Pam Batey

Moved to Tanglewood in August 2016, with husband, Steve and dog, Maggie. Retired Paramedic, now continuing my hobby writing short stories and information in the "You and Your Health" Section of the newsletter. Active Member of Tanglewood Community Church.

Last Summer Dance

Footloose DancingIn the still of a hot summer night, Tanglewood residents danced to music from Dan Patrick, our entertainer for the evening. Several new faces were seen smiling and laughing as they joined in on the fun. Line dancers appeared to be recruiting as “The Electric Slide”  had nearly everyone on the dance floor. A…

Photo Directories

Photo Shoot for Another Directory Coming SoonGreat News! If you had your photo taken for the directory and have not received your copy, you have the following options: 1. Contact Diane or Howard Lowry at 863-382-6170. 2. Come to Monday Morning Coffee: (they will be distributing directories after  announcements) 3. Pick up your copy at 1707…

Code RED

Where To Swim Free of Red TideFor several weeks the news has been focused on the affects of Red Tide on businesses, but what about us humans? WHAT IS RED TIDE? Red tide is a phenomenon caused by algal blooms (Wikipedia definition) during which algae become so numerous that they discolor coastal waters (hence the name “red…

Hurricane Irma Trivia

Hurricane Irma; A Look Back…Where Were You When Hurricane Irma Swirled Into Tanglewood? One year ago this week, Tanglewood residents were busy preparing for hurricane Irma. Tropical storms and high winds were expected, and a few hurricane parties were being planned.  The atmosphere inside the clubhouse was cheerful as residents had begun earlier that week to…

Special Needs Hurricane Shelter Registration

Special Needs & Equipment List2018 Special Needs Shelter Registration Began January 1st All persons interested in utilizing the Special Needs Shelters for the 2018 Hurricane season will need to register with the Highlands County Health Department. If you require specialized equipment for your health needs such as oxygen concentrator or other similar equipment (see list)…

School Supply List -Middle School

School Supplies List – Middle SchoolYou can drop off school supply donations in the Craft Room in the Marked Cardboard Box and Tote. Please leave items in plastic bags. They will be collected through August 10th. Bill Ruli has volunteered to distribute the supplies to the teachers before school begins. Thank you for your generosity…

Pastor Bill’s Statement on Hurricane Project

Hurricane Statement – Pastor Bill BurnhamTanglewood Community Church Statement Regarding the Emergency Response Team July 9, 2018 This letter was read by Pam Batey on July 9th at Morning Coffee, in place of Pastor Bill Burnham who was home recovering from heart surgery. Afterwards, the Hurricane Emergency Response Team gave a brief summary of their…

Hurricane Drill

TCC Hurricane Shelter ReviewThe Hurricane Drill     After the drill on Monday evening, our total number of registered residents is over 200.  Tanglewood Community Church is grateful for this opportunity to serve in a Leadership role for all Tanglewood Residents during a Disaster. Office Manager, Tammy Martin, gave her full support during Morning Coffee last week.…

Code BROWN…

DISCLAIMER: Not for The Faint Hearted If you have a weak stomach, read with caution… Recently, and frequently, we have had a ‘Code Brown’ in our Tanglewood Pool. Intentional or accidental, animal or human, there is a protocol that has to be followed to keep swimmers from contracting Shigella, Norovirus, and/or E. Coli. Steps to…

John Deere Green

In the past two weeks, members of the Wood Shop have been working tirelessly on an unusual project. Last December, Kelly Dressel, Executive Director of the Children’s Museum of the Highlands, contacted Wood Shop Chairman, Steve Batey and asked if the volunteers from Tanglewood’s Wood Shop could build a wooden tractor for the children to…