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Heat Advisory for Sebring! June 18

Heat Stroke or Heat Exhaustion?Sebring’s heat index value for Saturday, June 18th can be up to 108 degrees!  When there is a combination of hot temperature combined with high humidity, dangerous health risks like heat exhaustion or heat stroke can occur.  The difference?  Here are the signs and symptoms:  Heat exhaustion: Begins with general muscle…

Destination: AUSTRALIA

Far from the familiarity of home, exotic lands beckon with sights, sounds, and sensations that defy imagination.  Down under in Australia, the horizons are broad, the experiences grand, and the natives are friendly!  Physically, Australia is as large as the United States, so it takes a bit of planning to see the key areas. Cruises…

The Diving Girl Diner

There’s a new girl in town!  Located at 21 West Main Street in Avon Park, the diner is making a splash in the former space occupied by the former Depot Restaurant. The menu offers an assortment of classic breakfast and lunch options with a modern diner appeal. I smiled when I saw JELLO comes with…

Why We Bake.

In the face of unspeakable tragedy, our actions, large and small, can do the talking for us. The act of baking for others is one small way of demonstrating care for the people we love, of acknowledging how glad we are they’re here, living through the joy and pain of life alongside us. Baking for…

Animal Lovers Are Special People

Just as printed on the cover: “A novel of a small town, love, luck, and a pinch of fantasy along with one special fox…”.  Welcome to Fox Crossing (2022) by Melinda Metz came across my reading list just the day after a posting of a fox being spotted in our community.  I just had to…

My First Motorcycle Ride

Back about 1958 our circle of friends bought motorcycles and evening rides through the countryside were means of entertainment. My husband, Richard, and I did not own one but were always asked to ride along. Our close friend told us if we ever wanted to borrow his, we were welcome to. One long weekend we…

Recipes From A Good Cook

If you will be entertaining this long holiday weekend, or any time, here are a few recipes that will WOW your guests. APPETIZER: Brie Cheese Brie Wheel Puff Pastry Sheets Bottle of Sun Dried Tomatoes with Herbs Fresh Basil Mozzarella cheese slices Roll out one puff pastry sheet – not too thin (make sure your…

Remembering Dave Bernella

Precious Memories of Past Residents Dave and Brenda Bernella were among the first ‘pioneers’ who moved into Tanglewood over 20 years ago. They bought a house in Dreamcatcher with a water view. He and Brenda enjoyed many of the committees and activities throughout their years here. Dave helped to run Country Breakfast and he loved…

Remembering Hurricane Irma

12 Hours In Sebring…with Irma On September 10, 2017, Tanglewood experienced what it was like to be in the ‘eye’ of Hurricane Irma. We had been warned of her possible but not likely arrival here. As we settled down in the clubhouse for the evening, the winds began to pick up and those who were…

Sandwich Boards at the Clubhouse?

Sandwich boards? Hmm?  Maybe that would work outside the library door? It is not for promoting yummy food as is made in the kitchen next door, but for promoting yummy books for reading by our Tanglewood Residents. The idea was formulated, brought to the Committee, and  tossed around.  And then the project started taking shape. …