Welcome News, June 2018


Meet Dennis R. Minella






1103 Shadow Ridge Drive (Carefree)

Phone: 954-588-4954

Email: dennisminella@gmail.com

Dennis has lived in Florida for the last 30 years and comes to us from Pompano Beach, originally from New York.  He will be with us year round! He was a teacher in Broward County FL and loved teaching Fifth Grade!  He was “Teacher of the Year” FOUR TIMES!!  He also taught English in Argentina for five years and is fluent in Spanish!  Yes, he DID love his job!.  Dennis was in the Navy for four years and traveled thru Asia, Australia and New Zealand.  He’s interested in computers, reading, travel and his 15-year old dog, Pia.  We welcome Dennis into our Tanglewood family!


Meet Donna Lee






2515 Cloud Nine (Bayside)


Donna may look familiar to many of you!  She’s been taking care of her father, Russell Holdych, and his dog for many years while she lived nearby in Fairmount Mobile Estates for nine years.  Originally from the Chicago suburbs, living thirty miles south of the city, Donna now resides in her father’s home after he passed away at the age of 93 only a few short months ago.  His dog also passed away and Donna is ready for a new chapter in her life.  She is interested in music and plays guitar and keyboard.  Welcome to Tanglewood, Donna!


WELCOME TABLE – June 11, 2018

Meet Angie and Tommy Coleman









1801 Sunflower Circle (Wildflower)

Cell Phone: 706-897-9234

Email: papacoleman1@yahoo.com

Please welcome Tommy and Angie Coleman from Georgia.  They have spent most of their time in Dawsonville, Georgia. Dawsonville is a city in Dawson County, with a population of under 4,000.  Tommy has been a firefighter for over 43 years and ended his career with the Atlantic Fire Department #43. Tommy loves to play cards and is looking forward to a small yard compared to the two acres he is use to cutting!  He may just pay someone to cut his yard now! Angie worked at the Water Department for over 20 years. She loves decorating and use to decorate cakes.  She is a lover of flowers and did a lot of gardening before a knee replacement sidelined her. We hope to see her join the Decorating Committee soon!  They have 4 children: 3 girls and 1 boy with 9 grandchildren and 3 great children. They enjoy people so make sure you say Hi!

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 2018-2019 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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