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January 2017 Issue 101<br />

Volume 10 No.1<br />

Features<br />

20<br />

Amelia Earhart,<br />

First Female in Flight<br />

Traveling Near or Far<br />

24<br />

Nurses Group:<br />

Staying Healthy when<br />

Traveling Abroad<br />

41<br />

TSA Pre 3 (precheck)<br />

42<br />

The Once Danish<br />

West Indies<br />

44<br />

Grand Marais, MN 55604<br />

28<br />

Dr. Martin<br />

Luther King, Jr.<br />

More Than a Dreamer<br />

On the Cover<br />

SCCL’s first all-owner Board of<br />

Directors. L to R - seated: Paul<br />

Kostelac, Rick Kremer (Chairman),<br />

Paul Purfield. Standing: Joe Ditchman,<br />

Bob Keiner, Jim Odendahl, Jim Mayer.<br />

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32<br />

46<br />

26<br />

32<br />

46<br />

52<br />

54<br />

56<br />

60<br />

70<br />

74<br />

Highlights<br />

John P. Countryman, Warrant for a Felony<br />

Sir Winston Churchill – A Seasoned Man for<br />

all Seasons<br />

Birdwatching: Eagle Nest Cameras<br />

Murder Mystery Authors – Joanna Fluke and<br />

Diane Mott Davidson<br />

Paring Down the Paper – A Realistic<br />

Retention Schedule- Part One<br />

The New SCCL Website<br />

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?<br />

Concrete Vs. Asphalt<br />

Making the Most of RecycleBank<br />

70<br />

7<br />

8<br />

17<br />

18<br />

19<br />

34<br />

36<br />

38<br />

50<br />

58<br />

62<br />

65<br />

73<br />

76<br />

78<br />

In Each Issue<br />

From the Editor<br />

Community Connect<br />

January Local Events<br />

Meet Your Neighbor<br />

Neighborhood Visions<br />

From the CAM<br />

SCCL Lifestyle<br />

Calendars<br />

Bits and Pieces<br />

Gardening at SCCL<br />

SCCL Club & Group Directory<br />

SCCL Club & Group News<br />

Welcome Newcomers<br />

List of Advertisers<br />

The Last Word: Food Fast Forward<br />

58<br />

Upcoming Articles<br />

Have you or a previous owner made any<br />

change to the interior of your home that<br />

makes yours different from other similar<br />

models?<br />

If you'd like to include your unique<br />

interior in an upcoming article, please<br />

contact Pook Bellini at:Pook.Bellini@<br />

oursccl.net or Mobile: 480-628-7377<br />

LIVING @ SCCL, January 2017 5

From the<br />

Editor<br />

“It hasn’t<br />

been<br />

smooth<br />

getting<br />

here, and<br />

things<br />

won’t<br />

change<br />

overnight,<br />

but...”<br />

A New Year, A New Sun City Carolina Lakes<br />

We are off to a new start. This is issue 101, and you will notice some changes in this magazine<br />

for starters. This is just the beginning of the improvements we intend to make. If you have<br />

any thoughts about what you would like to see, or what other changes you would like us to<br />

consider for this magazine, our email address is livingsccl@aol.com.<br />

Also new will be our Board of Directors. Owner-member Pat Peters and two Pulte<br />

representatives have been removed by Jon Cherry who replaced them on the Board<br />

with Jim Mayer, Bob Kiener, and Joseph P. Ditchman, Jr. They now join the previously<br />

appointed members Rick Kremer, Paul Purfield, Jim Odendahl, and Paul Kostelac. These<br />

seven members met for the first time as an all-owner Board at the Workshop on Monday,<br />

December 5, and for the formal monthly meeting of the Board of Directors on Monday,<br />

December 19. They will direct our SCCL community forward into 2017, and we can look<br />

forward to a productive year ahead.<br />

A change at FirstService Residential (FSR) brings us a new Executive Director, Brian Matt,<br />

who started work on December 20. He comes to us with an extensive background in various<br />

management positions over a long and diverse career. We wish him well and expect that his<br />

experience in varied locations and positions will serve us well in working on and improving<br />

operations in the future.<br />

FSR has had growing pains in the past, and Brian Matt will have a learning curve to absorb<br />

before he can understand the history and culture of this active-adult community. Over<br />

this ten year period we have had a number of Executive Directors. Each had his/her set of<br />

growing pain concerns, and each moved us forward as the community was built out. We<br />

believe that we are now finally on the right track, with the right personnel, and so we have a<br />

positive outlook for the future.<br />

The Home Owners Advisory Council (HOAC) is new for 2017, also. The leadership is<br />

changing now that Bob Kiener, former Chair, has moved on to the Board of Directors of<br />

the SCCLCA. Former Communications Director Larry Ayres moves into the Chairman<br />

role and Peg Mertes moves into the Program Director role. They will be joined by Cindy<br />

Thomas as Vice Chair and Diane Szulimowski as Communications Director. The Vision and<br />

the Mission Statement of the Council is also dramatically different than it was in the past,<br />

because the past is now behind us. All of this bodes well for the future of the Council, and for<br />

the future of the community.<br />

None of these changes will be easy. It will not be until the Initial Meeting of the SCCLCA<br />

that those we have elected can be formally seated and can actually be considered independent.<br />

At that time we will be free to change some of the rules and regulations that Pulte put into<br />

place over the past ten years, and start working on making governance more in line with the<br />

needs of Sun City Carolina Lakes.<br />

It hasn’t been smooth getting here, and things won’t change overnight, but we know that the<br />

New Year will see changes in Living magazine, the Board of Directors, the HOAC, and our<br />

management company, FSR…changes that will ultimately improve things in our community<br />

and turn Sun City Carolina Lakes from Good to Great.<br />

LIVING @ SCCL November 2016 7

C<br />

ommunity<br />

onnect A look at happenings around SCCL<br />

To submit community news and pictures, email:<br />

community@livingscclmagazine.onmicrosoft.com.<br />

Walk On Sun City Carolina Lakes, Strong<br />

The first ever “Sun City Strong” walk to end<br />

Alzheimer’s” held on the first Sunday in November<br />

was a smashing success. Over two hundred walkers<br />

turned out on a sunny Carolina blue afternoon to enjoy<br />

the camaraderie and show their commitment to end a<br />

terminal disease that afflicts millions -- it is the sixth<br />

leading cause of death in the US.<br />

the South Carolina Alzheimer’s Association staff from<br />

Spartanburg. At the Grandparents Park a “sag wagon”<br />

awaited anyone too tired to make the round trip, and<br />

additional water and refreshments were available.<br />

“This is a much bigger turnout than we expected,” said<br />

Dori Burgess, Program Director of the South Carolina<br />

Alzheimer’s Association. “It’s amazing, especially for a<br />

first-time event.”<br />

“It should be an annual event, for sure,” said Nikki Lord,<br />

SCCL resident.<br />

The stream of walkers heads down Del<br />

Webb Boulevard.<br />

After registering, each walker received a purple “bib”<br />

with their number and a raffle ticket to enter the<br />

drawing for door prizes. Refreshments were available on<br />

a nearby table to enjoy before, during, or after the event.<br />

The SCCL Motorcycle Club and other volunteers helped<br />

direct traffic and guide walkers on their route.<br />

In The Lodge parking lot, DJ Dixie played energizing<br />

music, purple balloons sparkled in the sunshine, face<br />

painting added whimsy, and event sponsors provided<br />

information and handouts to the good-natured crowd.<br />

One of the sponsors demonstrated warm-up exercises<br />

to prepare for the walk. Many walkers signed posters<br />

dedicating their effort to the memory of a loved one or<br />

to honor a person challenged with Alzheimer’s disease.<br />

Several area businesses contributed attractive door prizes<br />

to express their support for the cause. The drawing<br />

for these prizes took place just before the crowd was<br />

organized into a line to begin the hike down to the<br />

Grandparents Park and back at exactly two o’clock.<br />

Along the route, a series of purple and white signs were<br />

posted featuring information about Alzheimer’s disease.<br />

The signs were brought in and installed by members of<br />

Joy Nelson expresses joy at the<br />

Alzheimer’s Walk.<br />

By three o’clock, the clean-up crew was finishing up,<br />

and the person who had conceived the project breathed<br />

a sigh of relief. “It was beyond my wildest dreams,” said<br />

Janis Yarde, who had organized a small committee to put<br />

on the first Sun City Strong walk. “I thought we’d be<br />

lucky to get fifty people out!”<br />

A preliminary tally of the funds collected from sponsors,<br />

local businesses, walkers, and online revealed that more<br />

than $8000 was raised for the Alzheimer’s Association,<br />

an organization that funds research and provides<br />

support for families facing the many challenges of this<br />

dreadful disease. The successful project was organized<br />

by the Nurses Interest Group in SCCL, the Alzheimer’s<br />

caregiver support group, and Senior Helpers.<br />

Submitted by Melanie Aves<br />

8 LIVING @ SCCL, January 2017

More Improvements Coming To The Softball Facility<br />

SCCL Softball-Water’s Edge Park Tribute Walk<br />

SCCLCA’s Board of Directors approved the Softball<br />

Club’s request to offer personalized, laser-engraved<br />

paver bricks as a fundraiser for the club.<br />

An area at Water’s Edge Park around the maintenance<br />

shed and washrooms, receives a great deal of foot<br />

traffic. This area is currently very unsafe, unattractive,<br />

and presents an ongoing maintenance issue for the<br />

community.<br />

The project is a plan to lay a combination of engraved<br />

and blank paver stones in that area, creating an attractive<br />

patio/tribute walk area to address the safety concerns,<br />

improve ease of access to the grandstands, and to further<br />

beautify the ball park.<br />

The Softball Club will be offering the opportunity to<br />

honor or pay tribute to grandchildren, family members,<br />

or friends on 4 x 8 inch and 8 x 8 inch high quality<br />

pavers that include a lifetime warranty. Residents will be<br />

able to specify the text, or text and selected clip art. The<br />

inscriptions are limited only by your own imagination<br />

and good taste.<br />

The Softball Club’s goal is to solve a current issue at the<br />

ball park at no<br />

cost to the HOA<br />

and in so doing,<br />

further enhance<br />

the beauty and<br />

attractiveness of<br />

our community.<br />

If you have<br />

someone on your Holiday Shopping List particularly<br />

difficult to buy for, why not consider a paver stone. Your<br />

support might kill more birds with one stone.<br />

For additional information about obtaining your<br />

personalized pavers, pricing, or to order your pavers,<br />

please contact Softball Club Board Members: Mark<br />

Mandle (mandlemarka@gmail.com) or Larry Anglin<br />

(holeone@aol.com).<br />

Thank you for your support of SCCL Softball.<br />

Submitted by John Knill<br />

An artist’s rendering of the project, an order form, and<br />

examples of engraved inscription are available on the<br />

Softball Group Page.<br />

LIVING @ SCCL, January 2017 9

Community Connect<br />

Oklahoma! A hit!<br />

h what a beautiful mornin”… or afternoon… or<br />

“O evening… at The Lodge in Sun City Carolina<br />

Lakes. Those lyrics were first heard seventy-three years<br />

ago on Broadway in New York City. Two thousand two<br />

hundred and twelve performances over a five-year period<br />

made Oklahoma! a certifiable hit.<br />

Integrating music and dance in storytelling was the<br />

secret of Richard Rodgers’ and Oscar Hammerstein’s<br />

success. They were the geniuses who created the<br />

memorable words and music of this lavish super musical.<br />

Oklahoma! looks as fresh today as it did when the curtain<br />

went up for the first time in1943.<br />

At first, critics considered it a flop, but a final name<br />

change from, And Away we Go, to Oklahoma!, was<br />

all that was needed to finalize Oklahoma!’s success.<br />

(Jackie Gleason, the comedian, adopted the phrase<br />

“And away we go,” when he became a television superstar.)<br />

Deafening applause on opening night proved the<br />

critics had been wrong. Eleven years after the original<br />

The stunning backdrops were designed by Sharon<br />

Webb and set pieces by Debbie Routman.<br />

stage production finally closed, this lavish musical was<br />

brought to the silver screen, starring Gordon MacRae<br />

and Shirley Jones, and grossed over seven million dollars.<br />

Under the direction of our own Ken Weiss, many<br />

residents attended the two plus hours of this stirring<br />

musical comedy. Seven sold-out performances over a<br />

two-week period were a testament to the well-received<br />

songfest.<br />

10 LIVING @ SCCL, January 2017

The show was a success; “Little Wonder.”<br />

Seven performances for over 1,600 happy<br />

audience members.<br />

Months and months of rehearsals made this musical<br />

comedy production an outstanding triumph at SCCL.<br />

Many residents are eager for another stage performance<br />

similar to Oklahoma! in the near future. We agree.<br />

“We know we belong to the land<br />

And the land we belong to is grand<br />

And when we say<br />

Yeow! Aye-Yip-Aye-Yo-Ee-Ay<br />

Were only sayin’<br />

“you’re doing fine Oklahoma,<br />

Oklahoma”<br />

O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A<br />

Oklahoma!,<br />

Yeow!”<br />

Reviewed by Robert Reingold<br />




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LIVING @ SCCL, January 2017 11

Community Connect<br />

Living @ Sun City Carolina Lakes<br />

Magazine Wins Award in<br />

2016 National Mature Media<br />

L<br />

iving @ Sun City Carolina Lakes magazine was a<br />

winner in the 25 th annual National Mature Media<br />

Awards Program. The program, presented by the Mature<br />

Market Resource Center, a national clearinghouse for the<br />

senior market, recognizes the nation’s finest marketing,<br />

communications, educational materials, and programs<br />

designed and produced for older adults.<br />

The article, entitled “Harry The<br />

Potter,” which appeared in the<br />

August 2015, edition, received a<br />

Merit Award for a magazine article.<br />

Those involved with “Harry the<br />

Potter” were Melanie Aves, author,<br />

and design by Jack Haubach.<br />

“We were delighted to take part in<br />

the Mature Media Awards Program<br />

this year, and were honored to have<br />

been selected as a winner,” says<br />

Mike Truland, Editor.<br />

Resident Harry Owens,<br />

the subject of the awardwinning<br />

article.<br />

The entries were judged by a distinguished panel of<br />

mature market experts from across the United States<br />

for overall excellence of design, content,<br />

creativity and relevance to the senior<br />

market. The competition for these awards<br />

is definitely first-class.<br />

This marks the fourth such award Living<br />

magazine has received since we began<br />

publishing in 2008. We received one award<br />

in 2014 from the The Printing Industry<br />

of the Carolinas for Haubach’s magazine<br />

design and this 2016 award is our third<br />

award from National Mature Media. This<br />

is a credit not only to the author, but to<br />

all of the volunteer staff that makes this<br />

magazine possible.<br />

12 LIVING @ SCCL, January 2017

LIVING @ SCCL, January 2017 13

Community Connect<br />

LifeLong Learning January Offerings<br />

Submitted by Thomas Huber<br />

Jan. 9<br />

Genetics and Health<br />

Your nutrition needs are as unique as you are, so let’s talk<br />

nutrition -- real nutrition. Why is it that individuals,<br />

eating similar diets and living comparable lifestyles, may<br />

have vastly different health outcomes?<br />

Our guest lecturer, Steven Zeisel, MD, PhD, worldrenowned<br />

nutrition expert and research scientist, is<br />

leading the Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) on the<br />

North Carolina Research Campus located in Kannapolis,<br />

NC. His institute at UNC tries to unlock the promise of<br />

personalized nutrition for proactive health management.<br />

Our healthcare professionals will be able to better guide<br />

each of us to reach and maintain our optimal health and<br />

to more effectively treat diseases like obesity, cancer, and<br />

diabetes. The NRI is exploring this frontier in human<br />

health. Currently, Dr. Zeisel’s laboratory teams are<br />

investigating how abnormalities in certain genes alter<br />

dietary requirements, and how diet can turn on or off<br />

the effects of these genes. Dr. Zeisel’s work has brought<br />

to light the important role of the body nutrient Choline<br />

in human health, and he will discuss his findings.<br />

Jan. 16<br />

The “Nones”<br />

For many years, affiliation with organized religion has<br />

been declining. This phenomenon has reached a point<br />

where an entirely new “religion of no religion” has<br />

evolved. Now referred to as the “Nones,” this group<br />

has reached a point at which it is having an impact on<br />

almost all areas of our society and has raised questions<br />

regarding exactly what will happen to the organized<br />

religions of the world over time.<br />

In this presentation, we will review formal data and<br />

research from respected sources to help us better<br />

understand why this decline in affiliation is taking place.<br />

What is a “None?” Who are the “Nones?” What do the<br />

“Nones” believe? Why have these people abandoned<br />

organized religion? How is the religious decline already<br />

affecting our society? And finally, what might this all<br />

mean for the long-term?<br />

Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Arnie Stone<br />

earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University<br />

of Maryland and his master’s degree in Literature from<br />

the American University. He started his professional<br />

career in sales, and later transitioned to marketing.<br />

Arnie, as a Director and Vice President, led sales and<br />

marketing teams in divisions of several Fortune 500<br />

companies where he also served on several divisional<br />

Boards of Directors. Upon retirement, Arnie was<br />

determined to revisit writing a novel that he had actually<br />

attempted to start over forty years ago in college.<br />

Discarding what he viewed as outdated writing, but<br />

maintaining the original religious and philosophical<br />

ideas that he had started out with, he began doing indepth<br />

research. Out of this was born his first novel, The<br />

Revelation of the Nones, a speculative fiction based on<br />

true data and facts. That information is the basis for this<br />

LLL presentation. Arnie is now retired and has lived in<br />

SCCL for the past 10 years with his wife, Helaine.<br />

14 LIVING @ SCCL, January 2017

Jan. 23<br />

The 2016 Presidential Election<br />

Dr. Scott Huffmon, Professor of Political Science at<br />

Winthrop University and Director of Winthrop’s Social<br />

and Behavioral Research Lab, will explain and comment<br />

on the national and South Carolina elections last<br />

November. He was originally scheduled to speak to us in<br />

October, but had to postpone due to illness.<br />

Prof. Huffmon’s commentary on poll results, South<br />

Carolina politics, and southern and national politics in<br />

general have been featured in national and international<br />

news outlets, including CNN, NBC Nightly News, ABC<br />

News, MSNBC, the New York Times, Washington Post,<br />

the LA Times, the Miami Herald, Politico.com, PBS,<br />

NPR, Time, Newsweek, BBC, AFP (Agence France-<br />

Presse), Tokyo Broadcasting System, and many more.<br />

Professor Huffmon was awarded the 2016 Distinguished<br />

Professor of the Year. This designation is the highest<br />

honor the Winthrop community can bestow upon<br />

a faculty member. This will be Dr. Huffmon’s third<br />

appearance at LLL. Just three days after the inauguration<br />

of the new US president, he will add his perspective to<br />

the new balance of power in Washington.<br />

Jan. 30 Explorations During the Age of<br />

Discovery<br />

Does the term Renaissance apply when nothing has<br />

died? Popular history says that the Italian Renaissance<br />

grew from the ashes of the Middle Ages. Humanism,<br />

Science, Literature, Art, Theater, Politics, and the drive to<br />

explore past the boundaries of Medieval Europe exploded<br />

in the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries. What was the<br />

impetus? Mercantilism and the printing press opened a<br />

gateway to awareness of diversity. Religious encapsulation<br />

became invaded with freedom of thought and expression.<br />

Inventions replaced cainophobia (the fear of change).<br />

Conflicts expanded beyond family and village to the<br />

concept of nationalism. Exploration, both internal and<br />

external, became a more acceptable norm.<br />

The seeds of enlightenment were sown not only in Italy,<br />

but throughout Europe and the Middle East. This lecture<br />

will look at the Age of Discovery, trace its roots, and<br />

expose the manifold achievements. It will also provide<br />

an overview of art, science, literature, and the incredible<br />

creativity that manifested itself during this period.<br />

Who in Sun City Carolina Lakes would be better<br />

qualified to talk about the Renaissance than Bob Engel? L<br />

LIVING @ SCCL, January 2017 15

Community Connect<br />

Recently, the all-volunteer staff of Living @ Sun City Carolina Lakes<br />

magazine celebrated the publication of the 100th issue with cakes<br />

decorated by the covers of the very first and the one-hundreth issue.<br />

BF_Closets_Feb2012.pdf 1 1/24/12 3:58 PM<br />

16 LIVING @ SCCL, January 2017

January Local Events<br />

Outdoor Skating Rink<br />

Founders Holiday Ice<br />

Rink<br />

205 Saluda St,<br />

Rock Hill<br />

onlyinoldtown.wixsite.<br />

com/icerink<br />

Now through January 16<br />

See website for hours.<br />

$10.00 for 2-hours of<br />

icetime, includes skate<br />

rentals.<br />

803-326-3886<br />

Wish you could strap on some ice skates and practice<br />

your sit-spins like you used to do up North? Wish no<br />

more. The Holiday Ice Rink in Rock Hill awaits you.<br />

Extending its operation into mid-January this year, the<br />

rink offers $10 admission for two (2) hours on the ice<br />

including skate rental if needed. Groups of 10 or more<br />

are eligible for a 20% discount and cash and credit cards<br />

accepted. EveryWednesday is Buy One, Get One FREE<br />

night.<br />

If the grand-urchins are still here through the new year,<br />

January 6 will be a “Magical Night of Harry Potter”<br />

at the rink. Wizards and muggles alike are all invited<br />

to enjoy a magical night on the ice. The event features<br />

a costume contest, Sorting Hat, house competition,<br />

butterbeer, Thestral rides, a movie showing and more.<br />

Admission to the event is free. Cost to skate is $10/<br />

skater (and earns you 10 points for your house.)<br />

Hog Butchering Day<br />

Historic Brattonsville<br />

1444 Brattonsville Rd,<br />

McConnells, SC 29726<br />

chmuseums.org<br />

803-628-6553<br />

Sunday, January 14<br />

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.<br />

Adult, $8;<br />

Senior, $7;<br />

Youth ages 4-17, $5<br />

Pork was a mainstay in our 18th century ancestors’ diet,<br />

and preparing and preserving the meat was a family<br />

affair. A hog will be butchered and preserved, with<br />

demonstrations of the many processes associated with it<br />

such as rendering lard, making soap, and cooking with<br />

pork. Over twenty historically-dressed interpreters will<br />

entertain and inform you, and you can gather around<br />

the hearth for some 18th century Carolina Backcountry<br />

cooking.<br />

Charlotte Symphony: Schubert<br />

“Great C Major”<br />

Belk Theater<br />

January, 6-7<br />

130 North Tryon Street 8:00 p.m.<br />

Charlotte, NC 28202<br />

$ 25.50-$94.50<br />

704-372-1000<br />

Sometimes considered his greatest work, the 9th<br />

Symphony was never heard by the composer, because the<br />

Viennese musicians considered it unplayable. Some ten<br />

years after it was composed, it was premiered in a Leipzig<br />

Gewandhaus concert in 1839 under the direction of<br />

Felix Mendelssohn. Today its length and the physical<br />

as well as musical hurdles it poses for musicians are no<br />

longer novel; but it remains immensely challenging in<br />

performance.<br />

Also being performed are Beethoven’s Overture<br />

to Fidelio and Leonard Mark Lewis’ Concerto for<br />

Percussion, Evolution*, featuring percussionist Leonardo<br />

Soto.<br />

* World Premiere<br />

Genghis Khan Exhibit<br />

Discovery Place<br />

Science<br />

301 N Tryon St<br />

Charlotte<br />

704-372-6261<br />

All this month<br />

Mon.-Fri., 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.;<br />

Sat., 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.;<br />

Sun., noon-5:00 p.m.<br />

Adults $17<br />

Children $13<br />

Seniors $15<br />

Members FREE<br />

Explore the culture, conquests, and heritage of the<br />

world’s greatest conqueror when the treasures and stories<br />

of Genghis Khan are presented in Charlotte for the first<br />

time.<br />

Experience life in 13th-century Mongolia in this<br />

exhibition that showcases the life of ruler Genghis Khan.<br />

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Meet Your Neighbor By Marlene Markowitz<br />

N<br />

Roz and Marty Husney<br />

For many years when interested buyers entered the<br />

Sales Office of Sun City Carolina Lakes, they were<br />

first met and greeted by Roz Husney.<br />

Roslyn Monblatt Husney was born in Manhattan and<br />

was raised in Yonkers, New York, along with younger<br />

brother Barry. She attended Yonkers High School where<br />

she was a member of the National Honor Society.<br />

Loving bike riding, she often rode for miles. Attending<br />

Hunter College in Manhattan, she majored in Political<br />

Science and minored in Education. At the end of her<br />

freshman year, the family vacationed at Rockaway Beach<br />

where Roz was introduced to a handsome guy named<br />

Marty. She was swept off her feet, and they were married<br />

five months later.<br />

Marty is the fourth son of refugees from Aleppo, Syria.<br />

His father arrived in the United States from Aleppo in<br />

the early 1900s. Seeing a picture of a beautiful young<br />

girl who was still living in Aleppo at that time, he sent<br />

for her and married her in New York. They raised seven<br />

children in Brooklyn.<br />

Marty was the youngest son, and the favorite, as<br />

he always did what he was told to do. He attended<br />

Lafayette High School. The Syrian people were known<br />

to be good business people, dealing with wholesale and<br />

retail operations. Marty entered first as a salesman, and<br />

then owner. Introduced to a pretty blonde eighteen year<br />

old, Marty fell in love immediately. Their wedding was<br />

spectacular with traditional and middle-eastern music<br />

and food delicacies.<br />

The Husneys set up their home in Scarsdale, New York,<br />

raising three children. Roz decided to take courses in the<br />

travel field. She worked fifteen years as a corporate and<br />

personal travel consultant. She also was a volunteer for<br />

United Way and the United Jewish Appeal. She tutored<br />

math in the schools while Marty continued working.<br />

Following daughter Robin, her husband, Craig Rubin,<br />

and grandchildren Matthew, Jonathan and Dana, to<br />

Charlotte, North Carolina, the Husneys retired in the<br />

South. They made a beautiful life, joining Temple Israel<br />

and the Jewish Community Center. Learning to play<br />

pickleball at the JCC, Marty didn’t realize at the time<br />

how important that would later become.<br />

Marty was one of the<br />

founders of the Pickleball<br />

Club. The members played<br />

in the parking lot of the<br />

future Lake House. He was<br />

the first treasurer of the<br />

club, and also sold paddles<br />

and balls.<br />

Roz was hired by Pulte as<br />

a front desk receptionist<br />

Marty and Roz<br />

at the Sales Center. She was<br />

a “Meeter and Greeter.” She<br />

was very active with the USTA Tennis Team in SCCL.<br />

The Husneys belong to the Shalom Club, where Roz<br />

was the first Treasurer. They play Duplicate Bridge on a<br />

weekly basis together, while Roz also plays Mah Jongg<br />

and Canasta.<br />

Roz’s bucket list includes the idea of her becoming a<br />

comedic actress in Performing Arts Club productions.<br />

She fulfilled this thus far by appearing in three major<br />

productions, Susan’s Secret, Anna’s Brooklyn Promise and<br />

You’re the Jury, as well as several Performance Cafes.<br />

She also appeared in Fiddler on the Roof and hopes to<br />

continue auditioning, getting more juicy roles.<br />

Roz and Marty are extremely proud of the<br />

accomplishments of their children. Robin went on to<br />

obtain a Master’s Degree from Bernard Baruch at the<br />

top of her class. Adam went on to The University of<br />

Pennsylvania Medical School and lives in Boise, Idaho,<br />

with wife Kristin and children Sarah and Seth. Jamie<br />

is married to Julie, living in White Plains, New York,<br />

and is a Vice President with Alliance Bernstein Wealth<br />

Management.<br />

The Husneys will be celebrating 58 years of marriage in<br />

January 2017. They have traveled to various Club Meds,<br />

England, Israel and Panama. While in Panama, they<br />

acquired a taste for a Pacific fish called Corvina. They<br />

discovered that they can finally buy it nearby, at Costco.<br />

Roz often says, “If you are age qualified, and can afford<br />

to live here in Sun City Carolina Lakes, it is the only<br />

place to live. You never have to be alone unless you<br />

choose to be.” L<br />

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Neighborhood Visions<br />

Neighborhood Visions<br />

"April Addition"<br />

By Ned Conlin<br />

"Misty Morn"<br />

By Lee Layton<br />

You may be hard-pressed to find a snow covered landscape on<br />

a winter’s day in our part of South Carolina, but beautiful misty<br />

morns will frequent the trails near the river.<br />

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Amelia Earhart<br />

First Female in Flight<br />

By Nick Suhr<br />

Earhart on the landing strut of a Lockheed Vega, an American six-passenger high-wing monoplane<br />

airliner built by the Lockheed Corporation. Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly the Atlantic<br />

solo in this plane.<br />

I volunteered to write this article because I grew up<br />

knowing my mother’s cousin, Katrina Pusey, who got<br />

her pilot’s license in Delaware in the 1920s and heard<br />

about Amelia Earhart from early childhood.<br />

Amelia, named after her mother and her maternal<br />

grandmother, Amelia Otis (of the elevator Otises),<br />

was born in Atchison, Kansas, in 1897. She and her<br />

sister Grace were homeschooled by their mother and a<br />

governess until Amelia was twelve. From the beginning,<br />

both girls were instilled with a spirit of adventure and it<br />

stuck.<br />

The Family Story<br />

Amelia’s family life growing up<br />

with her sister was great. Life<br />

with her parents was not always<br />

so great. Moving from town to<br />

town, state to state, and teacher<br />

to teacher, led to a disrupted<br />

childhood. The girls often spent<br />

extended time with their maternal grandparents. When<br />

her grandmother died in 1907, Amelia was distraught.<br />

The family homestead she knew growing up was sold<br />

and the door to her childhood refuge slammed shut. She<br />

was ten years old.<br />

When her father got a job with Great Northern Railway<br />

in St. Paul, Minnesota, she started high school in 1915.<br />

When his chance for a transfer to Springfield, Missouri,<br />

fell through, her mother took the girls to Chicago to live<br />

with friends, supported by a trust under her mother’s<br />

will. There, Amelia attended Hyde Park High School,<br />

where she graduated in 1916. World War I was raging<br />

when she visited her sister in Toronto in 1917. Amelia<br />

trained to be a nurse and to care for badly wounded<br />

soldiers at a military hospital. In 1918, a Spanish flu<br />

pandemic struck Toronto and Amelia was not spared.<br />

Her bout with the flu led to pneumonia and sinusitis,<br />

and the latter condition lingered to affect her in later life.<br />

She returned to the US, planning to attend college.<br />

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None of this worked out, so in 1920 she went to<br />

California where her parents had reunited, and there she<br />

took her first ride in an airplane.<br />

Learning to Fly<br />

On January 3, 1921, Amelia walked four miles to meet<br />

the woman who would teach her to fly. This was Anita<br />

“Neta” Snook, a pioneer female aviator who trained pilots<br />

in a surplus Curtiss JN-4 “Canuck.” Amelia had one<br />

request: “I want to fly. Will you teach me?” She would,<br />

and during the next seven years Amelia bought and<br />

sold several airplanes, saw her parents get divorced, kept<br />

collecting newspaper clippings and articles about women<br />

seeking positions in businesses, and participating in sports<br />

that were traditionally “men only,” and kept on flying.<br />

We all know<br />

that her plane<br />

disappeared in the<br />

Pacific on July 2,<br />

1937, during her<br />

second attempt<br />

to become the<br />

first woman to<br />

circumnavigate<br />

the earth by<br />

air. This event<br />

led to countless<br />

efforts to discover<br />

what happened,<br />

L–R: Neta Snook and Amelia<br />

Earhart in front of Earhart’s<br />

Kinner Airster, c. 1921<br />

spawned dozens of myths, lots of speculation and, so<br />

far, no results. This rest of this article is about the things<br />

Amelia accomplished in her forty years.<br />

Important Milestones<br />

1922 Set the women’s world altitude record by flying to<br />

14,000 feet.<br />

1923 Became the sixteenth woman to receive a pilot’s<br />

license from the French Aeronautics Federation.<br />

1927 Had accumulated nearly 500 solo hours of flying<br />

and began efforts to form an all-female pilots’ association.<br />

1928 In June, became the first woman to cross the<br />

Atlantic as a passenger, keeping the flight log for the pilot,<br />

Wilmer Stultz. In August, she made a round-trip solo<br />

flight across America, showcasing her skill.<br />

1930 In July, set the women’s world speed record at<br />

181.18 mph, racing in a sport that captivated America in<br />

the Roaring Twenties.<br />

1931 Became a founding member and president of<br />

the “Ninety-Nines,” an association of female pilots, and<br />

married publisher and promoter, George Putnam, who<br />

became her manager.<br />

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Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Model 10 Electra, at Oakland, CA on March 20, 1937. This is the<br />

last photo known to exist of Earhart in the plane that disappeared a few months later.<br />

1932 On May 21, became the first woman to fly<br />

solo across the Atlantic and in August, became the first<br />

woman to fly solo across America non-stop from Los<br />

Angeles to Newark. For these achievements, she was<br />

awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Gold Medal<br />

of the National Geographic Society, and the Harmon<br />

Trophy (America’s Outstanding Airwoman). Published<br />

her memoir of her flying career, For the Fun of It.<br />

1933 Set a new women’s North American<br />

transcontinental speed record of seventeen hours, seven<br />

minutes and thirty seconds, breaking her own record.<br />

1935 On January 12, became the first woman to<br />

fly solo across the Pacific, and was named America’s<br />

Outstanding Airwoman by the Harmon Trophy<br />

Committee. She became a visiting advisor on<br />

aeronautical engineering at Purdue University and did<br />

career counseling for women students.<br />

Postscript<br />

The mysterious disappearance of Amelia’s Lockheed<br />

Electra still attracts attention after eighty years. On<br />

September 9, 2016, an article in the New York Post<br />

covered a study by The International Group for Historic<br />

Aircraft Recovery, suggesting Amelia may have survived<br />

as a castaway on a remote, deserted island. This group<br />

discovered measurements of some long-lost bones found<br />

on the island of Nikumauroro which, based on photos of<br />

Amelia, they concluded were “consistent with a female of<br />

Earhart’s height and ethnic origin.” The mystery seems<br />

still far from solved. L<br />

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Many of us who are lucky enough to live in Sun<br />

City Carolina Lakes have opportunities to travel<br />

in retirement. But I have heard scary stories that perhaps<br />

could have been avoided. It is important to remember<br />

that you are responsible for your own health and wellbeing<br />

when you are traveling. Be prepared. It’s a great<br />

way to make sure you have a good time.<br />

Before you leave<br />

• Make sure are that you are current on all your<br />

required vaccinations, as well as medications for<br />

mosquito borne viruses.<br />

• Find out the contact information for the nearest<br />

U.S. embassies or consulates in the countries you are<br />

to traveling to.<br />

• Apply for a passport at least three months before<br />

you travel. If you already have one, be sure to check<br />

the passport’s expiration date as well as any entry<br />

requirements for the countries you will be visiting.<br />

• Understand the financial system and know the<br />

currency rates at your travel destinations.<br />

• Tell your bank and/or credit card company of your<br />

travel plans so that their security measures do not<br />

freeze your account.<br />

What to bring<br />

• Plan to bring the smallest roll-aboard suitcase you<br />

can manage. A second bag should stack neatly on<br />

top of your wheeled bag. Packing light is important<br />

for seniors.<br />

• Bring along a magnifying glass to help you read<br />

detailed maps and small-print schedules, perhaps a<br />

pocket flashlight, and a small notebook to jot down<br />

facts and reminders.<br />

• Bring a copy of your Living Will with you.<br />

• Bring an updated copy of all of your current<br />

medications (both prescription and over-thecounter).<br />

• Bring emergency contact information about your<br />

family in the United States with you when you<br />

travel. Also, be sure to pencil this information into<br />

the emergency contact information section of your<br />

passport.<br />

• Bring travelers checks and one or two major credit<br />

cards. Many credit cards and travel and tourism<br />

companies offer cancellation protection for an<br />

additional fee.<br />

• Purchase travelers checks from a bank and bring<br />

local currency with you for taxi fares, tips, and minor<br />

expenditures in the foreign country.<br />

What to leave<br />

• Leave your itinerary, your emergency contact<br />

information, and a copy of your passport’s<br />

biographic data page with family and/or trusted<br />

friends.<br />

Insurance<br />

• Make sure you get travel insurance and read the<br />

fine print. Don’t leave home without it. It is best if<br />

you speak with a travel agent or a general insurance<br />

agent, and go through “worst case scenarios” of<br />

needing major medical care in a foreign country<br />

and/or transportation all the way home, and not just<br />

to the nearest stateside hospital.<br />

• Always purchase trip cancellation, travel health, and<br />

medical evacuation insurance. Consider purchasing<br />

luggage insurance.<br />

Medications<br />

• Bring an updated copy of your current medications<br />

(both prescription and over-the-counter), and<br />

enough for the whole trip plus a few extra days. Keep<br />

your medications with you, not in your checked<br />

luggage.<br />

• Before every meal of foreign foods, it is helpful to<br />

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• It is best to bring your own supply of antidiarrhea<br />

medication (e.g., Lomotil or Imodium).<br />

• You should have a Z Pak for infections, if you can<br />

get a prescription from your physician.<br />

• Consider carrying a small typed card in your<br />

wallet that has your blood type, allergies to foods<br />

or medications, and list of all medications you<br />

take, including over-the-counter meds.<br />

Food and Drink<br />

• Remember to wash your hands with soap and<br />

warm water before eating.<br />

• Consume only bottled water, even for brushing<br />

your teeth, and keep your mouth closed in the<br />

shower.<br />

• There is no guarantee against food-borne illness,<br />

but be vigilant and never eat undercooked meat,<br />

poultry, fish, or eggs.<br />

While traveling<br />

• Move. Blood clots are possible on long trips, so<br />

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John P. Countryman<br />

by Louise Pettus<br />

Warrant for a Felony<br />

On July 3, 1825, a laborer, John P. Countryman,<br />

“entered the dwelling house of Robert Love” and<br />

stole “one Spanish milled dollar of the value of one<br />

dollar, one quarter valued at twenty-five cents, one seven<br />

pence in silver of the value of twelve and a half cents<br />

and one three pence half penny in<br />

silver at the value of six and one<br />

quarter cents.”<br />

The same day or soon thereafter,<br />

Countryman stole from James<br />

Love some paper bank bills—a<br />

$10 note issued by the Bank of<br />

the State of South Carolina, along<br />

with a $10 note on the Bank of<br />

North Carolina, several small<br />

notes, and a few silver coins. The<br />

total amounted to around $30.<br />

Countryman’s apparent motive<br />

was to get enough money to allow<br />

him to move to the west. To South<br />

Carolinians in 1825, the west was<br />

Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee,<br />

or Kentucky.<br />

Countryman only got as far as<br />

Chester District where, on September 10, 1825, he was<br />

apprehended by Abraham Petty and Rutherford Hayden.<br />

The two took Countryman to Clement Wood, a justice<br />

of the peace. Wood charged Countryman with theft,<br />

placed him in the Chester Gaol (jail), and informed York<br />

District Sheriff John M. Harris of the money found on<br />

Countryman.<br />

The records are not clear on what Sheriff Harris did<br />

next, but they do show that before the quarterly court<br />

session assembled, he had secured three material<br />

witnesses against Countryman and had required the<br />

three, William Currier, John Turner, and Elijah Carroll,<br />

to post bond of $200 each to guarantee their appearance<br />

in court.<br />

“...one Spanish milled dollar of the<br />

value of one dollar...” The scroll and<br />

pillars on reverse of the coin are<br />

said to be the origin of the dollar<br />

sign.<br />

One in a series on the<br />

History of Our Area<br />

A warrant for felony was issued for Countryman. The<br />

case was officially recorded as The State vs. Countryman,<br />

and the twenty-one assembled jurymen were summoned<br />

by a state court called the Court of Oyer and Terminer.<br />

The court had the power to try treason and felony and<br />

the power of general gaol delivery.<br />

In the October 1825 court<br />

session, the story unfolded in the<br />

testimony of the three subpoenaed<br />

men.<br />

William Currier testified that on<br />

August 5, he received the 1822<br />

Spanish milled dollar, which was<br />

marked, apparently with a knife,<br />

“on the edge opposite the foot of<br />

the left-hand pillar,” from John<br />

Turner.<br />

John Turner then took the stand<br />

to testify that earlier on August 5<br />

he had received the same dollar<br />

from John P. Countryman.<br />

Elijah Carroll then took the stand<br />

and swore that he received the<br />

marked dollar from Currier on the same day.<br />

John Countryman was found guilty by the jury. If<br />

he ever testified in his own defense, the record does<br />

not show it. The judge’s verdict did not appear on the<br />

records filed in York. Since the judge was a circuit judge<br />

trying a state case, it is probable that the records showing<br />

the judge’s decision are in the State Archives.<br />

Actually, John Countryman’s guilt or innocence is<br />

irrelevant. What is instructive in the case of Countryman<br />

is that as late as 1825 in York District, foreign coinage<br />

was still in general circulation as demonstrated by the<br />

exchanges on August 5.<br />

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The people undoubtedly would have preferred all United<br />

States currency rather than dealing with a variety of<br />

foreign coins. It was certainly easier to calculate the<br />

relative value of domestic currency by using the decimal<br />

system devised by Thomas Jefferson some 35 years earlier<br />

than it was to translate Spanish, English, and Dutch<br />

coins into American money.<br />

This area was in a state of economic depression in 1825,<br />

a depression that became particularly severe by 1827.<br />

Cotton had created great prosperity in the uplands of<br />

South Carolina following the invention of the cotton<br />

gin in 1794. By the mid-1820s new cotton lands in the<br />

west were out-producing the older cotton lands of the<br />

Carolinas.<br />

A significant number of York, Chester, and Lancaster<br />

District farmers sold their land for what they could get<br />

and formed wagon caravans with their slaves and many<br />

of their relatives and neighbors and headed west to grow<br />

in far richer soil. For the most part, they prospered in<br />

the west and soon persuaded more folk to join them in<br />

a western migration that lasted until the outbreak of the<br />

Civil War.<br />

We do not know whether<br />

John Countryman ever joined<br />

the westward migration. L<br />

LIVING @ SCCL, January 2017 27

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.<br />

More Than a Dreamer<br />

By Anne Lauher Artwork by Lonnie Knabel<br />

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is<br />

remembered for having been<br />

the leader of the Civil Rights<br />

Movement in the United<br />

States from the mid-1950s<br />

until his assassination in 1968.<br />

But he may be most notably<br />

remembered for his “I Have<br />

a Dream” speech delivered on<br />

August 28, 1963, in the shadow<br />

of the Lincoln Memorial during<br />

the March on Washington.<br />

As we prepare to celebrate what<br />

would have been his eightyeighth<br />

birthday on January 15,<br />

let us take a more in-depth look<br />

at the man, his life, and his<br />

legacy, for he was more than a<br />

dreamer.<br />

Before he became involved in<br />

civil rights and social activism,<br />

Dr. King was a Baptist preacher/pastor, but this role is<br />

often overlooked. It was an important aspect of who<br />

he was, for he viewed Christianity as a force to be used<br />

for social change. His faith was his inspiration to lead<br />

the non-violent movement for equality for African-<br />

Americans. It was in the pulpit where his great oratorical<br />

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In 1955, he was called to serve<br />

as pastor at the Dexter Avenue<br />

Baptist Church in Montgomery,<br />

Alabama, and it is here where<br />

his first major campaign against<br />

civil injustice, the Montgomery<br />

Bus Boycott, would take place.<br />

He resigned from Dexter Avenue<br />

in 1960, to devote more time to<br />

the civil rights cause. However,<br />

he wanted to keep connected to<br />

his pastoral calling, so he became<br />

an associate pastor at Ebenezer<br />

Baptist Church in Atlanta,<br />

Georgia, where his father was<br />

pastor.<br />

Rev. Michael Thurman, former<br />

pastor of the Dexter Avenue<br />

Baptist Church, states that, “It<br />

was the African-American church<br />

that nurtured him and gave him<br />

the sense that God was a god of justice, God was a god<br />

of mercy, God was a god of reckoning.”<br />

There were many significant events that Dr. King led<br />

that made him the dominant force and most important<br />

leader of the civil rights movement. The first such<br />

campaign, in December 1955, was the Montgomery Bus<br />

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Ebenezer Baptist Church<br />

Boycott, to force integration<br />

of the city’s bus line after<br />

Rosa Parks was arrested for<br />

refusing to give up her seat to<br />

a white passenger. This was<br />

the earliest large-scale protest<br />

on behalf of civil rights in<br />

America, and it confirmed his<br />

commitment to nonviolent<br />

resistance.<br />

In 1957, he was elected<br />

president of the Southern Christian Leadership<br />

Conference (SCLC), the national organization formed to<br />

help end segregation in the South. One of its first actions<br />

was to conduct non-violent protests in key southern<br />

cities where they went to register black voters.<br />

Between 1957 and 1963, Dr. King organized and led<br />

marches in Albany, Georgia; in Seattle, Washington;<br />

in Greensboro, NC; as well as in many other cities<br />

throughout the South.<br />

In 1963, two events would have profound impact on<br />

the Civil Rights Movement. He led a number of support<br />

groups in a peaceful demonstration against economic<br />

injustice in Birmingham, Alabama, in early April. The<br />

protestors were met with violent confrontation by city<br />

police and were jailed. It is here that he composed the<br />

famous “Letter from the Birmingham Jail” in which<br />

he both responded to those who said the civil rights<br />

campaign was moving too fast, and defended the need<br />

for civil disobedience as a response to racism. Then on<br />

August 28, he delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech<br />

before more than 250,000 gathered in support for<br />

pending civil rights legislation. Less than a year later, on<br />

July 2, President Lyndon<br />

Johnson signed the Civil<br />

Rights Act of 1964.<br />

Miss Rosa Parks<br />

On October 14, 1964, Dr.<br />

King received the Nobel<br />

Peace Prize for his efforts to<br />

end racism and economic<br />

injustices.<br />

In late March 1965, Dr.<br />

King was joined by 3,200<br />

supporters for the Selmato-Montgomery<br />

March to<br />

bring attention to voter<br />

registration efforts. A direct<br />

LIVING @ SCCL, January 2017 29

“It was the African-American church<br />

that nurtured him and gave him the sense that<br />

God was a god of justice, God was a god of mercy,<br />

God was a god of reckoning.”<br />

result of this campaign was the passing of the Voter<br />

Rights Act, which eliminated barriers to voting for<br />

African-Americans.<br />

During the years between 1965 and 1968, Dr. King<br />

shifted his focus from civil rights to economic injustice<br />

and international peace. He spoke out against the<br />

Vietnam War and felt the war contributed to poverty<br />

experienced by many Americans.<br />

It was this new focus that was to be highlighted in the<br />

“Poor Peoples’ Campaign,” planned for spring 1968 in<br />

Washington, DC. But Dr. King interrupted his planning<br />

to go to Memphis,<br />

Tennessee, to support<br />

the sanitation workers’<br />

strike. He never<br />

returned to complete<br />

those plans because<br />

he was assassinated<br />

on April 4, 1968,<br />

while standing on<br />

the balcony of the<br />

Lorraine Hotel in<br />

Memphis.<br />

The 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery March<br />

injustice based on his Christian beliefs. He greatly<br />

impacted race relations in the United States and played a<br />

major role in ending legal segregation. The thirteen years<br />

of his leadership resulted in enormous progress toward<br />

racial equality in America.<br />

Mrs King at the first<br />

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Day<br />

Dr. Martin Luther<br />

King, Jr. had more<br />

than a dream. He had<br />

a strong commitment<br />

to advancing civil<br />

rights and social<br />

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mrs Coretta Scott King<br />

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Undoubtedly one of the greatest<br />

international statesmen of the<br />

twentieth century, Winston Churchill<br />

was born in Blenheim Palace to the<br />

third son of a British Duke and an<br />

American socialite. The year was<br />

1874. After finishing college, he was<br />

accepted at Sandhurst, the prestigious<br />

British Royal Military Academy equivalent to<br />

America’s West Point. After three attempts at<br />

final exams, he became a British officer. Oddly,<br />

he resigned his military commission in 1899, to<br />

pursue a career as a war correspondent.<br />

Churchill calls on<br />

President Hoover, 1929<br />

Sir Winston Churchill<br />

A Seasoned Man for all Seasons!<br />

Churchill left for<br />

Africa to report on<br />

the Boer War. While<br />

accompanying South<br />

African troops on a<br />

routine scouting mission,<br />

he was captured, but<br />

he managed to escape<br />

shortly thereafter. Had<br />

he retained his officer<br />

status, he would have<br />

been awarded the<br />

Victoria Cross for valor.<br />

As a civilian, he was not<br />

eligible. After remaining<br />

in South Africa for some<br />

time, he joined the South<br />

African Light Horse regiment. At the same time,<br />

he continued as a correspondent.<br />

Churchill returned to England in 1900, stood for<br />

parliament, and won his seat on the conservative<br />

side of the aisle. He then officially became an MP,<br />

a member of parliament. By 1904, he’d made<br />

a dramatic switch to the Liberal Party and was<br />

tagged a traitor.<br />

Over the next few years, Churchill rose dramatically<br />

in the political arena, and in 1911 was made first<br />

lord of the admiralty. In the United States the<br />

equivalent is CNO, or chief of naval operations.<br />

Sir Winston<br />

Churchill was possibly the first of all<br />

European statesmen to warn Europe<br />

(and America) about Hitler and the<br />

rising German military buildup. He was<br />

truly a lone wolf in these early years,<br />

and his foresight was not shared by his<br />

colleagues.<br />

Not too long after World War II began, the<br />

Conservatives and Liberals formed a coalition,<br />

and Churchill was named prime minister. There<br />

was no doubt in parliament that he had the best<br />

credentials and the most experience of any of his<br />

colleagues. He rallied his troops, gave profound<br />

speeches between 1940 and 1945, and traveled to<br />

all the war zones during the war.<br />

Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin<br />

There is an old saying that “no good deed goes<br />

unpunished.” And so it was. Churchill, Franklin<br />

Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin were conferring outside<br />

their hotel in Potsdam, Germany, to decide the future<br />

of a peacetime Europe. During their discussion,<br />

Churchill received a radiogram that his beloved<br />

country had voted him out as prime minister.<br />

By 1951, Britain was still going through major<br />

reconstruction, and Churchill was again prime<br />

minister. A year later, Princess Elizabeth became<br />

queen of England. One year after that, after her<br />

coronation in 1953, he won the Nobel Prize for<br />

Literature. The same year, the queen knighted<br />

him, and he was forever more known as Sir<br />

Winston. His dedication to his work and his<br />

accomplishments are legendary. He passed away on<br />

January 24, 1965, at the age of 90.L<br />

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From the CAM<br />

Community Association Management<br />

Greetings to the homeowners and residents of Sun City Carolina Lakes.<br />

As your new Executive Director for the Sun City Carolina Lakes Community<br />

Association, I look forward to meeting each of you and getting to know you in the<br />

coming weeks. My first day on the job at SCCL will be Tuesday, December 20. I<br />

am honored to have been selected as your new Executive Director and realize I<br />

have big shoes to fill. I believe my career path has uniquely and properly prepared<br />

me for this challenge. I consider it a privilege to be a part of your beautiful<br />

community and look forward to serving you.<br />

I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself and tell you a little bit about me.<br />

I grew up in a small community in northwest Iowa. Growing up there I played golf,<br />

tennis, and even did some sailing on the nearby lake.<br />

I earned an Associate’s degree in Culinary Arts from the Culinary Institute of<br />

America. I also studied economics at the University of Iowa. These studies<br />

launched my interest into the field of hospitality services as well as the business<br />

and operational aspects behind hospitality. I soon started my career in the hotel<br />

industry with Helmsley Hotels. That was followed by a move to southern California,<br />

where I worked with the famous Four Season Hotels as an Outlet Manager. It<br />

was here that I received some of my best training in excellent customer service,<br />

hospitality, facilities management, and the business organization necessary to<br />

deliver a great customer experience at a high level.<br />

In the late ‘90s, I ventured into the world of private equity clubs, continuing to<br />

work in California. Later, that work took me across the country, just down the I-77<br />

corridor from Charlotte to your state’s capital, Columbia, SC. I was the General<br />

Manager for the former University Club (now Cobblestone Park). Most recently,<br />

I spent seven years in Florida as Chief Operations Officer and General Manager<br />

with bundled communities that all had golf courses surrounding them.<br />

On a personal note, I have two sons; one is a freshman at Texas Tech University,<br />

and the other is 14 years old. He enjoys basketball, swimming, and is working<br />

towards his Eagle Scout.<br />

It will be a privilege to work with you, the Board of Directors, and the committees,<br />

as we build the next chapter for Sun City Carolina Lakes and strive to make it<br />

the premier community in which to live the active adult lifestyle. I look forward to<br />

starting our journey together on December 20.<br />

Regards,<br />

Brian Matt<br />

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Lifestyle<br />

By Cynthia O’Connor-Smith,<br />

Lifestyle Director<br />


“Line up” numbers to purchase tickets will be set out when the Lake House opens. Tickets go<br />

on sale at 10am in Café, thereafter at the Residents Service Desk. If available, tickets are also<br />

sold at the door. Unless otherwise noted, doors open 30 mins prior to the start of the program.<br />

When reserved seating is noted, you can always purchase single tickets. Refer to the web<br />

portal for updates.<br />

Coming in January<br />




29: 7:00 p.m. / $12 / LIMITED RESERVED TABLES<br />

OF 10 / BYOB / Tickets on sale now.<br />

SCCL favorite RHONDA K performs at The Lodge<br />

FOR THE FIRST TIME with daughter BRITTANY,<br />

a professional “Broadway in Chicago” actress and<br />

singer, and guitarist Troy Conn….Charlotte’s hottest<br />

guitarist. Rhonda is featuring songs from the Broadway<br />

smash “Beautiful” by Carole King and by Sara Bareilles,<br />

composer of the new Broadway hit “Waitress.” This<br />

unique mother/daughter show will be something<br />

special that should not be missed.<br />




Remember, Steven Chappell sounds like Elvis, but<br />

doesn’t look like the King—BUT YOU CAN. Join in<br />

the fun and come dressed “like the King.” There will be<br />

prizes for 1 st , 2 nd , and 3 rd place Elvis. Let’s see how many<br />

Elvis’s, we can get into our “house” Check for ticket<br />

availability and join in the fun.<br />





a.m. (to approx. 12:00 p.m.) AT THE LODGE. The<br />

Renaissance Club members have planned a beautiful<br />

program to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.<br />

Following the program, light refreshments will be<br />

served. All residents are invited to attend. Open theatre<br />

style seating. Please refer to the community website for<br />

further details and updates.<br />


AND MORE (Timeless is rescheduled for March 28)<br />


p.m. / $8 / Reserved tables of 10 / BYOB-Tickets<br />

sales started in Dec. FYI to all who<br />

have not yet seen the website. Tonight,<br />

dance and popular hits from the 70’s<br />

will be featured, as well as, many<br />

popular line dance tunes. Ladies and<br />

gentleman get out your best 70’s<br />

outfits. Timeless will be back in March.<br />


ON SALE! Give yourself (or treat a friend or spouse) the gift<br />

of fitness! It’s a new year for a new you! We have experienced,<br />

caring instructors leading 4 to 13 dynamic classes offered six<br />

days per week! Refer to the website for full details and fitness<br />

schedules are located at the Resident Service Desk.<br />

36 LIVING @ SCCL, January 2017

New Events<br />



3: 7:00 p.m. / $7 / Reserved tables of 10 / BYOB /<br />

Ticket sales: January 5<br />

The group formed in 2012 to play tunes from the<br />

American Songbook and Jazz standards for listening<br />

or dancing. Using backing tracks from small groups to<br />

big bands, they focus on standards from the 30s to the<br />

present. The members: Joe Parascand on the Trumpet,<br />

Flugle Horn and Cornet, Roger Bauer on Vocals, and<br />

Jerry Wallmark on drums. Warm Up with “hot jazz” and<br />

the Just Right Jazz Trio.<br />



FEBRUARY 10: 7:00 p.m. / $12 / Reserved tables of<br />

10 / BYOB / Ticket Sales: January 5<br />

Not your average band. Summerdaze is eight members<br />

strong and features a three piece horn section. All eight<br />

are vocalists. The group plays the hottest dance and<br />

party music and keeps dance floor full. You might have<br />

heard of their number one radio hit song for August<br />

2016, “I Got To Know” playing on local stations WSGE<br />

Radio and Beachmusic45.com. Yes, this musical talent is<br />

a local favorite with a diverse repertoire boasting Beach,<br />

Rock, Motown, Country, Top 40, Pop, and Beautiful<br />

Ballads. Wear pink or red and receive a special treat.<br />



TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28: 7:00 p.m. / $12 /<br />

Reserved tables of 10 (Cabaret Style Seating / BYOB /<br />

Ticket Sale: January 10.<br />

Last July, Walter amazed us with a musical performing<br />

of iconic hits from Barry Manilow and Neil Diamond.<br />

This year the very talented vocalist, Leslie Richardson<br />

joins Walter for a night of “duets.” Such great songs and<br />

artists such as Don’t Go Breakin My Heart-Elton John<br />

& Kiki Dee, Endless Love-Diana Ross & Lionel Richie,<br />

Like I’m Gonna Lose You-Megan Trainor & John Legend,<br />

Ain’t No Mountain High- Marvin Gaye and Tammi<br />

Terrell—and many more “dazzling duets!<br />

January Events on Sale Now. See website for details<br />

Jan 4: A Film Extravaganza at the Lodge, “Films that<br />

Changed America,” 1:00 p.m.-$7<br />

Jan 7: Pre-Birthday Celebration to Elvis with<br />

Stephen Chappell, 7:00 p.m.-$12<br />

Jan 13: Jen & Fitz, 7:00 p.m.-$5<br />

Jan 22: Hot Latin Dance Fever Night, 7:00 p.m.-$12<br />

Jan 31: Walter DJ Disco Down, 7:00 p.m.-$8<br />


Bill, Arlene, Friends and More, March 11 The In-Laws Dance Band, April 25<br />

Ron Morrow, More of Motown, March 23 Cinco De Mayo Fiesta, May 5<br />

Spring Arts and Crafts Fair, April 8<br />

Carla as Barbara Streisand, May 12<br />

Annual Easter Egg Hunt, April 15<br />

Leon Solo Show, May 26<br />

Eric Mintel Jazz Quartet, April 15<br />

Science Show “Under The Sea,” May 27<br />

Vince and Friends, April 29<br />

Memorial Day Celebration, May 29<br />

LIVING @ SCCL, January 2017 37

January 2017<br />

Support Groups and Events Calendar<br />

1<br />

Please check the SCCLCA website, the Comporium channels, or the bulletin board at the Lake House for schedule changes.<br />


2<br />

3<br />

4<br />

5<br />

6<br />

7<br />

HAPPY<br />

NEW<br />

YEAR<br />


CLOSED<br />

Property &<br />

Grounds<br />

Committee<br />

10:00 am─12:30 pm<br />

Bill W Meeting<br />

1:00 pm—2:00 pm<br />

Communications<br />

Committee<br />

1:00 pm—3:15 pm<br />

Film Extravaganza<br />

at The Lodge<br />

1:00 pm<br />

HOAC<br />

9:15 am-noon<br />

Friends of Lois Al-<br />

Anon Family Support<br />

9:00 am—10:00 am<br />

SCCL Basic Website<br />

Training<br />

1:00 pm—2:00 pm<br />

Technology Committee<br />

1:00 pm─3:00 pm<br />

The Elvis<br />

Pre-Birthday<br />

Celebration<br />

w/ Steven<br />

Chappell/Lodge<br />

7:00 pm<br />

8 9<br />

Recycle at the<br />

Lake House<br />

8:00 am—12:00 pm<br />

Board of Directors<br />

Meeting<br />

1:00 pm<br />

10<br />

Transition<br />

Committee<br />

8:00 am—9:00 am<br />

Bill W Meeting<br />

1:00 pm—2:00 pm<br />

New Resident<br />

Orientation<br />

1:00 pm—3:00 pm<br />

11<br />

Modification<br />

Meeting<br />

9:00 am—11:00 am<br />

Public Safety<br />

Committee<br />

9:30 am—Noon<br />

12 13<br />

Friends of Lois Al-<br />

Anon Family Support<br />

9:00 am—10:00 am<br />

Bereavement Support<br />

Group<br />

10:00 am—12:45 pm<br />

Caregiver Support<br />

Group for Alzheimer’s<br />

and Related<br />

Dementias<br />

10:00 am<br />

Technology Committee<br />

1:00 pm─3:00 pm<br />

Jen and Fitz/Lodge<br />

7:00 pm<br />

14<br />

15 16<br />

17<br />

18<br />

19<br />

20<br />

21<br />

Dr. Martin Luther<br />

King, Jr.’s Birthday<br />

Celebration/<br />

Lodge<br />

10:00 am<br />

Property &<br />

Grounds Com’te<br />

10:00 am─12:30 pm<br />

Bill W Meeting<br />

1:00 pm—2:00 pm<br />

Communications<br />

Committee<br />

1:00 pm—3:00 pm<br />

Cancer Support<br />

Group<br />

11:00 am—Noon<br />

Lung Disease<br />

Support Group<br />

2:00 pm—3:30 pm<br />

Friends of Lois Al-<br />

Anon Family Support<br />

9:00 am—10:00 am<br />

Technology Committee<br />

1:00 pm─3:00 pm<br />

22<br />

`<br />

Hot Latin Dance<br />

Fever Night<br />

7:00 pm<br />

23<br />

Board of Directors<br />

Meeting<br />

1:00 pm<br />

24<br />

Bill W Meeting<br />

1:00 pm—2:00 pm<br />

25<br />

Modification<br />

Meeting<br />

9:00 am—11:00 am<br />

26 27<br />

Friends of Lois Al-<br />

Anon Family Support<br />

9:00 am—10:00 am<br />

Bereavement Support<br />

Group<br />

10:00 am—12:45 pm<br />

Technology Committee<br />

1:00 pm─3:00 pm<br />

28<br />

29<br />

Rhonda K<br />

Night Club/<br />

Lodge<br />

7:00 pm<br />

30 31<br />

Bill W Meeting<br />

1:00 pm—2:00 pm<br />

DJ Walter w/ 70s<br />

Disco Night/Lodge<br />

7:00 pm<br />

SCCLCA Board of Directors<br />

Advisory Committees. Meetings<br />

are generally open to<br />

the public.<br />

Support Group meetings.<br />

38 LIVING @ SCCL, January 2017

January 2017<br />

Aquatics and Fitness Calendar<br />

Please check the SCCLCA website, the Comporium channels, or the bulletin board at the Lake House for schedule changes.<br />


Chair Yoga<br />

6:45 am–7:35 am<br />

Mixed Yoga<br />

8:00 am–9:00 am<br />

*Lilies of SCCL<br />

8:00 am–9:00 am<br />

Abs & Glutes<br />

9:00 am–9:30 am<br />

Chair Yoga<br />

9:15 am–10:15 am<br />

Cardio/Strength<br />

9:30 am–10:30 am<br />

Cardio/Strength<br />

10:30 am–11:30 am<br />

Cardio/Strength<br />

11:30 am–12:30 pm<br />

*Sculpt & Tone<br />

8:00 am–9:00 am<br />

**Jazzercise<br />

9:00 am–10:00 am<br />

Water Tone & Flex<br />

9:00 am–10:00 am<br />

Rock Bottom Abs Lab<br />

10:00 am–11:00 am<br />

Fat Burning Floor<br />

Aerobics<br />

11:00 am–12:00 pm<br />

Chair Yoga<br />

6:45 am–7:35 am<br />

Mixed Yoga<br />

8:00 am–9:00 am<br />

*Lilies of SCCL<br />

8:00 am–9:00 am<br />

Abs & Glutes<br />

9:00 am–9:30 am<br />

Chair Yoga<br />

9:15 am–10:15 am<br />

Cardio/Strength<br />

9:30 am–10:30 am<br />

Cardio/Strength<br />

10:30 am–11:30 am<br />

Cardio/Strength<br />

11:30 am–12:30 pm<br />

*Sculpt & Tone<br />

8:00 am–9:00 am<br />

**Jazzercise<br />

9:00 am–10:00 am<br />

Water Tone & Flex<br />

9:00 am–10:00 am<br />

Rock Bottom Abs Lab<br />

10:00 am–11:00 am<br />

Fat Burning Floor<br />

Aerobics<br />

11:00 am–12:00 pm<br />

Chair Yoga<br />

6:45 am–7:35 am<br />

Mixed Yoga<br />

8:00 am–9:00 am<br />

*Lilies of SCCL<br />

8:00 am–9:00 am<br />

Abs & Glutes<br />

9:00 am–9:30 am<br />

Chair Yoga<br />

9:15 am–10:15 am<br />

Cardio/Strength<br />

9:30 am–10:30 am<br />

Cardio/Strength<br />

10:30 am–11:30 am<br />

Cardio/Strength<br />

11:30 am–12:30 pm<br />

**Jazzercise<br />

8:00 am–9:00 am<br />

Water Tone & Flex<br />

8:30 am–9:30 am<br />

Mixed Yoga<br />

9:00 am–10:00 am<br />

Pilates<br />

10:00 am–11:00 am<br />

Beginning Yoga<br />

11:00 am–12:00 pm<br />

Water Aerobics<br />

12:30 pm–1:30 pm<br />

Rusty Hinges Water<br />

Flexibility<br />

1:30 pm–2:30 pm<br />

Advanced Tai Chi<br />

3:00 pm–4:00 pm<br />

Beginning “Chen”<br />

Tai Chi<br />

4:00 pm–5:00 pm<br />

Gentle/Beginning<br />

Tai Chi<br />

5:00 pm–6:00 pm<br />

Zumba Gold<br />

6:30 pm–7:30 pm<br />

Beginning Yoga<br />

12:00 pm–1:00 pm<br />

Beyond Beginning<br />

Yoga<br />

1:00 pm–2:00 pm<br />

**Train with Lou<br />

3:00 pm–4:00 pm<br />

4:00 pm–5:00 pm<br />

Chair Yoga<br />

4:00 pm–5:00 pm<br />

Yoga Stretches<br />

w/ emphasis on the<br />

lower back<br />

5:30 pm–6:30 pm<br />

Water Aerobics<br />

12:30 pm–1:30 pm<br />

Zumba Gold<br />

1:00 pm–2:00 pm<br />

Rusty Hinges Water<br />

Flexibility<br />

1:30 pm–2:30 pm<br />

Advanced Tai Chi<br />

3:15 pm–4:15 pm<br />

Beginning “Chen”<br />

Tai Chi<br />

4:15 pm–5:15 pm<br />

Gentle/Beginning<br />

Tai Chi<br />

5:15 pm–6:15 pm<br />

Beginning Yoga<br />

12:00 pm–1:00 pm<br />

Beyond Beginning<br />

Yoga<br />

1:00 pm–2:00 pm<br />

**Train with Lou<br />

3:00 pm–4:00 pm<br />

4:00 pm–5:00 pm<br />

Chair Yoga<br />

4:00 pm–5:00 pm<br />

Zumba Gold<br />

6:30 pm–7:30 pm<br />

Water Aerobics<br />

12:30 pm–1:30 pm<br />

Zumba Gold<br />

1:00 pm–2:00 pm<br />

Rusty Hinges Water<br />

Flexibility<br />

1:30 pm–2:30 pm<br />

Gentle/Beginning Tai Chi<br />

2:00 pm–3:00 pm<br />

Advanced Tai Chi<br />

3:00 pm–4:00 pm<br />

Beginning “Chen”<br />

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Traveling<br />

Near or Far<br />

40 LIVING @ SCCL, January 2017

Yogi Berra once said,<br />

“The future isn’t what it used to be.”<br />

Post-9/11, nothing could be more true. I don’t think<br />

any of us who were in the DC or NYC area that day<br />

can enjoy a cloudless blue sky the way we once did.<br />

And as a consequence of that day, security procedures<br />

at airports have become far more invasive and<br />

inconvenient.<br />

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA),<br />

the agency tasked with airport security at almost all<br />

US airports, is under the monolithic Department of<br />

Homeland Security. Regardless of what we think of<br />

the airport security procedures, they are here to stay.<br />

But for those of us who fly even a couple times a year,<br />

getting into that TSA Pre3 ® line can save a lot of time<br />

and frustration.<br />

TSA Pre3®<br />

(Precheck)<br />

By Bob Poliquin<br />

Here are some encouraging facts provided by TSA:<br />

3 97 percent of TSA Pre3 ® passengers wait less<br />

than five minutes in line.<br />

3Over three million passengers already have<br />

Pre3 ® status.<br />

3 Over 180 airports and nineteen airlines provide<br />

TSA Pre3 ® .<br />

And here is the process:<br />

3 Apply online using this link<br />

(https://www.tsa.gov/precheck).<br />

3 Schedule a ten-minute appointment for an<br />

in-person background interview and<br />

fingerprinting. Pay $85 at the enrollment center.<br />

The website has a link to find an enrollment<br />

center near you.<br />

3 After approval and receiving your Known Traveler<br />

Number (KTN), enjoy five years of Pre3 ®<br />

security at most US airports.<br />

Did you know you can get a five-year Pre3 ® guarantee<br />

rather than hope you get lucky enough to be randomly<br />

selected for Pre3 ® ? It’s not very difficult. Just fill out<br />

a form online, schedule an appointment at a local<br />

enrollment center for your in-person interview and<br />

fingerprinting, and pay the $85 application fee.<br />

As the TSA website says, “No need to remove shoes,<br />

belts, light jackets, laptops or 3-1-1 compliant liquids!”<br />

But there are other benefits. TSA Pre3 ® is not only<br />

for domestic flights. You can use the Pre3 ® line from<br />

your departing US airport for international travel. And<br />

if you are traveling with grandchildren 12 and under,<br />

they can use the Pre3 ® line with you.<br />

When you book your ticket, your KTN will assure that<br />

your Pre3 ® status is on your boarding pass. By the way,<br />

it works for either a paper boarding pass or a boarding<br />

pass downloaded to your smartphone.<br />

By our age, we all have experienced big government<br />

bureaucracy at some level. And face it, it’s a cliché that<br />

seniors complain about the government. TSA Pre3 ®<br />

process, however, is one of the things the government has<br />

made extremely simple. Take advantage of it and enjoy the<br />

relative ease of transiting through US airport security.<br />

If you have questions about TSA Pre3 ® , the website has<br />

an easy to navigate, comprehensive FAQ link. L<br />

This page needs to be resent<br />

to printer with blueline<br />

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THE ONCE<br />


INDIES<br />

By Lee Johnston<br />

One hundred years ago, as of January this year, the<br />

United States, after years of negotiations, purchased<br />

the Danish West Indies from Denmark. The price was<br />

a nice, round figure of $25 million in gold, worth over<br />

twenty times that in today’s currency.<br />

The final impetus for the purchase was the fear Americans<br />

had that the Germans would take over the islands and have<br />

a foothold in the western hemisphere. And then<br />

concern the Danish had for their citizens living in<br />

the islands in the troubled months before and during<br />

World War I. Denmark’s continued neutrality was<br />

assured when the transfer was finalized just days<br />

before the United States declared war on Germany.<br />

Today we know the Danish West Indies as the<br />

American Virgin Islands: St. Croix, St. John,<br />

St. Thomas, and the many other small islands and cays.<br />

The history of the islands is quite interesting and includes<br />

Stone Age peoples, the more recent Arawaks and Caribs<br />

visited by Christopher Columbus, the colonizing<br />

Spanish, French, and Danish, and ultimate purchase by<br />

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Explorers once delighted in naming places they visited,<br />

regardless of whether they’d already been named by the<br />

indigenous people. We owe the name of the Virgin<br />

Islands (both US and the British) to Columbus. The<br />

whole system of islands and cays reminded him of St.<br />

Ursula and her thousands of martyred virgins, and he<br />

named the larger islands for saints and such. Some day<br />

we may see these places revert to their original names,<br />

as has Uluru, formerly Ayres Rock in Australia; and<br />

Denali, formerly Mt. McKinley in Alaska.<br />

The principal economic factor<br />

of the islands has always<br />

been the production of sugar<br />

and rum, which declined<br />

significantly in the late 1800’s<br />

with the rise elsewhere of the<br />

cultivation of the sugar beet.<br />

Today, the principal economic<br />

factor of the islands is rest and<br />

relaxation, good food, great beaches, and abundant<br />

sunshine: Tourism.<br />

Tourists flock to the Caribbean and the Virgin Islands.<br />

The peak tourist season, with appropriately elevated<br />

prices, is December to March. The best time to visit<br />

is off-peak April through June, and even later in the<br />

summer when it’s off-off-peak. Many northerners<br />

wouldn’t consider a Virgin Islands trip in the<br />

summer. What they forget is that the islands’ daytime<br />

temperature, even in summer, is usually around 80°,<br />

and it’s often cooler there than up here. It is certainly<br />

breezier. Yes, there can be hurricanes, and yes, the<br />

temperatures may get a bit higher, but it’s usually a<br />

serene time in the islands. There is plenty of elbow<br />

room and plenty of beach room. There are museums<br />

and plantations to visit, duty-free items to buy in a<br />

relaxed shopping atmosphere, and swimming, hiking,<br />

and snorkeling everywhere, especially in the US Virgin<br />

Islands National Park.<br />

For further information, start googling.<br />

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Grand Marais, MN 55604<br />

America’s Coolest Small Town<br />

Thirty-five miles south of the Canadian border,<br />

Grand Marais is an out-of-the-way town of 1,350. It rests<br />

along Lake Superior, which locals call “The Big Lake.”<br />

By Bob Poliquin<br />

a<br />

a Hawaiian pizza—pineapple and ham—comes standard<br />

with ingredients you would never think to put on a<br />

Hawaiian pizza.<br />

How out of the way is this place? If you picture the drive<br />

from Charlotte to Atlanta, you have the travel time from<br />

Minneapolis to Grand Marais. Put another way, it is fourand-one-half<br />

hours north of the Mall of America.<br />

Advertising itself as “the coolest small town in America,”<br />

Grand Marais is a layered joke—well, layered at least on<br />

two levels. With an average high temperature of 72<br />

degrees in August, Grand Marais is cool. It is also an<br />

artist’s haven, which is cool if you are an aging hipster<br />

with another income source. If you seek a quiet place<br />

to write, paint, or take photographs, Grand Marais is<br />

a premier vacation destination.<br />

What do you do once you get there? Here are a few highlights:<br />

Lodging: This isn’t the destination for you if you aren’t<br />

a planner. If you don’t want to camp, you can’t just<br />

spontaneously decide to drop in and stay between June<br />

and Labor Day. Plan to make reservations for the very few<br />

lodging places months in advance, if not a year ahead. For<br />

campers, the campground is a major fixture with numerous<br />

RV and tent sites for folks using Grand Marais mostly as a<br />

staging point for the many nearby adventures.<br />

Hikes: Artists Point alone makes the journey to Grand<br />

Marais worthwhile.<br />

The rocks and water are<br />

like nothing else this<br />

side of coastal Maine,<br />

and the natural light,<br />

especially approaching<br />

sunset, surpasses<br />

embellishment. Further,<br />

there are too many state parks, trails, and waterfalls to<br />

even begin listing. The Boundary Waters Wilderness Area<br />

is unique. It is remote, pristine, protected. If you get into<br />

trouble there, your cell phone won’t help you. So, don’t get<br />

yourself into anything that you can’t get yourself out of.<br />

Food: Like the hikes, the great little restaurants are too many<br />

to list. Nevertheless, here are two restaurants and a donut shop.<br />

Sven and Ole’s overpriced pizza is worth twice the price. Look<br />

at the ingredients before you order. Even something basic like<br />

44 LIVING @ SCCL, January 2017<br />

This next recommendation comes with a warning.<br />

Go to the Harbor House Grille. Order anything you want for<br />

appetizers and a main course and then get the raspberry<br />

cheesecake with the pretzel crust for dessert. Do that and<br />

you will never be satisfied with cheesecake again. You<br />

also must get donuts at the World’s Best Donut<br />

Shop. Get a carrot nut muffin. Get a box of<br />

donuts for everyone else, and get<br />

yourself a muffin and a cup of coffee.<br />

Your only regret will be that you didn’t<br />

get two muffins.<br />

A side note: I was told to try a<br />

fishburger before I left town. I asked the vendor what to<br />

put on it. “It doesn’t need anything,” she said. “Maybe<br />

tartar sauce. If you’re really weird, put ketchup and mustard<br />

on it.” I have no idea how something can be undercooked<br />

and overcooked at the same time, but it was. I think the<br />

fishburger thing is like a local test of strength (like lutefisk)<br />

or a joke they play on tourists.<br />

People: If Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion<br />

and the movie Fargo had a love child, it would be Grand<br />

Marais. I found myself just staring at some people,<br />

disbelieving what I was hearing and seeing. If you are not a<br />

local, locals dismiss you like they don’t even see you. How<br />

can they tell you are not a local? In a town half the size<br />

of my sons’ high school, they all know everyone. As with<br />

family, they may not like one another, but you are not in<br />

the family.<br />

I asked one lady at the church we visited if she was a local.<br />

“No,” she said. “I was a teenager when my family moved<br />

here 43 years ago from Minnetonka.”<br />

“How are you not a local after 43 years?” I asked.“I wasn’t<br />

born here,” she said. “All of my kids were born here, but<br />

not me. I’m from Minnetonka.”<br />

There you have it. If you are looking for a place you would<br />

never be unless you were going there, check Grand Marais<br />

off your bucket list. Eat the pizza. Eat the cheesecake. Eat<br />

the muffins. Pass on the fishburger. Go on a hike. And then<br />

skip rocks in the bay of America’s coolest small town. L

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Bird Watching:<br />

Eagle Nest Cameras<br />

Do you want a fun activity where you don’t need<br />

to leave your house, but you can bring the best of<br />

nature live to your laptop? Try watching an eagle nest on<br />

a live feed camera. But beware, it can be addictive. The<br />

cameras become operational each season before the eagle<br />

couples lay their eggs and give a 24/7 live feed of life<br />

through incubation, hatching, growing, and fledging.<br />

There is also a chat option available, and you’ve never<br />

seen more enthusiastic and engaged viewers.<br />

There are many eagle cams around the country, but I will<br />

only highlight two of them here.<br />

Northeast Florida Eagle Cam<br />

eagles.org/eagle-nest-cams/romeo-juliet/<br />

This camera site is sponsored by the American Eagle<br />

Foundation (AEF), which is based in Pigeon Forge,<br />

TN, and follows Romeo and Juliet, a mated pair of<br />

eagles who have been documented since 2008. This<br />

makes them at least thirteen years old because bald<br />

eagles don’t reach mating age until five years old. Romeo<br />

and Juliet have returned to the same nest since 2008<br />

and have a 100 percent success rate in raising fifteen<br />

eaglets to fledging (flying from the nest.) The cameras<br />

were installed after the 2012 – 2013 nesting season and<br />

became operational in the fall of 2013.<br />

By Cheryl Poliquin<br />

After the fledglings leave the area and the parents do<br />

some repairs to the nest, both Romeo and Juliet typically<br />

leave the area, only to return again in early September to<br />

start the bonding and mating process all over again. Eggs<br />

are laid around the middle of November, with hatching<br />

occurring close to Christmas.<br />

This year’s eaglets, Liberty and Justice, both fledged the<br />

same day, March 19, at twelve weeks of age. They were<br />

last seen in the area on April 20.<br />

Southwest Florida Eagle Cam<br />

dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.html<br />

This cam site differs from the first in that it is sponsored<br />

and maintained by a private business. This site also has a<br />

history of drama, sadness, and triumph.<br />

The original parent couple, Ozzie and Harriet, were first<br />

streamed live to the world in October of 2012. That<br />

season they successfully raised two eaglets to fledging.<br />

The sponsor of the nest camera prefers that the baby<br />

eaglets not be named, so these two eaglets are known as<br />

E1 and E2. Sadly, each of the next two nesting seasons,<br />

one of the two eaglets that hatched died of unknown<br />

causes before fledging.<br />

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In March of 2015, a week before E6 successfully fledged,<br />

Ozzie was found injured and disoriented by Florida<br />

Fish and Wildlife officials. He was taken to a wildlife<br />

rehabilitation center where he spent more than three<br />

months recuperating from a broken clavicle and other<br />

injuries. He was released back to the wild in June. In<br />

September, Ozzie was spotted near the nest site, but after<br />

fighting with another male eagle in the area, Ozzie was<br />

reinjured, taken back to the rehab center, and passed<br />

away.<br />

This past nesting season Harriet had a new mate, M15,<br />

and laid two eggs. E7 hatched January 26, 2016, with<br />

E8 following one day later. A little over a week after that,<br />

viewers noted that something appeared to be wrapped<br />

around E8’s foot and tethered to the nest. Wildlife<br />

officials approved a rescue, and E8 was taken from the<br />

nest to the same rehab center where Ozzie had been<br />

treated. A monofilament fishing line was wrapped so<br />

tightly around E8’s leg it was cutting off circulation and<br />

causing swelling. The line was removed, and E8 was<br />

returned to the nest after three days. He was accepted<br />

back into the family, and eagle life went on normally as<br />

both E7 and E8 grew closer to fledging. E7 successfully<br />

fledged first, with E8 taking a little longer to work up his<br />

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But E8’s trials weren’t<br />

over. While perched<br />

on a branch of the<br />

nesting tree at night,<br />

both E7 and E8<br />

were attacked by an<br />

owl and knocked<br />

to the ground. E7,<br />

with more flying<br />

experience, was able<br />

to make its way<br />

back to the nest. E8,<br />

however, was missing<br />

for a week.<br />

\Workers from the rehab clinic, who had spent countless<br />

hours searching for him, finally found him a few hundred<br />

yards from the nest in thick underbrush. Once again, he<br />

was taken to the clinic, where he was treated for a broken<br />

leg and severe dehydration and remained at the rehab<br />

facility for almost four months<br />

before being released back to<br />

the wild in the nest area. E8<br />

was last seen soaring high and<br />

free, beginning his journey<br />

that may have started a little<br />

rough, but held the promise<br />

of better things to come.<br />

As new seasons are preparing<br />

to start for all of the eagle<br />

sites, it is a good time to<br />

bookmark the web pages and<br />

follow these families on their<br />

incredible journeys. But every site has a disclaimer for a<br />

reason. They remind us that we are watching a wild bald<br />

eagle nest, and that, although we hope for good outcomes,<br />

there are many perils that eagle families face, and watching<br />

at times may be difficult. But I’m sure, after just a few<br />

sessions, you will become a regular viewer, too. L<br />

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Bits and Pieces<br />

By Bonnie Lawrance, ACSW<br />

Happy New Year –<br />

“Cheers to a New Year and another<br />

chance to get it right.”<br />

– Oprah Winfrey<br />

January is Celebration of Life month,<br />

reminding us that one of the most important things a<br />

person can do for himself or herself is to live life to its<br />

fullest.<br />

The New Year is upon us and maybe this is the time to<br />

take a leap of faith, get out of your comfort zone, and<br />

begin to enjoy new experiences. Start with a clean slate,<br />

begin a bucket list if you don’t already have one, and<br />

start prioritizing what you want to do first. What you<br />

think and how you speak are two of the deciding factors<br />

about how you will live your life. A positive attitude<br />

opens doors, while a negative attitude may close many<br />

doors. If you say “I hope I will go to Europe,” you may<br />

never go; it is only a dream, a maybe. By thinking about<br />

all the negative things that could happen if you travel,<br />

you will never leave town. If you say to yourself, “What<br />

if I get sick when I am there? What if the plane crashes?<br />

What if it rains the whole time I am there? I can go next<br />

year; I am too busy to take the time,” you will delay the<br />

trip indefinitely. Indecision and worry can be crippling.<br />

However, if you say to yourself, “I know I will go to<br />

Europe,” this is a definite yes, and once the decision is<br />

made, peace, freedom, and tranquility will be part of<br />

your life. Going to Spain has been on my bucket list for<br />

many years, so goodbye to indecision. Today is the time<br />

to live a meaningful and adventuresome life. Now is the<br />

time to make reservations, not excuses.<br />

Life is going to happen whether sitting in the house and<br />

doing nothing or beginning to live life today and not<br />

think about what could happen tomorrow. We do not<br />

have a crystal ball, and we cannot predict the future.<br />

Living in the “what if zone” can be paralyzing and can<br />

take away the ability to live an exciting fulfilling life.<br />

“Learn from yesterday, live for today,<br />

and hope for tomorrow.”<br />

– Albert Einstein<br />

Useful Websites<br />

Remember listening to old-time shows on the radio?<br />

Shows like Gunsmoke, Johnny Dollar, Dragnet, Boston<br />

Blackie, Our Miss Brooks, or An Evening with Groucho,<br />

and so many others? Now you can find these old classics<br />

on your computer or phone for free at archive.org/<br />

details/oldtimeradio. You can listen to the whole series<br />

or just one episode. I got hooked on Johnnie Dollar. It is<br />

not only nostalgic, but a lot of fun.<br />

If you have an interest in state laws, check out<br />

statelaws.findlaw.com. Scroll down to SC and all the<br />

laws you ever wanted to know about in South Carolina<br />

are in one place. The site offers laws on the taxes, statute<br />

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If you are unsatisfied with a software program, or if it is<br />

too expensive, alternativeto.net may be your answer. You<br />

may find a free or less expensive alternative to the program<br />

you want to replace.<br />

Saving Money<br />

Did you know you can save money by shopping at Dollar<br />

Stores, especially at Dollar Tree, where every item costs just<br />

one dollar? For example, all party supplies and greeting cards<br />

sell for fifty cents or one dollar, along with reading glasses,<br />

hair accessories, vases, bowls, mugs and glasses, candy,<br />

snacks, socks, tissues, dishtowels, bowl covers, and much<br />

more. Some of the items, like storage bags, are packaged in<br />

small sizes. If you use a lot of these items, you are better off<br />

buying them in the supermarket when they are on sale.<br />

Best items to purchase in January<br />

a Christmas décor and supplies – Merchants sell<br />

wreaths, lights ,displays, and themed kitchenware at deeply<br />

discounted prices to make room for their spring wares.<br />

a Winter clothes and goods – Now merchants<br />

are thinking bathing suits, not outerwear, boots, wool<br />

sweaters, and pants. They want to make room for spring<br />

merchandise.<br />

a Linens – Department stores discount their linens<br />

in January.<br />

a Cars – The cold and wintery months in January<br />

and February are relatively slow seasons for automobile<br />

dealers. In order to entice buyers, they offer discounts on<br />

new and used cars.<br />

a Fine Jewelry – Early January is the one of the best<br />

times to buy fine jewelry because there aren’t any major<br />

holidays to splurge on, and the merchants are waiting for<br />

customers. Of course, in February prices will go up.<br />

a Calendars – Wall, desk and small purse calendars<br />

are deeply discounted after January 1.<br />

a Fitness equipment – If you want to stay in shape<br />

and don’t like going to the gym, January and February<br />

are the best times to purchase deeply discounted fitness<br />

equipment.<br />

a Electronic Items – Thanks to the Consumer<br />

Electronics Show (CES), where all sorts of fancy, new<br />

technologies are unveiled in the beginning of January,<br />

retailers discount last year’s goods to make room for the<br />

new moneymakers such as big TVs, flashy cameras or<br />

computers. Appliances are also on sale this month. L<br />

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Murder Mystery Authors<br />


and the Hannah Swenson Murder Mysteries<br />

This is a series of murder<br />

mysteries that take place in<br />

fictitious Lake Eden, Minnesota.<br />

The main character, of course, is<br />

Hannah Swenson, who operates<br />

The Cookie Jar, a store that sells<br />

coffee and ...cookies. But be<br />

warned, many of her books are like<br />

mini-cookbooks.<br />

Take Candy Cane Murder. This<br />

book is only 150 pages long, but<br />

contains twelve recipes and many<br />

of them are three pages long.<br />

However, this book is a special<br />

Christmas edition and contains<br />

two other short novels by two other<br />

authors. They take pages 161 to<br />

388.<br />

All of the Hannah Swenson novels<br />

follow a similar pattern. Hannah finds a dead body<br />

somewhere and is drawn into finding the culprit. Her<br />

two sisters, Michelle and Andrea, often get involved<br />

in helping her. Hannah has two beaus, Norman, the<br />

staid and reliable dentist and Mike, the sexy cop, each<br />

of whom have asked her to marry him, but she can’t<br />

decide which to choose. Norman often helps Hannah<br />

research the mystery while Mike tells her not to get<br />

involved in police investigations. Toward the end of<br />

the book, the culprit usually figures out that Hannah is<br />

on to him/her and often puts Hannah in quite a bit of<br />

danger.<br />

By Rita C. Arundell<br />


and the Goldy Shultz Murder Mysteries<br />

This award-winning author has<br />

also written a series of murder<br />

mysteries, much like Ms. Fluke. Ms.<br />

Davidson’s main character is Goldy<br />

Shultz. Like Hannah in the Fluke<br />

books, Goldy is a cook, but she is a<br />

caterer, so her recipes often cover a<br />

wider range of food than Hannah’s.<br />

Her business is named Goldilocks<br />

Catering.<br />

The Swenson books and the Shultz<br />

books have some similarities. Goldy<br />

is married to a cop, while Hannah<br />

merely dates one. Both contain<br />

recipes. Both women find dead<br />

bodies and work on finding the<br />

culprit. While Swenson comes from<br />

the town of Lake Eden in Minnesota,<br />

Shultz comes from Aspen Park (also<br />

fictitious) in Colorado, so cold, snowy<br />

weather is often a part of both novels.<br />

The differences include: Goldy has a son, Arch, from a<br />

previous marriage, and she still has some interactions with<br />

her ex, whom she calls “the Jerk.” And while Goldy has<br />

friends and co-workers she interacts with, she doesn’t have<br />

sisters and a mother who are part of the plots. These books<br />

tend to be longer and have more detail than the Fluke books.<br />

Davidson’s book titles also mention food, like Dying for<br />

Chocolate, Killer Pancake, Sticks and Scones, Prime Cut and<br />

Tough Cookie. There are seventeen books in this series.<br />

Ms. Fluke’s Swenson novels meet with critics and<br />

readers approval and usually get four out of five stars<br />

in their reviews. Some of the other books in this series<br />

include: Carrot Cake Murder, Peach Cobbler Murder,<br />

Blueberry Murder, Banana Cream Pie Murder, etc.<br />

There are 21 Hannah Swenson books so far.<br />

Ms. Fluke has also written other mysteries, much<br />

grittier than those mentioned above. These include<br />

Video Kill and Winter Chill. I’ve read Winter Chill and<br />

thought it was very frightening.<br />

Ms. Davidson won the Anthony Award and the Agatha<br />

Award for her first novel. A reviewer from the Baltimore Sun<br />

said, in part about one of her books: (this is) “a cross between<br />

Mary Higgins Clark and Betty Crocker.” According to the<br />

Los Angeles Times: “If devouring Diane Mott Davidson’s<br />

newest whodunit in a single sitting is any reliable indicator,<br />

then this was a delicious hit.”<br />

So if you like murder mysteries and also like to have some<br />

new recipes, books in either of these series should make you<br />

very happy. L<br />

52 LIVING @ SCCL, January 2017

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LIVING @ SCCL, January 2017 53

Paring Down The Paper -<br />

A Realistic Retention Schedule -<br />

Part One<br />

By Lee Johnston<br />

Are you one of those folks who saves every little slip of paper that comes<br />

into your hands? One of those who doesn’t know how long to save<br />

anything, so you save everything “just in case”? If so, you must be testing<br />

the capacity of your many filing cabinets. There is an easy way to rid your<br />

life of unnecessary paper records, trim down your files, and keep just what<br />

records you’ll need to document most situations that could arise. You need a<br />

retention schedule, and you need to stay with it. Once you pare down your<br />

paper, you will be delighted with all the usable space you’ve recovered.<br />

There are several ways to present a retention schedule. Some are organized by<br />

the length of time you should keep a document, from “permanently” down to<br />

“one month.” Some are organized by document name. Our listing, presented<br />

in two parts this January and February, is by the general type of document<br />

that should be retained by individuals. Note: If you run a business, we suggest<br />

you ask your accountant to provide a working retention schedule.<br />


Keep forever in a fire-proof box or safe deposit box:<br />

− Certificates for adoption, birth, death, divorce, educational degrees,<br />

marriage, military discharge, powers of attorney, wills, and living wills.<br />

− Passports, until replaced by current issue<br />

− Current and cancelled insurance policies and legal contracts, for as<br />

long as the pertinent statute of limitations applies<br />

− Receipts for major clothing, jewelry, cameras, artwork, family<br />

treasures (if papers are available), guns, antiques, and furniture, for as long<br />

as you own each item<br />

− Stock certificates, bonds, etc., for as long as you own them<br />

− Titles for vehicles you own<br />

− Most recent photos or video of household and personal inventory<br />

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− File evidence of paid bills with that year’s tax return<br />

documentation.<br />

− If you receive monthly reports of drugs and services<br />

from Medicare or your supplementary insurance provider,<br />

keep only the latest cumulative reports. Consider having<br />

these documents and reports sent to you via email.<br />

− File a copy of your living will and medical power of<br />

attorney with your physician’s office, and keep copies in<br />

your working files in case of emergency.<br />

− It is a good idea to create and regularly update a sheet<br />

of your medical information. Copies of this sheet should<br />

be kept in your wallet or purse, in your car, in your freezer<br />

(suitably marked), with your children, and wherever else it<br />

might be handy to have such a record.<br />


− Keep in separate files or binder sections: receipts and<br />

warranties for major appliances (you can find appliance<br />

manuals and instructions on line), and other significant<br />

household purchases. Update the file yearly and discard<br />

papers on items you no longer have. When moving, leave<br />

relevant files, if any, with the new owners.<br />

− Keep utility bills until the next bill comes in showing<br />

record of the last bill paid.<br />

− Keep the numbers on a separate record sheet if you are<br />

interested in year-to-year utility usage,<br />

− Keep paid property tax bills with that year’s tax<br />

records documentation.<br />

− Keep vehicle sales papers and repair and maintenance<br />

records for as long as you own the vehicle. Discard or shred<br />

these papers, or pass them on to the new owner when you<br />

dispose of the vehicle.<br />

Part Two: Bank, Investment, and Credit Records,<br />

and Wage and Tax Records, coming in Febuary.<br />

Shredding- If you have many years’ worth of<br />

records to shred, you can consult companies<br />

such as Advanced Bonded Document<br />

Management in Charlotte, or Iron Mountain, a<br />

company that works with local partners such as<br />

the UPS Store in Carolina Commons. If you have<br />

just one year’s worth of documents to shred, a<br />

week or so after Tax Day each April, there is a<br />

vendor-sponsored Shredding Party at the Lake<br />

House Pavilion.<br />

On a day-to-day basis, when discarding any<br />

papers with account numbers or other sensitive<br />

information on them, be sure to shred them.<br />

This includes junk-mail credit and insurance<br />

applications that may be pre-printed with your<br />

name and address. Inexpensive shredders are<br />

available at many of the big box stores. L<br />

LIVING @ SCCL, January 2017 55

The New SCCL Website<br />

By The Communications and<br />

the Technology Committees<br />

The Sun City Carolina<br />

Lakes Community<br />

Association’s Board of<br />

Directors took action in<br />

November to move toward<br />

a new, modern, and easy-to-use<br />

community website by mid-2017.<br />

The current website<br />

(oursuncitycarolinalakes.net) has its quirks,<br />

and it can be challenging to use. Although it is familiar<br />

and we’ve grown used to it, the website in a community<br />

our size needs the capability to perform a variety of new<br />

tasks, such as the ability to:<br />

• Create group email lists<br />

• Easily handle photos<br />

• Easily cut and paste from other software<br />

• Readily access the website on mobile devices<br />

(tablets, phones, etc.)<br />

• Stop “reply all” emails<br />

• Enable clubs to identify paid members online<br />

• Provide public web pages for anyone to view, while<br />

keeping our community information private on<br />

private pages<br />

• Add functions such as ticket sales, scheduling, online<br />

payments, emergency notifications, etc.<br />

We are very excited to<br />

have a new website that<br />

will be easier for all of us—<br />

residents, the Community<br />

Management (FSR) offices,<br />

and Clubs and Interest<br />

Groups—to use. We also can<br />

look forward to the new addon<br />

features it will offer.<br />

The new website will no longer have the<br />

“firstname.lastname@oursuncitycarolinalakes.net”<br />

address that all residents were assigned when they<br />

moved to SCCL. You’ll still be able to receive email<br />

from your clubs and the community, but not at your old<br />

community address.<br />

You can use any non-community email service (Gmail,<br />

Yahoo, Outlook, iCloud, AOL, Comporium, etc.). If you<br />

currently have another email service and email address,<br />

you can continue to use it with no change. However, if<br />

you want to keep your personal and your SCCL email<br />

separated, you can set up a separate email account such as<br />

“mynamesccl@gmail.com.”<br />

A team is already busily working on training materials<br />

that will help us move to the new site. In the<br />

meantime, there are a couple of steps you can take right<br />

now to prepare for the move.<br />

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First.<br />

If you are not currently forwarding your SCCL<br />

emails to a non-SCCL email address, you should now<br />

begin to forward your SCCL emails to a non-SCCL<br />

email address.<br />

Instructions to help you with (a) forwarding email and,<br />

if necessary, (b) setting up a new email account, are<br />

available on the current website. Go to Community<br />

Home – Community Documents located on the left side<br />

and click open the folder “Web Site/Email How-To’s.”<br />

You should notify those who correspond with you using<br />

your current oursuncitycarolinalakes.net email address of<br />

your new email address.<br />

Failure to set up a non-SCCL email address will<br />

jeopardize your future access to emails when the new<br />

website is operational.<br />

Second.<br />

Clean out your email on the current SCCL website.<br />

The Technology Committee has advised that it will not<br />

be feasible to transfer any saved or unopened emails from<br />

the old system to the new one. You should forward to<br />

your other email address any emails you want to keep.<br />

This will ensure that any information you now have saved<br />

on the current SCCL website is safely captured before we<br />

move to the new website next summer.<br />

Lastly,<br />

1) delete saved email folders/emails after you have<br />

completed forwarding emails you want to save,<br />

2) review and clean out your Sent folder and<br />

3) permanently delete all emails that are in your<br />

Deleted folder.. Failure to do this may have privacy<br />

consequences.<br />

Please complete the above steps by March 15, 2017.<br />

Don’t leave them to the last minute.<br />

You’ll be hearing more about the features of the new<br />

website and getting a chance to learn how to use it as we<br />

get closer to launch date. In the meantime, doing some<br />

preparation now will make the move easier and simpler<br />

for everyone. L<br />

LIVING @ SCCL, January 2017 57

January Gardening at SCCL<br />

By Jeanette Oesterlin<br />

A Little House of Horrors<br />

always struggle with the January article. I have already<br />

I written about tree planting, and it is too early to write<br />

about spring plants. I usually just say plan, plan, and<br />

plan. Well, that is still true, but I found some interesting<br />

stuff on the internet. I always say, “Don’t believe most<br />

of what you read.” In this case, the numbers may not be<br />

accurate but the general info is accurate.<br />

We would all be shocked to learn what is really in the<br />

indoor air we breathe. Stuff called VOC’s are released by<br />

paint, carpet, cosmetics, printers, pesticides, permanent<br />

markers, glues, dry cleaned clothes, and more. These<br />

‘gems’ can trigger asthma, allergies, headaches, nausea,<br />

and some say serious diseases like cancer.<br />

The Aloe plant is great for<br />

increasing oxygen level in the<br />

home, absorbing carbon dioxide.<br />

The simple Ivy plant removes<br />

harmful particulates from<br />

household and office air.<br />

Mother-in-law tongue is great<br />

in the bedroom as it produces<br />

oxygen during the night.<br />

We all know that plants in our home release oxygen. But<br />

few of us know that they are able to clean the air from<br />

mold and toxins (VOC’s). The statements below come<br />

from a study by NASA and the Association of Landscape<br />

Contractors. The study concludes that some plants are<br />

better than others at cleaning the air and removing<br />

the toxins from the air (including dust, ammonia,<br />

formaldehyde Styrene, feces, etc.).<br />

Here is information on six plants you should keep at<br />

home. This is not the only list of good house plants, but<br />

some the study suggested.<br />

Aloe – This plant is great for increasing oxygen level<br />

in the home because it absorbs the carbon dioxide,<br />

formaldehyde and carbon monoxide. Nine air purifiers<br />

can be replaced with one Aloe Vera plant and you can<br />

58 LIVING @ SCCL, January 2017

use a leaf to rub on a burn. It will be very happy if you<br />

forget to water it. Aloe grows best in dry, well-drained<br />

soil.<br />

Ficus (FicusElastica) – This plant doesn’t need a lot of<br />

light and you can maintain it easily. It is quite effective<br />

in purifying the air of formaldehyde. But avoid it if you<br />

have pets or small children because its leaves may be<br />

poisonous; that is if you have a pet that eats everything.<br />

I have never had a pet that eats poison plants. They seem<br />

to know which are dangerous.<br />

Ivy (Hedera Helix) – this is a must-have herb. If you<br />

buy this plant, within six hours it will remove 58% feces<br />

particles and 60% of the toxins in the air.<br />

Spider plant (ChlorophytumComosum) – This plant<br />

is amazing as it is able to perform photosynthesis under<br />

minimal light. It is great in absorbing toxins from the<br />

air such as carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, gasoline,<br />

and styrene. One plant is enough to clean the air in 200<br />

square meters space.<br />

Snake planet (SansevieriaTrifasciata “Laurentii”) – I<br />

know this plant as Mother-in-law tongue, a name I<br />

prefer. It can perform photosynthesis under minimal<br />

light. It is great to be kept in the bedroom as it produces<br />

oxygen during the night. And best of all, it is very easy<br />

to grow.<br />

Peace lilies (Spathiphyllum “Mauna Loa”) – It<br />

removes toxins from the air, and it also removes<br />

formaldehyde from the air as well as trichloroethylene.<br />

Peace lilies are very forgiving; maybe that is where the<br />

name comes from. If they go flat when you forget to<br />

water them, give them a drink, and they stand up almost<br />

immediately.<br />

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of 500 square meters in commercial buildings. In 80<br />

square meters you will need 3 to 4 plants. Put one in the<br />

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LIVING @ SCCL, January 2017 59



A Review by Lonnie S. Knabel<br />

We are celebrating the<br />

fiftieth anniversary of<br />

the release of the landmark<br />

film Guess Who’s Coming to<br />

Dinner. Roger Ebert calls<br />

this film “a magnificent piece<br />

of entertainment.” Indeed it<br />

was, but it was also a biting<br />

social commentary, dealing<br />

with the then taboo subject<br />

of interracial marriage. Interestingly, there is a movie out<br />

now called Loving, about the interracial couple Richard<br />

and Mildred Loving, who were jailed in 1958 for their<br />

marriage, and how their case went all the way to the<br />

Supreme Court in 1967.<br />

One of the most noteworthy elements of Guess Who’s<br />

Coming to Dinner, not at all visible to moviegoers, was<br />

Spencer Tracy’s health. He was so ill that insurance<br />

companies would not insure the film. To offset this,<br />

Spencer Tracy, Katherine Hepburn, and the Director,<br />

Stanley Kramer, all gambled their own salaries on the<br />

film in hopes Spencer Tracy would finish the film. He<br />

died seventeen days after the filming concluded. At<br />

the end of the film, Mr. Tracy gives an eight minute<br />

soliloquy, one of the longest in film history, and he did<br />

it in one take. Many believe that Katherine Hepburn’s<br />

tears are real in that scene, as she watches what she<br />

knows is his last bravado performance, culminating a<br />

brilliant film career.<br />

Katherine Hepurn and Spencer Tracy on set<br />

Mr. Tracy, posthumously,<br />

received his ninth Academy<br />

Award nomination, already<br />

having won the Award twice.<br />

Hepburn and Tracy made<br />

nine films together, and,<br />

although they never<br />

married, were a Hollywood<br />

couple for many years.<br />

Tracy, a devout Catholic, could never divorce his wife.<br />

Hepburn received her second Academy Award for her<br />

performance. Over her lifetime she ultimately received<br />

four Oscars for Best Actress and twelve nominations.<br />

The film garnered ten Academy Award nominations,<br />

receiving a second Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.<br />

The dialogue is indeed witty and sharp, and doesn’t gloss<br />

over the problems inherent in an interracial marriage.<br />

It is curious that the filmmakers felt compelled to<br />

make Sidney Poitier’s character an almost perfect man.<br />

Along with Mr. Poitier’s flawless diction, his character,<br />

a doctor who was top of his class at Yale, is on his way<br />

to a convention in Geneva and does philanthropic work<br />

in Africa. It almost seems as if the filmmakers felt it too<br />

risky to have an average black man marry a white girl.<br />

But this is minor.<br />

I have deliberately divulged none of the plot so you can<br />

enjoy every minute of this fifty-year-old classic. L<br />

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SCCL Club & Group Directory<br />


Art in the City<br />

Mon. & Fri. 9:30 a.m., Wed. 12:30 p.m.<br />

Club Meeting 3rd Wed 1:00 p.m.<br />

Pat Self 803-396-0959<br />

Cardmaking and Scrapbooking<br />

1st Thurs. 9:00 a.m.<br />

Sheila Dauenhauer 548-7287<br />

Carolina Lakes Quilters<br />

2nd & 4th Wed. 1:00 p.m.<br />

Jeanette Maerkle<br />

Sandy D’Angelo<br />

Crafty Crafters<br />

3rd Friday<br />

Peggy Gaffney<br />

Jewelry & Beading<br />

Wed. 9:30 a.m.<br />

Mary Jo Vetter 803-547-5473<br />

Machine Embroidery Interest Group<br />

3rd Mon. 1:00 p.m.<br />

Pat Woltman 803-802-0788<br />

Joyce Ruff 803-548-0292<br />

Pottery for Pleasure<br />

2nd Mon. 2:00 p.m.<br />

Neysa Bennett 312-961-1466<br />

Sew Much Fun<br />

1st & 3rd Wed. 1:15 p.m.<br />

Joan Cormier 548-6723<br />

Jacque Hranica 803-608-5227<br />

Stained Glass<br />

Tues. 1:00 p.m., Wed. 5:00 p.m.<br />

Marya Hicks 548-6849<br />

Stitch & Chat<br />

Tues. 1:15 p.m.<br />

Regina Smith 548-1759<br />

WoodWorkers Guild<br />

2nd Thurs. 9:30 a.m.<br />

Joe Proscia 803-547-0320<br />


Bunco<br />

1st & 3rd Fri. 10:00 a.m.<br />

Barb Garrety 802-5145<br />

Chess Players<br />

Wed. 4:00 pm Beginners, Thurs. 1:30 pm<br />

Roger Stead 703-909-0091<br />

Hand & Foot Canasta<br />

Wed. 2:00 p.m.<br />

Paula Giles 802-7606<br />

Hearts<br />

Wed. 7:00 p.m.<br />

Ed Baratz 803-548-4710<br />

Mah-Jongg Mavens<br />

Tues. 12:00 noon, Wed. 6:30 p.m.,<br />

Sun. 10:00 a.m.<br />

Susan Rettig 802-0651<br />

Mexican Train Dominoes<br />

Mon. 2:00 p.m., Fri 2:00 p.m.<br />

Poker Tables<br />

Neil Bookspan 802-5213<br />

Pinochle<br />

Thurs. 2:00 p.m., Sat. 1:00 p.m.<br />

Jim Odendahl 396-5835<br />

Poker<br />

Dealer’s Choice, Mon. & Wed. 5:00 p.m.<br />

Texas Hold 'Em, Tue., Thurs., Fri. 5:30 p.m<br />

Mike O'Connell 431-7172<br />

Rummikub<br />

Tues. 3:00 p.m.,<br />

Susan McClure 396-1026<br />

Shanghai Rummy<br />

Sun. 1:00 p.m.<br />

Sue Rettig 802-0651<br />

Social Bridge<br />

Mon. 6:30 p.m.<br />

Sharon Smith 217-299-2288<br />

Sunday Board and Card Games<br />

Sun. 1:15 to 4:30 p.m.<br />

Eileen Welch 803-547-7391<br />

Sunday Social Bridge<br />

Sun. 1:30 p.m.<br />

Karen Arnold 704-564-3209<br />

Texas Canasta<br />

Tues. 7:00 p.m.<br />

Martha Burgess 803-802-3370<br />


Honoring Our Veterans/Memorial<br />

Dan Sadvary 431-7521<br />

Send all club news to:<br />

clubnews@livingscclmagazine.onmicrosoft.com<br />

Teacher Volunteers<br />

Carol Wilson 431-7453<br />

Volunteers & Helping Hands<br />

3rd Mon. 10:30 a.m.<br />

Peggy Walker 608-334-4486<br />

Welcome Club<br />

1st Wed. 10:30 a.m.<br />

Ann Coffey<br />

DANCE<br />

Clogging<br />

Wed. 9:00 a.m.<br />

Mary Margaret Meyer 803-802-7756<br />

Dancing the Night Away<br />

First and Third Wed.<br />

Second and Fourth Fridays:Lodge 6:30 p.m.<br />

Ellie Bailey 215 771-6821<br />

Line Dancers<br />

Wed. Beginner: 1:00-1:30 p.m.<br />

Wed. Intermediate: 1:30-2:30 p.m.<br />

Wed. Advanced: 2:30-3:45p.m.<br />

Thurs. Eve.Intermediate: 5:30-6:30p.m.<br />

Charlotte Curtis 548-0091<br />

Social Dance<br />

1st Wed. 6:30 p.m.<br />

Mona Baker 803-396-5605<br />

Square Dance<br />

Mon. 6:30 p.m.<br />

Richard Zaremba 803-547-5175<br />


Friends of Dining for Women<br />

Jane Harvey 661-5169<br />

Friends of Knights of Columbus<br />

Bill McDonough 802-0844<br />

Friends of Lancaster Children's Home<br />

4th Tues. 10:00-11:00 a.m.<br />

George Woltman 803-802-0788<br />

Friends of Scouting<br />

Ken Obriot 548-7871<br />

Habitat Friends<br />

2nd Mon. 3:30 p.m.<br />

Rick Engel 803-835-0758<br />

Cribbage<br />

Thurs. 1:00 p.m.<br />

Kathryn Parra 396-0460<br />

Duplicate Bridge<br />

Thurs. 9:00 a.m.<br />

Richard Chase 396-1492<br />

Euchre<br />

Fri. 7:00 p.m.<br />

Sue Ralyea 803-396-2142<br />

Gin Rummy<br />

Wed. Noon<br />

Simon Estroff<br />

Informed Owners<br />

Jim Mayer 548-3369<br />

Living Magazine Publishers Guild<br />

Tues. 9:00 a.m.<br />

Bonnie Lawrance 802-4844<br />

Neighborhood Watch<br />

2nd Wed. 7:00 p.m.<br />

Brian Greene 396-8201<br />

Prayerful Knitters<br />

1st Mon. 2:00 p.m.<br />

Barbara Waccard 803-431-7286<br />

Pam Monahan 803-396-7704<br />

TailGaters<br />

John Puglise 431-7358<br />

Hadassah Friends<br />

2nd Wed 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.<br />

Ellie Bantit 548-0140<br />

Debby Rosenberger 803-370-1060<br />

Lancaster Animal Shelter Supporters<br />

Janine Gross 548-5882<br />

Library Friends<br />

Mary Last 396-7863<br />


Community Garden<br />

2nd Tues. 3:00 p.m.<br />

Joe Wray 803-396-0682<br />

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Fresh Produce<br />

4th Tues. 11:00 a.m.<br />

Jackie Garnatz 802-5422<br />

Mums & Poppies Garden Keepers<br />

3rd Wed. 10:30 a.m.<br />

Kathy Bjorklund 802-4330<br />


Amateur Radio Interest Group<br />

Rich Monahan 802-7176<br />

Cat Interest Group<br />

Pat Peters 317-670-2671<br />

Cellar Dwellers Wine Club<br />

4th Wed. of month 7:00 p.m.<br />

Steve Henderson 980-213-1452<br />

Coins, Medals and Stamps<br />

1st Wed. 6:30 p.m. Sept.–May<br />

Joe Wray 803-396-0682<br />

Computer Club<br />

Mon. 1:00 p.m.<br />

Dan Peters<br />

• Android Interst Group<br />

2nd Thurs. 11:00am<br />

• Apple SIG<br />

2nd Thurs. 9:00-10:00 a.m., iPad Basics<br />

10:00-11:00 a.m., iPad advanced<br />

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., General help<br />

Ginny Gertler 548-9387<br />

• Genealogy & Family History SIG<br />

1st Thurs. 10:00 a.m.- Noon<br />

George Kirlin 703-216-7529<br />

• Investments SIG<br />

3rd Thurs. 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.<br />

Bill Freund 547-3156<br />

• Tablet SIG (not Apple)<br />

4th Thurs. 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.<br />

Warren Bullard 431-7444<br />

• Windows 8 SIG<br />

4th Thurs. 9:00-11:00 a.m.<br />

Chris Wynings 609-448-5825<br />

Cooking Fingers<br />

2nd & 4th Mon. 10:30 a.m.<br />

Paula Giles 802-7606<br />

Coupon Clippers<br />

1st Tues. 10:00 a.m.<br />

Laura Johnston 704-661-8368<br />

Day Trippers Travel<br />

3rd Wed. 3:45 p.m.<br />

Dan Rothburg 5803-431-7729<br />

DIG, Dog Interest Group<br />

Ed Reisfeld 547-4467<br />

Drone/UAV Interest Group<br />

Dan Peters 812-350-5575<br />

Photography<br />

2nd Thurs. 2:00 p.m.<br />

David Knight 803-802-3483<br />

• Bridge Camera Interest Group<br />

4th Thurs. 2:00-4:00 p.m.<br />

Railroad Club of Carolina Lakes<br />

2nd Wed. 7:00 p.m.<br />

Wally Drexler 547-9841<br />

RV'ers<br />

1st Tues. 5:00 p.m.<br />

Tom Powers 252-808-5351<br />

Stock Investment Learning<br />

2nd Wed., 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.<br />

Tricia Marlow 803-548-5377<br />

Writers Guild<br />

1st,2nd, 3rd & 4th Tues. 2 p.m.<br />

Diana Rizzuto 803-431-7795<br />


Bible Study<br />

Thurs. 7:00 p.m.<br />

Bob Poliquin 803-804-3031<br />

Book Lovers<br />

2nd Thurs. 3:30 p.m.<br />

Mitch Kotula 406-546-698<br />

Book Worms<br />

1st Wed. 3:30 p.m.<br />

Kay Costa 396-2989<br />

Democrats<br />

2nd Wed. 7:00 p.m.<br />

Barbara Gorman 631-338-9218<br />

History Project<br />

1st Thurs. 1:30 p.m.<br />

Marvin Reed 901-229-4638<br />

Jewish Learning and Heritage<br />

Roberta Wilner 547-5988<br />

Lifelong Learning<br />

Mon. 7:00 p.m.<br />

Duane Oxley 704-882-9809<br />

Mind, Body, Spirit<br />

Fri. 10:00 a.m.(1st Fri. planning meeting)<br />

Simone Guenette 803-396-0534<br />

Nurses Group<br />

1st Thurs. 11:30 a.m.<br />

Jane Gregor 704-819-1775<br />

Renaissance Club<br />

4th Tues. 1:00 p.m.<br />

Anne Lauher 803-548-7892<br />

Jacquie Massey 803-802-5895<br />

Republicans<br />

2st Tues. 7:00 p.m.<br />

Lew White 803-548-9747<br />


Choral Society<br />

Tues. 3:15 p.m.<br />

Lynda Ayres 803-547-4388<br />

Garage Swing Band<br />

Pete Melrose 612-201-2301<br />

Performing Arts Club<br />

Fri. 11:00 a.m.<br />

Jim Conway 803-547-5433<br />

• Barbershop Singers<br />

Mon. 7:00 p.m.<br />

Larry McGowan 547-5867<br />

• Singing for Pleasure<br />

2nd & 4th Fri. 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.<br />

Shirley Mole 802-5366<br />

Recorder and Early Music<br />

Second and Fourth Thurs. 4:00 p.m.<br />

Bob Stephens 414-640-0712<br />

Ukulele<br />

First and third Tuesday 4:00 p.m.<br />

Greg DeCicco 423-557-4398<br />


Baby Boomers<br />

Sharon Griffith<br />

bsgriffith1@aol.com<br />

Boston/New England Interest Group<br />

Harlan Polishook 396-7976<br />

Catholic Community Club<br />

Sue Delamater 396-8577<br />

DC, MD, VA & WV Club<br />

2nd Thurs. even months 6:30 p.m.<br />

Nancy and Wayne Davis 548-3057<br />

Federal Retirees<br />

4th Mon. 11:30 a.m.<br />

Bob Zweibel 547-6299<br />

Grey Hawk Village Social Club<br />

Wendy Carter 651-6671<br />

GRITS & GRITS Interest Group<br />

Ann McCullough 802-5888<br />

Italian/American Interest Group<br />

3nd Tues. 7:00 p.m. Lake House Ballroom<br />

Jim Turco 802-0818<br />

Karaoke Fun<br />

3th Fri. 7:00 p.m.<br />

Larry Garnatz 802-5422<br />

Lunch Bunch<br />

2nd Thurs., 3rd Tues. 11:45 a.m.<br />

Kathy Burtcher 487-1933<br />

Marine Corps Interest Group<br />

2nd Wensday, 1600 hours. Blue Heron<br />

Bob Paul 547-1895<br />

Michigan Club<br />

Terry McClure 803-396-1026<br />

Ohio Club<br />

5th Fri. 7:00 p.m. (4 times a year)<br />

Mary Dudash-White 937-430-6691<br />

Old Stogies<br />

Tues. 7:00 p.m.<br />

Bob Hoyt 803-932-4885<br />

Red Hat Society, Chapter 1<br />

2nd Tues.<br />

Mary Ellen Harrison 396-0374<br />

Red Hat Society, Chapter 2<br />

3rd Tues.<br />

Eleanor Gorenflo 547-4991<br />

Red Hat Society, Chapter 3<br />

1st Thurs. 6:30 p.m.<br />

Peggy Briscoe 548-2696<br />

Red Hat Society, Chapter 4<br />

3rd Thurs.<br />

Barbara Collins 547-7384<br />

Red Hat Society, Chapter 5<br />

1st Tues.<br />

Sherry Cockrell<br />

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Red Hat Society, Chapter 6<br />

4th Wed<br />

Pat Vettorino, 228-0001<br />

Pat Nazarro, 396-0949<br />

Restaurant Chat<br />

2rd Tues. 5:30 p.m.<br />

Christine Organek 547-8991<br />

Retired Military Group<br />

Last Fri. 4:00 p.m.<br />

Jack Colligan 803- 396-8455<br />

Shalom Club<br />

4th Tues. 7:00 p.m.<br />

Arnie Stone 802-8862<br />

Social Singles<br />

2rd Tues. 7:00 p.m.<br />

Phyllis Drivas 803-802-5889<br />

Topless Club<br />

Nancy Buffett 704-241-1250<br />

Tri-State Area Club<br />

3rd Wed. 7:00 p.m.<br />

Ken Weiss 860-967-4926<br />

Upstate New York Club<br />

Donna Paul 547-1895<br />

Wisconsin Club<br />

Cindy Lopez 547-6714<br />

SPORTS<br />

Basketball<br />

Tues. & Thurs. 10:00 a.m.<br />

Bob Tompkins 396-8382<br />

Billiards<br />

Mon., Tues., Thurs. 6:00 p.m.<br />

Bob Suzansky 835-0572<br />

Bocce Ball<br />

Lew White 548-9747<br />

Bowling, Lancaster<br />

Thurs. 1:00 p.m.<br />

Debbie Marchand 547-4394<br />

Bowling, Rock Hill (Monday)<br />

Mon. 2:00 p.m.<br />

Rick Berry @ 803-431-7235<br />

Donna Paul @ 803-547-1895<br />

Bowling, Rock Hill (Thursday a.m.)<br />

Thurs. 10:30 a.m.<br />

Carol Smith 548-4821<br />

Dru Besley 547-7674<br />

Bowling, Rock Hill (Thursday p.m.)<br />

Thurs. 1:00 p.m.<br />

Barbara Barry 554-1614<br />

Canoe & Kayak<br />

2nd Wed. 7:00 p.m.<br />

Paul Meegan 716-830-4107<br />

Cycling League<br />

Tim Cline 792-0666<br />

Golf, Ladies 9-Hole<br />

Tues. 9:00 a.m.<br />

Susan Winay 816-518-0651<br />

Golf, Men’s<br />

Wed. 8:30 a.m.<br />

John Fischer 704-965-9647<br />

Golf, Men’s 9-Hole<br />

Tues. times vary<br />

Bob McAveney 803-693-5112<br />

Golf, Women’s 18-Hole<br />

Times vary<br />

Cheryl Veary 630-747-8086<br />

Hiking<br />

3rd Thurs. 4:00 p.m.<br />

Linda Morse 802-3794<br />

Horseshoes<br />

Wed., Sat. 9:00 a.m.<br />

Tom Maran704-612-1952<br />

Model Yacht<br />

3rd Tues. 7:00 p.m.<br />

Bob Stephens 414-640-0712<br />

Motorcycle<br />

Bob Cotto 310-709-8742<br />

Pickleball<br />

Pat Mertes 803-548-4649<br />

SCCL Lilies<br />

Mon., Wed., Fri., 8:00 a.m.<br />

Joann Lowe 802-9787<br />

SCUBA<br />

Rick Dooley 448-1488<br />

Softball<br />

Dennis Telmanik 704-962-4938<br />

Southern Outdoors Sportsmen<br />

2nd Tues. 7:00 p.m.<br />

Ken Sholter 547-9079<br />

Sport Fishing<br />

1st Tues. 7:00 p.m.<br />

Milton R. Reisen 547-1080<br />

Table Tennis<br />

Tues. & Thurs 4:00 p.m.,<br />

Sat. 10:00 a.m. (doubles)<br />

Wed. 10:00 a.m. (singles)<br />

Chuck George 803-431-7171<br />

Tennis<br />

Round Robin Wed., Fri., Sat.<br />

Times vary<br />

Norm Compson 803-548-6484<br />

Walkers<br />

Tues. & Thurs. 8:00 a.m. @ pavilion<br />

Ida V. White 803-431-7868<br />


Adoption Healing Support<br />

1st Thurs. 3:00 p.m.<br />

Alzheimer's/Related Dementias Support<br />

2nd Fri. 10:00 a.m.<br />

At the Blue Heron<br />

Seth Zamek 548-6766<br />

Bereavement Support<br />

2nd and 4th Fri. 10:30 a.m.<br />

Dennis Reilly 207-1525<br />

Cancer Support<br />

3rd Thursday, 10:30 a.m.<br />

Lung Disease Support<br />

3rd Thursday 2:00 p.m.<br />

Joan Gilmore 704-756-7946<br />


This magazine is published on or<br />

before the first of every month, and<br />

is distributed at no cost to all residents<br />

of Sun City Carolina Lakes.<br />

Material for Community Connect<br />

and Club and Interest Group News<br />

must be submitted at least five<br />

weeks in advance. Photos must<br />

include captions that identify the<br />

event and name the individuals in<br />

the photo. Do not imbed the photos<br />

in the article document. Include<br />

your topic, individual or group<br />

name, and issue month in the subject<br />

line.<br />

Once submitted, articles cannot be<br />

revised<br />

Community Connect: These articles<br />

are usually about community or<br />

club and interest group events that<br />

are unique or are of interest to the<br />

whole community. Articles can be<br />

up to 400 words long. Attach the<br />

article and any photos to an email<br />

addressed to Community@livingscclmagazine.onmicrosoft.com.<br />

Club and Interest Group News: Each<br />

month, every club or interest group<br />

may submit an article of up to 200<br />

words about ongoing or future club<br />

events. These should be submitted<br />

only by an authorized member<br />

of the club. Attach the article and<br />

any photos to an email addressed<br />

to clubnews@livingscclmagazine.<br />

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General Articles: Any resident may<br />

submit for publication general articles<br />

on any subject that might be<br />

of interest to our readers. These articles<br />

are usually 600 to 800 words<br />

in length. Attach the article and any<br />

photos to an email addressed to<br />

livingsccl@aol.com.<br />

All articles are subject to editing.<br />

Submission is not a guarantee of<br />

publication. The editorial staff will<br />

determine the date of publication.<br />

We invite you to attend our weekly<br />

editorial meetings to learn about<br />

the subjects we are considering<br />

for future issues. You are invited to<br />

attend on Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m. in<br />

the downstairs Media Room at the<br />

Lake House.<br />

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SCCL Club & Group News<br />

Arts and Crafts<br />


The end of 2016 continues to find our studio is business<br />

as usual, except after a three year commitment, our<br />

President Jan Tamol and her team will retire for a new<br />

President, Madeline Trionfo.<br />

Jan leaves the studio an organized plastic bin place. Great<br />

shelving for each member and their supplies. Two new<br />

kilns are on their way, as well as a new slab roller with<br />

new canvases for clay. All purchases have been paid for<br />

by our members with dues and ice cream sales.<br />

The club continues to have a Pottery 101 class for<br />

new members, as well as tutorials throughout the<br />

year. Membership continues to hover around 100 paid<br />

members.<br />

Past-president Jan Tamol gets creative.<br />

With a new President, new ideas and training, and,<br />

hopefully, new members, the club will continue with<br />

great pleasure<br />

Submitted by Tricia Smith<br />

9/30/16<br />

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SCCL Club & Group News<br />

Performing Arts<br />

on November 11, Veterans Day, they gave a concert<br />

to the residents of The Regency Retirement Village in<br />

Charlotte.<br />


Submitted by Lonnie Knabel<br />

Singing for Pleasure, under the direction of Shirley<br />

Mole, gave two concerts this fall. On October 28, they<br />

sang to the residents of Waltonwood, Providence, and<br />

The Carolina Belles perform their annual<br />

holiday concert at The Lodge.<br />

Singing for Pleasure performs for the residents<br />

of Waltonwood in Providence.<br />

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Sports<br />


“It’s All About The 19th Hole” as the Ladies 9-Hole<br />

League gathered for the closing brunch and toast for the<br />

2016 season at The Tavern at the Lakes on November<br />

15, 2016. The unique table decorations replicated the<br />

uncompromising Hole #6, complete with sand traps and<br />

water hazard, thanks to our ever-talented and creative<br />

Social Committee. Awards were distributed from play<br />

days throughout the season. We were pleased to have<br />

Joan McCord, a founding member, join us and provide<br />

information on the development of the league in 2007.<br />

Throughout the season, the league participates in<br />

Exchange Days with other clubs in the area. On October<br />

11, fifteen players enjoyed the day at Ballantyne Country<br />

Club featuring “The 19th Hole” for the invitational. It is<br />

especially nice to renew acquaintances with ladies from<br />

the other golf clubs throughout the season and to play<br />

our sister courses.<br />

Carolina Lakes Ladies 9-Hole League players<br />

at the Ballantyne Country Club Invitational on<br />

October 11, 2016.<br />

Perhaps you might be interested in beginning the new<br />

year and a new season with the Ladies 9-Hole League.<br />

The 2017 season will begin in March. We welcome<br />

new members and would enjoy having you play with<br />

us and give it a try. You need not be a member of the<br />

Carolina Lakes Golf Course to play with our league, just<br />

a Sun City resident. Please contact Sue Winay for more<br />

information.<br />

Submitted by Marilyn Navarro<br />

匀 挀 爀 攀 攀 渀 瀀 漀 爀 挀 栀 挀 漀 渀 瘀 攀 爀 琀 攀 搀<br />

琀 漀 愀 猀 甀 渀 爀 漀 漀 洀 愀 琀<br />

匀 甀 渀 䌀 椀 琀 礀 䌀 愀 爀 漀 氀 椀 渀 愀 䰀 愀 欀 攀 猀<br />

䈀 䔀 䘀 伀 刀 䔀<br />

䄀 䘀 吀 䔀 刀<br />

匀 甀 渀 爀 漀 漀 洀 猀 ∠ 匀 挀 爀 攀 攀 渀 倀 漀 爀 挀 栀 攀 猀 ∠ 䐀 攀 挀 欀 猀<br />

愀 渀 搀 攀 瘀 攀 爀 礀 琀 栀 椀 渀 最 攀 氀 猀 攀 甀 渀 搀 攀 爀 礀 漀 甀 爀 爀 漀 漀 昀<br />

刀 攀 洀 漀 搀 攀 氀 ∠ 刀 攀 瀀 愀 椀 爀 ∠ 刀 攀 渀 漀 瘀 愀 琀 攀<br />

吀 栀 攀 愀 爀 攀 愀 ᤠ 猀 琀 爀 甀 猀 琀 攀 搀 最 攀 渀 攀 爀 愀 氀 挀 漀 渀 琀 爀 愀 挀 琀 漀 爀 猀 椀 渀 挀 攀 㤀 㠀 㠀<br />

㠀 アパート⸀ 㔀 㐀 㠀 ⸀ 㐀 㤀 アパート ∠ 眀 眀 眀 ⸀ 䌀 爀 漀 猀 猀 挀 甀 琀 䌀 漀 渀 猀 琀 爀 甀 挀 琀 椀 漀 渀 ⸀ 挀 漀 洀<br />

倀 爀 漀 甀 搀 琀 漀 戀 攀 嘀 ⸀ 䄀 ⸀ 䄀 瀀 瀀 爀 漀 瘀 攀 搀<br />

LIVING @ SCCL, January 2017 67

SCCL Club & Group News<br />


2017 officers for Carolina Lakes Women’s Golf<br />

Association were installed November 10. They are Irene<br />

Gatton, president; Grace Armstrong, vice president;<br />

Barb DeSessa, secretary; Cecile Brophy, treasurer; and<br />

Jacke Wichmann, member-at-large. Receiving special<br />

recognition for long-time and excellent service to the<br />

board were 2016 president Judy McKinstry and treasurer<br />

Mary Hudson.<br />

Handicap chair Callie Hub presented the 2016 Most<br />

Improved Golfer award to Cheryl Veary, who dropped<br />

her GHIN index by 5.7 over the course of the Marchthrough-October<br />

league season. As if to underscore her<br />

prowess, the next day Cheryl holed No. 16 at Carolina<br />

Lakes, her first at the home course and second in her<br />

career.<br />

Special thanks went to Arlene Serafin and her team<br />

(Donna Sholter, Donna Woods, and Joann Hipps) for<br />

putting together the Fall Meeting capped by a cocktail<br />

party at Tavern at the Lakes.<br />

Irene Gatton, left, takes over the 2017 president’s<br />

spot with encouragement from outgoing<br />

president Judy McKinstry at CLWGA’s fall<br />

meeting, Nov. 10, at Tavern at the Lakes.<br />

2017 Membership (including GHIN fee) is $75 and can<br />

be paid by check and placed in the Women’s 18-Hole<br />

payment box at the pro shop. If you are interested in<br />

becoming a member of the CLWGA, we invite you to<br />


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Submitted by Libby Fraas<br />

Support Groups<br />


Cheryl Veary, 2016 Most Improved<br />

Golfer in CLWGA league<br />

play, celebrates a hole-in-one on<br />

No. 16 at Carolina Lakes Nov. 11.<br />

The SCCL Lung Disease Support Group meets on an<br />

irregular schedule at 2:00 on the third Thursday of the<br />

month at the Lodge. Meetings are announce via the<br />

group’s email. Contact Joan Gilmore at 704-756 7946.<br />

The group is looking for new leadership.<br />

Submitted by Joan Gilmore L<br />

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The<br />

Science<br />

and the<br />

Law<br />

Behind...<br />

Here in Sun City Carolina Lakes in South<br />

Carolina, we have more than 3,100 homes,<br />

and over ten miles of roads, adjacent sidewalks, and<br />

reasonably maintained walking trails. We are also<br />

a golf cart community with marked golf cart lanes<br />

on our two major roads. In addition, we have a<br />

community-wide speed limit of 25 mph, meaning, in<br />

reality, most folks drive between 25 mph to just under<br />

35 mph on the two major roads, as well as on the<br />

longer stretches connecting distant Pods. And, as we<br />

have all seen, some people drive much faster than 35<br />

mph.<br />

As many of us age, we have become advocates of<br />

the “eat less and move more” philosophy for staying<br />

healthy. We are seeing an increasing number of people<br />

walking and running in the road, rather than on the<br />

adjacent sidewalk, because they believe that asphalt<br />

is “easier on the joints” than concrete. They believe<br />

asphalt is actually softer than concrete. On the surface<br />

(Did you catch that?) it may seem intuitively true<br />

that asphalt has more cushioning give, but is there<br />

any science behind it? My English-major science<br />

experiment would hypothesize this: if you jumped<br />

from a 10’ ladder onto either concrete or asphalt, your<br />

leg would be just as broken. But that’s not real science.<br />

Dr. Jonathan Toker, a PhD and a triathlete, tackled<br />

Concrete<br />

Versus<br />

Asphalt<br />

By Bob Poliquin<br />

this subject in the running blog Slowtwitch.com. His<br />

proposed experiment is equally simple, probably more<br />

scientific, and certainly safer. He suggests bouncing<br />

a golf ball off of both concrete and asphalt, noting,<br />

“The rebound distance will provide an indication<br />

how much energy is absorbed by the surface and how<br />

much energy is returned to the golf ball. A surface<br />

that returns more energy to the ball will also return<br />

more energy to your legs and consequently will feel<br />

harder.” He concludes, “If you do this experiment,<br />

you will find that asphalt and concrete cause the ball<br />

to bounce to nearly the same height.” Toker then goes<br />

into a major discussion on the relative hardness of<br />

various surfaces from clay to steel. You are welcome to<br />

read his findings in full at the link at the end of this<br />

article. But his primary argument is that the difference<br />

between the surface hardness of asphalt and concrete<br />

is humanly undetectable, and running shoes, which<br />

most of us run or walk in, negate any actual difference<br />

entirely.<br />

Well, there you go. Regardless of what your friend may<br />

tell you, the asphalt road is not easier on your joints<br />

than the concrete sidewalk. Toker warns, “At the end<br />

of the day it’s up to you, but science supports that the<br />

most likely running injury you’ll get from running [or<br />

walking] on the road is getting hit by a car.”<br />

70 LIVING @ SCCL, January 2017

A Clear Vision of Excellence PLLC<br />

That’s the science. Now here’s the law. In both North<br />

and South Carolina, it’s illegal to walk or run on the<br />

road when there is a sidewalk available. The North<br />

Carolina law reads: “Where sidewalks are provided,<br />

it shall be unlawful for any pedestrian to walk along<br />

and upon an adjacent roadway.”<br />

And the South Carolina law is very similar: “Where<br />

a sidewalk is provided and its use is practicable, it<br />

shall be unlawful for any pedestrian to walk along<br />

and upon an adjacent roadway.” That’s pretty clear.<br />

I’m not much of a rule follower, myself; nevertheless,<br />

I’ve seen the downed street trees and light poles in<br />

our community. That skinny strip of “common area”<br />

between the road and sidewalk isn’t going to slow the<br />

Cadillac down, but being on the sidewalk may give<br />

you time to get out of the way. If you are walking or<br />

running in the road – good luck, because you could<br />

eventually look like one of those unfortunate turtles<br />

we see as road kill way to often.<br />

Read the study for yourself at: slowtwitch.com/<br />

Training/Running/Concrete_or_Asphalt__4793.<br />

html<br />

And, more on the law at: South Carolina Code of<br />

Laws: Section 56 5 3160. Pedestrians on highways. L<br />

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LIVING @ SCCL, January 2017 71

This Just In...<br />

Pod Z Lights it Up for<br />

Local Food Bank<br />

After a week’s delay over weather, the Zenith<br />

Point neighborhood light up the night event<br />

took place. Many of the homes in the Pod were<br />

decorated and the entire neighborhood was lit up<br />

with luminaries. There were refreshment stations<br />

serving mulled cider, mulled wine, hot chocolate,<br />

cookies, and other goodies. There was even a<br />

doggy station serving treats. Visitors brought<br />

non-perishables collected for the Lancaster Food<br />

Bank.<br />

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704-843-3270<br />

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72 LIVING @ SCCL, January 2017

Welcome Newcomers<br />

Newcomers are invited to<br />

attend the monthly SCCL<br />

Welcome Orientation. This<br />

month's event will be held<br />

on Tuesday, January 10,<br />

from 1:30-3:00 p.m. in the<br />

Lake House Ballroom. Call<br />

Ann Coffey for more info,<br />

803-396-8957.<br />

Edson, Stephanie<br />

44441 Oriole Drive, Ste. 101<br />

Carriage Homes of the Cove, 11/16<br />

smile000ny@yahoo.com<br />

631-742-6652<br />

From: King Park NY<br />

Interests: fishing, golf, painting, rock<br />

climbing, traveling, woodworking<br />

Galvin, James and Wendt, Brigitte<br />

41021 Calla Lily Street<br />

Kensington, 11/18/16<br />

jrgpc0826@gmail.com<br />

2horses2cats@gmail.com<br />

708-217-8533<br />

414-403-2150<br />

From: WI<br />

Interests: boating, golf, horseback<br />

riding, pickleball<br />

Powell, Bob and Teri<br />

44441 Oriole Drive, Ste. 100<br />

Carriage Homes of the Cove,<br />

11/04/16<br />

auburntiger.teri@gmail.com<br />

auburnalum1974@gmail.com<br />

864-884-0936<br />

864-884-8407<br />

From: Greenville SC<br />

Interests: cooking, dogs, golf,<br />

pickleball, tennis, traveling<br />

Smith–Wheat, Regina<br />

2059 Hartwell Lane<br />

Rustic Walk, 01/17<br />

kapusta640@aol.com<br />

336-813-0014<br />

From: Winston Salem NC<br />

Interests: cooking, dogs, golf, slot<br />

machines, wine tasting<br />

Stallings, Deborah<br />

5009 Olympic Court<br />

Timber Trace, 11/17/16<br />

803-228-4175<br />

347-731-6586<br />

From: Charlotte NC<br />

Interests: exercising, having fun with<br />

friends, reading, swimming, walking<br />

Sternweiler, Michael and Vivian<br />

3082 Azalea Drive<br />

The Arbors, 11/10/16<br />

vsternweiler@gmail.com<br />

617-347-1657<br />

617-968-4887<br />

From: MA<br />

Interests: beading, nurses ‘club,<br />

reading, walking, woodworking<br />

Walker, Gerald and Teresa<br />

44409 Oriole Drive, Ste. 200<br />

Carriage Homes of the Cove, 11/16<br />

teresawal@earthlink.net<br />

443-414-6450<br />

301-805-0172<br />

From: MD<br />

Interests: billiards, cards, golf, music<br />

Wolfe, Joe and Fran<br />

3002 Edisto Way<br />

Zenith Point, 11/16<br />

franandjoewolfe@aol.com<br />

lfdi@aol.com<br />

803-547-9059<br />

845-389-0829<br />

From: Ellenville NY, Flushing NY,<br />

Queens Village NY<br />

Interests: dancing, dramatics,<br />

numismatics, singing, track & field<br />

L<br />

Two Welcome Tips:<br />

Meet the Home Owners<br />

Advisory Council member for<br />

your neighborhood.<br />

Read the current edition of The<br />

Guide to Living @ Sun City<br />

Carolina Lakes.<br />

LIVING @ SCCL, January 2017 73

Making The<br />

Most Of<br />

By Lee Johnston<br />

Many of our residents might not be aware of<br />

RecycleBank and how to add up points to use<br />

toward great rewards. The rewards include the ability<br />

to order coupons worth $10 off a purchase of $50 or<br />

more at Harris Teeter; buy one, get one free at Moe’s<br />

Southwest Grill, DQ Grill and Chill, and Carvel. You<br />

can also save toward free magazine subscriptions and<br />

other rewards.<br />

Many long-time residents will remember when the<br />

reward for recycling was around 50 points or more each<br />

week. Now, perhaps because God<br />

Bless the USA has only so many<br />

points to give, the reward has settled<br />

at 15. You will see the points posted<br />

to your RecycleBank account every<br />

three weeks or so. Though there are<br />

only 15 points for weekly curbside<br />

pickup, about 75 points a month,<br />

there are now opportunities to earn<br />

extra points each day. In about a<br />

month you can earn up to an extra<br />

230 points toward rewards. This<br />

point reward system is meant to make<br />

us all more aware of the recycling<br />

effort: why recycling matters, what<br />

can and can’t be recycled, the basics<br />

of the recycling processes, and how to<br />

conserve energy and live sustainably.<br />

To enroll, if you’ve not already done so, you must first<br />

call God Bless the USA (704-708-5872) and set up<br />

an account. They’ll tell you how it works, give you an<br />

account number for RecycleBank, and send you a sticker<br />

for your recycle bin or trash can if there is not one<br />

already attached. The code on the sticker, read by the<br />

RFID reader on the recycle truck, will ensure you get the<br />

points for your regular weekly recycling pickup.<br />

The rest of the points-building is up to you. You can<br />

familiarize yourself with the process at the RecycleBank<br />

website – recyclebank.com. Bookmark the website<br />

so you see it and check it every day – including the<br />

weekends. Make a visit to the RecycleBank website a<br />

part of your regular daily online routine. It takes just a<br />

few minutes, and you are earning what amounts to cash<br />

in your pocket.<br />

There are many ways to earn extra points with regular<br />

daily pledges and weekly entries, plus extra points when<br />

you take the quizzes or read about various topics. Look<br />

for “Because You Asked” letters – they usually add five<br />

points. If you see a feature where<br />

you don’t recognize the picture<br />

(be sure to be aware of the<br />

pictures) do check it out. Look<br />

at the earning opportunities on<br />

the top banner. Features and<br />

earning opportunities change<br />

every few weeks.<br />

$<br />

Many long-term residents have<br />

built up a considerable balance<br />

in their RecycleBank accounts.<br />

It’s time to start making use of<br />

what you’ve earned.<br />

If you are a regular shopper at<br />

Harris Teeter, the $10 off $50<br />

purchased coupons can amount to about $600 worth<br />

of savings each year, and that ain’t hay. You can get $5<br />

off $50 purchased at Target; $10 off $30 purchased at<br />

Bed, Bath & Beyond; and other discounts at many local<br />

retailers and restaurants.<br />

You can “spend” about 10 points to enter regular<br />

drawings for gift cards to places like Amazon, Trader<br />

Joe’s, Macy’s, and Dick’s Sporting Goods. And there are<br />

many magazine subscription offers for publications like<br />

Martha Stewart Living, O, The Oprah Magazine, Food &<br />

Wine, Southern Living, and even, if you’re so inclined,<br />

Modern Farmer.<br />

74 LIVING @ SCCL, January 2017

Debbie K. Goldberg, CPA, P.A.<br />

Certified Public Accountant<br />

Direct (704) 543-7334<br />

9716 Rea Road #23 Toll Free (877) 268-9656<br />

Charlotte, NC 28277 Fax (704) 543-7335<br />

Email: debgoldcpa@bellsouth.net<br />

One easy way to cash in, is on purchases at the<br />

local Harris Teeter.<br />

So:<br />

• Every Monday – report your recycling for 10 bonus<br />

points. When you report your recycling five times, you<br />

get a Recycling Royalty award of an additional five<br />

points.<br />

• Every day – take the Daily Pledge for five points.<br />

When you pledge five times, you get a Persistent Pledger<br />

reward of five points.<br />

• Every day – look for new ways to learn and earn points<br />

• The first day of the month or soon after - order that<br />

month’s Harris Teeter $10 off $50 purchased coupons.<br />

Each coupon will “cost” you 100 Reward points.<br />

Make good choices, recycle, and spend your points –<br />

you’ve earned the rewards. L<br />

LIVING @ SCCL, January 2017 75

76 LIVING @ SCCL, January 2017<br />

Advertising Index<br />

Please Let the Advertisers Know you Support Them.<br />

They Support This Magazine.<br />

65 Senior Street..................................................................77<br />

Abbott Builders..................................................................66<br />

Antique Clock Shop..........................................................60<br />

Associates for Financial Education.................................02<br />

B & P Concepts.................................................................53<br />

Barefoot and Co., Closet.................................................16<br />

Barefoot and Co., General..............................................55<br />

Beltone Carolina Hearing.................................................45<br />

Bradley Rides.com Transportation Service ....................14<br />

Brightmore of South Charlotte.........................................23<br />

Brightstar Healthcare........................................................16<br />

Burgess Funeral Home & Crematory ..............................35<br />

Carolina Dentistry@theStateLine Dr. Schwartz...............42<br />

Carolina Family Chiropractic ..........................................59<br />

Carolina Golf Cars ...........................................................37<br />

Carolina Premier Window Film.........................................30<br />

Century 21 Ann Lyman ....................................................75<br />

Charlotte Computer Solutions.........................................53<br />

Charlotte Hearts, Dr. Dawson..........................................15<br />

Comporium Communications ........................................68<br />

Cooper’s Plumbing...........................................................73<br />

Crosscut Construction......................................................67<br />

Cureton Dentistry..............................................................72<br />

Dat.A.Syst...........................................................................75<br />

Darst Dermatology............................................................57<br />

Debbie Goldberg, CPA....................................................75<br />

Decorative Lighting..........................................................75<br />

Dutch Miller Kia..................................................................65<br />

Eye & Laser Center...........................................................61<br />

Express Sunrooms .............................................................27<br />

Five Star Senior Living .......................................................49<br />

Frankie’s Garage Door Service.......................................12<br />

Handyman Services by Bradley......................................56<br />

Indian Land Animal Hospital............................................73<br />

Integra Wellness Center...................................................13<br />

Izzy’s Handyman...............................................................75<br />

Keller Williams, Boomer Team..........................................10<br />

Keller Williams, Team Pogue, Laura Pogue....................04<br />

Lancaster Animal Shelter Supporters of Sun City..........22<br />

Mann Travels......................................................................53<br />

Mary Kay Cosmetics.........................................................50<br />

Memories and Recollections ..........................................25<br />

Metrolina Eye Associates.................................................71<br />

Michelle’s Landscaping & Lawn Maintenance............30<br />

My First Class Tours ............................................................51<br />

Nationwide Insurance, John Lovsin Agency.................57<br />

Natural Home Lite ............................................................69<br />

NYC Vacation Packages.................................................10<br />

Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church ........................43<br />

Padleford Agency, Insurance and Fin’l Planning.........27<br />

Palmetto Family Hearing Center.....................................09<br />

Palmetto Medical Group and Medspa.........................13<br />

Piedmont Medical Center...............................................06<br />

Piedmont Plastic Surgery & Dermatology .....................79<br />

Portraits By Lonnie.............................................................48<br />

Quality Home & Building Services...................................11<br />

Randy’s Paint & Body Shop.............................................21<br />

Records Reduction ........................................................76<br />

ReMax Realty, The Baxter Team......................................31<br />

Richard Laney, Landscaping, Inc...................................35<br />

Rob Wilson, CPA ...............................................................76<br />

Serene Rejuvenation........................................................55<br />

Smiles in the Sun, Dentistry...............................................45<br />

Springs Insurance..............................................................25<br />

Springs Memorial Hospital................................................80<br />

Sound Advice Hearing Center........................................58<br />

Southern Paws Animal Hospital.......................................28<br />

Tavern at the Lakes @ Carolina Lakes Golf Club ........39<br />

Valta Financial ..................................................................67<br />

Waltonwood Senior Living................................................29<br />

Westminster Towers ..........................................................21<br />

Wilkinson ERA – Roger Berrey...........................................59<br />

Wilkinson ERA – Anna Cipriani.........................................45<br />

Wilkinson ERA- The Young Team ....................................33<br />

Your Life Wellness & Physical Therapy ............................50<br />

Youthful Complexions ......................................................55

Living @ Sun City Carolina Lakes<br />


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LIVING @ SCCL, January 2017 77

The Last Word...<br />


By Lee Johnston<br />

Do you remember Lobster Newburg,<br />

Salisbury steak, Chicken a la King, and<br />

that all-time favorite Creamed Chipped Beef on<br />

Toast? This last one was also known to many of<br />

us as S#!* on a Shingle… Well, let’s just say that<br />

time marches on, and, fortunately for us, so have<br />

the trends for what we eat.<br />

We were accustomed to calorie-dense foods,<br />

foods that were relatively inexpensive but filled<br />

us and provided the calories for hard work and<br />

play. Noodles, pasta, potatoes, and bread played<br />

a big part in our diets. Unless it was spaghetti<br />

night, supper was meat, a starch, and a vegetable.<br />

Salads made very rare appearances on our plates.<br />

Farmers markets were few and far between, and<br />

unless your family maintained a vegetable garden,<br />

your veggies were days or even weeks old. The<br />

butcher, the baker, the green grocer, and the milk<br />

man were the common independent purveyors<br />

who now find themselves under one roof in the<br />

supermarket.<br />

Sundays were the days for a huge roast,<br />

perhaps leg of lamb or fresh ham, and all the<br />

accoutrements. Mom spent a lot of the morning<br />

preparing the roast, and the rest of the family<br />

spent the late afternoon working or snoozing<br />

off the effects of the meal. Today, such large<br />

roasts are served mostly on holidays. Many Baby<br />

Boomers don’t even remember a fresh ham,<br />

thinking it’s the non-canned variety of a smoked<br />

ham.<br />

While weeknight desserts were things like jello,<br />

chocolate pudding, or tapioca, Sunday desserts<br />

were presentations: pound cakes, layer cakes,<br />

pineapple upside-down cakes, coconut cream<br />

pies, pies of every flavor, and, in season, things<br />

like buckles and cobblers. In summer, there<br />

might have been a treat of home-made ice cream.<br />

In the Fifties, while we on the western side of<br />

the Atlantic were eating these traditional foods,<br />

people like Julia Child were over in France<br />

learning new ways to cook. No longer was<br />

Chinese cooking just chop suey or chow mein.<br />

No longer was Asian cooking just Chinese.<br />

No longer were chop suey and chow mein or<br />

spaghetti and pizza the only international foods<br />

on our plates.<br />

Television, advances in freezing foods, and<br />

widespread transportation meant that we were<br />

getting a larger variety of fresher foods and were<br />

learning new ways to prepare them. No longer<br />

did one cookbook cover everything we wanted to<br />

prepare. Fanny Farmer, Better Homes and Gardens,<br />

or The Settlement Cook Book have been joined on<br />

the packed shelves by hundreds of others. The<br />

vast variety of subjects to be covered in individual<br />

cookbooks meant that book stores moved the few<br />

cookbooks out of the reference section and began<br />

to devote whole sections of their shelves to them.<br />

Today we aren’t as reliant on seasonal foods,<br />

although eating with the seasons, becoming a<br />

“locavore,” and cooking with what is readily<br />

available from nearby sources is the latest trend,<br />

especially for restaurants. Many restaurants don’t<br />

have freezers, preferring to use only the freshest<br />

ingredients for their menu. And that’s another<br />

difference in the way we eat today: more and<br />

more we choose to eat out. Rather than stock our<br />

kitchens with all the ingredients for international<br />

cuisines, we go to the local places that satisfy our<br />

tastes. Just in our area we can have Asian, Italian,<br />

Greek, Mexican, New York Deli, Southern. You<br />

name it--breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and it’s<br />

nearby. So much food, so little time.<br />

Just wonderin’… …Remember the party<br />

standby, deviled eggs? Just plain deviled eggs.<br />

Today, according to a recent issue of Saveur<br />

magazine, they marinate the whites in soy<br />

sauce and raspberry vinegar - just for fifteen<br />

minutes, mind you - and then fill them with<br />

the yolks that were combined with lump crab<br />

meat, avocado, and apple. Chefs are getting<br />

inventive. Food is getting fancy. It’s probably<br />

a good thing, but we have to wonder what<br />

“comfort food” will be to generations to come.<br />

L<br />

78 LIVING @ SCCL, January 2017

Bits and Pieces<br />

by Bonnie Lawrance

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