Welcome News – October 2018


Meet Ed and Mo Vignale

613 Tanglewood Circle

Phone  413-331-7367


Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Ed and Mo will be here year  round. Ed is a retired teacher of physical education. And Mo enjoys staying at home.  Their interests are in golf, kayaking, and softball.  We welcome them to Tanglewood.

Meet Peggy and Jon Flyte (Jon not pictured)

3941 Rain Dance (Dreamcatcher)

Cell: 616-214-0619

Email: capngregg@hughes.net

Originally from Cooperstown NY then Illinois, Peggy and Jon will be here year round.  They are involved in Terrier Breed rescue years ago as well as now.  They are interested in geneology, family history and antiques.  They live across the street in Tanglewood from Jon’s sister Judy and her husband, Ben Davis.  And their sister in law Kathi Flyte moved here in May 2018.  Jon is still employed as a hospital VP in Cooperstown NY and is hoping to retire and join them here soon.




Meet Roberta Elaine Kent ( goes by Elaine)


1502 Tanglewood Circle

Cell: 352-552-1901

Email: EKent54@yahoo.com

Elaine is originally from Jenison, Michigan and recently from the Villages where she lived for 15 years. She will be with us seasonally, 9 months of the year.  She worked for the US Postal Service in Michigan for 15 years.  Her special interests are sewing, quilting, bowling, dancing, and hunting with a bow; but she adds, only because her kids won’t let her hunt with a gun anymore.  They tell her the recoil will knock her down! She has 6 children, 15 grandchildren, and 32 great-granchildren and was married to her husband, David, for 57 years before he passed in 2014.  We welcome her into our Tanglewood family.

Meet Patty and Jim Dingus

3308 Beartooth Pass (Big Sky)

Cell: 954-621-5421; Home 954-586-4334

Email: Patty.Dingus@yahoo.com

Patty is from Lockport Illinois and Jim is from Redford Michigan; they relocated to Tanglewood from Coral Bay Plantation.  They will be with us year round. Patty worked as a draftsman for Motorola in Florida, and as a printed circuit board designer/drafter and Quality Control Inspector.  They both enjoy camping and crafts and has a huge collection of games. They were avid motorcycle riders and past Chapter Directors and Chapter Motorcycle Riding Instructors for the Honda Goldwing Chapter H in Livonia, MI.  They recently sold their bikes.  Jim worked for Minacs, a GM call center, as operation manager.He is now working for Element ‘A’ Fleet Management Call Center as a Supervisor. Jim was very active and a past president of the HOA board. They were both active running all the entertainment in their previous community.  They have two sons; one is a line-man in CO and the other is a sargent in the Coconut Creek Police Dept. They have three grand-sons and  great-grand daughter who is five months old. They are going to sit back for a while before getting involved!  Patty and Jim are interested in the wood shop, painting and sewing and look forward to making new friends. Welcome to Tanglewood!


Meet Jay Acosta

2016 Sawgrass Trail (Wildflower)

Cell: 973-886-1986

Email: acostajay86@gmail.com

Jay Acosta and (wife Melba not pictured) bought their house on Sawgrass Trail and will be with us year round. They are from Wayne, NJ and Jay is retired from the pharmaceutical business. He enjoys personal training.




Meet Adele and Bob Hopkins

1568 Tanglewood Circle

Cell Phone Bob 954-536-3728; Adele 954-663-3905

Email: bobandadelehopkins@outlook.com


Bob and Adele bought their house on the Circle and will be with us year round. Originally they are from South Kingstown RI, and now, from Key Largo.  Adele is the retired Director of Human Resources where she worked for 30 years; She also was the Hospitality Chairperson and sent bereavement and get well cards. Bob is a retired bar and restaurant owner. Adele loves aerobics and walks two miles a day; she loves luncheons and dancing.  We welcome them into our Tanglewood family.

Meet Sharon Weatherhead

2861 Whistle Stop (Whistlestop)

Cell: 239-910-1602

Email: bossladyskw@aol.com

Sharon and her husband will be with us year  round though she is still working as  Healthcare Executive for United Healthcare handling mid western states not Florida.  She’s lived in Sebring since 2006 and in Lehigh Acres since 1976.  She plays the organ and teaches, writes freelance articles for the local paper, and loves cruising.  They are married 42 years and have one son and two grandsons.  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 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.

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