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Vol. XXIII, No. 35 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida September 11, 2010

NOTICE:   The lines for the parking spaces, the STOP signs at intersections and the center lines on some of the streets will be painted on Monday September 13th, weather permitting.   The contractor requires the irrigation systems to be turned off and all vehicles moved away from the parking spaces.
      UPDATE:   Due to recent heavy rains, the streets may be too wet on Monday, 9/13, for the striping and recoating of the damaged areas.   Stay tuned for updates.       Charles Clotfelter

HEALTHLINE:   Jim Cook, 166 Duchess Ave, had his lung surgery, and it is NOT cancer.   He has inflammation in the lungs, and it will take awhile for him to recoup.   He thanks you all for your prayers and cards (keep 'em comin').   His northern address is in our KGC Telephone Directory.
     Betty Hamilton is recuperating, and doing rehab, at home, 270 Camelot DR, after having knee replacement surgery on Monday, August 30th.   Prayers and cards are welcome.       --Irene Bette

VIDEO LIBRARY:   One new DVD, Date Night, with Steve Carell and Tina Fey.      --Jean Ickes

Are You Ready to Party?   Our annual Pirate Scavenger Hunt is on for Oct 2nd.   You are cordially invited to go on a Pirate Scavenger Hunt, at 3 PM, Sat., Oct 2nd.   Tickets will be on sale Sat., Sept 18th and 25th, for $5.00 P/P.   Pirates, and their wenches, will go out on the hunt in groups of 4, using golf carts.   The hunt will include the Park and the Club.   There will be cash prizes for the Pirates and wenches who display the most authentic regalia.   There will be a scavenger list of twenty rhymes, or sayings, to help you find all of the answers to the riddles.   Return to the ship at 5 PM, to count up all of your scores for prizes:   1st - $15.00; 2nd - $10.00; 3rd - $5.00.   Yo Ho Maties:   come and enjoy a bottle of Rum with us at Happy Hour - BYOB.   6 PM:   Enjoy our favorite Fried Chicken dinner with baked beans, cold-slaw & rolls.   Bring along one of your special dishes to share with your fellow Pirateers.   7 PM:   Stay around a while and dance up a storm on the decks.       --Tom and Martha Hicks

THANKS:   We owe a big thank-you to Tom and Martha Hicks.   Since they moved into the Club, they have been very active residents.   Tom has worked with the sound system, and Martha is the Summer Welcome Chairperson.   This past year, they have chaired many of our dinners at the clubhouse.   Most recently they did the evening Mystery Theater, "Murder at Sea."   (Too bad the snowbirds had to miss this production).   Now, they have a Pirate Hunt and Feast planned.   We appreciate all you do for the Club and are happy you are residents at KGC.       --SJB

SEAT BELTS and AIR BAGS:   Some of you know that Fred and I were in a bad automobile accident earlier this summer - not our fault.   Our Montego was "totaled."   We had our seat belts on - as we always do - which was fortunate.   The air bags deployed, which was scary.   Fortunately, though we were sore and stiff for over a month, we had no broken bones.   I am reasonably sure that if we had not been using seat belts, we would have been badly hurt.   The air bag hurt, but again it could even have saved our lives.   Thanks to those of you who offered prayers for us and/or checked to see how we are getting along.   We now have a new auto and took it to Milwaukee two days after we got it - round trip about 700 miles.   To go back to our accident, it was within ten miles of home (they say most accidents happen close to home).   Since many of us will be traveling within the next month or so, I offer the following advice:   Be sure you use your seat belts at all times!      --SJB

TRAVEL:   All payments for I Love A Piano - $55.00 due today.   We have 2 seats still available.   Travel desk will be open today.   This play is a matinee show, on September 26, at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre.
     Our travel schedule is posted on the web page, www.kgc.cc and click the ship, as well as in the last several newsletters.
     I can't do every trip you want to do, so I am working with All Around Tours.  Some of the following trips might be of interest to you.  If enough book from King's Gate Club, the bus will come in to the club.   All the following trips have to be booked through me and paid at the time of reservations:
     The Rockettes Christmas Spectacular - Saturday, November 20th, at Barbara Mann Theatre, in Ft. Myers.  Orchestra Seating and lunch at the Golden Coral.  $138.00  P/P.
     Andre Rieu - December 10, 2010.  Admission to St. Pete Times Forum; dinner after the show at the Colonnade.  Excellent seats.  $154.00
     Forever Plaid -Thursday Jan.13th, 2011:  Lunch at Ruth Eckerd (Box Lunch and show), $45.00
     Glenn Miller Orchestra, Jan. 16, 2011: Lunch at Ruth Eckerd (Box Lunch and show), $45.00
     Rat Pack is Back - March 13, 2011: at Ruth Eckerd,  w/dinner at the Colonnade $99.00
If interested in any of the above shows, please let me know so I can save a place for you.
     Reminders:  January Cruise - January 27-Feb 6, 2011...we still have room for you.  Final payments for this trip are due on November 13, 2010.
        Don and Mary Lou Richmond, Travel Coordinators, 941-484-6807
        John and Sandy Eade, Travel partners 484-4440

FORMER RESIDENT NEWS:   Fred and I recently had lunch with Betty Ruth Raygor, who now lives in a suburb of St. Paul.   Betty Ruth lived at the Club for many years before returning north to be closer to her family.   While at KGC, she was Round Table Chair, Chair of the Fair, on the Board and took part in many activities.   She has fond memories of her years at KGC and sends greetings to all of you.      --SJB

THOUGHTS:   About this time of year, I start counting weeks until our return to the Club.   I can really count the days now, as our plan is to return south the early part of October.   They will be doing some extensive work on the elevator at our apartment (out of service for over a month), so it's a good excuse to return to KGC.   Looking forward to seeing "you all" in the near future.      --SJB


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