Welcome Table – April 2019


Meet Dawn Becker

3984 Rain Dance (Dreamcatcher)

Phone: 716-990-7147

Email: dawnebecker@Icloud.com

Dawn comes to us from North Tonawanda and is near Buffalo. She will be with us seasonally.  She has been a widow for three years and is retired from Suny@Buffalo as an Administrator.  We’re delighted to have her with us in Tanglewood.


Meet Joe and Pam Frowitter (Joe not pictured)

1120 Shadow Ridge Drive (Carefree)

Phones: Home, 863-451-5915; Cell 252-646-3427

Email: pamelainnewport@gmail.com

Joe and Pam are originally from Massachusetts, and more recently from Newport NC.  They will be with us year round!  Joe is retired from the US Navy while Pam is retired from government services. Joe loves woodworking and pinochle.  Pam enjoys painting, sewing, needlework and petanque. We are delighted to have them in our Tanglewood family.


Meet Marge and Rusty Banks:

825 Wallaby Way

Cell: 309-678-6125 or 309-678-6124

Rusty and Marge are from Lewistown IL and found Tanglewood thru Rusty’s mom who lives here.  They bought a house in the Outback and will be here six months seasonally. Rusty is a former Veteran of 25 years and retired from Caterpillar; Marge is retired from Keystone.  They are into dogs, cooking, gardening and crafts.  We’re delighted to welcome them into our Tanglewood family.


Meet Mary Jenkins and Ben Tobey:

1730 Primrose Lane

Cell: 978-551-0934

Email: mjj781@earthlink.net

Mary and Ben are from Medford MA and will be with us seasonally.  Ben was an electrical engineer and Mary was a supply chain manager.  They love astronomy, and building RC sailboat.  We’re delighted they found Tanglewood and are with us.

Meet David and Barbara Deck:

1733 Primrose Lane

Cell: 740-852-4446; 614-571-1919

Email: dave_n_barb_deck@yahoo.com; barb43140@yahoo.com

David and Barbara are from London Ohio and will be with us seasonally. Dave was a truck driver and transportation coordinator; Barbara was an insurance / systems analyst. They are into camping, quilting and crafts and we welcome them into our Tanglewood Family.

Meet Jan Nicoline and Rick Jenekes

1572 Tanglewood Circle

Phone: 863-658-1789

Jan, from Chicago, and Rick, from Belfast Maine, bought their house on the circle and will be with us year round.  Rick was a painting contractor and Jan was a secretary.  Jan loves crochet and they are happy to be with us in Tanglewood.


Meet Bonnie Lauer

1002 Carefree Parkway

Cell phone: 301-440-8378

Email: fbl333@cloud.com

Bonnie comes to us from Maryland and will be with us year round.  She loves walking, dancing, and the beach and is eager to join the doggie club and travel in her retirement. Bonnie lived here about five years ago. Her husband, Fred Lauer, passed away; some of you may know him from the pickleball court or horseshoes. Bonnie loves Florida and Maryland is too cold; she remembered how friendly every is here and decided to come back!  And we’re delighted she did!


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 March 1, 2019-February 29, 2020 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. New arriving RVers can go to the RV/Business Office to check in during normal business hours or call 863-585-1071, if arriving after hours. A Welcome Committee member, welcomes all first-time 6 month RVers bringing them a packet of information relevant to RVers and a drink cooler with the TW logo on it, provided by HTA.

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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