Announcement: January 2018 Monthly Activity and Event Schedule

Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut in the Clubhouse on Monday mornings from 8 AM to 8:30 AM.


If you are new to Tanglewood, please join us at Monday Morning Coffee at the Clubhouse and sit at the Welcome Table (look for the yellow sunflower on the table). We look forward to meeting you!

*Remember if you are unable to come up to the Clubhouse for Coffee, you can turn to your Comcast Cable channel 195 and watch from the comfort of your own home.

Please do not park under the canopy, on sidewalks, or on the grass at any time. Also, please do not park blocking doors to any entrances into the clubhouse. This is for SAFETY and COURTESY to all our residents.

Thank you.


Mondays Bingo—Every Monday, Clubhouse. BADGES REQUIRED 6:15pm
Friday, 5th Showcase – 9:30am – 4:30 pm, Clubhouse
Saturday, 6th Petanque Tournament-9:00 am, Petanque Courts
Tuesday, 9th RV Club Meeting – 2:00 pm, Clubhouse
Tuesday, 9th Potluck – 5:30 pm, Clubhouse
Wednesday, 10th Health Fair – 8:30 -11:00 am, Clubhouse
Sunday, 14th Special Events Show – Re-Creation – 7:00pm, Clubhouse
Monday, 15th Sevens-1:00 pm, Mirror Room
Monday, 15th Slide Show-2:00 pm, Community Room
Tuesday, 16th Special Meals-5:30 pm, Clubhouse Barbeque Dinner (Tickets on sale during Monday Coffee and in Activities Office)
Wednesday, 17th TMAC Meeting-3:00 pm, Clubhouse
Wednesday, 17th HOA Meeting-7:00 pm, Clubhouse
Friday, 19th Tanglewood Friends 5:30 pm, Clubhouse
Saturday, 20th Country Breakfast-8:00 pm, Clubhouse
Saturday, 20th Art League Exhibition and Sale – 1-4m, Clubhouse
Saturday, 20th Dance-Suzy Nash Duo, 7-10 p, Clubhouse
Tuesday, 23rd Educator’s Appreciation Party-1:00 pm, Clubhouse
Wednesday, 24th Hot Coals Cool Music – 5-7 pm, Bash Area
Thursday, 25th Ladies Luncheon 11:30 am, Hibachi Grill
Sunday, 28th Special Events Show-Assisted Living 7 pm, Clubhouse
Tuesday, 30th Sing-A-Long – 7:00 pm, Clubhouse
Wednesday, 31st New England Get Together – 5-7 pm, Activities Building

For all Non-Emergency calls to the Highlands County Sheriff’s Department. Please call 863-402-7200.

From Your Community Manager

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I look forward to 2018, and the new projects we will be doing this year. I will share a list with you as soon as it’s finalized.

There are still several projects left over from “Irma” that are on the list to be repaired. All items will be taken care of. We are on several different waiting lists as the vendors were quite overwhelmed with work after the storm in addition to work that they previously had scheduled.

REMINDER: The new fees go into effect this month. If you are unsure of the correct amount, please feel free to contact the Business office. We’ll be happy to assist you!

RECYCLING: There are no longer recycling bins in the Outback. Please place all items for recycling inside of the containers provided to you by the county.

Please do not leave bags of recycling down in the area where the bins were located before.

Thank you.

I’m going to start something new this year so you all get to know me a little better. I’m going to call it “Fun Facts about Tammy”. I’ll give you a few in each month’s newsletter… Don’t worry, there won’t be a test at the end of the year! Ha Ha!!

  • I was born in West Plains, MO
  • My family moved to Lake Placid, FL in June of 1975
  • I have 3 children (1 boy and 2 girls)
  • I have 5 grandchildren (all boys!)
  • I have 2 dogs and 2 cats

May 2018 bring you much happiness, good health & prosperity!

The Beautification Recognition is at the home of Jim Schumate, 1964 Sawgrass Trail.

Congratulations!! This beautiful yard and well-groomed home is appreciated by all our residents. The judging includes a well maintained yard, clean exterior of the home, as well as maintained plants and shrubs.

Each month we will recognize a home with beautifully maintained yard. The Award sign will be in the yard for one month. A resident committee chooses a yard each month and there are several guidelines they must follow.

Hot Coals & Cool Music – January 24th in the Bash Area, 5-7 pm – Entertainment will be Mr. Jimmy Duke. Bring your own meat to throw on the grill, and sides to share with your friends.

Please remember, if you want to save a table, a member of your party must be present to do so. ID Badges are required. Music, beer, wine, and sodas provided by management.

Did you know that the Highlands Sun is a free paper published every Thursday, and is available in the newspaper box by the laundromat at the clubhouse? Want to know what’s happening around town? Pick up your free copy every Thursday.

We would like to let all Tanglewood residents know that due to the New Year’s holiday, the Friday January 5th garbage pick up has been changed to Saturday, January 6th.

Once we’ve all rested up from an active Christmas and New Year’s Celebration, we don’t want to just collapse into our recliners. No! We need to remember those resolutions to keep active, learn something new, and make more friends. And Diversions is here for you.

Don Eckstein is planning a series of Theater Arts classes. These classes will cover acting, of course, plus stage design and management. They will be held in the Activities Building. Dates and times will be announced at Coffee.

Betsey Ellis will augment these classes with lessons on Playwriting, on Tuesdays starting on January 9. These are in the Craft room.

There are signup sheets on the credenza, and it’s not too late to sign up. Classes are free.

Then on January 15, the card game Sevens returns. Bring a couple dollars to buy chips, and have a great time with a simple game.

We’re not done yet. The Educator’s Appreciation Party has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 23. More information will be available on the TWRTimes and at Monday Coffees.

Anyone who has had any part of the education process – teacher, volunteer, lunch lady, security, administration, etc – will be honored.

A sign up sheet will be on the credenza.

Red Hot Babes, Red Hat group meet the 1st Monday of every month at 11:00 am in the Craft Room.

Please join us for another sing-along with the New Tanglewood Minstrels on Tuesday, January 30th, in the clubhouse at 7 p.m.

We will be doing your favorite gospel, pop, folk and country songs from the 60s and 70s. The round tables will be set up on the dance floor, and you are invited to bring your favorite snacks and beverages. FREE!

The Annual Health Fair sponsored by FL Hospital Creation Health and Tanglewood Health Ministry will be held Wednesday, January 10th, at the Club House. Time will be 8:30 to 11:00 A.M.

We ask that you not come before 8:30 as the vendors need time to set up.

Please park in designated areas only.

There will be approx. 90 Health Related vendors to assist you in making healthy choices and help you to learn of the many services available in our community.

There will be a number of free screenings, massages, eye pressure checks, vein screen, vision, balance, etc. Free phones will be available to FL residents with hearing problems.

In addition Florida Hospital Lab will be here doing lipid profiles for cholesterol.

  • Cost only $10.00.
  • This is a 12 hour fast and will give you the breakdown of high and low triglycerides.
  • Time for testing by the lab is 8:00 to 9:30.
  • You must pre-register & pre-pay in advance.
  • Forms in Health Ministry Book on the credenza or see Alvina, or call 314-0117, or give to Pam at B P.
  • The Nurses will have your result the following Monday 7:30 in the Craft Room.

Prevention Plus will be doing Ultrasound testing for carotid, abdominal aneurysm, osteoporosis, thyroid, echocardiograms, PAD etc.& prostate cancer PSA tests.

There is a COST for these. Flyers are on the credenza. You need to call them to make appointments.1-888-667-7587.

These tests will be done in the Mirror Room.

Refreshments by donation, and door prizes.

All Tanglewood residents and employees are invited to attend.

For info call Alvina Beyer LHEF 314-0117
Health Fair Coordinator

The February Petanque Tournament will be held on Saturday, February 3rd, at 9:00 am.

This will be a “ Pick Your Team” tournament. You will make up your own team consisting of two men and two women.

In order to sign up, you will need to have all four teammates names, and pay the entry fee of $5.00 per player. ($20.00 total)

Sign up will begin on Monday, January 22nd, at Morning Coffee, and continue at the courts prior to daily play.
Tournament players will be on a first sign up, first pay basis for Tanglewood Residents. Guests may play only if we do not have enough residents to play.

Daily playing time is at 1:30 in the afternoon. New players are welcome.

If you have questions contact Warren Smith(863-402-1922) Anne Eberlin(618-806-1881) Bartley Rodgers(863-658-2292) or Pam Pelletier (863-257-7161)

January is rolling around and the Tanglewood Art League will be presenting our eighth annual Art Exhibition and Sale on Saturday, January 20th, from 1-4:00 pm in the Clubhouse.

Our theme this year is the “Master Works of Powerful and Iconic Artists”. The artists are Van Gogh, Cezanne, Di Vinci, Monet, Matisse and O’Keefe.

We will have our scholarship raffle, 7 for $5.00, which will benefit an art student at South Florida State College. The money collected will be awarded to a student artist at their Juried Student Art Exhibition held in April.

This year we have two original paintings to offer. One is from our own member, Virginia Eisen, and the other is from Karla Respress, Art Instructor at SFSC. We will have light refreshments. Please join us. The gates will be open, so all are welcome.

On Monday, January 15th, the Art League will be hosting another wonderful slide show presentation by Marcie Taylor and Peter Nicoll at 2:00pm in the Community Room.

  • Millionaires and mud huts.
  • Bollywood and backwaters.
  • Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims and Christians.
  • Cremation ghats along the Holy Ganges.
  • Middle class high-rises and the Taj Mahal.
  • High-tech call centers and rice paddies farmed by hand.
  • Exotic smells, tastes and sights.
  • Camels, elephants, monkeys, motorcycles, taxis and rickshaws sharing the road.
  • India is nothing, if not a land of contrasts.

Journey with us to this incredible place. See the sights, and learn some facts, all from the comfort of your seat in the Community Room. We welcome you.

Off a “Christmas High” with the Ditchfield’s, the Special Events Committee will present an exciting variety of entertainment in January.

5thThe Annual Showcase of Talent will feature 20 acts from across the country.

While the Showcase has run for two days in past years, 2017 will occupy just FRIDAY from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Your season ticket or single show ticket ($10) will allow you to stay all day, or come and go as you please.Lunch and snacks will be provided.This is a great opportunity to see what is available to us, and to make your feelings known to your committee members.

14th – Re-Creation returns to our stage by popular demand. This group is made up of 12 young adults who have committed a year of their young lives to provide free entertainment to our troops and to those confined in VA facilities.

They will thrill you with their energy, and their talent.These young adults receive no compensation, and our concert fees go to their support as they travel across our country.

January 28th – The long awaited presentation of “Assisted Living – The Musical” appears on our stage.This original musical has made “sold out” a household phrase as they packed many venues across the USA.This is a “don’t miss”, show and caps a smash month for Special Events.

The Tanglewood MYC invites anyone interested in Radio Controlled sailing to join them at the pond (Tanglewood Circle) on Fridays at 1:00 pm. Boats will be available.

Come out and enjoy the fun of this hobby. For further information contact Bill Henry 989-860-0797, or Jack Richardson at 863-382-2735.

At this time of gifts and giving, Denim N’ More would like to acknowledge one of our outstanding volunteers.

She is Vivian Johnson, a selfless, creative 91 year old who works tirelessly piecing together exquisite, soft flannel blankets in beautiful colors.

We then distribute these donations to deserving groups like the V.A., Hospice, and Battered Women. Her only reward is knowing how grateful the recipients are when they receive their own handcrafted blanket made by Vivian.

There are angels everywhere!!

A special thank you goes to all who donated to the Christmas Food Drive. We were able to donate $12, 092 to the Heartland Food Bank to provide Christmas meals for the many families in need right here in Highlands County.

First of all, we would like to THANK each and every Tanglewood resident who donated to this worthy cause. A big THANK YOU goes out to our own Tanglewood Community Church. We are so blessed to receive their donation to the Christmas Drive every year. Another big THANK YOU goes to Hometown America for their $2500 gift.

And the many, many THANK YOUs continue! The donations from Bingo Committee, Dance Committee, Special Events, and Diversions Committee were part of that amazing final total.

The Needlework Group and the Quilting Group helped raise money at the Craft Fair. Who can forget that beautiful quilt that was raffled off at the Craft Fair? Apparently it was well liked since it raised a whopping $478!

Several other groups came up with creative ways to raise donations. Whistle Stop & Friends had a 50/50 at one of their neighborhood gatherings. The Ugly Sweater Gang also made donations so others could enjoy meals at Christmas that we take for granted.

Alan Holmes, of Edward Jones, has always been a good friend of Tanglewood. He was kind enough to donate $200 to this year’s Food Drive.

Of course, none of this could have been done without the behind the scene workers of the Christmas Food Drive Committee from the RV Club. Howie and Lynda Palmer along with Ted and Carol Jeter handled the table at Monday Coffee to collect money. Sandra and Curt McMenamy, Pat Allard and Bobby Mills ran our Craft Fair tables where more money was raised than we have ever done before at the craft fair. Betsy Timmerberg made personal contacts with the many generous groups. Heather Paine, helped in a long list of ways and thank you to Ruth Barron for providing moral support during this time of transition.

Tanglewood you have a right to be proud of your efforts. The $12,092 cash donation was an all-time high for us. We came in second with our monetary giving to the Heartland Food Bank. We were beat out by a little company I am sure you have heard of…Publix.

Way to go Tanglewood!

The Spring Garage Sale will be held on March 9th & 10th, 2018.

This is an excellent opportunity to get some cash for those unwanted items before you go North, OR pick up some real bargains.

Tables will be sold before and after Monday Coffee starting on Jan. 8th through March 5th are only $5 each (max 2 per resident).

Any questions, contact Bill Rulli @863-414-5807.

We are having another Illinois Day. Last year we had great attendance, and we hope to have more this year!!
We will have many prizes and great food.

The time is Sunday, March 4th, 1-3 pm in the Activities Building.

Volunteers are needed!

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Gene or Sylvia Salmon at 863-471-2182 or 863-202-0493.

The Cancer Support Group meets the first Thursday of every month in the Craft Room at 2:00 pm.

The first Tanglewood Dance of 2018 features a new group, the Suzy Nash Duo. Suzy is the featured singer, and she delivers the songs of Patsy Cline, Etta James, Barbara Streisand, Bette Midler and Celine Dion. She has been entertaining in South Florida and the palm beaches for over 30 years.

Her repertoire includes a wide range of styles from country to standards to party favorites and love songs. She keeps her audience engaged with hits spanning five decades. Suzy inspires those she meets with her love of music, her smooth vocals and her charismatic style. She performs with her husband al (professionally known as Dr. Papa Chubby)

When Suzy and al are not performing they share another passion, providing assistance and support for our homeless veterans. They work through “The Angels of Hope Outreach”.

This dance is Saturday, January 20th. The doors open at 6:30 with dance from 7-10 pm. The tickets for residents with their badges is $5, and non-residents $6. Bring your own drink and snacks. Ice will be provided at each table. I hope to see you there.

Coming in February thru April, we will be having picture taking for a new style, yearly updatable, pictorial directory.

All those photographed will receive a free 8×10 portrait, a directory, and access to the anytime, anywhere mobile directory.

Sign-ups begin in January at Monday Morning Coffee.

Friday, January 19, 2018 Doors open at 5:30 pm.

We are dedicating our first “Tanglewood Friends” of 2018 to Joan Rulli.

She was a great force behind the ODDC, and brought us Tanglewood Friends to help us with our fundraising.

It will be a “Pizza Party” with each person getting 2 slices of pizza. We will be providing plates, napkins, and silverware.

Tickets are available at Monday Coffee January 8th and January 15th for $6.00 each.

All tickets are presold only!

Please join us for a fun filled night, and bring your friends!!


  • Thursday, January 25th
  • Hibachi Grill
  • Arrive 11:00 eat 11:30.
  • Pay there.
  • Sign up on credenza.

Welcome to all our old friends and new friends who enjoy riding their bike.


This is a group of riders out to do a casual ride in the neighborhoods around Tanglewood. The rides are between 14 – 20 miles with lots of breaks in between.

We are a helmet wearing group. We meet on Wednesdays stopping for lunch.

All rides start at 10:00 AM meeting at the comfort station in the outback.

  • Wed, Jan 3rd: Sun & Lakes, lunch at Bufalucca
  • Wed Jan 10th: Avon Park, lunch at McDonalds
  • Wed Jan 17th :Highlands Ridge, lunch at the Clubhouse
  • Wed Jan 24th: Lake Jackson, lunch at Dimitris
  • Wed Jan 31st :Avon Park, lunch at The Depot

Any questions, please give me a call.

Thank you, Susan Szprychel – 863-658-1538.

SINGLES JANUARY SCHEDULE (plus park events, check the book)

  • Tue 2 8:30 am Four Seasons (Frostproof) (Breakfast)
  • Thu 11 12:30 pm JC’s Tin Cup (Sebring) (Just-for-Fun Event)
  • Wed 17 12:30 pm Sonny’s BBQ (Sebring) (Just-for-Fun Event)
  • Sun 21 1-4 pm Game Day (Craft Room)
  • Tue 30 4:30 pm Outback (Birthday Dinner)
  • The Singles Group is a Social Club, gathering together for fun and fellowship.
  • No Officers! No Dues! No Obligations! Pick and choose those events you want to attend.
  • To join our e-mail list, send your request to:
  • No e-mail? Pick up a schedule in the book.

Questions? Call Gerry Dewing 385-4605

Book Bingo is still going strong.It is not too late to get started.Stop in the library, and pick up a Book, Bingo card, and start reading!

November’s monthly winner has been drawn. December’s monthly winner will be drawn on January 8 at Coffee. And on February 5 one more monthly winner will be named, plus three grand prize winners will be drawn on that date.It pays to read at Tanglewood!

Wednesday, January 31st, from 5-7 pm in the Activity Building

Bring an appetizer, main dish, or dessert to share, and your choice of beverage.

Theme of the day-Redneck

Please sign up in the States Book.

Come ride with us on Mondays and Thursdays. We meet at 10:00 am in front of the Activity Building.

The Tanglewood RV Club had a wonderful Rally in St Augustine, Florida in November.

The highlight of the Rally was the “Nights of Lights” in downtown St Augustine. Over 2 million lights lit up the city. Other activities included a group lunch at a local seafood restaurant and 2 get togethers at the Campground.

Our next Rally will be the first week of April at Sun and Fun in Sarasota, Florida. Other Rallys in the future we are looking at are the Rodeo in Arcadia, Florida, KOA in Pine Island, Florida, Stone Mountain in Atlanta, Ga, KOA in Naples, Florida and Lion Country Safari in West Palm Beach, Florida.

The RV Club had our annual Christmas Party December 11 at the Outback Steak House, and we had a huge turnout.

The Club Picnic will be March 16, 2018, in the pool area, always a fun day.

Ruth and Heather gave the Club the final financial report for the Food Drive. A new record of $12,092.00 was presented to the Heartland Food Bank.

Our January meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 9th, at 2:00 pm in the Bingo Area of the Clubhouse. New members are always welcome.


  • What– An old fashion Wisconsin Walleye Fish Fry
  • When– Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
  • Time– 4:30 pm to whenever
  • Where– Bash Area (Rain Backup Activities Center)
  • Food-Walleye, potato salad, coleslaw, and beans
  • Beverages – BYOB
  • Plates – Plates, utensils, & napkins furnished
  • Entertainment – Dennis & Wendy Jager
  • Cost-$10.00 includes door prizes
  • Pay – Pay before party. Tickets will be sold at Monday Coffee starting February 19th

Call Larry Weix at 920-217-3969 with questions and to buy tickets.

Tanglewood will be hosting four of the events in the 2018 Heartland Games.

  • Bridge, coordinated by Pat Reich on Feb. 2
  • Euchre, organized by Carl Mys on Feb 8
  • Pickleball, is handled by Tom Stadler on Feb. 10 & 11
  • Mah Jongg led by Sandy Haka on Feb. 16

The other events; golf, swimming, shuffleboard, bowling, go kart racing, table tennis, cycling, track & field and tennis will all be held in February.

Visit the South Florida State College website, for complete details.

Registration forms are available in right hand display slots above the credenza in the clubhouse. Register early!

The registration deadline for bridge, golf, swimming and shuffleboard is January 17th.

It costs just $15 to enter one event or $25 for multiple events.

A complimentary lunch will be provided at the four Tanglewood events and several others. Participants receive a dri-fit shirt.

Medals are awarded in five year age brackets from 50-54 up to 90+.

There were so many beautiful houses that it was extremely hard to single out the “Winners” . YOU ARE ALL WINNERS! It’s been a long time since this many houses were decorated. It certainly created an outstanding community spirit, and looks absolutely beautiful!!!

These are the people who won prizes for their neighborhoods:

  • Bayside: Pat & Carol Smith, 2305 Fancy Free
  • Big Sky: Chet & Jane Mellema, 3339 Beartooth Pass
  • Carefree: Artie Nichols, 1106 Shadow Ridge
  • Dreamcatcher: John & Karen Nelson, 4196 Smoke Signal
  • Circle: Karen Carlson, 1528 Tanglewood Circle
  • Outback: Arend & Marion Tenhove, 970 Kangaroo Ct.
  • Outback RV: Ann & Michelle Sullivan, 542 Wilderness Circle
  • Wildflower: Gene & Sylvia Salmon, 1973 Sawgrass Trail
  • Whistlestop: Steven Sears & Barbara Vincent, 2880 Whistlestop

You are all winners, and did a fantastic job of making Tanglewood festive and bright!!

Please join us for the second Ladies High Tea and delight in tea, savories, and sweets.
February 7, 2018, 2-4 pm in the clubhouse.

Tickets $8.00 each, and limited to 2 per person.

This year Chic Chick from Lake placid will join us, and present a fashion show. In addition, raffle tickets will be sold for a variety of wonderful prizes.

All proceeds from the tea will go to the Dress for Success Program sponsored by the South Florida State College Career Development Centre.

Let’s make this year a sellout again, and we look forward to seeing you.

Jean (John) Lambert, U.S.Marine Corps.

John was born in Augusta, Maine on July 5, 1930.He was one of eight boys.

He enlisted in the Marine Corps at 17, and went to Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island South Carolina for fleet marine training. He moved on to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina for Infantry training in 1948. Further training would take place in Canada and California.

In 1950 John was sent to Korea. Participating in 3 major campaigns including Chosin Reservoir. John was promoted from corporal to sergeant in the field.

John received an honorable discharge in 1952 and returned to Augusta, Maine. John married and worked as a funeral director andbarber, while developing an interest in art.He has been painting for several years, and has had art shows in Tanglewood and Sebring.

He and his wife moved from Maine to Fort Myers, FL, living there for 17 years.

They have lived in Tanglewood for 12 years.

Monday, January 8, 2018.

On the veranda after Coffee.

The Outdoor Decorating Committee will be raffling off chances to win a Wine Cruise for 10 people on Lake Jackson. One lucky winner will be able to choose 9 of his best friends for a great evening of fun on a romantic sunset cruise.

Tickets will be sold at Monday Morning Coffee beginning Jan. 8, and will continue to be sold each Monday until March 12 when the winner will be chosen. Winner need not be present to win.

Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. This raffle is specifically for adding Christmas Trees and lights for the 2018 season.

We have plans for next year, and will hopefully be ordering over 100 sets of lights!!!!

For those of you who do not come to Coffee or have not had an opportunity to donate to the Outdoor Decorating Committee……………Tickets can also be purchased from:

  • Gary Walker 1976 Sawgrass Trail (Wildflower)
  • Penny & Frank Irilli 3508 Indian Summer Trail (Dreamcatcher)
  • Jan Carbaugh 2760 Whistlestop
  • Lowell and Donna Condon 3052 Going to the Sun (Big Sky)
  • Duane and Linda Wakefield 3056 Going to the Sun (Big Sky)
  • Steve and Linda Feuerstein 3944 Raindance (Dreamcatcher)
  • Kevin and Sandra Streule 3721 Running Deer (Dreamcatcher)
  • Dave Holmes 3108 Going to the Sun (Big Sky)
  • Jane Fonesca 1730 Primrose Lane (Wildflower)

This cruise is provided by Tanglewood’s good friend Alan Holmes of Edward Jones, 2160 Lakeview Dr, 863-382-4450.

We’ve had many requests for the trees that we made this year so we are also taking orders for Christmas Trees for next year. $5.00 per tree will get yours built.

Stop by the Outdoor Decorating Table at Monday Coffee or contact Penny or Frank Irilli.

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