Dee Hicks and Joanie Grubaugh, we took a closer look and determined that it was a 4 or 5 inch fishing lure.  I called Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary, 388-4444.  Within a few hours, two people arrived to try to catch the bird to remove the lure.  Unfortunately, after heavy rain, the bird was nowhere to be found.  Please keep an eye out and call them again if you see this bird.  Sanctuary rescue vehicles, currently a fleet of 4 trucks that communicate by shortwave radios, respond seven days a week (9:00 am - 5:00 pm) to calls reporting injured wildlife within a four county, 50-mile radius.   They have an interesting website at:                  --- Sandy McIntyre

NEWS FROM THE NORTH:   It has rained cats and dogs a good bit.  Have had many warm days, but May was like March--cold and wet.
     Emil and our sons roofed the garage.   Emil is in Physical Therapy to see if that will help him avoid surgery on his rotator cuff.   Also he works three or four days at the country club as a starter or in the carriage house.   I am babysitting off and on.
     We've been to a birthday celebration for a 100-year old!  The father of a close friend of ours.   We went to Greenfield Village to hear the Detroit Symphony salute the 4th of July including the 1812 Overture with bells and cannons.  The Village has been redone and is beautiful!  We are going to western Michigan on a day trip in August complete with a riverboat ride and sand dune buggy trip.
     Next week is a family reunion.  We are the hosts.  After that we go to Buffalo, New York, to visit friends and family graves.  Our son-in-law works in the Viper Division for Chrysler and will be going on a road trip out west the end of this month so Mom will babysit her daughter and two boys for a few days.  It gets lonesome for her with him gone 8 days.  Emil and I took a classic Imperial Crown Chrysler--vintage 1960--to the Tech Center for a classic car show last month.  Emil and our youngest son own the car--it's a beauty!   Convertible, red with white rag top.
     Guess that's enough news for now.  What have all of you been doing this summer?

--- Shirley DePasquale, St. Clair Shores, Michigan


--- Don Moriarty

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