December 2017 New Residents

Welcome Table, December 18, 2017

Meet John Schneider

3132 Going to the Sun (Big Sky)

Phone: 541-662-1161


John comes to us from the great state of Oregon!  He has also spent time in the New Hampshire area where he has family. He will be with us year round.  In his former life, John owned a motel by the sea on the coast of Oregon. John is a veteran and a widower, having lost his wife six years ago. We welcome John into his new family – Tanglewood!

Welcome Table, December 11, 2017

Meet Curtis and Barb Harvey

1024 Carefree Parkway (Carefree)

Cell phones: Curtis 517-605-7826; Barb 517-263-2669


Curtis and Barb chose Tanglewood after reviewing several communities in Southern Florida!  They relocated from Michigan and will be seasonal residents. Barb retired from her position as Office Manager while Curtis retired from factory work.  Curt is a veteran!  Barb is interested in quilting and sewing; Curtis loves to play pool and has a long arm!. They love to eat out and take trips.  They have 2 children, 4 grandsons, and 4 great grandchildren.  We happily welcome them into our Tanglewood Family.

Welcome Table, December 4, 2017

Meet Judy and Larry Thorneycroft

1126 Shadow Ridge Rd (Carefree)

Cell phones: Judy 502-377-4000    Larry 502-876-6024


Larry and Judy are originally from New Albany, Indiana. They retired and moved to Florida to North Lake Estates in Moore Haven, Florida. Larry was in insurance management and retired in 1999.  Judy was in technology sales and retired in 2009.  At that point they spent a few years traveling around the country in their motor coach.  They will be with us seasonally. Judy is very into quilting while Larry loves woodturning and is a wood crafter. Welcome to Tanglewood!

Who To Contact?

The Welcome Committee has created a list of groups, clubs, committees, and other helpful information to help all new residents and/or those that have been here awhile learn what is available in Tanglewood. We call this the “Who to Contact” list. This is updated throughout the year as new groups, clubs or committees are formed and information of existing groups change. Note the date on the right hand bottom of the document which shows the last date changed. All new residents that we visit are given a copy of this list but since this list can change, the latest version is on the Home page of Twrtimes. Just look on the left side under Upcoming Events and click on the Who to Contact link under Welcome Committee.

Leaving for the Summer or for a month or more?

For those that leave for the summer, we want to make sure people taking off for the summer or who will be gone a month or more have a copy of our Check Off List for Closing Your Tanglewood Home For The Summer_PDF.  This gives many tips on what needs to be done to make sure you find your home in good shape, when you return.

General Information For All New Residents
All new homeowners and those on the “lease to buy” program are visited in their home by a member of the Welcome Committee. A Welcome Bag is provided with information that will help them learn about what is going on in Tanglewood during that visit. Information about the surrounding area is also included with various giveaways from local banks, hospitals, and the Chamber of Commerce. Business cards and/or flyers from other Tanglewood residents who offer a product or service are also included as well as some outside vendors.
Be our guests at Monday Morning Coffee in the main clubhouse at the Welcome Table starting at 8 AM. Just look for the big yellow welcome sign on the table near the front door inside the hall. Get introduced to everyone, have your picture taken and learn what will be going on in the park. It is also a great time to ask any questions you may have. Please bring your badge and coffee cup. The Monday Morning Coffee meeting starts at 8:30 AM. What is going to happen in the upcoming week(s) is announced. If any changes are made on the weekly calendar, it is also announced at this time. It is a great way to meet your neighbors and become a part of the community whether you are here for a short time or forever!
If you are a new RVer in the Outback, please join us at the Welcome Table at 8 AM. We want to meet and greet you. If you have any questions as an RVer, call or visit Les and Arlene Thayer who work for Hometown America as Outback Hosts during the winter months. Call them at 863-585-1071 or visit them at 749 Elephant Walk (in a cabin). Once at Monday Morning Coffee, get a copy of the Welcome Committee’s “Who to Contact List” and “Welcome To Tanglewood”.

Tickets for most events are sold before and after Coffee in the main hall. Many of the tickets are also available at the Activities Director’s Office during the weekdays. Want to pick up a customized Tanglewood Tervis Mug? Buy one from the Activities Director’s Office. The RV/Business office does NOT sell any tickets.

Any questions call Sue Vollmuth, Welcome Committee Chairman, at 810-252-5415 or see her at the Welcome Table on Monday mornings at coffee.





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