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Bowl Of Fun

The 2018 Heartland Games bowling was originally scheduled to take place in Sebring but the loss of the Heartland Bowl meant a new venue was needed. Jean and Larry Barwick, owners of the Bowl Of Fun Lanes in Wauchula for more than 40 years, quickly agreed to host the event. When bowlers from Wauchula, Bowling…

Mah Jongg Masters

On Friday, February 16, 44 ladies ranging in age from 62 to 88 gathered in the Tanglewood clubhouse for three rounds of Mah Jongg, a game which has been played in the USA for 100 years. Sandy Haka, tournament director, was ably assisted by Nancy White and Colleen Schenking to ensure that everything was organized…

Tanglewood’s Talented Table Tennis Team

The 2018 Heartland Games table tennis tournament, held at Crystal Lake Club on Thursday, February 15 drew far more players than in the past and all seemed to enjoy the excellent competition in men’s and ladies singles, doubles and mixed doubles play. All of Tanglewood’s hopes were pinned on John Holm and Walt Snyder who…

Heartland Games Pickleballers at Tanglewood

Tanglewood hosted the 2018 Heartland Games pickleball tournament February 10 and 11 with numerous Tanglewood pickleballers doing extremely well. On Saturday, men’s and women’s doubles took to the courts while Sunday saw mixed doubles play. Our eight court facility, with its shaded viewing area, is the envy of most who come to play here. The…

Tanglewood Hosts Euchre Tournament

15 medal winners from Tanglewood.Euchre is an excellent social game that is simple in concept but with a high degree of subtlety in the play. Introduced in the midwest U.S. by early German settlers, the game is still very popular in states such as Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin and right here in Tanglewood.…

High Tea

Fun, food and fashion to help local grads.High tea, a British tradition, has worked its way into Tanglewood and it seems like it’s going to become a fixture. Last year they raised funds for the Domestic Violence Shelter. It was a great success and the 60 tickets sold out in moments. This year, Sandra Armitage,…

Heartland Games Shuffleboard

Six Tanglewood Shufflers Compete in Avon ParkOn Tuesday, February 6 the largest group of shufflers ever to compete in the Heartland Games shuffleboard tournament met at the Avon Park Seniors Activity Center. Among those competing were six Tanglewood shufflers, our largest contingent in the Games’ history. Kay Hermiston took gold in the 80-84 year old…

Heartland Games Golf

Men and women from Wauchula, Zolfo Springs, Arcadia, Lake Placid, Avon Park, Sebring and a few other Florida towns met up at Spring Lake’s Panther Creek Golf Course on Saturday, February 3 to test their skills against the course, the wind and one another. Female golfers ranged in age from 57 to 85 while the…

Let The Games Begin

The Heartland Games For Active Adults got underway on Friday with bridge players spending an enjoyable day at Tanglewood. Players received their Heartland Games t-shirts upon arrival and enjoyed coffee and donuts compliments of Hometown America. Thanks to Jan Carbaugh for preparing the coffee. A complimentary lunch was included courtesy of the Heartland Games sponsors;…

Pickleball Travel Team

The Pickleball Committee has announced the schedule for the Best Eight Travel Team.  Come and cheer on your park’s ambassadors. Here’s the schedule for the “season” January 17th           Sun and Lake at Tanglewood January 27th           Tanglewood at Lake Ashton February 3rd           Highlands Ridge at Tanglewood February…